Thursday, November 24, 2016

Mister Penguin Shaker Card

     Happy Thanksgiving! Now it's time to get started on your Christmas cards, if you haven't already. Since my son loves penguins, I made him a shaker card featuring the Mister Penguin Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, from Red Rubber Designs!

     I started my shaker by cutting the scallop frame with my Cricut Expression, and covered it with Snow-Tex. Once dry, I glued a piece of clear acetate behind it, and added a thin frame of double-sided adhesive foam tape to enclose the glitter. The background was stamped with the Mountain Scenery Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, and embossed with glitter. Then I colored the sky with some Distress Inks and water splats.

     The adorable penguin was colored with markers and Distress Inks, with some shimmer from A Wink Of Stella on the cheeks, and black and white parts. Finally, I placed him over a couple of snowy hills covered with Stickles, added some Diamond Dust and metallic stars, and adhered it to the acetate frame.

     I made the snowflake paper with a strip of white cardstock, colored with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass and Broken China), and my blending tool. Then I spritzed the back of my snowflake and circle stamps, from the Vintage Santa and Cheery Christmas Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sets, with some water and pressed them all over the background.

     Once dry, I embossed the same stamps in white, and machine stitched the distressed edges. I used the Cheery Christmas stamp again to emboss the other snowflakes onto black cardstock, fussy-cut them, and added some sparkly brads to the centers.

     The tree was embossed in two steps, using the Oh Christmas Tree Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set, and topped off with a metallic star. 

     The sentiment was embossed with the Vintage Santa Set, onto a banner of kraft board, covered with black gesso to look like chalkboard. I love the contrast against the sparkly red strip of velvet ribbon!

     I can't wait to give this to my son, and see him shake it! Thanks for looking!


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