Hello everyone! Continuing to get into the holiday spirit, I used another penguin stamp set (can you tell that I love penguins?) and turned it into a Christmas card:
For this card, I stamped some penguins from Mama Elephant‘s stamp set Arctic Penguins on white cardstock and brought in a bit of colour using coloured pencils. I, then, die-cut them with their co-ordinating dies.
I took the Stitched Collage Frame by My Favorite Things and die-cut it from white cardstock and two sheets of 6×6 inch pattern paper (Lawn Fawn‘s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow and Knit Picky). I decided for the frame to be white and placed the pattern paper in the free spaces inside.
The sentiment is from the stamp set Merry Messages by Lawn Fawn. I inked it with Versamark ink, applied white embossing powder and heat embossed it. The frame and the inside pieces are glued with liquid glue on a card panel. As a finishing touch I added some sequins to the card.
I think that the Stitched Collage Frame makes a nice frame for a shaker card, so I decided to make a second card using this frame and the penguins: (by the way, this is my second attempt at a shaker card – my first can be found here)
The frame is die-cut from a pattern paper pack by Lawn Fawn (Perfectly Plaid Winter). And the images and sentiment are stamped directly onto the card panel (I used the frame as a guide as to where to stamp the images).
On a piece of white craft foam, I die-cut the frame and adhered it with liquid glue onto the card panel (in retrospect, I should have used double-sided tape, so that the glue does not ooze out at the sides and I could have avoided some sequins to get stuck there…). I filled the compartments with some white and blue sequins to match the frame. I cut an acetate sheet to size and glued it onto the craft foam. At last, I adhered the frame cut from pattern paper on top of the acetate sheet.
This finishes my shaker card. I like how it turned out. I hope you like it too.