Thursday, August 11, 2016

Birthday Shaker

Well, this has been a very trying afternoon trying to make a shaker card. I think now I recall why I only did one other one before. From the "get go" I had one thing after another interfere with my design. First I had part of the raised tape portion showing so I had to fix that. Then I almost forgot to add the heart sequins to the shaker and of course, my acetate was filled with finger prints. And at the last minute I decided to add some black dots to the outer parts of the card and in doing so did not realize that I was in fact getting black smudges on the frame too. So using an old trick from years ago, if you get some smudges, then add more and declare it part of the design. So that's my story and I am sticking to it.

And then I had the problem getting a good photograph. Acetate is a fickle creature it seems when you want to take it's photo. One shot even had my hands holding the camera reflection in it, so that got scrapped. I finally settled on a few from a great many as possibly suitable.

As you can see in the above photo there is some faux stitching in the frame. So in one of the challenges it called for stitching so I hope this will suffice.

Well, I just wanted to try out some of the new goodies I got from Simon Says Stamps. And, this birthday frame is one of the items I purchased. I also in an earlier purchase got the stamp set from Simon Says Stamps as well.

Simon Says Stamps Products:
Birthday Wishes Frame SSSD111582
Friendly Flowers SSS101432

I used Gina K. Designs dye inks and black Memento ink on the card. I also used some heart sequins that I had gotten as an incentive from Gina K. Designs for my shaker elements.

Other supplies used:
Scor Tape
Scor Board
Black Ribbon with White Sheer Dots

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Sew Easy
Crop Stop Linky Party #19-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge-Contain Yourself (Created a Shaker Container for Sequins)
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge-Let's Go Wild (wildflowers)

Well, that about sums up what I will be doing this week as far as crafting goes. Now I will concentrate on last minute things to do before my surgery Monday. So if I am quiet for a week or so you will know I am recuperating.

Thanks for looking and putting  up with my "boo boo" card making. Have a great rest of the week and weekend. I love all your sweet comments.

God bless,


Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Verna. Shaker cards certainly are a challenge (for me anyway) and don't need things to go wrong - but then we never makes mistakes as they can be covered up with 'whatever'. Beautiful work.

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh, Verna, as I read all of your steps and obstacles, I could feel my heart fill with some anxiety! All of us experience the same difficulties, but then we find ways to try and work with them and voila -- a beautiful card! I can't see any of the mistakes and if you had not mentioned them, we would never have known LOL!!!! It's beautiful ♥ !!!!

Barbara said...

I am glad that you persevered, this card is marvelous. But I know what you mean, as I struggle with shaker cards too. Mostly the acetate. That is the challenge for me. I looked for your finger prints, and could not find them. You are a very good cover up crafter. Best wishes on your upcoming surgery. Hope that you will recover quickly.

Unknown said...

What smudges....I don't see no stinking smudges lol This is FANTASTIC!!! It's so happy and festive and just plain gorgeous! Great colors, love pink and black together as everything tends to POP more! Love the double stitched frame too. So glad you could join in, I know how busy you are! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host. I don't know how you do make your Shakers but here is a PTI Video that I LOVE, for me it is by far the easiest way to make one, although I just use Scor Tape and not the Xyron Machine (but like a good crafter I do own one lol)

Unknown said...

Oh yes, good luck with your surgery we will all be wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Turned out fabulous! Love all the shades of pink too :)

Virginia L. said...

Love the use of SSS die on the awesome shaker card! Your use of pink and black is superb! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Let’s Go Wild” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done! Wish you a speedy recovery after surgery!

Judy Woodland said...

Good thoughts going your way with your surgery...hope you recover quickly. I so hear all your frustration with doing shaker cards. There is definitely a learning curve, never as simple as the videos show. You have captured the technique perfectly. LOVE your design, well done.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love your "boo boo" card! You're so hard on yourself. I love the colors, the idea and the overall project. So pretty. Wishing you a speedy recovery after the surgery.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm glad you didn't give up, Verna! Your shaker card is so cute! I love the pink! I don't see any smudges or problems - it looks perfect! I love to make shaker cards - I make them all the time but I still have problems sometimes. My most frequent mistake is that I forget to adhere the acetate! It's so silly but I've made this mistake several times! I usually catch it when I go to add the sequins! Duh! Anyway, I still find them loads of fun and can't stop making them! Keep at it, my friend! The more you do, the easier they get!

Rushd Lady said...

Got cha on my prayer list, girl! =0)

Patti said...

I love that you kept going because this is a delightful card friend!!

I sent you a card today Verna. You are in my thoughts and prayers!


Unknown said...

Great card Verna. Sorry not to have posted lately. Not around and on here for ages.

Mynn xx said...

LOVE the fabulous bold color scheme you chose for this! What a fun birthday greeting! Gorgeous! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Peanut said...

A valiant effort, Verna. Your perseverance sure paid off! This is a lovely cad. Acetate is a pain to work with but conquered it. Well done!
x Asha

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