Thursday, August 15, 2019

Birthday Card | Die Cut Shaker


Thanks so much for joining me today This special card is for my husband who plays tennis at least 3 days a week since he retired and absolutely loves it! He's like the Energizer Bunny on the court and can easily keep up with his competitors who are less than half his age...not sure how he does it?

I created the striped panel in the Cricut Design Space, die cut it using 130# Neenah Classic Crest to form the front panel and backed it with a piece of acetate. I then ink blended a separate panel using Distress Oxide Inks (Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean & Lucky Clover) on a 4.25" X 5.5" piece of 110# white card stock and glued it to a top-folding A-2 card base. I die cut the tennis player/ball 3 times from black card stock and glued/stacked the images together. 

The sentiment was stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink onto the front panel and then small strips of foam tape were cut/adhered into place on the back. I added foam tape strips on specific horizontal lines, which allowed me to separate the sequin colors into three distinct bands on the finished card. The front panel was positioned into place on top of the sequins/ink panel and the silhouettes were adhered with small pieces of foam tape to finish off the card. 

This is a simple design that packs a lot of graphic punch and the inside sentiment reads "Hope Your Birthday is a SMASH!"

Thank you so much for joining me and I really appreciate your comments!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

The Male Room - #117 - Birthday

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Midsummer Blues

Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-Namic

Krafty Chicks - Masculine #468

AAA - For The Boys - #4

Use Your Stuff #370 - Summer Activity

Have a great day!


  1. Wow, I really love this wonderful masculine card! The shaker background is great!! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  2. Fantastic card hun. I love how you kept the colours seperate. I'm not sure I would have thought of that. If you find out what powers your Energizer Bunny let us know. I could do with some energy. Love Dawn x

    1. Hey Toots! : ) I know it would be nice to have unlimited energy at all times, wouldn't it??? Thanks so much for the kind comments and hope all is well in your part of blog land!
      Love - Red

  3. OMG! Three shaker colours in one card, how clever you are! Totally awesome and mega gorgeous! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

    1. Thanks so much Jane! Appreciate the kind comments! : )

  4. Oh wow, this is so neat, what a cool card, thanks for playing our challenge twist at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC

  5. OH WOW this is just awesome! What a clever creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

    1. Hey there! Thanks a million for your comments! : )

  6. Fabulous masculine card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  7. What a great shaker card - love the bright colours against the silhouette.
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.

  8. awesome card!! I love silhouettes!
    x Karen