Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shook Up Seahorse

I had so much fun creating the Umbrella Man shaker card, I decided to try this seahorse die from Tim Holtz.  It was a little challenging, because there are a couple of shapes on the die, and it was very tricky getting the paper to fit through my machine with the die positioned where I wanted it.  If you look closely, the clam shell cut a little on the left side of the tail, so I decided to work with it anyway.  I just cut several more odd notches around the card, and I think it really works with this card.

Someone commented on my last post about the cleverness in using the Umbrella Man for a shaker card.  I have to give credit to Jennifer McGuire's blog post, which gave me the inspiration.

The background was created, once again, using Wendy Vecchi's alcohol + reinker technique using her Ranger Archivals in Cornflower Blue & Leaf Green, plus some Gold Alcohol Ink by Ranger on Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper.  The hexagon confetti is by Martha Stewart, and the saying is embossed with Ranger's Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder (sorry, don't know the name of the stamp's company).  I also used a spritzer to get the gold specks with my Zig Painty Pen.  I used craft foam to pop it all up and mounted it on a Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake base card.

The Wednesday Challenge on Simon Says Stamp's blog is Anything Goes, so this will be my entry.


Teresa Kline said...

so cute, adorable shaker card! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine! *~*

Suzanne C said...

Very cool that you used the seahorse with the shimmery shaker background. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!