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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hero Arts Zebra Shaker Card

Hey folks!

My oldest daughter called me this afternoon and asked if I could make a card for her best friend's Mom, because they wanted to surprise her. A "hot pink, zebra print cards with bling." She also told me that they had to meet her Mom in half an hour. That left me 15 minutes. I'm in 5 year old birthday card mode, coloring a cut lil hippo and she's asking for that?  In 15 minutes? No Bueno. I mean, SURE! I couldn't say no. They're 17 year girls, they're broke and they're thinking of someone else. Who can say no to that?  

So in the short amount of time I had to switch my brain from a hippo with a party hat to blinged out zebra print, this is what I came up with. Let me tell ya, no joke, I was a maniac trying to get this done so quickly!

I f you're interested in any of the products I've used, I will have thumbnail links for you at the end of the post!


Using the Hero Arts Zebra Stencil and a Ranger Ink Blending Tool, I quickly worked in Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot on Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I did the same thing on a piece of Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock with the matching ink. I then used a Small Stitched Rectangle Die by Lawn Fawn to die cut the center of both pieces. 

I have this basket thats sets on my work table and it holds all of my black ink pads. I figure, why put them away when I use them so much right? So since I was speed crafting, I was literally picking up an extra piece of Neenah White Cardstock that had been die cut (Small Stitched Rectangle Set by Lawn Fawn) off my table while reaching into my basket o' black ink. How's that for multi-tasking? I had grabbed Hero Arts Black Dye Ink and stamped a sentiment from The Big, The Bold and The Happy by Winnie and Walter. Best sentiment stamp set EVER!  

Before I assembled the two shaker panels onto the Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock Card Base, I went over the Zebra Stripes with Clear Wink of Stella (bling!). I used Grafix Clear Craft Plastic for the shaker window. I threw in a mixture of Pretty Pink Posh Sequins in Sparkling Clear and Craft Medley Sequins in Pink and Black. 

I don't know how much I like it, but I thought the card needed a lil somthin and I was out of time, so I grabbed an extra Peony by Avery Elle I had colored with Copic Markers and put that on with some Scotch Mounting Tape.

Nothing leaves my room without getting it's picture taken, so I took one shot and call it good. 

Aaand done! 

Until next time!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Avery Elle Peonies Shaker Card

Hey folks!

In my last couple of posts, I mentioned that I had another card to share using Avery Elle Peonies Stamp Set. Sorry peeps, but I got totally sidetracked with with the ants. I don't have squirrel moments, I have ant moments apparently! So, I'm back to show off these gorgeous flowers from this fabulous set.

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I'll have thumbnail links at the end of the post!

For the front panel, I stamped the Flowers and Leaves using Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper and Momento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah White Cardstock. After I colored them in with Copic Markers, I went over the Flowers with a lil bit of Wink of Stella

I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die and Neenah White Cardstock and used the positive space to stamp the Hello sentiment on. I placed the same die on the Flower panel and lightly traced around the outside with a pencil. Then I used a craft knife to cut the straight lines, and fussy cut around the flowers.

Although I can be distracted easily by the cutest ants EVER, I'm not one to reinvent the wheel so Fun Foam and Scor-Tape are always my go to's for shaker cards, because they really work the best, I think.

I have a very limited supply of Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (like a single package), I tend to hoard them, but I loved how they looked with the Peonies so I used a few of those and some from my Craft Medley stash.

That's it!

You would think since, I have the house to myself and it's nice and quiet that I'd be in my craft room going to town like a crafting maniac and yet all I can think about is sleep. Oy! Time to call it a night before I turn in to a pumpkin.

Until next time!