Sweet Mimi Birthday Shaker

Happy Saturday! Today I am sharing a birthday shaker card that I created for a very sweet friend of mine!

I love the sweet little images from Penny Black Big Wish Mimi stamp set… so cute and fun, which is right up my alley! :) For the layout of my card, I followed the sketch from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


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I stamped one of the little Mimi images with Memento black ink, and colored her in purple and green Copic markers. Once Mimi was colored and fussy cut out, I added some extra details with a white paint pen, Wink of Stella glitter and a bit of Glossy Accents.

My card base is created from white cardstock and framed with a purple cardstock frame. I created the stripes on the frame with a Copic marker and covered each darker stripe with Wink of Stella glitter. I also pierced the edges of the frame to help finish it off.

Working on my shaker element, I used some gold foil dot paper from the My Mind’s Eye On Trend paper collection, and filled it with cardstock confetti pieces that I created from a circle punch, as well as some iridescent sequins. I then adhered the shaker behind the window in my card base.


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In the FMS sketch, there are two horizontal stripes; I incorporated them into my design by creating the grassy strip and tying some bakers twine above it. The grass is made from white cardstock that I colored with my Copic markers.

Little Mimi holds the vertical position in the sketch, and I attached her with some foam tape to give a bit of extra dimension. Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment “happy birthday” from the Altenew Birthday Greetings stamp set onto a vellum banner, and tucked it behind Mimi.

I hope you’ve enjoy this card, and I cannot wait to pop it in the mail for my friend’s birthday!! Thanks so very much for stopping by today… Happy Creating! :)


Inspiration & Challenges

The layout for this card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #183, and is submitted into the challenge.

The colors for this card were inspired by the Cupcake Inspirations color challenge #306, and is also submitted into the challenge.

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9 Responses

  1. Erum says:

    love love loveddd my card Ninaaaa!!!! Thank you soooo much!!! *BIG HUGS*

  2. Fabulous shaker card! Love the purple and yellow…..and that little gal is adorable! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  3. karrenj says:

    This is an absolutely gorgeous card! The little girl is just too cute and colored beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. She is so sweet! I love that striped frame, it’s beautiful frame to your adorable scene!!

  5. Valentyna says:

    Just love your shakers, Nina-Marie!!! And wonderful coloring! So pretty!

  6. Ellen H. says:

    cuteness all over my screen :D

  7. Sandi Lee says:

    Aww…Nina….this is so sweet! I love the colors and the shaker is just so fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog! Can’t wait to see what you create next week!!!

  8. debs2107 says:

    Such a beautiful card!!

  9. Nora says:

    This is totally adorable!! I LOVE the way you colored in the Penny Black stamp and your shaker is fabulous. Awesome design!!

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