Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Shopping Our Stash - Weekly Challenge - Shaker Cards

Hello, Crafty Makers!

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is: Shaker Cards

Well, I am posting this a little late. I had my infusion therapy yesterday and today and I failed to do my final check last night to make sure I had my post scheduled.  Of course, I had made a change and did not publish the update. 
Even worse, I forgot that I was hosting. 
It's the drugs, people.  It's the drugs!

I promised my grandson that I would use one of his anime drawings as the subject of a shaker card.   I looked through his images and really fell in love with this one.   It makes me so jealous that everyone in my family can draw with the lone exception of yours truly.  None of them ever took a single art class.  In a few weeks, I might post a couple of the Hubsters drawings.  Sigh!

Again, I went a little crazy for this challenge and I made a bunch of shaker cards!
I love this stamp!  I have had it for about 10 years.  I removed it from its wood block and used my Tim Holtz Stamp Tool.  I was able to put it back on the block and it stuck just fine.  My long-term goal, though, is to peel away the backs of all my wood block stamps and add new foam so that I can use them with the stamping tool.  Between my meds and my disease, the old hands are sometimes just a little shakey! :D
I created this shaker card for my Graphic Design class.  My sequins all fell behind my little chimp, but you get the message.   I created the camouflage paper using my gelatin plate and a few stencils.
I so loved the look of the kraft frame that I created this little friends shaker using another really old stamp (about 20 years old).  I successfully removed this one from the block and mounted it on new foam. Works like a charm on my stamp tool. YaY!  I thought the coloring worked okay for me, too. Whew!

Please join us in the challenge and Shake, Shake Shake!


  1. WOW Chana!!!
    You did go to town on your shaker cards!
    That's awesome!
    Your grandson drew that image??!!?? Please tell him from me that it is totally awesome!!
    Sorry you've had a bumpy start to the week :(
    Hope things go your way from here!

    1. Thanks, Donna, I will pass that message on to Josh!
      Yeah, I was just on the phone with my nurse and we were laughing about our first rough patch. After almost four years of infusions, I am feeling blessed that this is the first time I had a negative experience. But I am okay today. Thanks for the good vibes.

  2. You crafty lady! I always love your projects because you incorporate such a variety of craft skills (e.g. gel-printing/coloring/shaker-engineering) and everything flows! The card in which you used your grandson's drawing is really cool, but I also like the shaker with the variety of animals-- what a great stamp!

    1. Thanks, Mimi! I love that stamp, too. I don't use it a lot because I am not the best at coloring but it did work well here. Thanks for always being so supportive.

  3. Whoa! Your Grandson drew that?!! He's is INCREDIBLY talented! Boy, did you go to town with the shaker cards. I'm very impressed! So sorry about your rough start of the week, but hoping you are feeling better. Hugs!

  4. What a great collection of shaker cards, and I'm very impressed that your grandson drew the image! Talent clearly runs in your family! These are all such wonderful and fun cards, well done!


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