I started by cutting out a circle using one my new stitched circle dies (Simon Says Stamp) and then stamped the small moose from the Happy Christmas (Winnie&Walter) in Chocolate brown ink (PTI). For the background of the shaker, I applied Patel mint ink (Hero Arts) using a small dauber, making sure the colour was fading towards the top and also swiped the edges of the back panel with the same ink pad for a matching colour. On day 5 of the OCC CAS4 class, the teachers showed us even more useful and fun inking tricks.
For the shaker element, I heat embossed the Joy sentiment from The Big, the Bold and the Merry stamp set (Winnie&Walter) in gold (Ranger's) and filled up the shaker area with a mixture of sequins (Studio Calico and local bargain store) and some beads (local bargain store). Since I applied only one layer of foam tape, not all elements are shaking freely, but I don't mind, because I think it's fun if not all sequins and beads are towards the bottom, plus it's much easier to mail.
Winnie&Walter - Shaker challenge
Winnie&Walter - Collage challenge (oops, just realised I went with
Laura's inspiration image rather than the collage,
so please disregard my entry if it does not fit the challenge)
SSS Wednesday challenge - Anything goes
SSS Work it Wednesday - Something new (new stamp sets; new dies)