Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you this shaker card I created using some little shrink film snowmen.
To create the snowmen I used some Brutus Monroe shrink film. It is a very interesting product. The stamp set that I used is the Snow Friends stamp set. I stamped the snowmen on the shrink film with Raven Detail Ink and then fussy cut them out. The ink stays wet on the shrink film until heated so you need to be careful not to smudge the stamping while fussy cutting. Once cut out, I heated up each snowman with my heat tool. Not only does this set the ink, it also shrinks the shrink film down creating this cute little plastic snowman charm. It is a really great technique for making jewelry, but today I am making a card with it!
Once I had my three snowman all shrunk down I colored them in with Copic markers. I found that I got better results doing the coloring after shrinking, though it could work before with other mediums.
Before creating my shaker I wanted to stamp my sentiment. I used a stamp from the Brutus Monroe stamp set Jingle All The Way. I stamped it with an embossing ink onto and A2 size piece of white cardstock. I embossed it with Gilded embossing powder which is my favorite gold embossing powder.
To make my shaker I took the panel with my sentiment and cut three square windows along with top with a die. I glued a piece of acetate to the back of the windows with my ATG gun. For the background of my shaker I painted a piece of watercolor paper with Frosted Cranberry Aqua Pigment paint. This is one of the metallic Aqua Pigment paints so the background is nice and sparkly. I added foam tape around each of my three shaker windows and placed my shaker pieces inside. I used some red half pearls for the shaker pieces. I took the red background I created and closed up my shaker areas. Next I took the whole shaker panel and glued it to a card base.
To finish up the card, I took the three shrink film snowmen and glued them onto the shaker windows. I found that they stuck really well using my ATG gun for the adhesive.
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