Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 2020 - Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Hello stamping friends! Today, I am SO excited to share my card with you for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. We are an awesome group of stampers from all over the world who come together on the second Wednesday of every month to share some creative inspiration and smiles from around the globe. We hope you enjoy hopping along with us this month! 

If this is the first time you are visiting my blog, I’m Anne Marie Hile from San Antonio, TX and I am so happy that you are visiting today. Welcome!  
Our theme for the Hop this month is “Let’s Shake Things Up” and I took it pretty literally with a shaker card. The focus was trying something “new for you” and although I’ve made a couple of shaker cards in the past, I always feel like I’m learning it all over again putting them together. Haha! 

My “new to you” aspect came with something I’ve really been trying to focus on more lately, which it looking for fun and different ways to use ribbon/trim on my projects. I tend to be a “trim traditionalist” with a basic bow. Now, there is nothing wrong with that, but I’ve been trying to challenge myself to pop in that texture in different ways. Stepping out of your comfort zone is a good thing sometimes, right?  

I’m absolutely smitten with the Whale Done Bundle and all of the coordinating products. I’ve been using it a TON (no pun intended) lately. The Whale Done stamp set, Whale Builder Punch, Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper and the Whale of a Time Sequins are SO perfect to create fun nautical scenes. I also used the Smooth Sailing Dies for some added detail to the card. All of the measurements and details for this card are listed below, along with a full supply list at the very end of the post. 

Color Combo: 
Shaker cards are not difficult, you just need the right tools. Window Sheets are a must, along with Foam Adhesive Strips. Of course, you need something to fill your “shaker” with and that can be anything from sequins, beads or even small punched/die cut shapes. In keeping with my nautical card theme, I used the Whale of a Time Sequins. I’ll be honest, those little pink shells totally make these sequins a “must have” in my book. So adorable! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Pretty Peacock Card Base - 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5 1/4” 
  • Just Jade Cardstock - 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”, die cut 2 3/4” circle from Layering Circles Dies, emboss with Seabed 3D Embossing Folder and spritz with mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol (50% or less) in a Stampin' Spritzer for added sparkle
  • Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (waves print) - 3 3/8” x 3 3/8” 
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock - scrap for die cutting, layer the 2 3/8” circle from the Layering Circles inside the 3” (largest) stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies to create the border circle
  • Window Sheets - 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”  
  • Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (whale print) - punch out one whale using the Whale Builder Punch, spritz with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol mixture for added sparkle
  • Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (seaweed print) - scrap to die cut sea foliage from Smooth Sailing Dies, spritz with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol mixture for added sparkle
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock - scrap to die cut sea foliage from Smooth Sailing Dies, sponge Crumb Cake ink around edges for added shading
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock - 3 1/2” x 3/8”, heat emboss sentiment is White Stampin’ Emboss Powder then punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5 1/4” 
  • Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (seaweed print, inside card) - 3/4” x 5 1/4"
One of my favorite details on this card is the Braided Linen Trim that looks like a little fishing net. This trim has a really cool “distressed” look when you gently pull it apart a bit. I frayed the ends up a bit for some more texture. This is a bit of a messy look for my usual style and you know what? I really like it! 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a strip of the DSP and two stamped images to keep the party going from the front of the card. I decided to leave the rest blank for a handwritten note. 

I hope you enjoyed my card! From here, you will hop on over to Brenda Nelson’s blog. Click the button below to check out her awesome project. 

August 2020 Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop: 
Anne Marie Hile - US (you are here!)

So glad you stopped by today. Please continue to hop along and visit everyone for some awesome creative inspiration. We are all so excited that you are joining us! If you have a chance, please leave a comment below to let me know that you visited. Happy Hopping! 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie 

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  1. Wow! That braided trim looks amazing draped that way! I think you should try something out of your comfort zone more often because you nailed this!

  2. Love it. Guess that says it all.

  3. Fabulous shaker card Anne Marie ... Love your colours and all the details on your card, especially the trim. I have just received my Whale Done products, and already I feel like I am a personal friend of this very personable whale. xx

  4. Sweet card! This is one of my favorite suites, too - I just love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Such a sweet shaker card! Love how you separated the Braided Linen Trim for added texture... thanks for hopping Around the World on Wednesday with us!

  6. Love how you arranged and used the trim. Genius! Love the shaker, such a fabulous card!

  7. Amazing shaker card. Love all the detail and texture.

  8. awesome the blues.
    :) Karen

  9. Love this set, and your card is darling!


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Anne Marie