Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thrifty Thursday "Masking/Shaker"

Hello! Today is Thrifty Thursday at MyCreativeTime. We are making projects with circles today, and I snapped a couple pictures to show you how my card came about. I started by cutting circles out of Post-It craft paper to make my own mask. This way you can make circular stamped shapes using square stamps. Cool, right?! I stamped the houndstooth pattern from the Build A Banner set with Soft Granite shadow ink over the biggest circles. I stamped the burlap pattern also from the Build A Banner set with Tide Pool shadow ink over the medium circles. And I used the polka dot pattern from the Coffee Break set to stamp over the little circles with Butter Bar shadow ink. Looks a mess now, but the magic happens when you peel the mask off...
See! Sooooo fun! I LOVE MASKING!!! And here is my card...
I added some stamped black rings to the card front using the Vintage Label set. I can't seem to stop making shaker cards. It's a sickness. ;) Anyhoo, I stamped the greeting from the Thank You Hugs set with staz-on ink on the acetate window. I filled my shaker with sequins from Neat And Tangled. I also scattered some on the card front. :)
I totally dig this card! :)
I hope you'll pop over to MyCreativeTime to see the other DT creations! 

Have a splendid day! 

♥ Nikki ♥


  1. YOu are AWESOME!!!! I think this is my FAVORITE CARD EVER from you!!! LOVE IT!!! :)

  2. Your card is so unbelievable. Gosh I am so lovin' your idea of cutting the mask and then stamping over the circles wow you just come up with darndest ideas gosh how do you keep on keepin'? you have so many awesome ideas and are definitely the Queen of stamping ideas and I love how you do shaker cards to be hones the only time I think of it is at Christmas you know the snow globe so thanks always for so many fantastic ideas. You ROCK!!!!

  3. Oh so the masked background and the shaker!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

  5. This is fantastic Nikki! Great masking technique!

  6. The inner workings of a creative genius....LOVE IT!!! ;)

  7. So clever and the addition of circles and sequins and the shaker of course was an awesome idea. What an attractive card! Thinking that the mask itself could also be made into a card front??? I think it could be :D
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  8. Nikki ~ SHUT the front door ~ AGAIN! Okay I am inspired to try this now! Seriously this card ROCKS!! Thanks for another FABULOUS tutorial too! Plus I LOVE the stamps you used for the circles! Please never stop on the sequins/ shaker card journey! I so enjoy seeing them!!


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