Thursday, February 24, 2011

Robot shaker card

I'm beginning to feel a bit like a Tiddly Inks groupie, but I just couldn't rest until I had tried their Shaker Card Challenge with Christy's adorable Dr. Love Boto (the digi stamp that led me to Tiddly Inks in the first place!)

This is my third shaker card, and it's certainly my most complicated; I was really inspired by the DT examples for this challenge, plus the many shaker cards I've been seeing around the craftosphere. Note to self: try not to make the window frame 1/4 inch and rounded. I mean really, what was I thinking. I colored the edges of the foam with matching copics, which helps it look clean. I cut the interiors by hand, which seemed faster than trying to do it in SCAL, my usual favorite trick.

For the sentiment, I did something I've been threatening to do for some time: I used CSS/HTML code instead of real typography. This isn't a new thing (see poet Jenny O'Grady's fantastic series Homepages), but I chose to use in-line CSS and colored the text as it appears in HTML editors. If you read code, you'll see that some of it is redundant and some things are missing, but the HEX code is in fact the text color. And yes, I was nerdy enough to use Courier New for the 1s and 0s I cut out with SCAL and my Cricut. Oh how I love a good binary joke!

Inspiration: Tiddly Inks Challenge #39: Shaker Card

Digi stamp: Dr. Love Boto by Tiddly Inks

Supplies: Core'dinations, X-Press Copic, and Recollections cardstocks, clear plastic, emery board, Fiskars papercutter, finger swivel-knife, and deckle scissors, HP printer & ink, Adobe InDesign, Cricut and SCAL, ZipDry glue, Tim Holtz & MS detailing scissors, Recollections eyelets, Crop-O-Dile II

Copic Ciao markers: R27, RV29, C-1, C-5, C-7, B32, BG10, B23, B39, 0

Update 2/4/11: This card placed in the Top 5 of Tiddly Inks' Shaker Card Challenge. Wow, thank you!


Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Well, I certainly love this card...Totally geeky and fantastic!:) I love everything about it...the shaker, the code on the front and the binary joke...hilarious.

So glad you are turning into a TI junky..carry on getting addicted and creating this lovely projects. :)

Judi said...

too cute, I do love this. Trying to figure it out completly. (The shaker part) I myself have never done a shaker card and yours being a completly see through, wow! Love it!

Larissa said...

Fabulous card! Great idea to use the html for the sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week.


mforquer said...

OH wow - this is really fantastic - GREAT colors and I LOVE your shaker part - how very clever. The html is awesome too!!! Thanks for joining us Tiddly Inkers this week! They are too very addictive - they should come with warning labels!!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This is great! What a neat idea using the HTML! So glad you could join us this week at Tiddly Inks!

Aussieleigh said...

I absolutely love your shaker sings out to the nerd in'm going to be scrap lifting your use of html code THIS WEEK!!! Thanks so much for joining us and being a Tiddly Inker this week!

Loopylou. said...

ooooh that is sooo fabulous!! I totally think your rocked the challenge here hun!! wow!! thank you for joining the tiddly inkers this week hugs Lou xxx

KSD Creations said...

I love this card. It is absolutely fantastic and all the extra work was worth it.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

this is just UNBELIEVABLY fabulous!! a serious wow...and so funny!!

gorgeous job!!

thanks for joining us at TI this week!!


Tracy (Jedi) said...

This is totally awesome! Love your image and your shaker and really love your clever html language! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

Shirley said...

Fabulous card and what a creative shaker idea.

Lysa said...

Super cute!

Love having you as a Tiddly Junkie :) thanks for playing along with us!

DonnaMundinger said...

this is AMAZING! LOVE it! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers! We love having you! xxD