Friday, 8 February 2013

Stampin' Up! Shaker Cards - Christmas

I know it is only February, but I still commenced my Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack classes this month. I have a lot of travel happening this year and am not sure how I'll fit everything in, so we have an early start. I'm also expecting a new grandchild mid year and that will be a distraction! A welcome one too.

This is my first try at Shaker Cards and I found them lots of fun. Stampin' Up! make things easier for us all by providing SHAKER FRAMES (p. 177 Annual Catalogue) so all  I had to do was think of some ideas!

The card I am showing today is a traditional card using the SNOWFLAKE SOIREE  stamp set from tha Holiday Catalogue. This has been such a useful set - I'm sorry if you missed out on getting it.

I stamped with Midnight Muse and Bashful Blue ink from Stampin Up and achieved different tones of each colour by using the Stamping Off technique. The greeting is one of many  from the MORE MERRY MESSAGES  stamp set (p. 15 of the Annual Catalogue) and the words were softened a little by stamping partial images over the top of them.
The ribbon is MIDNIGHT MUSE STITCHED SATIN RIBBON (p. 172 of the AC)

I punched the centre out of one of the snowflakes to make the window for the Shaker Frame, and filled the cavity with SILVER STAMPIN' GLASS GLITTER.  The cavity is covered with some WINDOW SHEET (p. 160 AC) and the circles of the window sheet are best cut with a Big Shot Circle die.

Here is the finished card. The edges of the white are distressed and I drew a  free-hand Midnight Muse border to bring the card together. The snowflakes are highlighted with RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS (p. 175 AC)

I'll create another post for the other design. Hope you will give the Shaker Frames a try sometime. They would be great for children's birthday cards too.

If you would like to order any of the products used you can contact me via my Demonstrator Business Website. Items can be delivered Australia wide, and you'll receive a free detailed tutorial on how to make these cards. If you make your order up to $100 befor March 22nd 2013, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

Until Next time

Stay Crafty!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Ann! A delightful shaker card - it must look so sparkly in person. So pretty with the snowflakes!


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