Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Shaker Chef Fun

Last night, I put together a quick shaker card and wanted to share it with you. I started by stamping 1638G Shaker Chef and 0430D Season Day. I colored the image with pencils and blended with Gamsol:

I used an oval punch on the image and also punched a second oval from scrap white cardstock:

With a craft knife, I cut out the inside of the salt shaker part:

I turned the piece over and adhered clear cardstock to the back (thinner acetate would also work):

Then I placed thin strips of foam tape around the window, making sure to butt up the corners so there was no extra space between:

I added a few more pieces of foam tape:

Then I poured in my "shakey stuff." I'd originally intended to use Diamond Dust (which is what inspired me to create this project in the first place), but then I discovered I didn't have any...turns out it's in my class supply box at our main building in Cleveland. Doh! So I used clear glass beads instead.

After carefully peeling off the release paper from the foam tape so as not to disturb the beads, I placed my second (plain) oval on top:

I matted the shaker piece onto a green scalloped oval I'd punched out earlier:

Finally, I adhered it to my orange card base layered with Darcie's PAC1407 Floreza Tortuga printed paper and a ribbon:

I just love that paper from Darcie's. It reminds me of spring!

To finish the card, I cut the saying into a flag-type tag and embellished it with layered punched flowers topped with a small adhesive-backed pearl. How easy was that?


Ayana Posadas said...

OMG!.... This is SO, SO, SO, SO CUTE!!!
I love how you cut out the salt shaker.
How creative & original. I Love It! :)
Thanks so much for sharing!

~ Ayana

tamara davis said...

super cute! I love that you only did the salt shaker part. I've seen shaker cards but they have always been over the entire image. very clever!

Joy said...

Ooooh Miss Jackie! I love it! I haven't done a shaker in a while. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

barbs said...

Thanks for the super great instructions for making a shaker card. What a totally creative way to use your stamps.

Kathy said...

Love this shaker card! Makes me look at my stamps a little differently!

RustyBird said...

I agree with Kathy - your card will make me look at stamps differently. Oh, the things I could do!

Gina said...

This is so cute, I love that only part of the image is a shaker!

True :) said...

What a cute card and idea! It has to be the best "Shaker" card ever! You are such a smartie Jackie!
True :D

Jackie Lewis said...

I'm delighted that you liked the card, ladies, and thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comments. You totally made my day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :-)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Jackie, this is so cute! What a fun card.

mackbrad said...

I love shaker cards - haven't created one in awhile. This is obne of the best ones I have ever seen - super creative to only cut out the salt shaker! Love it. Jackie - IA needs a fan page on FB so we can share our love for IA with our friends ;)