I'm dreaming of a White Christmas - just like the ones we used to have.....
My last card for the Quirky Crafts reminder for the Quirky going round in circles challenge.
I won the gorgeous Winter Cottage stamp from Crackerbox Palace a couple of years ago, and thought I would use it because I need more Christmas cards! Can you see the little snowman with his ear muffs and scarf?
This first photo shows the shine on the acetate on my shaker card. I saw something on shaker cards in a recent magazine article, and one method was to cut out 6 frames and glue them together, then you don't need foam. I thought I would try it. The size of the image dictacted that I use the Grand Nestabilities scalloped circles for this.
The stamped image was first coloured with Promakers and Stickles Ice Diamond glitter glue, then cut with a scalloped circle die.
You can probably see that I haven't managed to line up the 6 frames perfectly. I added acetate which was also cut with the scalloped circle die, to the top of the glued frames then added the Papermania paper cut to a frame on top.
Then the frame is turned onto its face and sequins, glitter and beads added. Then the image is glued onto the frame and seals the material in.
I made a card base to add to the back, then punched a hole through the top of the frame to thread some glitter "ribbon" through so that it can be hung on the tree or a wall if required, and kept for years maybe.
The sentiment is die cut with Xcut dies, they are quite large words.
This is how it hangs.
Inside the card, I used the middle part cut from the paper frame to add to the card, the blank side (well blank for now) is for writing on although it might not be necessary as I could have written on the back and not made a card. This way it can stand like a card, or be hung, and the back part could be cut off for future use.
This is the shaken up effect. Pretty I think.
Now all I need is a big enough envelope - or maybe I will make a box as it is quite thick.
I'm going to shake my way into a few challenges:
Vintage Stamping - #27 A Christmas song, White Christmas (Mon)
Country View Challenges - nostalgic Christmas (Dec)