Under the Sea Shaker for Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends!  Welcome to another Thursday and a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday this week!  The challenge for this week is Brads, Sequins/Gems.  So pull out your embellishments and have some fun creating!  Looking forward to seeing your creations using these items!

I decided that I was going to use all three items for my card today:


I’ve used an “oldie but a goodie” Stampin’ Up! stamp set for my masculine shaker card here.  I’ve pulled out the “By the Tide” and “Hardwood” rubber stamp sets that I’ve had for a couple of years now.  (Not sure if they’re still available or not in the catalog as it’s been such a long time since I’ve bought any SU! products.)

I started by stamping the background “Hardwood” stamp with Basic Gray ink over a piece of Marina Mist cardstock and then blended some gray and black distress inks along the edges of it.  I mounted it with some Basic Gray cardstock.  I’ve taken some twine pieces and used it to fashion a “netting” accent from the side of the card onto the bottom front and then added some blue glitter around it for some fun texture and sparkle.


For the shaker element of my card, I’ve used some circle dies to create the frames and that’s where I’ve attached the silver brads all around the edge.  I’ve used some more distress inks and stamp some more images from the stamp set for the inside of the shaker design.  I’ve added some sequins for the inside fo the shaker window and placed it over the front of the card over the netting accent.  I stamped the images with Gray and Cajun ink pads and then colored them in and randomly placed them over the card design.


Lastly, I’ve taken some rhinestones and colored them with a Copic marker so that I could get the blue color for my design.

Hope you can join in the challenge with us this week over at Cute Card Thursday!  Please be sure to stop on over and see what the rest of the team has come up with for inspiration too!  See you soon!


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31 thoughts on “Under the Sea Shaker for Cute Card Thursday

  1. Love how you’ve included the three elements of brads sequins and gems. Great idea to make the porthole, use the brads and make a shaker card. Wonderful scene making, great texture and design….what a fabulous card….love it x


  2. Delightful and so pretty, thanks for commenting while I am away. We are having a lovely time away and it was nice to just have a play now and again to relax while having an extremely busy days…hugs..


  3. GASP! Jaw dropped – GORGEOUSNESS! So beautiful, Vicki! It’s amazing – those colors are brilliant! Thanks for showing this for Cute Card Thursday because I actually thought they had to be cutesy in style, and now I know better! I can probably play in this challenge going forward! hugs, de


  4. What a nautical masterpiece, Vicky!! I love everything about this deep sea beauty!! Absolutely remarkable work!!


  5. WOW! Absolutely stunning, Vicki! Love the porthole idea and the fish, the lobster, and the shell are all so perfect. Wonderful creation, my friend. 😀


  6. Look at your porthole, it is perfect, Vicki! Super fun idea for this challenge. I love the fish theme and all the embellishments you pulled together!


  7. WOW this masculine card is Gorgeous Vicki!! I love the porthole shaker design and all of your beautiful embellishments, the blue glitter on the twine looks amazing!
    Hugs, Tammy


  8. WOW!! Vicki: This is a stunning, gorgeous masculine card!!! Love the texture, the wonderful details and colors.
    I love shaker cards so I’m very happy you share this beauty with us over at RETRO RUBBER.
    Thank you for playing along, I hope you play again next time.
    Off to Pinning!!!!!😉


  9. This is just genius how you put this together with the shaker element! Love the blue wooden background with the porthole window! You’ve created one great nautical card here and I love it!


  10. Wow Vicki your attention to detail here is spectacular. So many amazing elements – old and new and all marry together perfectly. Those out of vogue brads sure came in handy here. Love the porthole and how beautiful you have coloured the inside. What a great idea to make a shaker card. Fabulous overall background. Oh this is jaw dropping gorgeous. Sooooooo much to look at.


  11. This is a great guy-card! I love everything about it. I was first reminded of Red Lobster 🙂 and their wonderful bread – then took in all the elements and details and just really really adore your card.


  12. Vicki… love your porthole creation beyond words. So very creative…and all the elements are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Retro Rubber!
    BTW… you could submit this to the FUSION card challenge as well… it would be great.


  13. Wowza, this is amazing! You did an awesome job with this shaker…all the details are wonderful! I feel like I am underwater, LOL! I especially like the hardwood stamp on the blue….very nautical! Thanks for sharing this at Retro Rubber this week! 😀

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  14. Oh dear…I’m behind again, thanks to a fall down a flight of stairs! Lol…graceful? Love love love this fun card, my friend! You always bring in so many darling little details to make your cards little masterpieces! Worthy of a frame, as always!

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  15. Oh where to look first – I think the lobster caught my eye first – then everything else just fell in place. Love the shaker port hole and the blue background is perfect.


  16. you always added lovely detailed on your card miss Vicki
    this one is no doubt
    the image I love the shaker is sweet
    and added the twine there
    feel like in the ship and ready to go fishing
    lovely adorable card


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