This card was inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday sketch. As soon as I saw this sketch I thought of a shaker card! When I saw this sketch I thought of two potential shaker cards. One with a Christmas ornament and another with a large flower such as a Dahlia. If I have time I will make the Dahlia card later this week.
Anyway – the details for this card:
Card base: Whisper White cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″. The background layer is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 5 3/8″ x
4 1/8″. I embossed this layer with the Softly Falling embossing folder. Attach this layer to the top of the whisper white card base.
Next I used a piece of the This Christmas Designer Series paper for this Christmas project. I choose the garden green plaid paper cut to 3 1/4″ x 4″. I used the long thin ornament from the Delicate Ornaments thinlits that match the Embellished Ornaments stamp set to cut an ornament shape out of the designer paper. I used my handy Fast Fuse Adhesive to attach a 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of a window sheet to the back of the ornament. This is what will hold in your shaker items.
Next I used the new Foam Adhesive Strips to outline the ornament on the back of the piece over the window sheet. I used sequins that I pulled off of the Stampin’ Up! sequin pieces. I used a mix of Blushing Bride, Silver and Gold Sequins. I used several dimensionals on each corner of the square to hold the edges of the piece down. This piece is applied to the front of the card on a diagonal. Next I cut a small poinsettia and an ornament topper from a scrap of Blushing Bride Glimmer paper. I tied a small piece of the 3/8″ silver ribbon thru the ornament topper and used a dimensional to attach it to the top of the ornament and the fine tip glue pen to glue the poinsettia on the front of the ornament.
Next I cut a 1″ x 3″ piece of t he diagonal stripped designer paper. I stamped the message “Thinking of you at Christmas” with Cherry Cobbler ink and embossed it with Clear embossing powder.
Last but not least is the bling! I randomly added sets of 3 Rhinestone jewels around the edge of the card to look like snow.
Here is a video that I made showing how I made this Shaker Card:
Did I mention that pink and green is my favorite non-traditional Christmas Color combination. What is yours?