Friday, April 30, 2010

Sizzling Blue ...!

Here I am back again with the Mojo sketch card; and this time I did remember to make it square unlike the earlier one!!! ;-) As I mentioned earlier, my cards reflect my mood and what techniques I am waiting to try. Today it is a fun card with some elegance... I tried the awesome 'Shaker' card from the Whiff of Joy Tutorial blog. Love their tutorials though I don't own any of the gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamps.

I am submitting this card for:
> The Cuttlebug Spot - Favorite flowers (these layered beauties sure are my favorites!)
> Papertake Weekly - Do something different (never tried a shaker card like this before)
> Cute card Thursday - Make your own
> Our Creative Corner - Blooming blossoms
> Tanja's challenge of making the shaker 

Isn't it a beauty? :-) I loved it!!! But if I reveal what makes the shaker, I'm not sure if you will believe me.... ;-)  Well, the original tutorial asked for a cardboard ring 6mm high. I, of course, didn't have any such ring. I asked Tanja what to replace it with... she suggested 3D tapes. Now Smita was too lazy to neatly cut foam tape so she came up with another idea... 

I have loads of unused bangles with me... I layered 3 light metal bangles to create the height and dimension. Then I carried on with the tutorial ;-)...  I loved the card!! AND I loved my shimmering blue flower too... Nothing much to write about that - just layered scalloped circles secured with a brad and decorated in the center with a circle sticker and loads of 3D outliner! :-) 

The lace is from mom's stash!! And she has the most amazing collection ever!!

Hope you enjoyed my post...



  1. I loved the bangle concept.. i saw that tutorial through a comment in your prev post, & was thinking about trying it on weekend.. :D.. I still had not figured out the best way to replace the ring :D I was thinking of layering quilling strips and make a ring from them.. But Bangles concept is truly awsome.. Thanks for sharing..

  2. wow!!.. u lazy too.. lolz!!.. bt this laziness has actually resulted in a beautiful innovative idea!!.. awesome awesome awesome!.. :D

  3. Smita this is fabulous! Love the blues and the gorgeous flowers you made, but that shaker is truly a work of art and OH SO CLEVER! Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot! xxD

  4. Beautiful love the 3d effect!

  5. the bangle concept is brilliant... Smita might be lazy but she is very very innovatively creative ;)

    well done girl...

  6. Awesome card.. really like the concept..

  7. This is fantastic Smita! I love the colour and the textures! I so want to try a shaker card! :)

    P/s: How nice it is to raid your mom's stash ;)

  8. Olá, amiga!
    Passei para uma visitinha...
    Seu cantinho é criativo e muito lindo!...
    Feliz dia do trabalho!!!
    Hoje é só descanso!...
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos carinhosos.
    Itabira - Brasil.

  9. Loved it Smita!! That shaker card is a nice idea..will try my hands on it soon!!

    And I am surely gonna raid my Mom's stash this time when I go home :)) . Hopefully I will also find some beauties like the ones you managed :)


  10. That is called Kreativity and Smita...well done..

    Love the colors..

  11. This is stunning Smita, the bangle idea is genius! The colours are gorgeous, and the lace is amazing,
    Love Sarita xx
    PS: Sorry for the delay in answering your queston about my name...I wish there was some really interesting story behind my name...but my mum just liked it! I know it means "Little Princess" hence the name of my blog!!

  12. The idea of using the bangles is too good :) I wouldnt have thought about it...Now thats what I call creativity :) Good work !!