Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing this shaker card over on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog. This card really brings me back to my childhood and the very cold and snowy winters we had growing up in northern Maine. While all of my brothers wanted to have snowball fights (usually filled with ice, might I add)! I wanted to make pretty snow angels. I only wish I had all of these adorable woodland creatures to play with back then!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from red cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of white cardstock and stamped the outline of the snow angels in a dark brown ink. I placed this directly on the red card base. Next, I created the frame from a dark brown cardstock using two rectangle dies. I adhered a piece of Hero Arts clear acetate to the back of the frame. I lined the frame with foam adhesive so that it would allow plenty of space for the glitter to shake around inside.
I placed approximately two tablespoons of Avery Elle Coarse Glitter directly onto the white cardstock and adhered the shaker frame on top. I stamped the bunny, fox and bear from the Snow Angels stamp set on white cardstock and colored the images using my Copic markers. I die cut the animals with the coordinating Snow Angels Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant and then I adhered the animals to the outside of the shaker frame using more foam adhesive.
I stamped the sentiment "snow much love" in Versamark ink on red cardstock and heat embossed it with Lawn Fawn white embossing powder. I notched both ends before adhering the sentiment strip on the outside of the shaker frame. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the animals to give them added sparkle.
Shaker cards are probably one of my favorite cards to make and the glitter inside this one really looks like fluffy snow! Thanks for visiting and remember to shop the AMAZING clearance sale going on right now at Butterfly Reflections, Ink!
October Mood Board
Hello friends and welcome back from a long and beautiful holiday weekend! We spent the last four days on a mini-vacation to Burlington, Vermont. Yes, it's peak foliage in northern New England, and yes, the crowds were wildly insane as a result, but, it is my favorite time of the year and so worth it! Burlington is an artsy college community just an hour south of the Canadian border. It's filled with lots of great restaurants, a vibrant nightlife (even though we're in bed by 10) and the most beautiful bike trail on Lake Champlain. It was a perfectly relaxing weekend getaway and only about a four hour drive.
Today's card was inspired by the new October Mood Board from Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Mood boards are used for a variety of events - home decor, wedding planning and yes, even crafting! These boards inspire you to create using the colors, patterns or textures presented. This card was inspired by the color palette of this month's mood board:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I also matted the cardstock back with a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I stamped all of the images from the Mama Elephant Donut Treats stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the images using Copic alcohol ink markers. I added highlights to some of the images using a white gel pen. I die cut the photo frame from Tranquil Tide cardstock and adhered it over a scrap piece of green watercolor paper. I adhered the picture frame to the center of the card at a titled angle. I added the donut box, mice and donuts to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added height. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of Neenah White Solar Smooth cardstock and notched the left end before adhering it behind the donut box. Lastly, I added clear Wink of Stella to the card for added sparkle.
Here is the Donut Treats stamp set from Mama Elephant (available through Butterfly Reflections, Ink):
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