Pot o’ Gold Shaker!

St. Patty’s Day is nigh and since I’ve been dreaming of spring and flowers and rainbows during this cold winter, I thought it would be great to make a bright and cheerful card to counteract the snow storm occurring outside of my window!

See below for steps to reproduce:

  1. Create an A2 top-folding landscape card base out of Neenah Solar White 110lb. Cardstock
  2. Create a 4.25″ x 5.5″ frame using the Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Matting Basics Dies out of Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
  3. Use a Cricut Expression 2 to cut out the black pot base and frame from the Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge (fish bowl)
    1. Cut out acetate and adhere acetate to the frame to create the window for the shaker
  4. Create stitched clouds using Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Creative Cuts
    1. Stamp sentiment from Paper Smooches Salutations Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  5. Create grass using the Taylored Expressions Grass Border Die
  6. Create a rainbow using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large Dies out of Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
    1. Blend with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves)
  7. Blend the clouds using a stencil (purchased from Impress Cards and Crafts) and Hero Arts Soft Sky Shadow Ink
    1. Please note that the amazingly talented JJ Bolton has a free cut file available with a cloud template in case you want to make your own stencil!
  8. Punch out 8 hearts from Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock, assemble two four-leaf clovers and blend ink on with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
  9. Embellish the card/Fill the shaker with assorted sequins from Pretty Pink Posh (6mm Metallic Gold, 4mm Metallic Gold)
  10. Adhere the card together using some foam tape (I doubled up on the foam tape for the shaker so that there is more room to shake!) and double-sided adhesive
    1. Tip: Use a powder tool on the inside of the shaker and along the edge of the foam tape to reduce static and prevent the sequins from sticking to the borders
  11. Think about the pot o’ gold at the end of your rainbow!

I will be submitting this card to the following challenges:

Sparkle and Shine Challenge One

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Just a Hint of Clover

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

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3 thoughts on “Pot o’ Gold Shaker!

  1. This card is absolutely fabulous! What a brilliant idea to make the pot of gold into a shaker card! It makes the gold so whimsical and I thought it was genius. I also really liked how you tied in scattered gold pieces here and there on the ground, too. The rainbow is so bold and beautiful and pairs perfectly with that soft subtle sky. I also appreciated the step-by-step instructions! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome creation with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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