I hadn't planned to add this card to the Clearly Besotted Challenge, but I have decided that since it fits the challenge theme of Christmas, I might as well.
This card was a bit of a fiddly one to do, but great fun too. This is the 4th card in the series of my review of the Set the Scene stamp set. The globe with matching die was screaming out to be used as a shaker card and so that's what I did! Unfortunately I don't have a step by step tutorial this time, but I will describe it to you.
First I created an A6 base card in white and cut a top card trimmed to fit on top of the base card with a 5mm border all round. I die cut the globe from the top card. I then repositioned the top card on to the base card and drew lightly in pencil around the die cut space on to the base card. The bottom of my shaker card was going to be on the base card so I needed to know exactly where i was to be working.
I stamped the snowman image inside the globe on the base card and heat embossed it in silver. This would create a slight barrier for when I coloured the background around him.
I coloured in the snowman's hat and scarf using spectrum noir markers. Next, I coloured the background around the snowman using two shades of blue Spectrum Noir markers.
To finish off the snowman, I added black pearl eyes and buttons and an orange crystal nose.
Around the snowman, I added some heat embossed silver snowflakes again from the Set the Scene set.
Because this was to be a shaker card, I felt the 'shaker' parts would get caught on the pearls, so I added a second layer of card, die cut with the globe, propped up with foam pads and with a section of cellephene sheet to cover the globe. I then placed my 'shaker' elements on top of this, before adding the final top card, again propped up on foam pads. The shaker elements were made using a snowflake punch and blue glitter card.
I had almost finished the card then realised that some stray ink had gotten on the front of the card!!! I managed to hide this with an extra snowflake and a couple of strategically placed clear crystals! The card had something missing - I added a ribbon and a tag which just finished it off nicely. I am thinking that this might be a perfect Christmas card for one of my boys.
Thank you for looking. Any comments as always so very much appreciated. Laura xx
Card/Paper: White card from Papermill Direct
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Set the Scene & Tag Along
Dies: Clearly Besotted Set the Scene & Tag Along
Ink: Emboss Embossing ink, Memento Paris Dusk
EP: Papermania Tinsel Silver & Clear EP
Pens: Spectrum Noir blues - TB5&TB9, Reds - CR11, DR5&DR7
Tools: Inkadinkado Stamp-a-ma-jig, snowflake punch from stash, stick-it foam pads.
Embellishments: Pearls & Crystals from Anita's, Ribbon from stash.