Decided to have another go at a shaker card but this time I decided I needed to use up the square and circle shaker shapes I had bought ohhhh so long ago. Of course now people are making their own windows for shaker cards and adding dimensional foam and acetate or using the Fuse tool so it has truly moved on but I just wanted to use up these supplies.
At first of course I was going to make a pile of cards but actually never got past the one completed one and the three false starts in the bin. One actually made it to being complete with the same as this one but somehow I managed to double bounce the sentiment so when I put the embossing powder on I could see it wasn't going to work soooo I decided to do another cover to stick over the top with the same sentiment BUT..... nah I am going to stop there, needless to say the first completed one ended up with a heat warped shaker top. I left the room and waited till today and of course it all fell into place perfectly.
Moral of the story is 'if at first you don't succeed, nor the second or third or fourth then walkaway and come back another day'. At some stage it will work and look just thawed you wanted.
The background here is a piece of watercolour paper and I have added blue and purple Brusho's.
Before I stuck on the clear square I have stuck down some sequins and stars and a couple of clear glitter gems. The rest just shake around in there.
This slight side on one probably shows the colour the best of the background. Silver embossed sentiment 'twinkle twinkle little star..... Do you know how loved you are!' and all finished off with a cute little teddy clear gem.
Okay time to enter this in
Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.
Dad turns 90. Yep he has hit the big 90 and this Saturday is the big party (well afternoon tea with lots of cake and coffee and his favourite Black forest Cheesecake Even though I made it for him for Christmas I am going to really spoil him and give him another one).
So of course he needs a card and as he has a great sense of humour I decided to go with old Gus in his swimmers cause his attitude is just like dads.
Coloured with Coloursoft pencils and babyoil. Even the sentiment is a digital one, one I wish I had as a stamp but you cant have everything. Finished off with a whale button up at the corner.
Then I had to add a few sentiments inside. I went looking for some good old snarky sentiments and ended up I couldn't decide between the last three so I added one each side on the inside of the card.
This one first cause I always tease him about being an old fart (sorry if thats impolite but if it gets a smile & a laugh from him, then I'll use it)
Then this one with this ending
and finally I had one folder with handwritten message 'couldn't resist'
If I manage to get a photo of the day I'll share. Those of you who have gotten to know me over the last 10 months can see where I got my sense of humour from when I say this will give my dad a good laugh.