Monday, February 28, 2011

Tiddly Inks Shaker Card and Sketches in Thyme Challenge

Good morning all.  Pull up your chair.  I've got a few things to show you today.  However, I'm going to start with the fun news.  I received an email this morning saying I WON!!! Creative Charms does a giveaway most months.  This month,  I won the kit of the month.  You can see it here.  It shouldn't be long before they have the new kit of the month posted, also. So, I would check it out.  I was just thinking I need to order more velvet ric-rac from them.  Now, I have black on its way to me.  Isn't this fun.  I love getting goodies in the mail (although recently my UPS driver asked if I was ordering bricks).

Now that I've shared my little bit of fun, how about some eye candy for you.  In fact, I have two cards to show you.  Lets start with the Tiddly Ink card. 

This is a shaker card.  The image is on the card base.  Over the image is a piece of acetate (I used part of the packaging from a sizzix embossing folder) then I put a strip of pop dots all the way around the edge.  On top of the pop dots was a second piece of acetate (the other half of the packaging) and finally a frame to cover all the "inners". 

Here is a side view of the card so you can see the layers.
and another showing the impossible little bits of pop dots.

The next time I do this I will have a strip of pop dot tape instead of a hundred little pop dot squares.

In between the two pieces of acetate and in the middle of all those pop dots is sand.  The Wonderkid has a sandbox (courtesy of PopPop) with it comes sand, EVERYWHERE.  So, I decided to "borrow" a little bit of it.  Just so you know, a little goes a long way when you are talking about shaker cards.

Here is the sand and the image.
I used two Tiddly Ink images for this card.  The main image is Sandy Memories.  If you notice, the little boy on the left has a bit of a sun burn.  The little boy on the right must have a good mommy who puts lots of sun screen on him.  The crab, starfish and sand dollars come from Don't Be Crabby.  I printed about a dozen sets of the starfish and sand dollars and colored them, cut them out and afixed them to the frame of the card. 
I finished it off with a button from my stash (I think it was a bag of buttons from JoAnn's) and some of my new baker's twine from the Kraft Outlet.

So, do I have you thinking about shaker cards you could do?

I need to digress for just a moment.  I ordered a few things from Christy at Tiddly Inks yesterday and I screwed up when I did the ordering (I should have waited another minute for the download button but I didn't).  So, I emailed Christy asking if she could help me out.  She was a real trooper and stuck it out with me until I had my images.  Now THAT is customer service because I'm certain she had something better to be doing than emailing with me bright and early on a Sunday morning. Thanks, Christy.

OK, moving right along.  (Now I have the Muppet Song stuck in my head. Do you remember it? Click the link if you want to hear it.)

Sketches in Thyme card.

As the name says, this is a sketch challenge.  Here is a copy of the sketch.
Do you think I followed the design?  What do you think of the card?  I'm very pleased with the way all of the colors pulled together.  The only thing I think it needs is some embossing on the light green section.  The light green is Core'dinations, the dark green is Bazzille and the pattern paper is some that I picked up last week at Archivers.  The ribbon came from my stash.

Can you see the little pieces of bling on the dark green?  They are Queen and Co pearls which are specifically designed to coordinate with the Core'dinations papers.  I have been eyeing them since Core'dinations did a post about them but I just hadn't purchased until recently.  This color is called Shamrock, so I had to use it.  The sentiment is one of the $1 stamps from Studio G.  I picked up two of them last year and now I get to finally use them.


Lysa said...

OH! I ♥ how you used sand in the shaker card- it's perfectly cute! :)

Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Stamping Cafe said...

Oh this is super cute, love the sand in the shaker card! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers!!

mforquer said...

Oh my your Tiddly card is too cute - and I LOVE the addition of SAND - what a clever idea!!! Perfect for our Tiddly challenge and your Baker's Twine and large button are adorable!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEE both cards but the TI one is my fav! ;) Amazing job Kendra!!! And I'm glad you've had such a great shopping experience at TI. Christy is THE BEST!!


Tanya R said...

The green is wonderful, such a great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with Tuesday Takes @ SIT.

Tracy (Jedi) said...

I love your shaker card!!! It is just adorable! This is such a cute, cute, cute layout! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

Loopylou. said...

wow thats fab! i love the 'borrowed'real sand!!!!! my little mo's sandbox seems to have more sand out of it than in it too!! thank you for playing along with the tiddly inkers hugs Lou xx

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Very cute shaker card! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling cards and your shaker is so much fun! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

Cathy said...

the shsaker card is so cute, definitely going to give it a try, accent on try.

Larissa said...

Great card! Such a great idea to use real sand in your shaker card!