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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Technique – Shaker Card

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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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I entered my card into ABC Christmas Challenge “H” is for Homesnowglobe

UPDATE: My card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at ABC Christmas Challenge “H” is for Home

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 410 – 6th of April – Colour Combo

This week’s challenge is  COLOUR COMBO. We challenge you to use all the colours in the challenge above.

For the challenge, I broke out my Spectrum Noir markers. I used a pretty digi called, “Love the Shop” by one of this week’s sponsors,  All Dressed Up. I used all the colours for their outfits, plus additional colours for hair and faces. The sentiment is from SSS.

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 409 – 30th of March – Create Your Own Embellishment

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I love making my own embellishments, especially flowers, but when I started looking for inspiration for this week’s challenge in my embellishment box I come across a number of these little origami dress I made last year but never used them.

I started with a background stamp (retired) from JustRite. I stamped it on yellow toned patterned paper. Next I die cut a dress dummy from Memory Box, then popped up my dress on it. I added a belt using Stickles and a button I made from MFT button dies. Next I die cut more buttons using the small and large button dies from MFT and threaded them and popped them up using foam tape. I also added a spool of thread and needle and thread I made using dies from MFT and Memory Box. I also created my own “gems” using gold stickles. I hope you like the results.

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Embellishments I made: dress with belt, buttons, gems, needle and thread, spool of thread.

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Theme – Drinks

CCT - Design For BadgeOur current challenge at 52CCC is:

When I am making cards, I will often stamp/colour/die cut duplicates so I can “play” with different arrangements. I like to make a variety of slightly different versions. For this challenge I made 6 Christmas Cards using Simon Says Stamp’s, “Santa at the Beach”. If you ever wondered what Santa does after Christmas – the secret is out. With the challenge being drinks, the stamp set was perfect with Santa and Friend having a cocktail on the beach! I coloured the images with Copic Markers. The sentiments were either from the SSS same set, or Avery Elle’s – Cheers. I also used a Cocktail stamp from Paper Smooches – Free Spirits.

Card 1 – Using torn paper, I was able to create a sandy beach. I fussy cut the images and layered them on the card base. Some were popped up on foam tape for added depth.

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Card 2 – using torn paper as ocean waves and sand with fussy cut images. I just made a simply card with Santa enjoying some needed vacation time.

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card 3 – used cocktail glass stamp from Paper Smooches – Free Spirits to make a background on the blue card base. The images were fussy cut and arranged to show Santa and his buddy at the beach.

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card 4 – I fussy cut the images and using dimensional tape I popped up some images for a more 3D effect.

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card 5 – I made a one layer card. I stamped Santa, table, and the Penguin first, set the masks in place then stamped the tree and surf board. The stamp was added last.

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card 6 – I used torn paper for the sand, fussy cut and layered the images.

sun santa 2I hope you will join us! It is never too early to start making your cards for Christmas 2017!

 

Announcement! Proud to join the 52CCT Design Team

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I am very excited to be joining the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Design Team starting in 2017. I have been a fan of their card challenge and now to join their team is pretty exciting. I made a card to honour their current challenge – Pick a Previous Challenge and for my card I used Theme – Christmas Critters – from October 2016.

I challenged myself to break out my dies, punches, patterned papers, etc. I picked up a great die from Sizzix called - FOX LABEL FOLD A LONG Thinlits Die Set. I made him a white/silver fox and the inside sentiment is from SSS.

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