My first project showcases the Peace On Earth set. I heat embossed the image with WOW Ebony Embossing Powder and stamped the greeting with VersaFine Majestic Blue. To give a little depth, I inked the around the image with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. I added a few pale sequins in the shaker window and mounted the whole piece on sparkly silver card stock. To finish, sheer blue ribbon tied in a knot.
Here's a close-up of the stuff that went into the shaker window - sequins, beads and stars. I dusted the inside with my EK Success Powder tool to cut the static so that the bits don't stick to the acetate.
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For my second card I stamped the snow covered cottage from the Snowy Scenes stamp set with VersaFine Smokey Grey ink and lightly sponged around the image with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. The shaker element is the window in a an ornament cut with Spellbinders Vintage Ornament die.
I stencilled the scripty background with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink directly on the card base and adhered the ornament shaker piece on it. The sentiment is from Christmas Magic released last year, stamped with VersaFine Imperial Purple. I die-cut a few smaller ornaments in some scraps of patterned paper and tied silver cord. For the shaker ornament I used silver ribbon. To finish the card, I added little droplets of Hydrangea Liquid Pearls all over the background.
To cut out the shaker window in the ornament, I used Spellbinders Oval die. Since this is a small image, I added Stardust Stickles on the image, used only a sequins inside and decided to dress it up by framing the window with little drops of Hydrangea Liquid Pearls.
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In retrospect, I did have fun making these cards.... although at the time, I did feel like pulling out all my hair! Why not give it a go... shakers are fun, once you manage to tame the beast! :)
Thank you so much for dropping in today. Have an awesome Tuesday and craft on!