Hi Guys! Come on in and see what I’m doing today! I’m making a Margarita Shaker Birthday Card for my friend’s 60th birthday.

Above is a screenshot of the card in Cricut Design Space. I got the margarita glass in Google Images – it’s okay to use images from this source as long as it’s for private use – just a reminder.

“Cheers” is from Cricut’s JGoode Designs Holiday Sampler cartridge, “60” is Britannic Bold (a font on my computer), and the sentiment font is Anna Griffin’s Soiree Lettering-Grace.
I also made a t-shirt. The sentiment came from a sign my husband and I saw when we were shopping and thought it would be perfect for my friend.
This is the inspiration for the card – shaker cards are really popular right now.
Here are the cutout pieces. I used Close To My Heart cardstock in Pear, White Daisy, and Black. I used some acetate from my stash.

A hint when cutting acetate: I set my Cricut on ‘transparency’ and cut it 4 times. If you hit cut without removing the mat, it cuts in EXACTLY the same place.
I glued one layer of the acetate to the back of the Pear layer.
Using CTMH thin 3-D foam tape (I had to cut it thinner so you wouldn’t see it), I lined the section where the sequins and glitter will be. I lined the entire image so it would lay evenly on the card.
Here I added glitter and sequins in the drink part and glitter in the lime section.
Then I added the second acetate piece. Voila, margarita shaker!!!!!
I used a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper for the background layer. Watercolor paper is a must when you’re painting because it’s thicker and doesn’t ‘pill’ when it gets wet.

Now, I’m not a painter, but I can handle a technique like the one above. I used CTMH watercolors, brushed on and splattered blue across the top section and did the same with green on the bottom section.
I used Stickles in Firefly (for the lime) and Diamond (as the salt around the rim) to embellish the glass.

Here’s the finished card – one of my favorites so far.

Hey, if you’d like to see some of my other projects, check out my Instagram and Pinterest board, and I would LOVE it if you would follow me.

As always, I’m Livin’ the Moments . . .

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