Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is my official kickoff for Christmas cards and crafts!! Yes, I know that Halloween was only two days ago and I am a “one holiday at a time” person, however, after Thanksgiving it seems like time just flies by! So, to get ahead of the season and not feel so stressed by trying to get so much accomplished, the month of November will be my (and your) opportunity to get that much needed head start! Today’s card is a super fun and easy shaker card and if shaker cards are your nemesis, then I have an easy alternative for you at the end!
First, I cut down this design from the Snowflake Splendor DSP into six 4” x 5 ¼” pieces and cut a piece of the Window Sheets into a 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” piece to adhere to the backside of the DSP. I find it easier for me to cut the Window Sheet down 1/8” smaller on each side to line up and adhere:
Your base layer will be a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Whisper White, stamping the snowflake stamp from Snowflake Wishes nine times (three times across, three times), and I used the die-cut DSP as a template to line up the sentiment on the base layer with my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Silver Emboss Powder. I used one lighter blue 4mm Blue Adhesive-Backed Sequin for the O in season and then used three of the iridescent Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes as shown:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. As much of the Snowflake Sequins as you want to use.
2. I also used some of the Whale of a Time Sequins, picking out the pink shell sequins.
3. Use the two smallest detailed So Many Snowflakes Dies to die-cut from Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. Tip-you can either use Adhesive Sheets for the backing or the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere, either will work.
4. On Balmy Blue cardstock, heat emboss the small snowflake stamp in Versamark ink, heat set with White Emboss Powder, die-cut out with the coordinating die, and use one 3mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of each.
I first adhered the Window Sheet to the back of the die-cut DSP and then applied the Foam Adhesive Strips as shown to keep the sequins in the desired area:
I placed the sequins on the Window Sheet, removed the backing from the Foam Adhesive Strips, and then laid the stamped and embossed base layer on top:
I adhered the glimmer and die-cut snowflakes in each corner of the DSP as shown and adhered this completed piece to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Snowflake Wishes in Night of Navy ink, stamp the tiny snowflake stamp twice in each corner in Versamark ink, heat set with Clear Emboss Powder, and use sponge daubers with Balmy Blue and Highland Heather inks as shown, use a towel to wipe the ink off of the embossed areas:
To make a regular card, everything is the same except you leave out the Window Sheet and sequins. I cut down a Foam Adhesive Sheet into four ¼” strips and adhered those to the base layer as shown:
I removed the backing and adhered the base layer to the back of the die-cut DSP and then assembled/adhered as I did with the shaker card instructions:
Isn’t this a super cute card to get you in the festive mood?? The only thing I would do differently, is the bottom foam strip could have been a little bit higher because you can’t really see the sequins at the bottom. A fun tip to share is that if you don’t have or run out of the foam strips, you can easily substitute the foam sheets by cutting them down as I did, which would either be by snips/scissors or if you have a guillotine trimmer/cutter, definitely not the Stampin’ Trimmer! A helpful tip that I will pass along regarding the Snowflake Sequins is that they are very small and if you planned on purchasing these for your cards and crafts, you will definitely need more than one container as they will be used up quickly!
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