It’s time for our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge at The Crafting Circle.com. This time we could make any type of card so I chose to make another Christmas Card for my pile, which is slowly growing. I better get moving ’cause it will be here before we know it!
I used a pre-made card base from Hobby Lobby. The black and white striped paper is by Canvas Corp. and was a scrap from a previous card. I fell in love with the paper with the old car with the Christmas tree on top and just had to buy it. It’s a single sheet by The Paper Studio and is sold at Hobby Lobby.
I turned this into a shaker card using the “Merri Christmas” Die Circle and matching plastic dome. These are both by Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. I used a single circle punch for the black dots on the paper and put a shaker “flake” on each one. I probably should have dry embossed the card background, but I didn’t think of it in time. The “flakes” are from Hobby Lobby.
I’m looking forward to seeing your entries into the challenge.
This darling image is called the “Hawaiian Mermaid” and is by digital artist Francesca Lopez. This image is the latest for her Progressional Challenge at her “CUTE AS A BUTTON” site.
I had originally wanted to make her a “puzzle” card, but I cut the image out and couldn’t do that. I went ahead and built the card inside of the “Shaker Dome” anyway, which you can get from our own Samantha, AKA MsWipz, on Ebay. The Domes are a joy to work with.
The image is colored with my Copic Markers and surrounded by an assortment of Dies. I used the following: Happy Birthday and Music Notes are by Die-namics from My Favorite Things; the Magical Castle and Seaweed are by Gina Marie Dies. I also used a Circle Nestability Die by Spellbinders.
I topped the card with a layer of white paper, which I embossed with an Embossing Folder called “Tide.” This folder was made by Memory Maker’s “Life Time” Crafts. I finished it off by wrapping the Dome with Twine, which was also made by Memory Makers. I don’t know the name of the “Sand-looking” paper, but the blue background paper is by Sandy Lion. The Gold Paper is from My Favorite Things. I also used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.