Happy Birthday Shaker


Hello friends!

I mentioned in my last post that I get a lot of inspiration from YouTube. Another of my favourite card makers is Laura Bassen (laurafadora.com) and today’s card is inspired by THIS ONE that Laura shared recently.


So… for this card I started by blending several of my new Distress Oxide Inks all over the background. I love how the overlap of inks blend into a combo colour – which is especially gorgeous with these rainbow colours. Then the image is stamped with the same colour inks. Amazingly, the stamped image stamps quite a bit darker than the sponged colour. what a great effect!!

  • My Favorite Things – Happy Birthday Circle Frame
  • Stampin’ Up! – Flowering Flourishes
  • Inspiration – Laura Bassen 


Enjoy your day!

Hugs xxx



  1. Love how you stamped over the sponged area. Might have to try that. Fab shaker card.

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    1. Andrea says:

      I was surprised that there was quite a contrast even though it was the same colour ink sponged then stamped. Great effect! Hugs xx


  2. Lynda S says:

    Magical card Andrea….and yes….even tho same colours sponged and stamped….well the wonders of inks never cease to amaze. Have not attempted as shaker card yet…..love this. oxox

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    1. Andrea says:

      Hope you’re doing ok today. Thinking of you. Hugs xx


      1. Lynda S says:

        upright….sadly not much more oxox


        1. Andrea says:

          Thinking of you!


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