Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Karate Yellow Belt Shaker Card

Hello everyone! :o)

Today I want to share with you this CAS (clean and simple), Karate Yellow Belt Shaker Card. I love creating CAS interactive cards!!! My two favorite card designs: CAS and interactive card... 2 in 1. :o)

I made this card for my friend's son, Fran, who trains Karate. He earned an Yellow Karate Belt. Congratulations!!! 

If you would like to find out more what the Karate Belt colors mean, check out this article.

How I made this card...

To make this card I used a super cute Mama Elephant 'Tiny Ninjas' stamp set. LOVE!!! :o)

I used this stamp set to make cards for my niece Tea, who also trains Karate. She earned two belts: Yellow and Orange. If you like, you can find cards I made for her here and here... or cards labeled #karate. :o) I'm sure there will be more cards using the set, as my younger niece Nika also started her Karate education. I'm so proud of those kids!!! 

I stamped an adorable ninja on a watercolor paper and watercolored him using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the ninja leaving white thin border around him.

For a layout, I used a sketch from AAA Cards, CAS Game #123 - Sketch.

I die-cut a circle in a white cardstock paper panel, glued an acetate sheet over the window and stamped a sentiment on the panel.

Then I blended a Distress Ink Mustard Seed directly on a white top folded card base. I splattered blended surface with a water, dried it and repeated blending the Distress Ink. When I was satisfied with a color, I glued 1 mm thick foam sheet scraps on the panel.

I really love Jennifer's McGuire Shaker Stamped Cards and I had to give it a try on this card. Thank you for the inspiration and tips, Jennifer!! ♥

I glued a clear thread on the ninja's back and glued thread on the foam inside the window. Then I glued another layer of 1 mm thick foam scraps on the panel. I hope this makes sense. I'm giving my best to explain the process... see Jennifer's video for all details... :o)

I mixed various sequins and beads to get my own mix. I filled the window with shaker mix and glued the panel on the card base. To make the card sturdier, I glued a white cardstock paper panel inside the card and my card was finished. :o)

Short video....

Card dimensions: 95 mm x 127 mm (3 3/4" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • Mama Elephant 'Tiny Ninjas' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • white watercolor paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
    • Tea Dye
    • Mustard Seed
    • Hickory Smoke
  • various sequins and beads
  • UHU liquid glue
  • foam sheet scraps, 1 mm thick
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • My Favorite Things, Die-namics Wonky Stitched Circle STAX
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • bone folder
  • scissors
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • water
  • paper towels
  • water
  • clear thread

I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) AAA Cards, CAS Game #123 - Sketch

2) Little Miss Muffet Challenges, Challenge #197 - Anything Goes

3) Paru's Card Making Challenges, September 2018: Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengesStamp On It
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

5) Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday, August/September 2018: Favorite Stamping Technique
I like many stamping techniques. Yesterday I shared a card using one of them: masking. Today I'm sharing project made with my favorite stamping technique: stamping, coloring an image and fussy cutting. Love love love!! :o)
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Update September 27th, 2018:
I'm linking my card to STAMPtember fun with Mama Elephant over at Simon Says Stamp.


  1. Fun and fabulous shaker for your friend's goal!! :D Surely she will be thrilled receiving it!

  2. Awesome shaker and a fabulous use of our sketch. Love your card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. aww cute Ninja. fab shaker, love that it's yellow for the belt color. Thank you for playing at AAA cards



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