Sunday, November 15, 2009
Serendipity Stamps November Challenge - Shaped Card
This month's challenge for Serendipity Stamps is a really fun one. Create a shaped card! For my card, I chose to make a Christmas bulb/ornament shaped card that is also a shaker card.
I stamped my Serendipity Stamps image from the Peace On Earth set #1134QCL on a clear piece of acetate and colored it with permanent Sharpie marker. Next I added silver stickles glitter to the top of the image ornament to make it look matalic and sparkle-y. Then, using my circle nestibilities dies I cut the red circle boarder and adhered it to on top of the acetate. Flipping the acetate over I carefully placed foam tape to cover the perimeter of the circle making sure there were no gaps or spaces. Next I added a teaspoon or so of decorative flakes to give it a snow globe shaker card look. A final back ground circle of white card stock was adhered to cover and keep the "snow" inside the shaker.
Now I was ready for the card. Using my scalloped Nestibilities die I cut a circle shaped card and then adhered the shaker to the center of it. I think my ribbon covers the next step but my ornament card does have a silver top/hanger just like in the image. Finally I added a red ribbon and silver cord to hang it.
My ornament card does open to reveal the sentiment "Peace on Earth" on the inside.
I know I tend to get a bit wordy in my explanations but please don't think this was tedious or difficult to do. In fact, this little shaker ornament card was so much fun to make that I started a production line of the pieces and began making 2 dozen of them for my own use to send for Christmas. I hope you'll give shaker cards a try.
Be sure to stop by the rest of the Serendipity Stamp team's blogs to view the shaped cards they've created for this month's challenge: