shot of neon


Hi all, it’s Amy and I’m back with a fun card.

SSS 04042014 supplies


I’m no Copic colorista so I’ve been really embracing the distress stains, watercoloring and other mediums.  I do have a bucket of copics but I like the free form feel of the other inks.

SSS from both of us
For my card today, I used the awesome image from the Across The Miles set


There is NO WAY that I was going to copic the image so I swiped a Hero Arts ink dauber (tide pool) onto a panel of vellum.   I helped it flatten out {it curls because of the ink} by using my heat gun.   Layering the panel on top of the stamped {and heat embossed} image makes it instantly colored!  As I was stitching the vellum onto the base panel, I had the idea of adding the flat neon sequins.

Insta-shaker card!

In March I took my girl to New York for a couple days.  My fab bloggie friend, Lauren, took time out of her day to play tour guide to us {she did it last summer too!}.  The Across the Miles set combined with the Monogram It set makes for a great Thank You card.


I stamp and fussy cut out the banner and heat embossed, from both of us, in white, directly on the vellum.

SSS from both of us close up

I strategically put neon enamel dots on Washington and New York and connected them with stitching ala a sticker.

Shaker cards make for a fun interactive greeting.  How about you, have you recently make a shaker card?

44 Responses to shot of neon

  1. Debbie Siddle says:

    What a brilliant idea.

  2. Karen L K says:

    Very nice and so creative. It seems the shaker cards are coming back.

  3. How cute! Great idea
    and that’s how I would
    color it too! Fun.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Very fun!!! I love it, so bright!

  5. Niki G. says:

    So cool! Love the look of the colored vellum and those neon sequins! What a fab thank you card using those sets.

  6. Miriam Prantner says:

    Gorgeous! Loving the vellum and all the neon!

  7. jessica9975 says:

    Such a GREAT card Amy!!!!

  8. Mary-Anne V. says:

    What a neat tip to colour the vellum and place it over the image.

  9. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B says:

    What a fun card! TFS!

  10. EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKK!! I love love love this!! PINNING!!!!!!

  11. Sylvia says:

    What a fun card, Amy, I love how you created the shaker card!

  12. wienerhoneymooners says:

    Awwww love that green look with vellum!!!!! Sweet!

  13. Celeste Goff says:

    What an amazing shaker card! I just love the soft pretty colors!

  14. samanthamann says:

    love love love love love your across the miles card!!! that’s serioulsy one of my all time favorite images! i could makes all my cards with it! lol! 🙂 you ROCKED it!! i LOVE the swipes of color you added!! and the sequins and enamel dots ROCK! this is amazing!

  15. bearsmother says:

    I love the map. It made a great card. thanks for sharing.

  16. Kelly says:

    so cute, Amy! Love the swipe of color and the sequins under the vellum! what a cute way to use the USA stamp!

  17. lennys309 says:

    Totally fun card!!
    Love how you used the vellum and the sequins!

  18. retrohipmama says:

    wonderfully done! i love everything: the shaker, the bright colors, the vellum! thumbs up amy!!

  19. Love your clever idea!! So fun! Now if I get the stamp set and live in Florida…how far should I travel just to make this fabulous shaker box??? LOL!

  20. chrissylarson says:

    Totally AMAZING! Love the neon. 😉

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