"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mojo Monday #63 "Winter Wonderland"

What do you do when you don't have a product you want to use on a project?  Improvise!!!! Once I get over the fact that I don't have something I want to use.. I get my wheels turning... I often turn to my "Versa Mark" pen for help.. I wanted something to liven up the craft base of the card and I don't have the polka dot background (yet) so I made my own with the Versa Pen.
Don't be afraid to experiment you might just like what you come up with..
Close up view of the shaker card. I used Micro beads and  an art glitter. (like Iridescent Ice from SU) for the snow in the shaker. I sandwiched the clear plastic sheets together with the left over outer edges scraps of the Stampin' Dimensionals all around the outer edge of the frame, then added glitter and beads in the middle. I then placed the image behind it.. On a traditional stamped image you wouldn't need to use two sheets but didn't want the glitter and beard to stick to the liquid applique.  I just figured it out as I went along.. I bet there are tutorials out there to make shaker cards. That would have made life a little bit easier but... Aren't experiments fun!! I also didn't want to run upstairs to the office to look it up... LAZY!!
I really like how the scallop edge covered up the layers of the box..  So much cleaner when you don't see all the layers...
The DSP layer on the bottom of the sentiment is the inspiration for the colors in the card... I used the "Ski Slope" Designer Series Paper for Stampin' Up it's actually my second package of this paper I {heart} the colors and patterns in the package... So glad I ordered a second package!!!

Stamp Recipe:

MOVIE: "Lord of the Rings" 1 & 2 (I know I took for ever)
Stamps: "To You and Yours", "Weathered"
Ink: Close to cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Bairly Banana, Baja Breeze, Versa Mark Pen.
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Craft, "Ski Slope" DSP S.U.
Ribbon: Baja Breeze 
Linen Thread 
Micro Beads, Artist Glitter, clear plastic sheets saved form other purchases...(like 3-D stickers)
Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Tack Tape, ATG gun.

Holiday Hugs


Ann said...

This is TOTALLY gorgeous, Brooke! Love the shaker, the colors, the "snow" on your house--LOVE IT ALL!!! :D

Sankari W. said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful Brooke! seriously LOVELY and just gorgeous! love your improv and your shaker card - and the scalloped edging!! gorgeous!

sending you two bouquets of smiles :)
Sankari :)

ps - so great to talk to you last night - hope your stamp group is fun tonight!!! talk more soon!!

Carol Dunstan said...

fantastic card, and I love how you did the scallops around the edge of the shaker, very cool!

Amy said...

Beautiful card!! I love the shaker card.

Brookescreations said...

I love this card. How do you find time? this is gorgeous. Love it!

Nancy Riley said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!

Juliann said...

Oh Brooke this card is beautiful! Actually with your little snowfriend in the corner it looks like the cover of a magazine I want to curl up with!!! Sooo pretty!!

Bev said...

Amazing!! Gorgeous card, the colours are fabulous
hugs Bev x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a gorgeous card. I love all the little details. Thanks for playing! :)

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