July 11, 2014

Ombre Birthday Faux Shaker

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Happy Friday!

During the last Papertrey Release I really liked the shaker card that Nichole Heady made using No Strings Attached and the Phrase Play die.

So my version is actually a faux shaker. I used Ombre Builders for my background. I put a piece of acetate behind the happy to make it a bit more sturdy and I popped the frame up so it stood out from the background.  I was thinking after I took the photo that I should have glued a few sequins to the card base under the happy cut out.  Next time.  Quick and easy!

I am submitting this to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Let's Be Clear!


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Here is a close up just to be CLEAR!





Yesterday my sister had to put her dog down.  Jordy was the biological cousin of my dog Sam.  It was very sudden and a very sad day.  The loss of a pet, especially one with such an amazing personality is so hard . I am sharing a photo of him so you can see what a beautiful dog he was!

RIP Jordy 






33 comments :

Lynn said...

Oh your poor sister. I'll keep her in my thoughts. Love the colors on your card.

~amy~ said...

faux shaker...I LOVE it.

poor pup...sorry to hear about Jordy.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love love love love the colors!! Sorry about her doggy :(

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such a happy card, Tracey, in contrast with a sad story beneath. :( Poor Jordy, poor your sister, too! It hurts sooooo much to lose a fur baby. Ah, yes, so much. Time heals a bit, but I still get teared up over losing my cat, Smoat, in 2010. Your sister will be in my thoughts.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this card, Tracey! Sorry to hear about your sister's dog. :(

Deepti said...

Love the fun faux shaker card, the doodled lines look great.

sandie said...

So sorry to hear about your sister's dog, how very sad.
Your faux shaker is a fab idea I love it!

Colleen said...

I know too well the loss of our four legged family members, I am sad for her loss! Love your card, Tracey, talked myself out of that stamp set, but just might have to get it. Geesh, do we ever get caught up on our wish list? PTI would have to STOP producing stamps for a year, I think!!

Lisa said...

FABulous card you clever girl!! I'm so sorry for the loss of little Jordy. I know this is a hard time for your sister and her family. they' will be in my prayers.

Shelly said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love! And so sorry to hear about sister's dog...hugs

Diane Jaquay said...

Well this is six shades of FABULOUS, Tracey!!! So sorry about your sister's loss :(

Annette Allen said...

I thought it was twine at first.. very cool card.. I love it..

Sorry to hear about your sisters dog.. I know it is hard.

Suzanne said...

I really love your card, Tracey, and I am so sorry to hear about Jordy. So very very sad. Hugs! xo

Happy Dance said...

So sorry to hear about Jordy. It's always hard to lose a family member.
Your card is stunning. Love the Ombre Builders and how you've got them peeking out from the Phrase Play die. You are such an enabler, lol...I'll be popping right over to PTI after this! Have a great weekend. Bev

Marisa said...

Your card just makes me happy, just like the sentiment :) fabulously done!

~Tammy~ said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sister's loss. What a sweetie. Jordy's picture is precious! I can't even imagine.

Your card is such a fun design! Love it!

KayM said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your sister's dog. I love mine to pieces and I know how hard it is to lose one. Your card is just adorable! Love that neat background :)

Jill Norwood said...

So very sorry to hear about Jordy! What a sweet picture and he sounds like he was a wonderful companion and friend.

Love your card! I just got this set in the mail myself and cannot wait to play with it! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...I am so sorry for your sister's loss, never easy and what a sweet photo.
Your card is amazing and such a wonderful idea about the faux shaker box, can't wait to give that a try. Enjoy your weekend.

Kelly Griglione said...

A faux shaker ... I love it!! What a great idea, and totally worth stealing : ) Gorgeous colors on the background, Tracey! So sorry to hear about your sister's adorable dog : (

Linda said...

Such a fun card Tracey. And for once I did get this stamp set. So sad for your sister and you. Jordy looks a lot like my son's dog, Guinness, who also had to be put down this year. So, I feel your loss.

Marybeth said...

Very sad about the dog....so sorry for your sister.
Love this card and the beautiful background! Wish I bought those!

donna mikasa said...

So sorry for your sister's loss. On a brighter note, your faux shaker is genius--not having to fuss with the sequins! And I'm waiting for that PTI set since I missed it, thinking I didn't "need" it. ;)

Sharron said...

So very, very sad about your sister's dog. He looks like such a sweetie. Loosing a pet is so difficult. Love your wonderful card! What a fun idea to do a faux shaker!

Barb Ghig said...

I am so sorry for your sister's loss...I know first-hand how difficult this is for her...so sad! I will keep her in my prayers.

I do love your beautiful card, Tracey! You did an amazing job playing with these stamps and dies! Such a fun, CAS design, and I love the colors!

Heather said...

A stunning CAS card Tracey, I love your design and brilliant use of the die and gorgeous multi-colours !!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your "shaker" card Tracey, fun and great colours...how did I miss this set?
I am sorry to hear about your sister's cute pup. It is such a hard thing to go thru...

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love your faux shaker, so fabulous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love the ombre strips with that phrase play die-cut!

Anita in France said...

Tracey, I'm so sorry about Jordy ... the photo is such a sweet one, I'm sure it's one your sister loves. Faux shaker ... fabulous ... I love the ombre builder background! Anita :)

victoria h said...

love your card Tracey

cm said...

Oh my...so very, very sorry for your sister's loss. I had two miniature schnauzers, years ago, and not a day goes by that I don't miss my girls. Sending prayers your sister's way; the photo is wonderful. Your card is fabulous: faux shaker is pure brilliance!
Hugs~c

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, what a sweet, little pup! Thinking of your sister.

Your card is ever so pretty! Totally loving these new PTI goodies, and that acetate window adds such great texture!