witticisms by Jess Witty

September 29, 2010

A Basic Grey Go-to Challenge

A little challenge of the Go-to Gals today. It's sort of like Iron Chef where we all make something with the same ingredients, except with knives, no timer, and no octopus {insert any other disgusting food product here}. This week's ingredient... Basic Grey. You know 'em. You love 'em. You may have partaken in a bi-annual tradition of beating what seems like a billion other women to their booth first thing on the first day of CHA so that you can place the Emma's Paperie order before it gets buried beneath all the orders of said billion other women. Oh, wait. That's just me. I'll give you a moment to picture it. There might be running involved. It's like Black Friday. But on crack. It's fairly hilarious. That's what I do for friends and Basic Grey, folks. That's dedication. Anyhow, that brings us to today's challenge project. Lookie there... a little shaker card... sort of. Lookie there... you open it up and...
the shaker is on the outside. The images that appear to be on the inside of the shaker on the inside of the card instead. Kinda different. I kinda love it. This idea came to me right when I saw those cutie pie snowman stickers from Basic Grey's Jovial collection. Their little smiley faces... they just kill me. Love 'em. The gift sticker was part of a sticker with 3 gifts... I just cut this one out, stamped the sentiment on it, and stuck it on. It's hidden behind the snow so it's a little surprise when you open the card. Love that. To make the faux shaker, I just made a clear transparency card like normal. I stuck the Snowball Fight paper inside the card and the stickers on top of that. I made the shaker layer by cutting another piece of transparency to fit, stitching it partially on, then sticking the mica flakes in and stitching it up. Pretty easy. Love the effect. For more Basic Grey goodness, check out the other Go-to Gals... Teri
Kim K Later, friends!

13 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

Such a winter wonderful card! I love the shaker on the outside! TFS!

laurensmom22 said...

That shaker card is so darn adorable. I'm going to try to make one. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Kelly S. said...

Oh THAT is a clever and awesome way to make a shaker! Stiched up Mica Flakes, I LIKE it! Such an adorable card!!

Kathi Carlozzi said...

Love your cards. Your blog and talent are wonderful and very inspiring. Thanks.

catlady709@comcast.net

Kari said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and respond to my question today Jessica! I have such limited time to make cards, so my technique exploring time is even less! I have been wanting to experiment with both transparencies and shaker boxes, so this post is very helpful! Keep up the beautiful work, and thanks again!

Gwen said...

Now THAT'S a cool card!

jordanbev5 said...

Wow! I am going to have to scraplift that idea!! Too fun!! Love your card!

Jessica said...

Cool! I was wondering how this was done. Thanks for sharing!

NatQuebec said...

what a wonderful idea ! it's really nice.

maryps said...

What an awesomely cute card! Thank you for sharing your creative idea. It will definitely be on my "Things I Must Try List".

Sasha Holloway said...

seriously adore all you do .. love this

terisplace said...

My name is Teri, and I officially love this card.
You card making rockstar, you.

Bev Gerard said...

Gracious!
This is just too cute!