Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shaker Card

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Since we were lucky enough to have some warm sunny weather, Saturday we took the family on a haunted hayride then on Sunday we went to the Trail of History. The trail to the festival is a mile long so we got a lot of exercise in! We decided not to bring the wagon and I must say Jake & Hannah did a wonderful job keeping up. The food was SO good, we enjoyed homemade root beer, a smoked turkey drumstick, sweet popcorn and just the feel of being back in the olden days.

Today’s samples are for this week’s project over at Stamps and Smiles. This week, we are making shaker cards. Some of you know that I have made these in the past and I was really excited to make a couple of these shaker cards using my NEW stamps from Stamps and Smiles.

My first sample is using a stamp set called Fall Harvest. I created 3 layers using my Sizzix topnote die - in soft suede, white and acetate. An oval Nestabilities was used to cut out a window on the soft suede piece. I then used a pencil to trace the inside of the oval onto the white piece - this is where I created my scene. The scarecrow and the leaves were stamped and colored in using my Copics.
All the layers of the topnote die were added together and little pumpkins were punched and added for the shaker part of it. As you can see I then decorated the outside of my shaker card by adding a fence, pumpkins and the Indian corn.
Here is another shaker card using the NEW Tis the Season to be Jolly stamp set. I used some more of this darling paper by SU. ~ I LOVE it! Same idea behind putting my card together but I decorated the outside a little differently. This time I embossed the last layer and added snowflakes and glitter. At the last minute, I added the swirls and large snowflake. I filled this shaker card up with GLITTER - of course.

Please stop by the Stamps and Smiles – Project Tuesday page, to see the awesome designs by the Design Team. We warmly invite you to play along, please use your favorite stamps and supplies.

Oh and if your in the Christmas mood, please stop by my Christmas Blog. Grab some hot chocolate and don't forget to sign up for my Christmas card giveaway. You will have until December 4th - please stop by for a chance to win.

Have a fun week & thanks again for stopping by!


Karen Wilson said...

These are both SO good! I love the way you added the fence etc on the outside of your fall card. So pretty.

I did receive my goodies and I can't wait to get my hands on them and play!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! REally et's you in the fall and winter mood. Of course, LOVE the glitter!! Pam :)

Danni said...

How fun! Both are great but I really like the first one, very nice!

Rose said...

jennifer they are both fantastic! love the little pumpkins you added inside the first one :0) looks like a fun challenge!!