Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Snowy Shaker card

Today at our craft club workshop we were making Shaker Cards, and as my friend has asked me to make her several Christmas cards for her special friends, I decided to make her one today.

Here it is in icy blue colours

I started with a white square card and masked off the area in the center with a Post It and stamped around the edges with a spotty flourish, sentiment, and several snowflakes. I then cut a smaller square out of white card and cut out the center to leave a frame, and stamped it as the base card had. Some acetate was then stuck on the reverse side of the frame and a pine tree stamped on the plain center of the card, and a small snowflake on the acetate itself. Double sided foam tape was placed around the inside edge of the frame in a double thickness layer. White beads and Mother of Pearl star sequins were placed in the center of the card over the tree, and the frame was lowered into place trapping them within the foam tape around the acetate window. A die cut snowman was added to the front of the frame to give the window scene some depth.

Here is a close up of the window so you can see the pine tree on the backing card, and a small snowflake on the inner face of the acetate window ( very feint ). When the card is stood up the beads and sequins fall to the bottom like snow would pile up under a tree.

Recipe : Card = from my stash
Ink = SU Bashful Blue and Pro markers
Stamps = Lovely as a Tree and snowflake stamps that I had in a kit from Argos years ago
Tools = Big Shot
Extras = Acetate, 3D foam tape, Sizzix snowman die, white beads, and MoP star sequins

I'm trying not to think about Christmas, but it'll soon be upon us so I'll have to get on with my cards before I run out of time.

The Wasp man is coming back this afternoon to spray the nest again as there are a few survivers of the first treatment. I hope he gets them all this time!!!!

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you liked what you saw.


  1. Brilliant card and lovely clear instructions! I can feel a bit of a CASE coming on! Thanks for your practical advice about the shelving unit which I shall certainly follow! Vx

  2. Hi Bev, Another great creations:) Sandra H


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