Shaking Up a Floating Boat and ICAD Week 6!

Welcome to Friday friends!  It’s not common that I’ve posted 3 days in a row!  Wow!

Speaking of rowing, I have a fun shaker card to share with you today:

Vicki-LF-color shaker

I thought it would be fun to pull out my Lawn Fawn Float My Boat stamp set and create a “porthole” scene shaker style card.  I cut circles with the LF Stitched rectangle dies and then used the LF Ocean Waves die to cut the circle in half which creates separation for the ocean scene.  I took the top half of the panel to create the sky by blending in distress inks and then used other distress inks for the bottom portion.  I stamped the birds from the stamp set over the sky and then I inserted the sailboat inside the wave.  As you can see, the sailboat is paper pieced with the LF Beachside Paper pad.  I’ve used this paper pad to also layer throughout my card design.

I found some cool looking shaker sequins with stars to put inside my shaker “porthole”.  I also used the stitched circle die to cut out a piece of acetate for the window and then I used a stitched circle frame die to cut out a white frame around my acetate shaker window.  I then stamped the banner from the LF Bannertastic stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Float My Boat stamp set and then popped it up with foam tape over the “porthole” shaker window until it was high enough to lay over top of it.

I mounted these onto the starry navy paper from the paper pad as well as the same red that I used on the sailboat, which was then layered onto a white A2 sized top folding card base.  I used heavy weight due to all of the layers and shaker details.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be sailing on the water about now?  OK…sorry…went off on a short day dream there! LOL!


Can you believe that I’ve went through SIX WEEKS of this ICAD so far?!  I have struggled at times going in to figure out what to do for the prompt on a tiny index card, but I have to say that I have built quite a collection and in a few more weeks I will have completed the entire challenge!

And here are the results from Week 6:


This week was slightly out of my comfort zone, but I went ahead and pushed through it and I’m glad I did…learned some pretty cool things! 🙂

Thanks for dropping in!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Challenges I’d like to enter my sailboat shaker card for:

  1.  Lawn Fawnatics – color challenge
  2. Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C442) – Windows
  3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Fun in the Sun
  4. Creative Knockouts – Summer Fun

21 thoughts on “Shaking Up a Floating Boat and ICAD Week 6!

  1. Your sailboat scene is stunning and like your index cards especially the Pacman one-so cute. Next week sounds so fun especially with ypur mom going, my mom is a card maker too!


  2. Golly gee….how do you find time to do so many projects in one week? What a fun post! Love that you shook things up today – your boat card is fabulous, and your IC’s are all wonderful!!! Have fun next week!!!


  3. Oh My such a beautiful ocean scene – this is a perfect take on both the colors and the insp. pictures! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Lawnfawnatics Challenge! /Karin


  4. Such a fabulous shaker card. Your scene making is amazing. So very creative. Well done on week six of your index cards and pushing through with them. Have a great three days away crafting x


  5. I love the shaker card, those shaker elements are so colorful and cute! Love the index cards too, and I wish you and your mom a fun 3 day crafting experience! It sounds like a lot of fun is in store 🙂


  6. Super cute row boat and I love your little pun about rowing. The bright colors are fun and scream summer to me. Have a good weekend!


  7. So much to love about your fun card, Vicki! Love all the bright colors and the papers and the sailboat is perfect! I really like your index cards, too!


  8. Love your pretty boat card, the sky is amazing! I can’t believe it has been 6 weeks already, how time flies! I love your artwork on your index cards this week, what a lovely thing to look back on in the future! Enjoy your crafting event, that sounds amazing and how fun that you get to do it with your Mom too! Enjoy that precious time! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend, hugs Debxx


  9. What a fabulous shaker card Vicki! I love the little scene you created inside, sooo fun! Awesome index cards too, I love the pac-man one!
    Hugs, Tammy


  10. I love every perfect detail of this amazing shaker card, Vicki!! Remarkable work!!

    I have enjoyed your index cards, too!! What fun!


  11. Looks like the sea floor has a lot of treasures. The colors of the image look fantastic and it’s a brilliant shaker version of a nautical design.


  12. Wow, Vicki! You totally are amazing! I love this shaker card and the sweet little sailboat! Yes, I love paper-piecing, and the DP you’ve used throughout and on the sails is darling and perfect! What a sweet way to make a shaker card using the porthole, and I love the great shaker mix. Yes, it’s a cool collection. And what fun to make the index cards! I’m with Patti about how you have done all you did in a week! However, you are younger than I am! Haha!! Hugs and love, sweet friend!


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