Hi Everyone, and welcome back! Last week in my live Facebook demo (click HERE to watch) we created this adorable infinity shaker card using the October Club Sursee kit from Catherine Pooler Designs. This kit is the reason I had to join Club Sursee this month! It is so cute with all of the Christmas stamps and carol lyrics. (You can read CP’s blog giving more information about the kits HERE.) Now I can’t wait to open my mailbox for some happy surprise mail each month!!
I’ve been seeing lots of infinity shaker cards lately, and so I wanted to try it with a cute scene from this kit. I watched Marine Simon’s video (click HERE) to learn the basics, and found that it is much easier than a normal shaker card.
I began by placing snow bank masks, and then ink blended the background with Fiesta Blue, Suede Shoes, and Juniper Mist CP inks on an A2 sized Bristol Strathmore smooth cardstock. Next I did the water, splatter, dry technique, and finished the sky with a little more ink to intensify the sky. Finally, I splattered watered-down white gesso for a snowy effect.
When the sky was dry, I removed the masks, and repositioned them to softly blend It’s A Boy for a soft snow look on the drifts. Next I stamped the trees in Spruce, and even added a couple of second generation stamps for shadowy dimension. Then I used a Ranger embossing pen on the trees, added Sage CP/WOW embossing powder, and heat set. How cute does that snow on the pines look? I love how that added touch turned out.
If you are like me, I remove all of the cellophane packaging and move my stamps to heavy-duty stamp pockets. However, infinity shaker cards are a great reason to keep those cellophane pockets! I added Scor-Tape to the back of the cardstock, and carefully slid it into the cellophane pocket. I taped down three sides, and then used my MISTI and Staz On White Pigment Ink to carefully stamp the carol lyric onto the cellophane front of the card. Next I added a piece of foam tape to the bottom front of the card inside the plastic and secured it. This separates the the card from the plastic, gives the sequins more room to move, and keeps them from hiding behind the snowbank. Then I added the gorgeous CP Aspen sequin mix, and sealed the last edge.
To finish the card, I stamped the sleigh in Rouge, reindeer in Icing on the Cake, and more pine trees in Eucalyptus with more embossing powder. Then I blended more It’s a Boy ink on the final snowdrift, and adhered all of the pieces to the front of the plastic to create the scene. Finally, I used a Stardust glitter gel pen on the sleigh, and gold gel pen for bells on the reindeer before taping those into place.
What do you think? Have you tried infinity shaker cards yet? It is easy, but so fun to create. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Love and crafty hugs!
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