Monday, May 2, 2011

Stamp Fairy Patsy Shaker Card

I have a card to share with you today that  was a three day process to put together, what drama!  

Before I get to my story I'm very happy to tell you I'm a guest designer for Stamp Fairy for the month of May, I love Gerda's cute digital images - how fun!  

The challenge today at Stamp Fairy World is to make a shaker card.  I thought, no problem I've done this before!  
Oh my was I wrong...

I had a plan before I got started to use this cute digital "rain" paper by Sara at The Sherlocks Home, printed everything I needed and colored Patsy with my Copic markers, B95, B93, B91, B12, Y18, Y15, Y13, E49, E59, E57, E55, T1, T2, E00, E000, R21 and cut her out.  She's also printed on the rain paper so I wouldn't lose any of Gerda's rain drops.  

I wanted the puddle under her feet to look wet so I applied Glossy Accents, set her aside and made my shaker box with  Spellbinders rectangle & scalloped rectangle dies and an acetate sheet.  Then my first problem arose, I set the finsihed shaker box on my image before the Glossy Accents was dry, oops...  The Glossy Accents peeled off the inside of the acetate much easier than I expected but there were holes in my shiny puddle.  I applied a little Stickles in the holes and some extra around them and left it to dry.  Not bad but still noticeable so I applied a little more Glossy Accents and walked away.

The next morning I decided it was time to put this all together.  I marked the back of the shaker box so I could line up the image perfectly when I put it together, poured the micro beads inside and carefully peeled off the foam tape I'd used on the back and got my fingers stuck in it.  I noticed the micro beads jumping onto the foam tape, oh no...  After getting my fingers unstuck I carefully placed the image panel on the tape and pressed it down and flipped it over to see how it looked.  My micro beads started spilling out everywhere!  I applied some tacky glue and got a little more messy with it, my watermark is over a glue fingerprint of mine, lol.  Luckily the card body was ready so I stuck my shaker box on, left it flat on the table and quickly took a picture while I still had some beads in it. Hey, this must be the definition of "challenge"...

There's my story, whew what drama for one simple card, lol.  My "mission" is completed and I'm ready to move on to the next project.  I can't wait to stop by Stamp Fairy World and see how the other design team members did, I hope you'll join us!

Stamp Fairy World - Shaker Cards
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - April Showers/May Flowers
Moving Along With The Times - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Springtime
Little Miss Muffet - Die Cuts or Punches
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Showers


Bonnie Weiss said...

Very cute image and perfect technique for it too.

jimlynn said...

All that time you spent on this was well worth it! So very cute. Oh, and CONGRATS on the Guest Designer spot!!

Dana said...

I was giggling at your watermark over your boo boo!! I've been known to do that more than once ; )
Well, all your frustration more than paid off! It is an amazing card! Your coloring is gorgeous and the whole design is well thought out!
Love it!!

Misty said...

Great card! The best laid plans..huh? LOL
I have used the watermark like that too!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Lisa Jane said...

oh what afab fun card - i love the bright yellow souwester and wellies lol.. and the shaker element is fab.. perfect with the raindrop embossing
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

ps hope you got your little camper digi ok

Kathy and Lucky said...

The card is just adorable and I think it helped bring rain to Texas :) Love it!

Brenda Brown said...

Well I have to say Jan it was well worth the effort and perseverence. This is an adorable card and the yellow obviously shows the hope of summer to come.
Thanks for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Gerda said...

Hi Hon

I love the new card! I had no idea you had to struggle that much but it def. payed off!! Love all the sparkle, thanks for not giving up!!!

Hugs, Gerda

Unknown said...

Hi dear Jan, this is so sweet, love the colours you used and fabulous shaker card. Hugs Dora xxx

paige said...

How cute is this! reminds me of my yellow slicker and rain boots when I was young - a very, very long time ago! this card makes me smile inside and out!

AllisonG said...

Beautiful card! If you hadn't told your funny story, I wouldn't have had a clue that it was such a challenge. I've never done a shaker card - now I know why! LOL

ChickieChirps said...

Whew! What a mission! But the final card looks fabulous! I love the glittery shiny puddle!

Thanks for joining us for the Diecuts and Punches challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!


Marilyn said...

I love this image Jan & how your card is so sweet & adorable! Very clever to use your sparkles as 'rain'!

Marilyn said...

hahahahha... read your post again! Your story of the shaker card is like an I Love Lucy re-run but it turned out beautifully.

Denise said...

Fantastic card. Gorgeous image and great colour combo. Thanks for joining us a DDSB xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet, Love the bright colours. Thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week with our Anything Goes Challenge, Hazelxo

WeirdCat said...

This is so cute, love the colour combo, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

...just Peggy said...

Great Job! love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet this week.

Genevieve said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colour combo:)


skylife said...

Great job on creating the rain! Love the frame!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the story - you know now they have those plastic shaker boxes already made for you so shaker cards are easy - if you want to try one -let me know and I an send you one.

Barb HOusner

Carissa said...

This is so sweet and your sentiment is perfect. Glad to have you join us on the Stampfairy challenge this week.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card! fab colours and love the background and yellow together! hugs Samantha :0) SFDT