Creating a Scene on a Shaker - Snowy Christmas Card

Today I created a snowy shaker scene using products from Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn.

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I started out with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taped down to a board. I added a few masks which I cut with scissors to be hill shaped. Next I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a sky. I used the colors Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. I removed the masks one at a time and shaded my snowy hills with the two blue Distress Oxide inks from the sky.

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I used a circle die to cut the background I created with my Big Shot. I went around the outside edge of that circle with doubled up foam tape to start creating my shaker. I filled up the shaker area with large clear glitter. Next I used a circle of acetate to close up the shaker. I took a piece of Bristol Smooth paper and cut a hill shape out of it. I blended a shadow on that using the same Distress Oxide inks that I used on the hills inside of my shaker. Using my Gina K Connect glue I adhered that hill to the outside of the shaker. Next I glued down a frame that I made with two circle dies out of Gina K In the Navy cardstock. The frame hides that foam tape that could be seen through the acetate. I used Copics to color in a snowman from Mama Elephant’s Little Snowman Agenda stamp set and added him to the scene.

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I created a 6 x 6 card base a glued a piece of Lawn Fawn patterned paper to the front. The patterned paper was from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas paper pad. I glued down my shaker to the middle of the card base. For the sentiment I picked out a stamp from the Lawn Fawn Holiday Helpers stamp set. I embossed that with a white embossing powder and Gina K Cherry Red card stock. I glued the sentiment strip onto my card so that it hangs off the side of the shaker area just a smidge.

For the finishing touches on the card I added Wink of Stella glitter to the sentiment strip and a few sequins to the shaker window.


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