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Monday, 16 April 2018

Christmas Card Club Challenge - Christmas Poinsettias and foliage


I'm a little behind the curve as we had a busy weekend celebrating Charlie's birthday which included a visit to see Olivia at university and also the main reason I haven't posted for a few days my desk top has been on strike not wanting to play.
No matter the age cake is always wanted!
However I'm here now sharing my club challenge card set by Mary.  I made a shaker card using the very pretty stamp set Peace This Christmas which I will be very sad to see retire from the Stampin' Up! range in May.  It's been a trusty set of mine and fab for foliage cards like this.  I used one stamp and coloured it with my stampin markers to stamp it twice and then fussy cut them out. I then also stamped the whole image with cherry cobbler ink to be able to fussy cut the central flower and add a little dimension with glue dots to my floral sprigs.  I also stamped a sentiment from the same set in Mossy Meadow ( a returning colour for Stampin' Up! in June) and the border is cherry cobbler from the same set too.  I used this set for previous challenges,   you can see a couple an earlier stamping scene posts and also here. The latter uses the very popular Large Letter Dies that I'm pleased to say are staying in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue and gives a different use to the popular eclipse cards. 


To make the shaker I used the Stitched Shape framelits largest circle die and cut from a piece of very vanilla card 9.5cm x 13.8cm.  I placed the vanilla layer onto my mossy meadow base card (10.5cm x 29.7 scored at 14.8cm) and let the cut circle stay on the base card whilst carefully removing the outer vanilla card. I kept my finger on the circle and drew a light pencil circle around it for respositioning later when I put it all together.  I added window sheet to the back of the vanilla layer and a circle of adhesive shaker strips.  Half a teaspoon of gold glitter flakes sit nicely on the sentiment before replacing the vanilla layer with window and sticky strip to hold it all in place.
Top Tip
Did you know that you can reduce the static by using an embossing buddy on the sentiment and window sheet before putting it all together?

Please do visit the club members and take a look at their wonderful foliage creations.

Thanks for popping by and see you soon.

Zoe x

10 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Zoe....love the shaker element and the clean fresh look of your card ...xxxx

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  2. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous cards... love the stamp...
    love shaker cards...
    hugs Sylvie xx

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  3. I like them too, but always have trouble with them when really they are simple, but they don't suit my simple brain lol. thanks Sylvie xx

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  4. Oh my goodness Zoe your card is stunning. I just managed mine up today. Things have been hectic here of late. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  5. I do love shaker cards and this one is no exception. Thanks for the anti static ttip. Will try it next time. Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. Wow I love shaker cards and this is a super example. Pretty stamping and a lovely design too.
    Lorraine

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  7. Just a lovely shaker card, and I love the border treatment. The shaker window framing is so pretty & the interior sentiment is perfect...the world should take heed of this! TFS & Hugs

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  8. This is such a pretty shaker card, Zoe. Loving your Christmas greenery with the pretty shaker bits in the frame! It has such a delicate look...very, very pretty!

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  9. Oh my so beautiful, I love shaker cards and your whole design is wonderful, lovely colours, Kate x x

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