My first two cards are shaker cards that I've made for my two granddaughters. I must admit that it's harder than it looks to make these... However, I persevered and ended up with something satisfactory, and, since my granddaughters are only 8 and 2, I think they'll pass muster. (Although the 8 yr.-old is pretty discerning, artistically!) I finished off the "Sparkle" word with some Stickles, for some extra sparkle!
Papertrey dies: Shaker Shapes: Snowglobe, "Sparkle", "In the Meadow" (boy on sleigh and hills), "Tree Border", "Winter Penguin" (plus stamps),
Other Papertrey products: Patterned paper, Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow and Spring Rain inks.
These next three cards also use PTI's "In the Meadow" stamps and dies to create snowy scenes. There are also glittery snowflakes in the sky, but that's difficult to see in this photo. I heat embossed the silhouette image to give it a bit more definition, and the tree has two colours of inks, using the "rock and roll" technique.
For this next card, I tried my hand at some watercolouring for the background. Last year, Sanketi did a card very much like this, and I tried my best to Case her!
For my last card, I've gone in a different tack, trying something more CAS. I watercoloured a background, then spritzed it with Perfect Pearls mist. When it was dry, I diecut a snowflake out of the center. I diecut a second snowflake out of Stampers Select white card stock, and filled in the diecut hole. The sentiment is from Keep it Simple: Merry Christmas. The card is finished off with a diecut border, with a stitching line impressed in it, then popped up for dimension.
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