Well, I thought I was going to have time to play the Ways to Use Challenge today. Instead, I worked at the school and got side tracked later on in the day.
Anyhow, I've always wanted to make a shaker card and I thought it would be a great time to do it here. The Ways to Use it Challenge today, was we were to create a card using using any type of sand. Whether we used sand, sand paper, and etc. I chose to do both. I started out by making the shaker part first by following the wonderful instructions by Beate in the Resources. To make the frame, I used a square punch 4 times inside. Instead of the acetate paper, I used the package from the tacky strip. I stamped the snoopy image with black ink onto watercolor paper. I colored the image using prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and blending stumps. I added a little bit of sand that I took from my son's misc sand pile for sand art. Once I got everything mounted for the part of the shaker scene, I had realized that I forgot to color in the sky. Does it still look ok? Darn it! I also mounted the foam tape on the top part of the frame, which means when I took it off, the paper came off too leaving a thin layer of white showing. I measured kraft c/s, used the cb distress stripes folder, and metered the corners. I used the corduroy distress ink for the frame and also for the b/g of the card. Went over it using the sand paper. I didn't have any mesh for the bottom of the card where the sentiment is, so I used a piece of shelf liner. I stamped the sentiment and colored. I stamped the seashells using different distress inks, cut out, and mounted. I had a fun time making this card, but wished I would of gotten it done this morning. Thanks for the great challenge Julia!
What do you think?
Sorry for the smudges...those are just the sand that has been moving inside. The sand is really not that color, its the lighting.
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009 GMT Views: 682
Registered: August 13, 2006 Location: Calgary, AB Posts: 5421
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 @ 1:19 PM
Fantastic, cute shaker card! A lot of attention to details and very unique ideas, especially the shelf paper. I must remember that one. tfs
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