I wanted to share with you the last Christmas card I made last year. I shared it on Instagram but I wanted to publish it here on my blog too. I used Mama Elephant “Pix’s happy holidays” stamps, which are super cute, and Lawn Fawn “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on”. These dies are fantastic because you can create the most amazing shakers, not only for Christmas but for any occasion.
First, I stamped the bunny with Versafine Onyx black in on Bristol paper, colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut it. I added Wink of Stella to the bunny’s wings. Next, I stamped the snow globe from “Ready set snow” stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Bristol paper, colored it with ShinHan Touch Twin markers and used the coordinating dies. Then, I stamped the plaque with Versafine Onyx black ink, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and colored it with a gold gel pen.
I wanted the shaker element to be an ornament that could be hung and also a magnetic decoration. I had some magnetic leftovers from a super cool set of Mario Bros. magnets a friend gifted me that I could use on my project. So I glued a piece of magnetic sheet to the center of the card base and then adhered the pattern paper panel from Lawn Fawn “Knit picky” collection. By the way, I love this paper collection because I’m a huge fan of Christmas sweaters!
Next, I mounted the shaker element. I used “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on” twice on some fun foam and glued the two pieces together. I glued some clear thread to the backside of the bunny and adhered the thread between these two layers of fun foam, because I wanted the bunny to be a suspended element but apparently there is not enough room for it to move. Then, I glued the fun foam to the back side of the snow globe that is die cut from some pattern paper too. I added a piece of magnetic sheet in the lower part of the snow globe, between the fun foam and the back panel. After using my anti-static tool to remove the stickiness, I added some Lawn Fawn glitter (I used both, chunky and prisma) and close the shaker with a piece of acetate and the front piece of the snow globe. Last, I added the sentiment plaque with foam tape and place the shaker element on the front of the card, where is attached thanks to the magnets.
Today I have a super colorful and sparkly shaker card featuring The Greeting Farm “Magical friends” stamp set. These unicorn, pegasus and pony are super cute, aren’t they?
First, I blended Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac Distress inks on a piece of 5-1/2′ x 5-1/2′ Bristol paper. Then, I splattered some water and dried it after few seconds. Next, I die cut the panel using Lawn Fawn “Puffy stars” dies and adhered the star to the center of a 5-1/2′ x 5-1/2′ card base.
Then, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut them. Since the background is so colorful, I wanted the critters to be white. Next, I used Lawn Fawn “Puffy cloud borders” dies on two pieces of vellum and adhered one on top of the star, and the other one behind the window panel and then, I adhered a piece of acetate behind the same window panel. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it using Wow Clear Hologram Sparkle Embossing Glitter. I love the shiny look!
I trimmed down two pieces of fun foam to the card size and used the same Lawn Fawn “Puffy stars” dies. Then, I glued them together, and to the cardbase, so I didn’t have to use tons of foam tape 🙂 Next, I filled my shaker with Little Things from Lucy’s Cards sequins (I used a mixture of Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection and Clear Mint Sequin Mix) and adhered the front panel to close the shaker. Last, I glued the pegasus and the unicorn and used Wink of Stella on their manes and Glossy Accent on the unicorn’s horn.
I love this super colorful card. I hope you like it too!
Today I want to share a spring themed “congrats” card I made for the current Little Tangles challenge. I have bought some Neat and Tangled stamps and dies lately and I was looking forward to use them! This card features Neat and Tangled and Simon Says Stamp collaboration stamp set called “Cute Chicks”, designed by Elena Roussakis. I totally love this set. Is one of the happiest stamp sets I have seen! Plus, I love Elena’s work as a card maker and also as a designer. She designs amazing stamps!
The theme of the current Little Tangles challenge is “rainbow” and as I couldn’t decide between light and bold colors, I made two cards.
First, I masked the top of two pieces of Bristol paper with post-it note tape and blended some colors in rainbow order. The inks I used in each card are listed in the corresponding image caption. I sprinkled some water and dried it up with a paper towel after few seconds.
I die cut the word “congrats” using Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies. Then I stamped the big drumming chicken and the two little chicks and I colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Both cards are colored in a very similar way. After the coloring, I adhered a piece of acetate behind the front panels and glued the little pieces of the “o”, “r” and “a”. Then I put foam tape in the back side of the panels to make shaker cards. I filled the shakers with “Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection” from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. Then, I adhered the card bases to the panels and stamped the sentiment “Hope this puts a spring in your step” on the inside of one of the cards because I plan to mail it to my friend Nora that just defended her PhD thesis.
I love how these cards turned out, I think they are super happy cards.
Today I have a birthday card I made a while ago for my sister. Besides, this is my first window shaker card!!
I die cut a star from square pieces of bristol paper, fun foam and a card base using Lawn Fawn “Puffy stars” dies. I applied Cracked Pistachio Distress ink to the front panel. For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Make a wish” stamp set using VersaFine onyx black ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Then I applied Abandoned Coral Distress ink.
I adhered the front panel to the acetate and then the fun foam to it and filled the shaker with a mixture of Lucy’s Things “Winter mint sparkly shaker selection” and “Twinkle lights sparkly shaker selection”, and adhered the back of the shaker to another piece of acetate and to the card base.
For a final touch I adhered some sequins and confetti to the front panel and to the inside of the card.
I’m happy with this card. I think it turned out quite well to be my first shaker card.
And here is the happy birthday girl 🙂
Thanks for stoping by!
The current Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges theme is “Thinking of you” and, as I did this card thinking of my sister, I’m entering this card on both challenges.