Wednesday, May 21, 2008

First Attempt at a Shaker Card!

Remember when shaker cards were all the rage? I would marvel at this interactive embellishment! I ordered this Sushi set (Stampendous) from Eclectic Paperie a few weeks ago and decided to try my hand at a shaker card. Let me just tell ya.....I am shaker challenged! I redid this card about 10 times! Ripping things off, starting over.... had micro beads EVERYWHERE! I ended up with this. I stamped on a transparency and colored it in with my Copics from the back. I cut it out using my Spellbinders Nestibilities. I also used them for the fishbowl as well. I added the foam all around the perimeter of the opening of the bottom piece. Add your microbeads and attach the top of the fishbowl. I added the starfish button to the bowl. I cuttlebugged the white background, added a ribbon, stamped the sentiment......and 4 hours later it was done! : )

21 comments:

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

It figures that you would do this well with your first one! This is just adorable! I love everything about it.

Cindy said...

One of the best shakers I've seen! Very nice!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Ummm, first attempt? This is freaking fabulous!

Ivy said...

OMG Michele...this is the first time that I visit your blog..it's awesome (I'm going to add you to my blog list)!! I have to start by saying that Cortney is just a beautiful little girl. My background is in special education and now I am a speech language pathologist. Actually I am just starting to create speech and language programs for children with CP. I would love to find out more about your special little girl!!!

Sharon said...

What a cute card, Michele! Call me, I'm hoping to get some scrapping or cards done this weekend.

Allison said...

This is great Michele. Love the shaker aspect you chose to implement...perfect!

Alexandra said...

this is so cute Michele - it sure doesn't look like a first attempt, it's adorable! I love the fish theme! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Very cute! I love the Cuttlebugged background! Perfect for a fishy! For your first, it's wonderful!!

Crafty Connie said...

Super card. Great job for your first one!

SpAzzGiRL said...

4 hours??? Are you serious?
You can melt metal but not make a shaker card?? {rolls eyes}
This is adorable but I would hate to have to clean up microbeads, been there hated that!

Lisa West said...

This came out great. I have attempted shakers for scrapbooking in the past. They are fun!! Lisa

Christi said...

This is awesome and a first attempt? Wow!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Who would of thought that it would of taken so many tries to get your shaker card looking so good. It's very creative and I love it!
:-)

Marja Sch said...

What alovely shaker effect. Well done. Gr Marja

Deb said...

This is adorable!! LOVE it!!

dasimonds said...

Super Adorable!
I have not tried this yet.

Terrie B x said...

Oh these are just gorgeous Michelle...sorry I havent been over for a while but it`s always a pleasure to pop over and see your gorgeous creations...Courtneys LO is just beautiful...hope you are all well:)
Have a great weekend:)x

Rose Ann said...

I love your shaker card!! I can't believe it's your first!! Fabulous, Michele!!

Libby Hickson said...

Glad you stuck it out despite the challenges - this is adorable!

sophia landry said...

This is adorable. You did great for a shaker card. First one........you sure?? looks way better than my first did lol. Love how you made it a round. Love it as i do all your stuff!!

Tracy.H said...

So cute!! I have yet to make one of these myself...might have to give one a try this week. I was just given some fish bowl images as a RAK too!! :0)