Growing In Unity Day 3: Mixed Media Shaker Card

Hello everyone… I am back today as the Growing In Unity Girl. For the next 5 days, I will be sharing with you projects featuring stamps from the Unity Stamp Company. And for this Growing In Unity Day 3, I have a mixed media shaker card to share with you.

And if you have not yet seen the other projects, for the Growing in Unity Day 1, you can go here and for this Day 2, you can go here. Don’t forget to leave comment on each day blog post to have chances to win the giveaway!

Growing In Unity Day 3: Mixed Media Shaker Card

On my card today, I used the girl image from Dream of Being stamp set and sentiment is from the Kit Of The Month – October 2016.

First, I created the background with Color Burst – Turquoise Powder. I used smooshing technique for this. I dried the background with craft heater, then I sprayed with some water for extra texture, and  then I added some platters on it with Heidi Swap Color Shine Spray Citron and Pink. I dried it again with craft heater. I die cut the background panel with ODBD Pierced Rectangles Die. I added the panel on the white base card with liquid adhesive.

I created the square frame by cutting the largest ODBD Squares Die 4 times and stacked them together with liquid glue. I added a piece vellum paper on the frame.

I added some Christmas theme washi tape on the background panel. And then added some mix shaker filler on the pannel and then I added the frame on the panel.

{Growing in Unity} Girl Day 3

For the image, I stamped the girl on a white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and I colored it with Arteza Real Brush Pens: 2 shades of green for her sweater, and 2 shades of brown for her hair. I added some sparkle on her with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen. And I also added a hair bow on her using the Christmas theme twine from Doodle Bug.

{Growing in Unity} Girl Day 3

For the sentiment, I stamped it on a white cardstock using Peacock Feather Distress Ink that actually close match with the background color 🙂 I cut it into banner strip and added it on top of the shaker frame with liquid adhesive. I found a color burst watercolored paper strip in my mixed media stash box that left over from last project, I cut it out into banner and tucked it under the sentiment banner. And then I added the girl on it with liquid adhesive too.

I finished the card with some teal/turquoise sequins on it. And the mixed media shaker card is done 🙂 I hope these cards today inspire you to create with Unity Stamp Company today!


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Date: Friday, Dec 8 – Friday, Dec 15

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December 15th – International Tea Day

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Come back again tomorrow to see more projects with Unity Stamp Co! Thank you so much for stopping by today and may you all have a fabulous day!

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101 thoughts on “Growing In Unity Day 3: Mixed Media Shaker Card

  1. What a wonderful card. I love the girl but would never have thought of the bow in her hair. I love it and thank you for posting

  2. Hello my sweet creative friend and sister in the Lord, Helen:
    I hope you are having a blessed day. This card is lovely. I, too, enjoy staying home in a warm sweater and sipping my hot coffee. This card really struck me. SO lovely! Thank you for sharing with us.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Oh, shakers are my very favorite type of card and
    this is just beautiful! And a pretty lady drinking her
    coffee … perfect image! Love the bow in her hair.

  4. This is a beautiful card! I love the way you build layer upon layer. It makes for a very engaging image! The bow in the hair is the cherry on top! Just the right thing!

  5. Love this card! I remember big sweater cool days like this with a great cup of coffee but not often anymore in Florida.

  6. I love how you created a shaker window, Helen! She looks out the frosted window, drinking coffee and enjoying the shiny snowfall… It’s a really cozy winter scene, and your coloring is beautiful! Hideko

  7. Very pretty! Love all the shimmer and shine from your sprays and the sequins in the shaker frame. Lots to look at with this fantastic card, Helen. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  8. The stamp that started my addiction… I love this stamp! Love what you did with her sweater! Cool idea making a shaker card!

  9. Oh, I so love this card. The girl is so precious! Someone gave me a Unity girl stamp.. I need to pull her out and use her. .Lovely card!

  10. What a truly stunning card! I love the way that you brought your gorgeous girl to life and how you incorporated a shaker element in such a clever way. This card is full of warmth and cheer and I’m so glad you shared your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. Such a fun, creative card! I love your coloring and all the fantastic details like the bow. Thanks for joining us at HLS December Christmas challenge!

  12. Sorry for the late visit. I love your shaker card. Gorgeous colours and I like how you’ve added the bow to her hair. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas Challenge xx