Joyeux Noël – Merry Christmas

Hi!

I know, three posts in a row, how crazy is that? 🙂 Well my mojo seems to have kicked back, and a little more time for myself makes it possible to enjoy crafting again…

Today’s card is a CASE from a card made by the very talented Yukari Yoshioka. You can see her stunning card here. I have kept pretty much the same design but I adapted a few things to make it a shaker card.

Shimmer and Shine - Joyeux Noël #StampinUp #Christmas #Trees #Silver #Red #ShakerCard

For the background, I wanted to have the same soft effect as in Yuki’s card, so I stamped the littlest snowflake in Versamark, then embossed it with White embossing powder on Smoky Slate cardstock. The background was then covered with vellum. I absolutely adore this effect, very winter-y 🙂

I draw the “hills” and hand-cut them, adding faux-stitching with a silver gel pen. The sentiment comes from the “Quelques lignes” stamp set and has received the same Versamark / silver embossing powder treatment as the trees. The trees were then punched with the Tree Punch. The little star was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and received a coat of Dazzling Details to give a bit of shine.

I added several foam adhesives to get different layers for the hills and the trees. I made a frame with a piece of acetate to close my shaker card. When I added the sequins, I remembered a trick given by the crafty goddess Jennifer McGuire in one of her amazing videos: to glue some sequins on the background, so that when the card stands up, there are a few sequins still visible… how clever is that?

 

I hope you like it 🙂 your comments are always welcome!

Supplies (Stampin’Up!):

  • Stamp set: Many Merry Stars, Quelques lignes (sentiment)
  • Inks: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
  • Embossing powder: Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder, White Stampin’ Emboss powder
  • Dies: Tree Punch
  • Papers: Whisper White cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock, Window sheets (acetate), White vellum
  • Accent: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Stampin’ Dazzle Marker Silver
  • Non Stampin’Up : Sequins

If you would like to order any of the items used on the project above, you can click on my on-line shop or just send me an e-mail, I’ll be very happy to help you with your order.

Thanks for visiting!

xx

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Let’s celebrate! Faux metal technique, shaker card

Hi!

Today’s card is dedicated to my parents, my husband and my baby girl. My parents and my husband and I share the same anniversary day, and it is also the day that our baby Roxanne turned 9 month old! A perfect day to celebrate and enjoy a very nice dinner at a restaurant 😉

I wanted to create a faux-metal effect for my shaker star. In order to do this, I first die-cut my star silhouette by putting the two star dies nested and ran it through my big shot. I did exactly the same with a piece of foam sheet to make the shaker part. It adheres nicely to the rest, a very convenient way to create non usual shapes of shaker cards. I then die-cut the acetate from the biggest star die.

The faux-metal effect is done by stamping the shape with Versamark and then cover it with silver embossing powder, and heat-setting it. You may do it several times until you’re happy with the brightness and the polished look of the star. Once you have adhered the star on the acetate and then on the foam shape, your shaker star is ready. Just fill it with what you want – here I punched little stars on silver glitter paper, red hearts and clear sequins for fun.

The background is a mix of  heat-embossed stars (I pressed the Versamark ink on a stencil, then applied Holographic clear embossing powder) and stamped hearts and stars.

Shimmer and Shine - Let's Celebrate

 

I tried to show the effect of the holographic clear embossing powder, in real life it’s very nice but, as often with glitter it’s difficult to take a good picture.

Shimmer and Shine - Let's Celebrate! Faux metal technique - Shaker card

 

Supplies :

  • Stamps : Dovecrat Let’s Celebrate, Lawn Fawn Plus One (heart and stars)
  • Inks : Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’Up Real Red, Versamark ink
  • Cardstock, glitter paper and acetate from my stash
  • Embossing powder : Papermania Silver, Artemio Holographic
  • Stencil : Stampin’Up Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks
  • Punch : mini heart (?), mini star
  • Sequins : The Craft Factory clear 5mm

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely day 🙂

Happy Birthday Kim !

Can you guess the favorite color of the little girl I sent this magical shaker card to ? 😉

 

Shimmer and Shine - Magical birthday

 

 

Supplies : (to come)

  • Stamps :
  • Inks :
  • Accent :
  • Cardstock :

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!