I'm Late, I'm late for a very important date.
It is time for the Christmas Card club challenge
and I really didn't want to miss this one
as my good Blogging Buddy Mary H has set the theme
which is Use a Cardinal or other Christmas bird.
Mary does love her Cardinals so how could I not use one!
I also wanted to try my hand at making a shaker card.
Simples I thought.Ha! Do I ever learn.
Have spent the best part of a day putting it together.
I have kept to fairly CAS design as I wanted the shaker to do the talking.
DP. is by Kaisercraft from their Christmas Collections 6" pad.
Sentiment and letter by Hot Off The Press .
Circle cut using Xcuts circle nesting dies.
Digi is by Fred She Said Pre-coloured cardinal.
I used Micro beads for the shaker element .
You can see them in the bottom right hand corner.
Inside of card.
I had intended to put the 'C' on the front but it looked too crowded
I like it here better and helps disguise the back of the shaker .
C is for Cardinal!
A close up of the Shaker Cardinal.
I cut a circle from the front of a card blank which I had already
matted with the design paper.
I then secured a piece of acetate to the inside cover
and added strips of 3D foam tape around all four sides
to make a sealed container for the micro beads.
Heart in mouth as I poured the beads into the tray and quickly attached the image.
(There is a tutorial here by Deneen but blogger appears to be having a hissy fit
as several sites picture tutorials are affected in the same way.)
I then added strips of the DP around the box to neaten on the inside.
I used the circle that was cut for the aperture and adhered the embellishment.
Not that hard to make just very fiddly and time consuming.
Entering into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday #13 Anything goes + shaker card.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Deep Ocean Challenge #84 Christmas in August.
Fan -Tastic Tuesday #49 Anything goes.
Scrappers Delights #28 Anything goes/die cuts.
4 Krafty Girlz #25 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper # Anything goes.
Papertake Weekly # To die for.
Crafty Hazelnuts #191 Merry and Bright ( used the word Merry and bright red.)
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra # Anything goes Christmas.