I’m using supplies from the new Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane collection for my card today. As soon as I saw the candy cane dies included in the collection, I knew I wanted to make a shaker card. I decided to use the Peppermint Stick Background again because I thought it could be cute to have the peppermint strip background with the clear acetate candy canes for the shakers.
I started by creating an A2 card base from Whisper White cardstock by Stampin’ Up!® I stamped the front of the card using the Peppermint Stick Background in Gumball Pink dye ink from Ranger. Since I didn’t have any cardstock to match, I created my own by applying the ink directly to a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock then set it aside to dry while I worked on the other elements for my card.
I cut another piece of Whisper White cardstock to 3.75 x 5 inches. I die cut the candy canes using my Big Shot. Before I began the assembly of the shaker windows, I stamped the “Christmas” sentiment from the Merry & Bright Boughs stamp set from the collection in the Gumball Pink ink.
To create the shakers, I started by adhering a piece of Window Sheet from Stampin’ Up on the back side of the panel using some Tear & Tape adhesive. I then created separate shaker areas for each candy cane using foam adhesive strips. I also placed foam adhesive strips around the perimeter of the shaker panel. I filled each shaker area with some tiny pink heart sequins. The sequins I used have been discontinued, but any small sequin would work. I closed the shaker panel by adding another piece of white cardstock on the back then adhered the completed panel to the card base using more of the Tear & Tape adhesive.
I took the piece of Gumball Pink cardstock I created earlier and die cut the word Merry from the Merry Labels Dies. I adhered the die cut to the shaker panel just above the stamped Christmas sentiment using a Fine Tip Glue Pen and that completed the card.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- CAS-ual Fridays – the current theme is shaker cards.
- StampNation – the current theme is playful Christmas. (membership required)
Until next time …