There is just something about San Francisco that makes my heart swoon. It is my very favorite city in the world -- and I have been to many cities in different parts of the world. I think I am biased because I grew up right outside of SF in the bay area. Often I would take the ferry with my Dad from our hometown to Pier 39 to spend the day. Of course I did not realize how much I cherished it until I moved away to the Southwest where a natural body of water is hard to come by. Every time I go back home I make sure to take my kiddos to Pier 39 the same way I used to go when I was their age -- by the ferry. This is one of my all time favorite views of the city and I can only get it on the ferry:
When I saw the San Francisco Stamp by Brutus Monroe I knew I had to have it! I decided to make a shaker card out of it making sure to pay tribute to parts of SF that I adore. Here is how I created my SF card. First I used red foil paper from http://www.rinea.com/. This is some pretty cool stuff and I highly recommend you make your way over to their website and order a pack or two. It embosses lovely, can be shaped easily and holds well, cuts smoothly and can be stamped on. That is just to name a few things I love about this paper. The fact that it originated in Germany and I remember making stars out of it while living there, is beside the point and I will address more of that in later posts. For now, lets just get back to the shaker card (no more chasing rabbits -- I promise ;-) ) I stamped three images using my Stazon ink pad: cardboard (from a box I was about to recycle), red Rinea paper and a white card.
Tim Holtz because it reminds of the houses that are in SF. I even painted my house this color living in the Southwest because it reminds me of the houses in the Bay Area.
Beacon 3-1 and attached the cardboard to the card being careful to line it up just right.
Until next time -- Happy Crafting! ~ Betz