Jul 13, 2009

365 Cards: Shortcuts Week!!!

Hey there, Happy Monday to ya! Today is the second day of Shortcuts week over at 365 Cards! I am excited to get started and have a weeks worth of fun things to show you. Today's challenge is to create a window using plastic. I used this super thick acrylic sheet they have over at Shortcuts. Its SO great to work with. I really do love it.  Here is today's card:

I made up a shaker window with some of my new Hero Arts love I got in the mail last week. I am still working out how to use it all, but look forward to lots of fun creating. I embossed the background cloud design block with Zing powder. Cut out my window and added some beads and some of the Hero Arts images made with shrinky-dink. I also used the screen shadow stamp block on the front (its subtle) and some faux stitching. 
This card was a bit of a challenge to make after having some days off. It definitely doesn't pay to take a break. There is more frustration and less fun. Plus the outcome is always a bit, shall we say... curious. I really like how this one turned out in the end considering how it started and how long it took me! I am glad to get my creative juices flowing again this week after my "hiatus" (if you can call it that). I will see you back here tomorrow for something else fun to share with you from Shortcuts. Head on over to their site and check it out. And hey, have a glorious monday will ya!

loves
k

Deets:
Ink: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise. SU! Basic Black
Paper: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Stampers White, Shortcuts Acrylic Sheet
Accessories: Diamond Stickles, SU! Kid Markers, Shrinky-Dink, Beads, 3-D foam, Basic Grey Adhesive Gems

13 comments:

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Wow!! What a fantastic card. Truly wonderful and so, so clever.

Deanne said...

Awesome card! Love the colors, the rainbow, and the shaker window!

Alicia@Playing With Paper said...

This makes me think of those puffy stickers I used to collect when I was little. The colors are so cool! Great card!! Thanks for inspiring!

~amy~ said...

Oh Kristie, I LOVE your card....how fun is that?!!!! Such the happy card!

Scrapaddict said...

Kristie, this is beautiful! You are amazing!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Beautiful card as always Kristie. I love that you have made it a shaker card gives it extra depth.
Hugs
Michelle M

Vicky said...

what a FUN card!! how can anybody not smile when getting a card like this.

fabricbutterfly said...

Great card, but then yours always are, thanks for sharing, hopefully life is settling down a bit for the summer :) and you can play all day...

Ella said...

I love this! I have to try a shaker one of these days!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is super fun! What a great idea! You did a fabbie job! It is frustrating to have things not turn out the way see them in your mind's eye! I was making a card on Saturday night and tore it apart about 6 times and I am still NOT happy with it. LOL But we are our own worst critics.

Niki Estes said...

So cute! I love the colors and the shaker in the corner!

Piali said...

WoW!!! Kristie its amazing. I always love your colors. Just love the card.
Hugs
Piali

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous card ... love those embossed clouds.


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