A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Star Shaker

I love stars so I definitely had to enter a card in this week's Merry Monday challenge:

Here's my card:

The background is a piece from my leftovers box - watercolour paper that has red and green brushos on it. I stamped and heat embossed the stars and then watercoloured them in with gold w/c paint.

I used it as the background for my shaker and used Lucy's Cards Starry Nights shaker filler inside it.  My Spellbinders matting basics dies made it so easy to make the frame to go around the acetate.

Thanks for dropping by today! 

Stamps - Anita's hanging stars, Wordsworth noel
Ink - ColorBox gold
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - red and green brushos, gold embossing powder, gold watercolour paint, Lucy's Cards Starry Nights shaker filler, acetate from packaging, thick adhesive foam, Spellbinders matting basics


  1. So pretty! Love your red and green background with the gold stars. Love the star shaker. The star confetti is just perfect. :) xx

  2. Gorgeous starry stamped Brushos background for your fun shaker card, Susan. So pretty with the star confetti and frame. TFS my friend. Hugs...

  3. Fabulous idea to make the shaker card and loving all the star elements. Beautiful card x

  4. Susan, I love this! Not only is your background gorgeous I love that the stars did not settle to the bottom. What a cool card!

  5. A beautiful background, Susan, and I love the star stamping all embossed and painted with gold! The star shakers make this even more amazing!

  6. great colours for the background, l love the swirls of green and red. the shaker is such a fun card.

  7. Loving that background for those noël stars. Those shaker stars compliment the whole design too.
    Beautifullly CASed. xx

  8. This is SO pretty Susan!! I love your water colored background and your star shaped confetti is just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this CAS beauty with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  9. Love your shaker card with the star bits floating around your pretty gold embossed stars!

  10. Fun shaker, Susan. Love the gold watercolored stars against the festive color background. You rocked the star theme with this one. xx

  11. Wonderful shaker card Susan, thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

  12. Nice card,beautifull colors en great shaker card

  13. We're so glad you did! What a FABULOUS card! I love it!


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