Sunday, February 21, 2010

SCUBA Card ~ 2 Challenges

There was a great sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp It was PERFECT for the idea I had for this card. And over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge site, the challenge is called "Going in Circles" And I've tried to get a few circles on here....and it seemed like I was using those QK nesties circles ALOT here! LOL

Now this card.... it's funny to me, see I bought this Stampendous Changito scuba diving monkey stamp and the sentiment stamp to go along with it many moons ago! All in order to make this particular card for this particular friend of mine. See, I dislike monkeys ( I know, I can hear all your "What!" and "why's" from here) they've just never done much for me, nor am I a scuba diver, in fact the deep water and well fish.... scare me alittle. So, I did not NEED this stamp as I do so many others (hehehe) but I HAD to get it for my friend as he's a maniac scuba diver and well, the card would be perfect for him. I figured Id make the card and then give him the stamps to go with it (he actually scrapbooks himself, many pics of him diving actually) BUT!!! LOL I love this card SO MUCH and now I think I NEED TO KEEP this stamp so I can make more like this.... LOL but that's silly right? besides.... I need to focus on scrapbooking... not making more cards. LOL JK!

So...here's a close up of my little monkey friend here:
What I've done here is......drumroll please.... (haha, sorry, I just heard the da da da DAAA! in my head) I took my tiny beads and sprayed them down with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist, worked pretty good, cept they stuck together and stuck to the bottom of the craft tray (that may end up in the garbage now...not sure Im up to the mess of scraping the rest out), there are EVERYWHERE now.... but they turned out blue...which was the point. Then I've used some packaging I bought at Creative Accents to make the shaker card. I stamped a bunch extra of the little fish in the image I used some liquid glass to attach a few to the inside of the dome as well as there are some floating in the beads. Around the stamped image I've also used liguid glass to make some extra bubbles and then spounged ink around it for the water. Anyhow... the paper I've used I couldn't tell you the name of, I got it on a clearance rack somewhere and it's embossed and has some glossy accents on top of the bubble like embossing, it's quite neat actually. The little fish at the bottom is from a CTMH set and of course the SCUBA is from Stampendous as well.

SO! The final result Im pretty happy with.... we'll see whether Shane gets the stamp or not... I'll decide before bed. hehehe...... Here's a shot of the inside. Thanks for looking!!!

21 comments:

Sarah said...

another awesome card cheri! I'd keep the stamp if I were you, but then again, I have been accused of being a bit of a hoarder! lol see ya on the weekend!!

Christine D said...

I love it!! I love the fish! and of course you colored beautifully! I love the paper that you chose for this card I think Perfect comes to mind!! Another great card! :)

Arianne said...

Great card! Love what you did with the sketch!
Thanks for joining our challenge at SS&S.

Hugs, Arianne
SS&S team

Eulanda said...

OOOHHHH!! THIS IS SO FRICKIN' COOL! Looks like a lot of work too! Made me giggle when I saw it. Love the fish you added to the bubble and what's inside the bubble too. Way to go lady! Perfect card!

Lynnor Goodwin said...

This is just fantastic!! I love it!!! Fun image, fun colors, and awesome technique!!!

crazymomma said...

Awwwe...this turned out fantastic!!Was wondering about coloring beads...gotta try now!After making this,I'm not sure I would wanna give up those stamps!lol

Paula said...

What a GREAT card, it may have been a lot of effort, but it is certainly worth it...so adorable! Your friend should love it! I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
Pleasantly,
Paula

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This card is amazing...REALLY! I don't think I could give it away! Thanks so much for sharing at SSC!

Aud Kirsten said...

wow, what a great card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:o)
Hugs:)

Mimiko said...

This is so fab!
Thanks for joining us at SS&S.
Mira =)

Georgia said...

I'm a Changito fan and haven't seen this stamp!! It is just too cute! You did a fantastic job. You need to enter it in S2G Twisted Thursday Challenge at http://s2gpapercraftingcontest.blogspot.com/
The challenge is to make a shaker card!
Love it!

Debbie said...

OMG how adorable is this card! What a wonderful job you did on the whole thing! Thanks for all of your details in your post. Thanks for playing with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday!

Liza said...

A gorgeous card, I love the design and the cute image. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Jennifer Scull said...

this is wonderful! now I happen to be a non-monkey fan myself, so I can appreciate your feelings about the little changito fellow. I have 2 of these guys in my stamping stock, but I keep it very very quiet! giggles! I am so happy you are playing along in our challenge over at Shirleys 2 Girls! such a cutie shaker card! please join us again, won't you?! :)

Jane Wetzel said...

what an absolutely ADORABLE shaker card! Sooooo glad u put it in the S2G challenge! :)

Cat said...

LOVE your card! Is that your beautiful cat at the top of your blog? Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

Ann English said...

Oh, my gosh-I just love this card and your post is too funny! Thanks for playing @ S2G. Be sure to join us Thursday for our new challenge!

Gina said...

I think this is my favorite of all the shaker cards I have ever seen! Your details are all perfect! I do like some monkeys and this one is adorable. Thanks for playing along with S2G's Twisted Thursday!

Georgia said...

Cheri, I'm so glad you entered! Your card is just too cute. I love it!!

Carolyn said...

Absolutely fantastic card. Just love the shaker card. Your colors are perfect. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Sprytebyrd said...

What? Why? Ok, sorry, couldn't resist! I LOVE Changito and you've done such an adorable card with him! I've been eyeing this set as well, but have yet to find a reason to purchase it, other than he's just darn cute! Anyway - this card is just awesome and I'm so glad I got a chance to see it! I'm sure your friend will love it as much as I do!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥
Dee (Spryte)