German Phrase of the Day: Ich bin gerne in den Bergen. = I like the mountains. Or literally translated it says I am gladly in the mountains. This is very true of me...so long as there is an ocean nearby. But, if I had to choose between the two, you all know I would pick the ocean over mountains any day of the week. Guess that's why for our Spain trip next month 2/3 of it will be along the coast. Yippee!! :-)
It's another Prettie Wednesday! I wonder what the next challenge will be? Guess I'll have to stalk Joanne to find out! Last week Jules challenged us all to make a card with chipboard, so I guess I better get busy on that, but today's card was Christie's challenge to us all to make a shaker card. And, since I was scheduled to mail to Jules this time, I made it into a birthday card. Today is Julie's bday...Happy Birthday Julie!! And, since I was running late as usual (FINALLY made it to the post yesterday, so there are 3 packages and 4 cards winging there way towards North America now!) she's getting a sneak peek at her bday card. Don't worry...there are a few surprises coming to! ;-)
I don't know HOW long it's been since I've made a shaker card, but it's been a LONG time! As I'm always reminding you, I'm a lazy stamper, so I like quick things...and shaker's are NOT quick. However, it was LOADS of fun. As usual...I put in too many beads, but that's ok. I chose my colors from the ribbon. I wanted to do a color combo I wouldn't necessarily choose, so I looked around my stamping table and settled on this Ribbon's Originals from last year's SU! catty. I stamped Flutter By Sophia and colored her in with my aquapainter and watercolor crayons. Then, I cut the DSP and punched the oval, sponged both, and adhered the oval to the dsp. Next, I cut the oval through both layers with my coluzzle, and then tied the ribbon under the punched oval around the dsp. Next step was to adhere the transparency sheet, then add the dimensionals around the oval cut out. I put in some beads and attached Sophia behind the cut out oval. Then, I stuck the dsp layer down on the card base. Of course, then I decided I wanted to stamp the birthday greeting, and it actually worked even though the DSP layer was popped up on dimensionals. Phew!
Oh, and don't you like having the little butterfly outside the oval? I got that trick from Charlie over here. And did you see what Julie did yesterday? She masked out the butterfly and put some Easter Eggs into Sophia's hand instead! She's too stinkin' smart I tell ya!
I've gotten a couple of RAK's which I'll try to film this afternoon...and maybe I'll try out bloggers new automated posting to have a few posts while I'm gone...if I have time to write them up today in between cleaning the kitchen and packing. Otherwise...I'll have plenty to share when I"m back home on Tuesday. Happy Easter everyone!!
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Flutter By from Paper Pretties, Full of Life
CS: Lavendar Lace, Apricot Appeal, stamper's select white, lavender lace prints dsp
Ink: Lavendar Lace, Apricot Appeal, brilliance graphite black
Acc: watercolor crayons, aquapainter, sponge, ribbon originals sherbert ribbon, duo beads pink, coluzzle, marvy giga scalloped oval punch