Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Joy to the World. It's Christmas in July!

Greetings! It's Kathi here sharing a cool card on a hot day! This week we're celebrating Christmas in July, so be sure to stop back often to see what my teammates have created.

I've made a shaker card using the Snowflake Background and the Merry Christmas Sentiment Strip stamps from Darkroom Door and the Origami Bear Stamp Set by Katzelkraft.

Here's the card.

Here's a close up, taken at an angle, so you can see the sparkly bits. The true color is above.

I knew that I wanted to use embossing powder with the gorgeous Snowflake Background stamp and I knew that I wanted to try to finally succeed at creating a shaker card. I didn't succeed with that goal, but perfection is overrated, or so they say. Tell that to my inner Virgo.

Anyway since I'd be embossing and creating a shaker, I wanted to use some heavier cardstock and I wanted the inside of the shaker to match the outside, so I grabbed a 9" x 12" sheet of Mixed Media cardstock, flipped it to horizontal orientation,  and swiped three colors of Fresco Finish Chalk Paints across the sheet, then heat set it to make sure that it was totally dry.

Snowflake Background was stamped twice with white ink, sparkly embossing powder was added, and heat set. The backgrounds were cut twice with a rounded rectangle that matched the stamp size perfectly. Gotta love that. Don't gotta love that I have no clue who made the die. Oops.

A smaller rounded rectangle was used to cut one of the two backgrounds to create the window for the shaker. I'm reserving the die-cut for a later use.

Both the bears from the Origami Bear Stamp Set were stamped with Memento ink, fussy-cut, and colored. Then I decided to just use one of them.

I stenciled a background with light blue ink the embossed the entire thing to create an ice floe for the bear. The ice floe and the bear were adhered to the rounded rectangle die-cut. This piece was set aside while I created the shaker.

Alas, when I sealed the shaker with the bear background, I realized that his ears and head weren't firmly adhered to the background. Note to self: Use glue! I also discovered that I had overfilled the background with a mixture of sequins, sparkly stars, and Shaved Ice, so you can't see that he's chilling out while sitting on an ice floe. Bummer.  You'll have to take my word for it.

The sentiment was stamped with white ink, heat set with sparkly embossing powder, and die-cut. It was adhered to finish the card and two sequins and Festive Diamond Sparkle Gemstones were added to finish the card.

If you'd like more information about this card, pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping. 

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Thanks for visiting today! See you next Tuesday!

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