Week 2, Day 3, Summer Card Camp2
Today we learned how to create Shaker Cards. I'd like to say, "What fun!" but by the time I was done with the FIRST one my feet were hurting and I had to sit down for a break. (I'm recuperating from a broken ankle.) Then, when I realized I had not followed directions as shown in the video by Kelly Marie Alvarez, I groaned. Why do I always make things harder than they have to be?
Here is my first card. At first I did not feel very positive about my work, but now I'm "adjusting" my thoughts. To make this card, I dry embossed the inside piece with a Cuttlebug Star Embossing Folder, then added tiny blue plastic beads, gold stars and misc. "candy" from Magic Scraps. I have had that stuff for nearly ten years and rarely used it. So glad I don't throw anything away when it comes to homework for these classes! The Shaker Box is on the inside of this card, which makes it very thick and bulky. When I closed it, I realized something wasn't right as far as following directions. Despite that, I carried on and stamped SU stars in blue on green paper, then cut them out and added on top. (I've also had the background paper for several years. You never know!) I couldn't remember if the plastic piece went on the inside or the outside. I tried both.
If I'd just kept the video close by this wouldn't have stumped me, but I'm stubborn and want to try things myself.
Ten minutes into my fifteen minute break, I knew I had to try again. Cards in the gallery look so good, and the video looked so easy! Surely I could do better.
Here we go again. Two cards. You can tell me, if you want, what you think about either one or both. That really does help my progress! I love to read what stands out to others who see my cards because that's how I learn and grow in this creative adventure.
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are having a positive, creative day!