Friday, September 23, 2011

CSS Fall Shaker



Hallo,



Welcome to another Gina K Center Stage Alumni blog hop!!!!



If you are following along the hop then you should have come my way from the very creative Vicki - www.allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2011/09/gkd.html



If you want to start at the beginning then go to the main Stamp TV page here - www.stamptv.ning .com



Our challenge this time was to create a Fall Shaker card. I had not done one of these in a loonngg time!!! I like to recycle and use the plastic that comes with small packages like for brads and ect - I will show you later in this post....but Gina has done 2 awesome videos on how to do shaker cards and I will leave the links below for you to check out.












Also Gina is giving away a stamp set (value 24.95 or less) for one lucky commenter along the hop tonight so make sure to leave everyone a little bit of love and you may win!!!






OK - on 2 my cards - yup had so much fun I did 2 :)



I also decided to use the 'black magic technique' from this weeks monday challenge - and yes you can find info on how to do this technique along the right hand sidebar at Stamp TV.



I used the Fanciful Fall set. Stamped the images in white and let them dry - then colored over them with prismacolor pencils. The shaker section is the white card base sponged with distress inks and stamped over the top. I used orange seed beads for both cards.



The 'black magic' on the first card was done on dark brown cardstock and the sponged section - for the second card it was done onto kraft cardstock and black for behind the shaker.





Before I show you a bit about how I did my shakers I will show you where to head next on the hop....

Next up is the talented Sharri - www.istamp4u.blogspot.com/2011/09/were-shaking-it.html
Have fun!!!!!











The first picture shows the plastic piece I used for the first shaker card - I use double sided tape to stick it down.

I can often find one of my Spellbinders dies that will be a close fit for cutting a hole for the shaker part (next pic) but if not then I just measure and use my exacto knife(or scissors)
Sometimes if its not a perfect fit I will add little strips of matching cardstock so it blends in better.

And the last pic shows how I taped everything down so I could sponge the opening.....

All for today!!! Take Care!!!!

Tera








































86 comments:

Cheri said...

Wow, wow, wow, Tera! You really brought Halloween to the table with these fabulous cards. Thank you for the tutorial on your shaker - they are both fabulous. (I love that black magic technique)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great shaker card -- Way to recycle!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love how you did your shaker!!! thanks for sharing - will have to remember to start saving those little packages and the black magic tech is fab...so inspirational (-:

Deb said...

So BRILLIANT to go green by recycling! Love these, Tera! They're both beautiful! I think the black is my favorite!

NJMullins said...

Very cute cards!

Neesey said...

Oh wow does that color ever pop! I want to see how to do that black magic technique now. TFS. I always get so inspired when I hop.

Bernie said...

Fantastic card! Love how the shaker element adds so much to a card. Love the black magic technique and that you recycled.
Blessings Bernie

Dawn said...

very cleverly done. Love both of them

Anonymous said...

Love that Halloween card! Great combinations of techniques.

Frndly1 said...

Loving the card and techniques used.

beejay said...

Adorable fall card, love these shakers!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

Cute cards! I will certainly have to look at the video on the Black Magic technique. I will plan to start saving all the little plastic containers that can be used for shakers.
Hazel

Lynn B. said...

Thank you so much for the pictures and the suggestion about using packaging. That's such a wonderful idea. Great cards. Those are the tiniest beads I've ever seen!

Sandy said...

OMGosh, what gorgeous cards. Love how the tree is on the backing of the shaker part too:)

Carolina said...

Such adorable cards Tera - love how you incorporated the black magic technique into your cards and how you were able to achieve such vast results on each card!

Jean MacNaughton said...

love shaker cards. you did a great job!

mermaid fenicia said...

Nice card, just right for autumn. ^_^

Kris said...

I have lots of those plastic packages and you've given me some fabulous ideas now! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Favourite Things Gift Studio said...

Great card! Love the colours.

Booknplays said...

OK, now not only do I need to try a shaker card, I need to try the black magic technique too! Both cards are great, but I like the first one best. I love how the stamps are both inside the shaker and outside. Would not have thought to do that!

Maxine #6215 said...

I love all those little seed beads. Love the card.

Rebecca said...

Love the card.. I love the idea of reusing old packaging.. would of never thought to use it.

Kary said...

Lovely cards, Tera!! Great idea using the old packaging. Love it!!

Joni said...

Such spooktacular fun!

mjnix said...

Great cards, love how you did the stamping and I will be checking out the Black Magic Technique.

alex said...

Love the cards, and what a brilliant idea with the packaging, thank you for sharing both your lovely creations and the tutorial

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Tera, I love how you stamped the trees to be part of the shaker. This is a great shaker card.

--Marcy said...

Love to recycle! Nice job!

lisa808 said...

The black magic technique is perfect for a Fall/Halloween card. I've used plastic packaging before for shaker cards too.

Donna Phelan said...

Super cards, Tera. I save every piece of plastic from Nestabilities and Brads too, just waiting for the day, looks like it has arrived! Looks like you used seed beads, yes? Wonderful cards, thanks for sharing!

Sue Bridges said...

I really like your technique on the shaker cards! Can't wait to try it!

Judi said...

Just love this! Can't wait to finish this hop to get started!!!

Kay S said...

See are fabulous fall/Halloween cards, Tera! Love how you stamped the trees in white and colored over them in the first card.

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful, Tera! Love the drama of the images against the black.

Bonita said...

So clever. Thanks for the hints. Love your cards.

Jill said...

Beautiful card. I have also thought of using the plastic from packages too for shakers, but just haven't tried it yet. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us.

sprgstn16 said...

That is awesome! I love how you showed us how to use a different window for the card too! Thanks.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Great card! I am inspired to use the black magic technique - your card is so colorful!

Wishing you a good weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

paperfun said...

Love the contrasting paper technique you used.

Mari

Jodi said...

Happy to get new ideas for doing these. Thanks for sharing.

stamper said...

My fav is card #1! Love the colors.

Nana Donna said...

Wow love your shaker cards, awesome job. I also save all those plastic pieces to make shaker cards

Joyce said...

The little orange beads add just the right touch.

Jan said...

Love this card....I just love this time of year for cardmaking.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! Fantastic shaker boxes, & Thanks for the tutorial!

Barbara Colbert said...

These are great shaker cards..love that black magic trick with them too!!! Looking good!!! Thanks for the tips!

Diana said...

What a great card - love the fall colors and thanks for all the info in how you did the card. so much fun and I need to try that technique some day......
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Designs By Sky said...

Wow, love the shaker card and the black magic technique too. tfs

MizMaryAnn said...

I've never seen the black magic technique before. Your card is stunning. I love it.

Barbara Burgess said...

I love the recycle bit. What a great idea. I think I might even give it a try.

Olga said...

Very nice idea!

Kelly said...

I love the way you did your shaker cards! What a great idea! Lovely fall cards!

The Vannoy Family said...

Oooohhh! It's a beautiful "harvest shaker" - great job!

crotnem said...

Great idea! Will have to remember those things when I get something like it.

Miesje said...

Amazing - so creative to use recycled stuff! Fantastic. Love the colors and the explanations are great!

DJreflections said...

This is a really cute Halloween card. Love this technique.

joy said...

Love your cards and the black magic technique!

Sonia said...

I love these cards! Not did you make only neat shakers but putting it with the black magic technique is great!

sassyb07 said...

all of your shaker cards are fabulous!

Golda said...

What a fantastic idea to use those plastic pieces that get thrown away. I love the look of your shakers.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Two cards! You're really good! Both are wonderful and I love the creative way to recycle!

Leslie Turner said...

Tera, your cards are awesome! And I LOVE the fact that you're recycling! GO GREEN!

Audrey said...

Absolutely love both of your cards very talented and inspiring.
God Bless

scootingranny said...

I am all for recycling and love this idea. The organge beads in the shaker card just complete the theme!

Paulette Still said...

Oh how fun. I save all of theses packages too to recycle. I love how it ends up being a window into your card. I want to go make a shaker card. LOL

Crafty Math Chick said...

That is a really clever (and Earth friendly!) way to make a shaker card Tera - thanks for sharing the idea! I really like the look of those orange microbeads that you used.

Sharon said...

Wow really inspirational, love the black magic technique...I must have missed that on stamp tv Wouldn't have thought to keep those little plastic pkgs Great idea!

Valley said...

Beautiful card with the Black Magic techique.

Tosha said...

Love recycling...love your card!

Donna said...

Shak a do!! You did a wonderful job on your cards!! Way to go, and I love the recycle factor, I do that alot as well, save stuff from packaging to craft with!!
Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Donna

Sarita said...

Great Halloween shaker card.

As Sweet As Honey Scraps said...

I am an avid "reduce, reuse, recycler" so this is absolutely something that I would do to use up my plastic packaging. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

April J said...

never would have thought to use those plastic pieces from packages!! Totally cool!

pamselinski said...

totally terriffic

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

wow....you used ALL the new techniques in one card! Great

Softail_Baby81 said...

THANK U THANK U THANK U!!! I am soooooooooooo impressed on how u managed to make a beautiful card while recycling at the same time!!!! Going thru sooo many packages, now I can feel less guilty about the waste I create!!!! Thanx for the B-E-AUTIFUL Cards and for soooo much inspiration!!!!

gerissman said...

Wow! Those are very nice!! I just love the look of the black magic technique!! Thanks for sharing!!

akfaust1@fuse.net said...

Love all of your cards, thanks for the additional info, great job!!!

Dee said...

Very Fall-ish card! Like your way of attaching the shaker as well. The Black Magic card is beautiful!

Lynette said...

Great cards. I now will look at recycling with a different view in mind. Thanks!

Gayle said...

Fantastic Halloween cards, Tera; fabulous black magic and shaker cards.

Melanie said...

I too save all those little bits of plastic to reuse, it's great to see in a craft all too fond of spending! I love the black magic effect too.

Sheila said...

Love the Halloween card!! I love all the fall colors.

Pat Jandacek said...

The black magic technique works great for these cards and each is so completely different! Glad to see recycling taking place. TFS

Betty Neville said...

Awesome shaker cards! Great job with the black magic technique!

Anonymous said...

Susan said: Love the way you continued your stamped image inside the shaker. I will have to look into the Black Magic technique.
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