Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Easel Shaker Card With a Mo's Image

Rise and shine lovely peeps!

Yesterday I started a new card and today I've finished it. For a long time I haven't made a shaker card, so I decided I'll give it a hand. The image I chose for the card is by Mo's Digital Pencil - 'A Bad Hair Day'. While  working on this card I found out that the most challenging part was to color the girl's hair..... She doesn't have a lot, so.... There's no room to play with the colors :)

Anyway, to those who read this and maybe thought about buying a device called Stitch Sew Quick, Hand Held Sewing Machine by Singer, I want to say: "Don't do that"!

Actually I was sure that it will be enough for adding a very regular stitch to the cards, so why spend money and buy a big regular sewing machine!? This device costs at SimonSaysStamp only 19.99$ and will be pretty satisfying for me. I found out that this machine is working only on fabric. When you try to sew paper, it just won't imitate the both-sides stitch.... It's a bit hard to explain, but it only makes holes and doesn't put a thread through those holes. So do some double thinking before you decide to buy this machine.

In my opinion (of course, it's very time consuming), but I've been using before that a regular needle tool, an Essential Paper Piercing Pack by 'Stampin' Up' and a Piercing Mat by 'W R Memory Keepers', and it worked really great for me!

Recently my dear husband bought me a present, a new portable free arm sewing machine by Brother (AS2730S).
I wouldn't buy this only for cards and scrapbooking back in Israel, but here in Singapore the price was very seducing, so... :)

And now back to the card. 
I chose to use light blue and violet colors. The papers are from a 6x6 Basic Grey paper pad "Sultry". 
The distress inks are by Tim Holtz - Broken China & Dusty Concord
I also used Martha Stewart punch Beaded Arcs, and lots of dies:

I made a big tag and put it in the back pocket of the card, so that there would be a place to write down a personal sentiment or a wish :)

Here's how the card looks when flat opened:

The back is very simple:

And here are several close-ups:

The flowers under the paper roses were cut from felt:

I want to enter my card into the following challenges:

1. Mo’s Digital Challenge – Challenge 179 Fabric + No’s Image
2.. AnythingChallenge – Challenge 89 Mail it
3. LoveRubberStampsChallenges – Anything Goes Challenge 46
4. PaperTake Weekly – Anything Goes
5. V’s Sweet Ideas – Anything Goes VSC #10 Challenge
6. Challenges4 Everybody – Challenge 317 Anything Goes

Thanks for reading till the end :)
Have a great day and a lovely weekend!


  1. כרטיס מקסים
    גם אני קניתי את מכונת התפירה הקטנה הזו בשביל לתפור כרטיסים , כמוך מאד התאכזבתי מהתוצאות איתה וכנראה שבסופו אקנה מכונה אמיתית.

  2. Wow! Your card is stunning! I love everything about it!
    Thanks so much for visiting my little blog!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  3. Alexandra - This is a beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful. That is such a great image from Mo's. I love the idea of adding a tag behind the image, then you can embellish the card all you want and still have a place to write. Wonderful card!

  4. Woooow! Fab card Alexandra, totally love your colouring and any detail of your project is just perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Mo's Challenge this week :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  5. Alexandra - I'm happy you have more time to scrap, we are enjoying so many beautiful new creations :-)

  6. This is sooopretty and the coloring is amazing! Thank you for joining the challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

  7. Woooow.....I just found your Blog via Mo's DP2 Challenge, as I really Love Mo's images and all I can say here is WOW! What amazing cards you make!! I am now a Follower! Do not want to miss your next creations!
    Greetings from Austria,

  8. beautiful easel card, love all the details!
    thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!
    hope to see you again soon

  9. wow! This is so cool! I love the way this opens up in so many different ways!!! Beautiful colors too! Thanks for joining us at V's Sweet Ideas!

  10. Wonderful card, mixture of colors and beautiful coloring! Lots of work went into it, one can see, but the result is simply gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Mo's this week! Hope to see you back next week for the Spring Blog Hop!
    Hugs, IUlia


Thank you for the kind comments!