Friday, October 19, 2012

Spooky Shaker ATC

When I was going through my artist trading card collection I stumbled upon this wonderful atc!

IMG_2107 The window in the middle is cut out and transformed into a small shaker box filled with orange and black micro beads.  Unfortunately the card wasn’t signed and my memory has failed to recall who gave me this fun card.  If you recognize it as yours, please let me know!

Hugs, Suzanne

Thursday, October 18, 2012

My Tombstone Artist Trading Card

Tombstoneatc I’m playing in a Tombstone shaped artist trading card swap on the Pennywise Arts Yahoo Group!  There are 9 of us, each making 9 identical cards to swap out. 

My wonderful husband Brian has been creative too.  He’s designed lots of templates and cut files for my Cricut.  His last batch was five different tombstone shapes.  Perfect!

Using Sure Cuts Alot software and my Cricut I get myself into crazy details that I would never have considered when all I had was a pair of scissors!  Ü 

The base and front of my card are cut from bronze Stardream paper.  Even the copper Stardream background insert and the acetate were cut on my Cricut. 

I stamped Copper Brilliance crackles (Stamper’s Anonymous) around the edges.  The crow image (from Inkadinkado) is embossed onto the front of the card and acetate at the same time.  **It had to be heated very carefully so as not to melt and warp the acetate.

I created a foam tape box around the window and filled it with a mixture of micro beads and sealed them in with the copper cardstock backing piece.  The bat was punched from glossy black cardstock and added to the card with foam tape.  A gem is the finishing touch.

Tombstoneatc I’ll be sure to share the other tombstones when the swap comes back later this month!

Hugs, Suzanne

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Pinch of Patience

Here’s another beauty by PWA designer Julie Imsland.  As the Pennywise Arts Yahoo Group 1-4-1 ATC swap coordinator Julie is very prolific in her swap creations!

IMG_2096Julie punched the top two corners with a decorative corner punch, put O’So Sticky Tape down under the corners and then mounted the card onto a back piece of card stock.  Translucent micro beads in Lettuce and Stream were added to the exposed O’So.

The vintage looking background reminds me of wallpaper that my grandma had in her kitchen. Ü

Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, October 15, 2012

Shaker Card Classes Coming To Puyallup, WA!

Creative Classes In Paper

Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts


I’m so excited for the opportunity to offer BOTH of our new shaker card classes on South Hill in Puyallup, WA.  My dear friend Leola Johnston has opened her home for our use – THANK YOU Leola!  Ü

Saturday November 3rd is the date – reserve your spot early because we expect to fill up fast! 

10 am to 1 pm - Graphic 45 Shaker Cards


2 pm to 5pm - Four Seasons Shaker Cards


Limit is 8 students in each class.  $25 per student/per class must be prepaid.

Each student should bring a basic kit with a bone folder, scissors (fine tip and long blade), scoring tool and ruler/straight edge.  Bring an ATG tape gun if you have it (don't buy anything you don't already have!)

Come learn the art of making interactive shaker cards that will mesmerize!

Hugs, Suzanne

P.S. If you want to take both classes bring a sack lunch and picnic with me!  Ü

If You’re Feeling Blue

This was an artist trading card that I made some time ago.  I used watercolors to create the rainbow background.  When it was thoroughly dry I covered it with O’So Sticky Tape than placed the sentiment layer on the card.  Lastly it was dipped into clear micro beads to make the rainbow shine. 

BlueSuzanneGlazoer I really like this card except for the smudges from the edge of the stamp.  I was so blinded by the pretty colors I didn’t even see it before now.  :)

Hugs, Suzanne