Monday, March 9, 2015

Wet Wishes

Here’s a shaker card done using Simon Says Stamp Best Fishes set.  Over the weekend I saw a video by JJ Bolton where she uses the We R Memory Keepers Fuse to make a shaker card and that got me thinking if there was something in my house that I could use to achieve the same result.  I showed the video to my husband and he told me what to use (a soldering iron).  So, I found I low wattage one (40 to be exact) and grabbed a 12 x 12 page protector.  First I used it to get the hang of the iron and then I used it again to make my shaker pocket.  As you can see I probably used way too many beads in the pouch; but hey, that’s how we learn.

I grabbed my card panel front and stuck it in my MISTI to figure out where I wanted to stamp my sentiment.  After I stamped the sentiment I also used it to figure out where to place my die.  Once I taped the die in place I ran through my trusty cuttlebug.  I then used the fishbowl die to cut a few more frames out of red cardstock. 

My fish were stamped on some Hammermill and colored using my Copics.  I added some texture with some colorless blender and apiece out outgrown sock.  I put some wiggly eyes on each of them and then glued them to the inside of my shaker bag.  Once everything was in bag my bag I sealed it up and attached it to the back of my front panel.  I cut a small piece of designer paper to go behind my bag to add a little more interest.  Once everything was put together I added some foam tape to the back of it and placed it on an A2 size card base.

I’m pleased with how it came out, but note to self is to not use as many beads for the next one.

Supplies used:
Paper: Gina K Blue Raspberry for base and Fishy Fiesta for DP, Hammermill #100 for images;
Stamps and Dies: Simon Says Stamp Best Fishes and matching die
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Gina K Blue Raspberry;
Copics: G40, G43; BG11, BG13, BG15; YG21, YG23, YG25
 Everything else: Sea Beads, Green Doodlebug Sequins, wiggle eyes                          

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful day.


  1. Heeheehee...had to laugh at the outgrown sock... Very cute card!

  2. Thanks Susan. I'm learning to find things around my house to achieve what I want.

  3. Awesome shaker- love the fish bowl and the beads you used in the shaker. I really like the red polka dot frame- so pretty!

  4. Delightful creation, the colours and beads along with the fish bowl are gorgeous...xx
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