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Thursday, July 17, 2008

What's shakin?

Sorry I could not post yesterday but we were having some major internet issues which resulted in some hardware replacement. So I will post yesterday's and today's cards here today. I love them both and hope you will too. Here is the first for today's challenge.

This is for the ways to use it challenge today which was to use a spice on your card and for the hanna stamps weekly challenge which was to use acetate on your card. If you have never made a shaker card you can find the awesome tutorial for it here
I must admit that having the nestabilities made this soooo much easier for me than the last time I did one. I also liked using the kosher salt (mixed with some glitter) inside the shaker as opposed to the microbeads because it was not full of static like the beads. I first colored my image then found the size of nesties that would best fit it. After following the tutorial I stamped my bg and cut the corners using my slit punch. This was attached and brads were added. I stamped my sentiment and punched it with the word window punch. I tied ribbon around the middle and attached my shaker with glue lines since they are stronger and will hold better. I finished off the card by accenting some stickle accents to the snowflakes.

stamps- snowman riley from hanna stamps, TAC ornamental snowflakes
ink- mellow moss, bliss blue, banana
CS- bliss blue, banana, white
accessories- Kosher salt, glitter, foam tape, acetate, white gel pen, slit punch, word window punch, striped grosgrain, shimmer brads, stardust stickles

Here is the second card- I love how it came out. I could not believe that I actually colored it LOL.

I am running low on time here so I will be quick with the description and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions I did not answer. I colored my image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and then sponged the edges. Actually all the layers are sponged with cocoa ink. I stamped the flower from the set on both the blue and artichoke layers with tone on tone inks. These were then overstamped with the linen bg inked with cocoa. I faux stitched both bg layers and attached everything together. I used various hardware pieces and ribbon to finish it off.

stamps: long time friend, PTI mailbox greetings for sentiment
ink- artichoke, cocoa, choc chip, bordering blue
CS- same as above
accessories- prismacolor pencils, gamsol, stumps, aged copper hardware, stitched ribbon, paper piercer, choc chip marker

Well have a wonderful day- I am off to the "Y".


JenMarie said...

OMGosh, your shaker card is totally fabulous!!!
That 2nd one is beautiful!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Janette - I love them both. I especially love the deep color of the 2nd one (and of course, I love all your little details!)

Janice M said...

Great cards! That Riley card is just adorable!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So cute, and so pretty, awesome work.

peanutbee said...

You totally ROCK, you know that?? I love the adorable shaker cute and so fun! The second one...WOWZERS...I saw this in the SCS gallery last night and just have to comment again on how much I love it. Gorgeous image and texture!

Allison said...

I have been impressed with your creations as of late. See here for an award:

Stephanie said...

Oh wow! Both of these cards are fabulous! :D I love your coloring! That shaker card is so much fun too!

dana wyzard said...

I never thought of using salt!! Thank you!! And the darkness of the second card makes it look so elegant and rich.