Monday, 22 February 2016

Birthday Polaroid

Hi out there,

how are you all?

I managed to squeeze in a bit of creative time last week-end, which made me really happy.

I managed to finish two cards I had started during the week for Challenge up your Life. But I can't show you these yet. 
The third card is a Birthday card I needed a for my friend's 4 year old daughter.

I had planned to do pink and glitter for her, because she has two older brothers, so she gets plenty of non-girly stuff... But when I started creating, my card somehow went in a totally different direction.

I often see those Polaroid cards, and I really like that idea, so I really wanted to make something like this for ages. I started out by picking two of my new  Purple Onion Designs stamps, the large flower and the squirrel, stamped and water coloured them with my Inktense pencils.

While the images dried, I created my own Polaroid frame and the shaker element. Then I fuzzy cut the squirrel and picked the part of the scene I wanted to show.

After the shaker was all done and closed, I started thinking about the card base, and nothing seemed to make me very happy. So, I let myself be inspired by the "Less is more" texture challenge.
I applied white embossing paste through a stencil on a white card base. That was the point when I was really unsure if this card wasn't a bit too white for a little girl. But in the end I went with it, because of the shaker and the cute squirrel.

Have a great day

Laura's Loft: Watercolour
Seize the Birthday: No toppings 
The daily marker: 30 days coloring challenge
Less is more: #264 Add some texture
The cat's pajamas: #308 Animals


  1. What a fabulous shaker card, the colouring is terrific and the background texture really adds to the design!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Fab card! The texture really finishes off the overall look. Your friend's daughter is going to love this!

  3. This is gorgeous! Love the Purple Onion stamps and the shaker element. The touches of texture on the card base are a perfect finishing touch. You could also link up at AAA Card challenges which is sequins this week :)

  4. This shaker/birthday card is glad you went with the stenciling, WOW it adds so much to this card! Thank you for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

  5. this is a fabulous card, gorgeous design and full of elegant detail.
    Love it and thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. So eine wunderschoene Karte!!!! Witztig, Dein Hintergrundspapier - das selbe habe ich auch schon seit ewigen Zeiten!

  7. Brilliant little card ELa! It's wonderful!
    Dawn xx

  8. cute! love shakers so perfect for me ;-)

  9. Your shaker card is adorable. Your squirrel is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Absolutely fabulous shaker card! You have coloured those POD to perfection!

  11. Just delightful, love the shaker to add texture


  12. Love the insta-frame and the fun stamps. Sweet card. Thank you for joining TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas.

  13. Love the shaker and your squirrel is darling, love the textural feel your coloring gave him. Thanks so much for playing along with us at TCP Tuesday!

  14. Sorry to be so late commenting, what a super texture card Ela!
    Love the polaroid shaker
    Thanks for joining our challenge
    "Less is More"

  15. Magnificent card Ela! I don't think the recipient will mind that there is no pink on the card. Shake, shake, shake...all day long!

  16. Auch wieder ein grandioses Werk! Schlicht und einfach, dennoch absolut raffiniert. Klasse!
    Und Du gestaltest Deine Umschläge auch immer so schön passend...

  17. This card is so so clever and cute and I just want to do one just like it. Wow so eye catching