One of my favorite card techniques is making a shaker card. I don’t make them as often as I should because they require lots of time and I have issues with getting them proper glued together. I purchased a fun village snowglobe thinlite die set by Tim Holtz called Snowglobe. When I started on this project the dies looked simple enough…NOT! There seemed liked a thousand little pieces, and vs cutting them out in various coloured card stock, I decided to cut them all out in white Neenah 80lb card stock and either ink or use my Spectrum Noir markers. This “simple” card took me over three hours to make! But it did turn out very nice. I am sure if I was to do it again, I could shave at least an hour off my time. The sentiment is from MFT, and the Stitched Snowflakes are from SSS. The sequins are from Taylored Expressions.
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For our current challenge, the Design Team decided on a musical theme. For my card, I automatically thought of Christmas Carols. I started with card stock with a collage of song sheets. I added a little distress ink – Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. Next I found this adorable stamp by Heather Ellis. Heather designs for MFT, releasing a new Pure Innocence stamp every month, but this stamp is now retired. Good news though – you can however still get it in a digi stamp format at Heather’s Etsy site at https://www.etsy.com/shop/digistampcharacters . I coloured the little Caroler using my Copics markers, fussy cut him out, then layered him on the card base on top of a small stitched circle (MFT die) . The die cut sentiment is from Impression Obsession.
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Our current challenge is a Colour Challenge. You are to make a card using Burgundy, Lime and Cream. I had to think about this one and and finally settled on using the adorable elves from My Favorite Things - BB Santa’s Elves. I made two cards, using all three elves from the stamp set. I started by stamping the images, colouring them using my Spectrum Noir Markers, fussy cutting them out, then layered them on my card base. I used solid burgundy and lime green card stocks, and a sentiment patterned cream and gold card stock. I used a retired sentiment from JustRite Stamps in Card 1, and a sentiment from the same MFT stamp set for Card 2. For the final touches I added some gold stickles, burgundy coloured pearls, and some gold sequins.
Our new challenge is a Sketch Challenge. I kept to the basic sketch and added a little holly embellishment from Avery Elle. I used various green papers from my stash. I stamped the sentiment, using a retired sentiment stamp/die set from JustRite, in two colours of ink – Stampin Up – Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler.
For our technique challenge, we are asking you to create a card with a sunburst/starburst detail. I create the sunburst design with a sun die by MFT called Die-namics Sun Ray and paper pieced two yellow card stock. The manger image is a rubber stamp from Hambo called, “Manger”. I coloured the image with Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils. The sentiment is by Sweet n Sassy, “Jesus is the Reason Christmas Sentiments Digital Stamp Set”.