Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Scalloped Shaker

This is the beginnings of a gift set for Alex's preschool teacher. Her birthday is tomorrow. I made this using a tutorial I found on GinaK's blog. I think the scalloped shaker is so so cute! I can't link directly to the post, but it's a ways down the page.

Here's my version. I only have the Mega Scalloped punch. I ordered the giga and 4 days later, Joann cancelled my order and said they were out of stock. Bummer! And of course, by then - everyone else was out of stock too! Oh well, someday I'll get my hands on one of those!

I used some Chatterbox paper I had been hoarding, I probably have 5 sheets of this particular design. I just love it. I used bashful blue, old olive and chocolate chip cardstocks to compliment the paper. After following Gina's instructions, I stamped the floral background stamp in versamark on bashful blue paper. I used the linen stamp on the old olive paper (also in versamark) and I sponged both of the edges of those papers with their matching inks. I paper pierced a strip of chocolate chip and used that as a base for the shaker piece. I mounted the olive and a strip of the chatterbox on the chocolate chip and then put the chocolate chip on with dimensionals. I tied a bit of grosgrain ribbon that I dyed using reinkers, then put the shaker piece on with more dimensionals (can you see how much I love dimensionals??). I used an A Muse sentiment in chocolate chip ink along the bottom. Then just mounted to chocolate chip and then to a bashful blue base. I like layers!

I'll share the rest of the gift set later. Hope you all are enjoying your weather wherever you are! Here it snowed and there is no school. Yep. We have a snow day in Texas. I have my sister-in-laws 2 kids so that makes 5 kids age 6 and under. So probably not a lot of stamping going on here today. Here's a pic of our snow! (And yes, I grew up in Missouri so this is no big deal to me.)


I think I have confused people into thinking I used the Marvy punch to punch out the inside of the circle. That was my initial idea, but according to Gina's tutorial, you use the coluzzle to cut the inside out. Just a tip!


Janet said...

Very pretty that color combo. No snow here in NJ, but it is bitter cold. We are supposed to just get rain tomorrow. Yucko!

Cindy Keery said...

This card is so pretty!

Julie Brooks said...

WOW! Very beautiful card! I have never tried dying ribbon....I guess I need to give it a shot.
I'm jealous you have snow!!! We have freezing rain and that is no fun.

Billie Bee said...

I love that scalloped shaker! Wish I could try it, but I only have the oval scalloped punches. For some reason, I can't make them work. Have a great day!

dbeltt said...

There is seriously more snow in your yard than there is in my yard... in Wisconsin, 5 minutes from Lake Superior!

Allison said...

Gorgeous card and I just love that DP!

Anonymous said...

Love this shaker card. Actually...I love all the stuff you post. I live in TX too (Dallas area) and I noticed you had a lot more snow then we did at my house. Fun, fun, fun for the kids!