Saturday, August 2, 2008

Moon Rattle

wider than a mile...oh wait! That's Moon River! Ha! :o)
I have had this idea in my head for it seems an eternity. I got it from a certain Sketch for You To Try by Jen del Muro, but I never found the time to get it done. It doesn't follow the sketch at all by the way. A friend of mine is due in September with a darling little boy (I'm sure he will be darling anyway) so I finally made this card. I call it Moon Rattle:
I used Stampin' Up Kraft as the base and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. The rattle was a bit harder to execute than I had thought it would be. First I glued some PTI Aqua Mist paper to my poor man's 'chipboard' (old cereal boxes, backs of paper pads, whatever!) but found that when I tried to run the Nestabilities circles through, it was too thick! So I had to start with plain 'chipboard' and plain paper and try to get them lined up exactly! That was kind of funny. Next came the dimensional tape (Scotch brand) that I had to adhere to some paper first so that I could cut out the scallopped circle and then the inner circle. Too thick again! Let's just say that I had to get creative! I filled the rattle with some confetti that I found in some odd section in Hobby Lobby. The moon is made from the middle of the scallop circle, then cut again with the same circle to make the quarter moon. I got to use my new star Nestabilities! The bottom of the card looked a little bare so I added a strip of PTI Aqua Mist satin ribbon (my DH's idea). I finished the inside of the card with a strip of Lemon Tart (PTI), more stars and a curvy verse from SU! (The only one I own) in Dark Brown chalk ink. I traced all the stars and the quarter moon with my Spica atyou Clear pen to give them a little bit of *sparkle*.
I hope you like it! I have to go! My DS is screaming at my feet as I quickly type this up :o) Hope you all have a fantastic weekend ~lyss


Linz said...

What a clever idea, a rattle that actually shakes! Well done! :)

Kimberly said...

Such a great card! Love the colors you used!! :)

Carolyn King said...

that is just darling. i love your moon rattle and your friend will love it too!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh my -- this is just too cute!! I just love that rattle! :)