Sunday 27 April 2014

Shake your...Steam Punk!

Ready for a fabulous blog-hop?
There's a whole lot of shakin' going on...
Paulina is hosting a shaker-card link-up event over on Pretty Pink Posh.
There's a video tutorial, lots of inspiration and prizes!

The guidelines are listed on the Pretty Pink Posh site. You have until midnight, Monday April 28th, to create your shaker and link it up.

My youngest son's birthday is coming up and he is studying mechanical engineering with the Royal Military College (Canada's version of West-Point). 

I combined sequins and steam-punk for his card. An obvious combination!???

First the card design, from Freshly Made Sketches:
Then paper and stickers from Paper Wishes:
 Along with assorted sequins, brads, copper ink and a silver pen.

Here's the inside:
 I'll add the birthday greeting, too. He turns 19 this year, which is a big deal in Ontario.

Go check out the sequin shaker blog hop! There are some amazing cards over there already.

Happy crafting (and shaking!),

Steam Punk paper pack and beaten silver paper (Paper Wishes); black card-stock (Wausau paper); acetate sheets (Archivers).
Steam-punk Dazzles stickers and Papier Tole (Paper Wishes) .
Ink: Archival black (CTMH); copper Pearlescent ink (Tsuneiko); silver gel pen, Signo-Uniball.
Dies: Paper Smooches border die (curve); Lil'Inker stitched squares dies.
Embossing folder: cogs and gears (Provocraft).
Sequins: CTMH, Verve Stamps, Neat & Tangled Stamps, Studio Calico. Copper brads: CTMH.


  1. GREAT shaker card! I love the theme and all the little details you've added!

  2. Great card, love the vintage/steampunk theme :)

  3. Wow! I never thought that the sequins were going to look soooooo cute in this style!

  4. Wow, this is fabulous Caroline! Just stunning!

  5. Oh this is so fab, such amazing textures and colours, LOVE!

  6. So many great textures on this card! I love the gear sequins too!

  7. Fabulous guy card Caroline!



  8. I love how most of the paper looks like metal. Perfect combination of colors, and a very unique shaker card. Truly a work of art. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. VERY COOL card!!!
    LOVE your EXCITING design elements and the POP of colour with the sequins - WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your sweet sequin shaker inspiration!!!

  10. Awesome card!! Love the vintage style and the shaker!!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!

  11. Love this look. Very cool. :)

  12. You knocked this one out of the park. Love the colors and details. TFS

  13. Awesome and perfect for your son.

  14. Those cog sequins are awesome in this shaker

  15. Love your mixed media card! Fun to use sequins with steampunk!!

  16. love your take on this--who knew sequins could be so masculine?

  17. Oh, this is so cool! I love bike silhouettes!

  18. This one is definitely drool worthy... someone before me commented on the many textures and I agree completely.. but it is also the richness of hues and the combo of colors and the coolness of steam punk! One amazing card!!


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