This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! I am back from a weekend with some of the smartest and most creative crafty ladies in the industry, and I am so creatively charged! I am in full-blown holiday mode, and I will be unabashedly listening to holiday music and creating holiday cards as much as I can for the next 10 weeks. To that end, I have a project to share with you today which you might have seen during the Simon Says Stamp Season of Wonder Livestream. (If you haven’t watched one of the release livestreams, they’re SO fun! They go through lots of the products, and Heidi gives snippets about their creators and shares lots of inspiration using the products. They also always do fun giveaways!! You should keep your eyes open for them if you aren’t already!) I can’t seem to resist snowflakes, because it gives me free rein to use as many sparkles and soft pastels as my heart desires, and this card definitely fits those descriptors. Let’s get started with the details!
Disclaimer before we get started: the spectacular new Willow Snowflake Die is currently sold out. I highly, highly encourage you to sign up for email notification for when it comes back in stock, because I would not be surprised if it goes out of stock again very quickly. This die is marvelous because not only does it feature the detail layer, but it also features a “bubble” layer: a solid, slightly larger background that you can combine with the detail layer to create a focal point on your card front.
To create this simple-but-elegant shaker card, I began by die cutting the Willow Snowflake Die‘s “bubble” layer from the center of a panel of Sea Glass cardstock, then backed it with a panel of clear acetate, creating my shaker window. I added the glittering Willow Snowflake Die die cut detail layer, cut from coordinating pale aqua glitter cardstock, to the center of the acetate window using liquid adhesive. Before filling my shaker up with sequins, I trimmed the panel down slightly so that I could mat it on a full sized A2 card front.
After I had finished creating my shaker window, I used foam adhesive strips to create the seal around my window and then filled my shaker with lots of shimmering sequins. After my shaker was complete, it was time to add a sentiment. I stamped the greeting from Wintertime Critters on Sea Glass cardstock using Tidepool Pawsitively Saturated Ink. To create the custom embossing color, I stamped the sentiment again using sticky embossing ink, then sprinkled White Satin Pearl embossing powder over the top and heated it, creating a pearlescent aqua tone-on-tone sentiment. I popped the greeting up with some foam adhesive to help it stand out from the monochromatic background, then added some Sea Glass Gems on the points of the snowflake for one last touch of elegant sparkle.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Do you love to make shaker cards like I do? I feel like shaker cards are so appropriate and so much fun for holidays, and they can be whimsical or elegant. Such a versatile technique! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!