Thursday 9 August 2012

Snowman shaker card

 This weeks challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is a sketch. I then decided to see how many other challenges I could enter using the one card. It was a 'challenge' but that's what it's all about isn't it and it has been fun.
I made three little shaker boxes with three stages of snowman construction stamped in them. The images are from The Snowman stamp set and Archival Cobalt ink was used. The snow in the shaker is a mixture of white glitter flakes, Polar White Flowersoft and my new purchase - Clear Micro Beads, the beads help the flakes to keep moving around.
The backing paper is a scrapbook page from stash. The lace is paper lace and there is a little ribbon bow on top of the bakers twine. I have chosen to use punched snowflakes instead of stars and put small blue gems in the middle of each one, they are mounted on small foam pads to give a little height. The card has come out almost 8 inches square so I think this will be a hand delivered one.
I would like to enter it in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Challenge  -  Sketch
Winter Wonderland  -  Lace & Ribbon
Christmas Cards All Year Round  -  Children's
Christmas Card Challenges  -  Use something new
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge  -  Favourite Colour
                                          Sparkles Christmas Challenge  -  Punch It
Does anyone know where I can get star shaped brads? I've been looking for a couple of weeks but found nothing yet, your help would be appreciated.


  1. This is a very attractive card - I love the way you've made the three little shaker boxes - delightful - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 84 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. beautiful use of the ribbon and lace and a gorgeous creation and just perfect for our challenge this week at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. What a beautiful shaker card. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  4. Oh, Rocky! FABULOUS card, yet again! LOVE the colors and the use of elements! Gorgeous--thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  5. Hi Rocky - what a terrific card!! Great job combining those challenges. LOVE those shaker panels and thanks so much for the tip on the micro beads. So glad that you were able to join us this week at 52CCT with your wonderful creation. Hugs!

  6. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Christmas challenges for our * Punch it * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  7. Gorgeous, a lovely colour choice and love those little shaker boxes. Thanks for sharing with us at CHNC challenge this week

    Helen xx

  8. What a wonderful card Rocky - great idea to have shaker panels as part of the sketch! Love the colour combo and all the touches you added! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT again!

    I haven't seen star shaped brads for a while, I did have some in my stash many moons ago. I'll let you know if I do come across any. Ruth x

  9. Super card, Rocky! I love your images and how they progress with the snowman, very nice. Perfect punched snow flakes as well! Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT!

  10. What a beautiful card and love the shaker boxes.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

  11. Gorgeous card -- love the use of the shaker boxes and the addition of the twine!


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