Blue Christmas Shaker Card

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Hi Everyone! I received the December Simon Says Stamp Card Kit on Saturday, and I haven’t been able to stop creating cards since! I didn’t even want to take the time for pictures. That meant that I actually had to clean everything up and put it away so that I could put the photography tent on the craft table. Bummer! But the good news is that I can write this post and share a few of these cards with you. I’m going to enter this card in the Fusion Card Challenge, Blue Christmas. You’ll also see it on Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Gallery.

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The colors in this kit are stunning. The turquoise and reds work together in bright, bold cardstocks and soft, subtle papers as well. I have never opened a kit that lent itself to creating multiple clean and simple cards quickly. At least not for me! LOL.

I began by stamping the Christmas tree with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on watercolor paper, and then used the same ink and a blending tool to color the entire panel. I gave it a quick dry with the heat tool, and then used my new Reverse Confetti die to cut the garland.

I started following Amy at Pickled Paper Designs after seeing a Christmas card she created using the negative space of this Circle Garlands Confetti Cuts RC die. I thought the card was striking and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I had to have that die! (If you haven’t seen her work, you should head to her blog next.) I decided to cut the adorable animals from one of the papers in the stack, and carefully placed them in the negative space of the garland. This took quite a bit of time, but I think it was worth it in the end. I like that they are peeking out at you, and the bear is even waving.

 

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I used a craft foam square for support on this shaker card. I kept the two garland strands separate, but the beads are able to move within each strand between animals. I used white, silver, and red beads to complement the colors on the animals. Don’t the beads look pretty? Love them! I found them in a boxed set from a local craft store.

The base cardstock is grey from the SSS kit, but I used the VersaMark cube to add white Perfect Pearls for more shimmer. The black cardstock is Crafter’s Companion Shimmering Cardstock.

 

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Finally, I added the puffy sentiment sticker and sequins.

What do you think? There are too many things to love about this month’s card kit! I hope you are having as much fun with it as I am.

Thanks for joining me again! Love and crafty hugs!

Erin

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