RRR Put a Bow on it Challenge: Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Are you ready for the latest challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon? This time around, Bonnie wants us to “Put a Bow On It.” That’s always fun! I pulled out some paper pretties, my April Ribbon Club Collection, a bone folder and some sequins to make this Paris Birds Shaker Easel Card. (Say that 3 times real fast!)
Easel cards are one of my favorite styles. But lately, I’ve also been having fun with shaker cards. So why not combine the two styles and then put a bow on it? So I did!
This 6×6 card was inspired by the focal image. It’s part of a digital set called “Grandma’s Attic” from Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy. While it is supposed to be a journal card, I decided to cut out the journal area in the center and convert it into a shaker card. Fun idea, right?
Coral Rose Bold Diamond Print Satin Ribbon picks up on the gorgeous colors in this image. Not only did I use it for the bow, but as a belly band, and as a border. It’s amazing to me how the ribbon pulls all the elements in the design together. To add the shabby chic feel of a Paris flea market, I added a little bird cage, a pen nib, a clock face and natural burlap string to the design.
I love the way the bird image on the designer paper peers out through the acetate cover on the shaker. So cool!
Paris Bird Easel Shaker Card: A Peek Inside
For the inside of this Paris Bird Easel Shaker card, I created a vintage button card wrapped with custom dyed seam binding ribbon. A fussy cut element from the paper collection serves as a pocket for a sweet little treat. This paper has been in my stash for ages. It’s a retired line from My Mind’s Eye called Lost and Found. I don’t care how old it is….I still love it.
Be sure to visit the RRR BLOG for more inspiration from the rest of the team. Then get out your paper pretties, Put a Bow On It, and link up over at RRR. I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by!
What a work of art! I love that bird in the window and the layer upon layer of beautiful elements. Hugs, Autumn
Great card Kathy!
Love your combination of easel and shaker card, Kathy. My mind is spinning with various possible themes for creating cards based on your design with the supplies I have on hand,. Thanks so much for sharing this.
As a;aways…this is not your everyday boring shaker card….gorgeous! Hugs
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Great card Kathy. I have never made an easel card nor a shaker card before. I can imagine the time it took you to make this one. Lovely to look at and even better to receive! lol