It's the time of year for graduations. When I think of perseverance, graduating from school comes to mind. We personally know several graduates from all levels and types of schools this year...high school, home school, Christian school, college and even grad school. Each one has had to work hard to accomplish their work load and complete the course to earn their degree. That takes perseverance. This shaker card will be going to one of those graduates. I used a sentiment and one of the pre-colored images from the Congratulations Graduate set.
After matting the patterned paper, a circle die was used to make the shaker portion. Star sequins are inside the shaker and provide accents on the card front. Two nesting circle dies were used to make a frame for the shaker window. Several of these frames were stacked on top of each other for some added dimension. A label die that reminds me of a book was used to mat the sentiment. The mat for the sentiment panel was made by tracing the outside of the die on the cardstock and then hand cutting it.
Here is another view with the shaker pieces mid-shake.
Cardstock: Creativity Inc. (gray), Papertrey Ink (image and sentiment panels), Georgia Pacific (card base and interior panel), The Paper Temptress (acetate)
Patterned Paper: Recollections
Stamps: Deedee's Digis (Congratulations Graduate)
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders dies (Standard Circles Large, Labels 7), V's Sweet Ideas sequins (Holographic Stars 5mm), Stickles (Star Dust), Darice fun foam, Multi-Medium Matte
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #260 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #371 - Use a Sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #244 - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. I hope you'll have time this month to play along in the Perseverance themed challenge at the Path of Positivity blog. You will have a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Deedee's Digis store if you do!!