Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Vintage Christmas Shaker card

Hi folks! Here's another Christmas card from me and one of my fav's from the last DT batch that I sent to Joanna Sheen. The image is from the 'Season's Greetings' Giordano Christmas rubber stamp set.
I altered the background paper (Dovecraft) by spritzing with pearl Glimmer Mists and 'That special touch of Mica' gold mists and inked the edges. I stamped the image with Sepia Versafine and lightly watercoloured it. I then popped the image into a little cellophane card bag (the ones that you put finished cards into) and added some tiny beads and little flakes of mica. I then used my hot melt tool (have had this for years and hardly used it... the type of tool that's used for pyrography with interchangeable tips) to melt and seal the edges. Once cooled I added some distressed stickles to the edges too. I cut an acetate snowflake using a Cuttlebug die and changed the colour using a Copic Marker. I attached this to the card using a decorative snowflake brad. I was brave and stamped the sentiment in the bottom left hand corner straight onto the backing paper. I created a few swirls on the front using the tiny beads (Yes, I glued them on individually!) and finished off the card with a large sheer ribbon bow.
More Dovecraft paper on the inside and some mats created with my Nestabilities.
I think I might just have to make this card again so that I can have one at home.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

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22 comments:

claudia761 said...

WOW!!
Wonderful!!

LG

claudia761

claudia761 said...

Wow1

Wonderful!!

LG

claudia761

claudia761 said...

Wow1

Wonderful!!

LG

claudia761

claudia761 said...

Wow!

Wonderful!!

LG

claudia761

claudia761 said...

Great!

LG

claudia761

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Sandra - I love how you've created a shaker "window" with the acetate bag - it's so effective and a brilliant idea. Beautiful vintage image and papers too.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Just gorgeous Sandra, what a beautiful image.

Hugs,

Jo xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Another really gorgeous card Sandra. Love it.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Shelly said...

Hi! Lovely Christmas card, I just adore the sparkle, thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly x

Jane said...

Hey Sandra, another beautiful card, I have a wee award for you on my bloglet...well deserved XX

Michelle said...

Lots of lovely details on your card and a beautiful image. Thanks for playing along with us.

lisa said...

Hi Sandra.
What a shame you were poorly on your holidays. I hope you're feeling better now but it's no fun when you've looked forward to getting away is it.
Congrats on your new job and I hope your eldest gets on well at big school. We have a couple more years before that upheavel!!
I love this card. I admire your patience sticking those beads on by hand. It's far too nice to give away!!
Hugs Lisax

sugarplum said...

Hi Sandra
Love what you have done with the clear bag. Very original and highly effective The glimmer mists make the background paper look very bespoke Another cracking card
Fi x

Doreen said...

Just stunning Sandra.xxx

Fiona said...

Wow, what an imaginative card Sandra. Would never have thought of making a shaker card with a cello bag-clever you! Love the paper on the inside too.

CraftyC said...

Its a beautiful card Sandra. I'm into glimmer mists right now and have used them on my last few cards. Feel an addiction coming on lol!
Clairexx

BananaStamper said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge this week!

Faye said...

Wow, Sandra, this is the most gorgeous card, a real stunner. It has a real subtle, glimmery, tradiotional Christmas feel to eat. I could eat a mince pie right now! ;) Thanks also for playing at Cupcake. xxx

cindy said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.

Laurie said...

So pretty and so sparkley! tfs!

Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Melly said...

OMG this is just amazing! I so so love it! You clever crafter!!
Love all the sparkle and shine!
Thanks for playing along with the Creative Card Crew
Hugs Melly xxx