Thursday, September 6, 2012
We have a very different type challenge for you this week at Joan's Gardens. We are asking you to create some type of shaker box on your card; you can make your own shaker box using acetate or use a pre-made one like I have. Please go over to Joan's Gardens to read all the details about this week's challenge.
I used a new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities embossing folder for my background. There are two designs on each of these M-Bossabilities folders. If you run these through the Big Shot and probably the Cuttlebug, you will probably need to not put down a bottom B plate. I used the white plate, the embossing folder with the card stock inside, then the C plate on the top. The Shaker Box is used is by Impression Obsession and are called "Shake It" Shaker Card Pouches. There are 10 to a package. I really like these pouches because they are not very high. I didn't measure it but they are probably only 1/8 inch high which makes it easy to put in an envelope and mail. I used a Spellbinder Classic Oval Nestability that is the same size as the plastic pouch to die cut an opening in the embossed background. To create the green scalloped edging on the front I used the same Oval Nestability and a scalloped Nestability one size larger. First cut out the scallop oval then place the other oval over it and die cut it again.
I love this new Old World LaBlanche "Smiling Santa" stamp. He was stamped with Ranger Archival Ink and colored using Nibs and Distress Inks. It was attached to the Shaker Card Pouch by using the "Perma Tec Glue Glider". It was real easy just to roll the Glue Glider around the edges of the pouch. EDIT: It helps to read the back of the package ---There is tape around the edge of the pouch that you just need to peel off. I added some small snowflakes that were saved from a border punch, along with some small white seed beads, to the inside of the pouch then held it up and placed the Santa over it to get it centered. The Marianne Design Sleigh was die cut, then I used the Ranger "Perfect Medium" Brush to go over the embossed area (before taking it out of the die; then I took it out and added gold embossing power and heated it. By doing it this way you get perfect embossed lines. The deer is the Memory Box "Leaping Deer". Before adding the sleigh and deer, I cut two pieces of white card stock to create the snow banks on the bottom of the card. The sentiment is from the new Cheery Lynn "Merry Christmas Set; there are two sizes of sentiments in this set. A few of the same snowflakes in the pouch were attached over the embossed background.
I hope you will join us this week in our challenge.
All the products I used can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:
Spellbinders M-Bossabilites (EL-014)
Impression Obsession "Shake It" Shaker Card Pouches
LaBlanche "Smiling Santa" Silicone Stamp
Ranger Distress Inks
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Perfect Medium Brush
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Perma Tec Glue Glider
Marianne Design "Sleigh" (LR0 178)
Memory Box "Leaping Deer" ( 98390)
Cheery Lynn "Merry Christmas Set" (B186)