Card How-to, Cardmaking, Holiday Card Series

Day Twelve: Festive Shaker

Holiday Card Series

Hello and welcome to Day Twelve of my Holiday Card Series. This is the last day of the series and I hope you’ve enjoyed all the projects as much as I have sharing them. For my last card, I am created a shaker card using several stamp sets from My Favorite Things Stamps .

I started by I die cutting an oval into my card panel. I didn’t center the opening because I planned on filling the space around it with images. Once I had the window, I used it to mark a second panel I’d be ink blending over. I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock for the ink blended panel. I used the Distress Oxide colors Lumberjack Plaid, Picked Raspberry, and Wilted Violet.

I quickly lay down my color trying to create an much ink blending variation within my marked space. When I finished, I added water splatter to the panel, and soaked up the extra moisture with a paper towel. I added a second coat of splatter using the lumberjack plaid color and water.

I stamped the image from the Happy Holly-days stamp set along with some holiday florals and greens from the Pretty Poinsettias set in Intense Black ink. Then, I colored my images using Copic markers. I consider myself a novice when it comes to Copics. I spend most of my time experimenting and what I know, I’ve learned from watching other creators.

 As I worked, I really struggled with coloring, especially the little girl. If there is one piece of advice I can give is, just be patient. Copics are an alcohol maker and the color you see going on immediately, isn’t the color that will appear after it dries. I sometimes forget that these markers dry back and need time to settle.

When I was done coloring, I heat foiled a white “Merry and Bright” sentiment on my ink blended panel using Yana’s Christmas sentiments with the Glimmer System. To help me make the sentiment straight, I made a pencil mark with a t- square on my panel and then lined up my plate with the mark and secured it with washi tape.

I added my window film and secured it to the back of my window panel using double sided tape. Then I added foam tape around the window. I made sure to line up the foam tape so there were no gaps, securing my shaker bits on the inside. To close the shaker, I used the help of the Mini Misti. I placed my window panel into my Misti with the foam side up. I filled my shaker with a combination of white and gold sequin mix from 28 Lilac Lane.  I removed the foam tape release tape and placed my ink blended panel over the window, pressing both panel corners up against the Misti so that they would line up even.

Next, I attached my images to the front of the card using either foam tape or liquid glue. I also went back with a white gel pen to clean up my coloring and any unwanted color bleeding. I added a second heat foiled sentiment to the front of my window and finished the card by adding some clear Nuvo Crystal Drop to the berries.

To see how I created this card, you can watch the video here:

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