Hello my crafty friends,
DT Melanie here with you today to share with you a fun winter shaker card. I admit I have not made many shaker cards so this was a labor of love. It was really fun though and I encourage all of you to give it a try!
Step 1: Using the “Snowman & Gifts” clear stamp set along with the coordinating dies color and cut these adorable snowmen. Copics were used in the samples in this post.
Step 2: Cut a red card base measuring 5.5′ x 11″ and fold in half.
Step 3: Cut a piece of silver foil card stock to 5.25″ x 5.25″ square and attach to card front.
Step 4: Cut a piece of holiday patterned paper, from the “It’s Christmas Time” Paper Pack from ModaScrap, to 5″ x 5″ and adhere to the card front.
Now to create the snowglobe…
Step 5: With a die cut machine and the “Snowglobe Scene” die set, cut one snow globe as seen in the photo below, and cut two rings by placing two circle dies inside each other as shown in the photo. Circle dies from the “Fitted Circles” were used to achieve the perfect size ring. From the largest circle die also cut 1 piece of clear acetate so that it forms a solid circle rather than a ring.
You should now have the following pieces… plus one solid acetate circle the size of the globe itself.
Step 6: Cut a circle from the snowglobe die with ModaScrap “It’s Christmas Time” paper. You will trim off the bottom of the globe, because you just need the circle. Then using the slope die simply cut a piece of light blue Soft Finish Card Stock to act as snow for our snowy scene.
Now you are ready to assemble the snowglobe as seen here in the picture below. You will layer your pieces in the following order.
- Attach the full Snowglobe cut in step 5 to the front of the card.
- Next layer the spotted background circle and the snow bank piece onto the snowglobe base, these were cut in step 6.
- Add your colored snowmen.
- Take one of the brown rings and glue it around the outer edge of the snowglobe. This will act as a guide in the following steps.
- Using foam strips stick down an entire ring of tape which gives you the depth that the sequins will need to move around.
- At this point it is good to use an embossing buddy over the surface of your scene so that the sequins will not stick once enclosed inside.
- With the last ring and the acetate glue these together being very careful not to get glue onto the acetate where it might show.
- Lastly, add sequins on top of the snowmen, peel off the release sheet from the foam tape, and simply place the ring/acetate piece on top capturing your sequins inside.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Blue & White Sequin Mix
Clear Window Sheet Acetate