Wednesday, June 9, 2010

MMSC57 Crush the Turtle Happy Birthday Shaker Card

It's a rainy day here today and even a bit chilly for this time of year :(   but, on the bright side, it gives me the chance to post a card for you all to see.  I decided to take the opportunity to make a birthday card for my little boy whose birthday isn't until the end of July, but you know how summer is.  I didn't want to miss my chance.  He LOVES shaker cards, and he is still into the Finding Nemo stuff, so I thought that Crush the Turtle would be a cute card for him.  I got this image from McMahon Five Designs.  They have tons of great images and products over there to choose from.  I love using their stuff!!  I also created my background using white paper sprayed with glimmer mist.  I have never been great at coloring digi images, so I admit that I have alot to learn there, but thankfully, my son will not mind that part.  I added some bubbles to my image with crystal accents, punched out some coral with the MS fern punch and added some sand and shells for the shaker.  I used acetate for my shaker film, and I embossed it to give it a feel of the ocean.  I also framed it with the MS border punch that reminds me of seashells.  I added lots of glitter and a sentiment or two, and I think I am set to give this to the birthday boy.  I know he is going to love it.  I already showed my husband who couldn't resist shaking it up a few times.  I hope you enjoy it too. 

I hope you can see the bubbles in this photo. 

Side view, so that you can see it as if it were an aquarium.

I added some more coral to the card as an afterthought.  Hope it holds up.   I took this pic today, so with the gloomy day, it didn't turn out so bright.   If you enlarge this picture, you can see the embossing on the acetate which turned out pretty cool, I think.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I hope you all have a wonderful day, and I am glad you could share a little bit of it with me.  Drop me a line and let me know what you think of my Crush shaker.  I would love to hear your thoughts.

I am entering this into the MM challenge this week.  Hope my friends over there enjoy it.  Will be happy to hear from them. : )

Some other challenges for this card are:

Aifactory:  Anything goes with a punch
Caardvarks: Embossing
Crafts and me: For family...this is for my son.
Crafty Creations: Childs play
Cupcake Crafts: Dazzle us
Cuttlebug Challenges: Paint inspired...created paint splattered paper using my glimmer mists and used my swirl embossing folder on my acetate to give a wavy look.
Everybody Art Challenge:  Things with wings...Does this turtle have wings?? They look like wings to me.  Hope it qualifies.
For Fun Challenges: Happy Birthday
Meljen's: Dry embossing
One Stop Craft Challenge:  Make your own dp...I made mine with glimmer mist.
OCC: Summer inspiration
Pixie Dust Studio: Punch it out
Stampin for the weekend:  Summer//travel
The Sisterhood of Crafters: celebrate a birth
The Treehouse: Beach theme

Hugs and blessings to you,


loz said...

Absolutely stunning Carolyn. I am sure you son will love this creation. I would never want to give it away..LOL..Hugs..Loz

Priscilla said...

Hi Carolyn, what a sweet card.. I have always loved Sues images. Love how you did the edges..I almost gives the card motion. What a wonderful entry and Great take on the sketch too. Ok..are you ready? are you really ready?????

Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges. LOL
MMSC Hostess

Priscilla said...

Hi Carolyn, what a sweet card.. I have always loved Sues images. Love how you did the edges..I almost gives the card motion. What a wonderful entry and Great take on the sketch too. Ok..are you ready? are you really ready?????

Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges. LOL
MMSC Hostess

Kristine said...

Hi Carolyn, this card is so CUTE!! Love this M5D turtle and your border is awesome!! =)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wowzer Carolyn it is one fabulous creation what a gorgeous image and your attention to detail is great I love it so will the little boy.
Lorraine x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

SUPER CUTE!! AWESOME use of layers and textures and LOVE the way you used the border punches. Image is ADORABLE and LOVE the raindrops! Thanks so much for playing this week at AI FACTORY:)

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic card Carolyn!! Your son is going to love it.
Thanks for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges this week. Hope to see you back next week!
"Hugs" Carol

Darlene said...

Hi Carolyn,
This is amazing! So much to see and the detail is awesome! LOVE this image ... DUDE!! He's going to LOVE it and how cute that it's a shaker! AWESOME!! and very creative!!

Darlene said...

Oh by the way ... thanks for sharing it with The Sisterhood this week!! Hope you'll stop back for the next challenge!!

Penny said...

Love it! thanks for playing along in one of Aifactory's most successful challenges!

Helen Dooley said...

amazing card. I love it! thanks so much for sharing with us on For Fun this week,

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Carolyn - you know I love to see you and what better place then the Stampin' Sisters in Christ AND the Midnight Madness Sketch Challeng at the one time - perfect combo my friend! Your cards are always 'over the top' gorgeous! How could your son not love it - all of your details add to the feel of the card - I am loving it! Thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge - it is always a treat for me! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC and MMSC Design Teams

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Carolyn! It is good to see you ;o)
I love that embossed acetate, that looks so very cool! I think this must be the perfect card for a Nemo-fan. The turtle is such a darling - look at his face!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness - you know we love to see you!

Take care!

craftyb said...

Absolutely adorable....I'm sure your wee son will treasure this! So much detail....great idea to emboss the acetate....thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Carol Hurlock said...

Hey Carolyn-this is so incredibly creative. I love how it looks like an aquarium! That is way to cool...and you embossed the acetate...I must try that. Great style and appearance on this beauty. Great to see you play with us this week. We have missed you! Happy Birthday to your little man too!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lauretta See said...

such a gorgeous card.. so much details .. WOW
Thank you for playing on the Meljens Challenge!! :)

Leonie said...

Don't think they are wings but a beautiful card! :)
Thanks for playing along at EAC!

Leonie ~♥~

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Hi Carolyn, I always love your shaker cards. This one is no exception. You have such a wonderful underwater world going on here and you know how I love sea turtles. :) Someday, I'm going to give shaker cards a try. Hugs, Michelle

Mary Ski said...

Purrfect card! I love the coloring and that border! It really makes the card special. Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges.

June Houck said...

Wow, Carolyn, this is a card, a keepsake, and a fun toy. I hope your little boy enjoys it next month. You are so smart to work ahead...we still have one more week of school, then I know my crafting time will be really scarce. Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Challenge blog!

June Houck

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Who can resist shaking a shaker card, LOL - not even hubby! Know your son will love it, very cute little turtle, ready for his birthday with time to spare!! Hugs, Jane

gina g said...

This is a fabulous card hun, love the image and the inside is a good as the front. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous, love the bright colours & that borders looks great. The decorated inside is fab too :)

Thanks for playing along at For Fun this week.


Anonymous said...

This is such a gorgeous card!!!I love the sweet image and borders!!!
Your son will love it!!

`Thanks` for joining in with the cuttlebug challenge

Crafteezee said...

Fab card, love the punches you have used. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

pam124 said...

Carolyn, this is one "shell" of a card!! LOL!! My gosh, look at all those tantalizing details. I can't even believe my eyes. You did a SUPERB job on the MM sketch challenge this week. No doubt about it. All those little shells are adorable, your image is cute and colored beautifully and I could go on all day about the details!!! WOW, you did GREAT!

Thanks SO MUCH for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and I truly hope you will join us again next week!!

Midnight Madness Sketch Challege, GD

tbk100601 said...

Oh what a cute card! Love all the details!! Great take on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week! Thank you for joining us! Hope to see you again next week!


Kathy W. said...

Beautiful card. Love all the sparkle and I love turtles too. Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI Carolyn!! I am missing you girl!! Your card is just gorgeous!! I love the sweet turtle and the bright borders!! Great sparkle and design!! Great take on the MM sketch and the Stampin sisters in Christ challenge.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, your card is as sweet as can be! I love that little turtle, he reminds me of the one we saw out in the ocean last week. My son loved to watch it come up for air and stick it's head out of the water...such a beautiful sight. Your son will love this and especially as it's a shaker card. Beautiful edging and coloring, you are always so creative!

Terri's Cards N More said...

Fabulous job on this shaker card. Love the sea shells and coral. Very creative.

Mummylade said...

this is really lovely. The bubbles are a cool effect. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge this time, good luck!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Nicole said...

OH MY, what detailing!! SUPAH!! Thanks for facing the embossing challenge and I hope to see you play the SPARKLE/BLING challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Nicole ;o)

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

sweet card !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Very cute!!!!

Wanda said...

Super cute card. I just had to show my kids and they loved it. Thanks for joining us on Cuttlebug Challenge

Meda said...

Now that's a cute turtle!