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Xmas stamped shaker cards

I have been amazed by a recent video from Jennifer Mcguire ostamped shaker cards (link at the end of this post for technical details).

I wanted to try something similar myself, but more on the Xmas theme.

My post focuses mainly on the things I've changed, so if you need a step-by-step guide, again, hit the link at the bottom of the page (but please don't skip my post 😊)

I was well aware that I was missing most of the cool items she used for her cards like for example the single stitch frame die, the shimmer pen and the Copic markers but I think I can be pretty happy with the result anyway.

In order to create the frame I have used two dies of the Sizzix Squares Framelits Die Set that I've stuck together with washi tape like this

I've used the square left over as a background for the shaker window.

I've stamped an alphabet with white ink and embossed it with white Jasmine powder 

and glued some sequins and stars!

I've stamped with black pigment ink several Xmas trees on white Bristol card stock and heat set the ink with the heat gun.

I've coloured the trees with Distress Crayons (Yuppieee 😹😹 I managed to use these expensive and rather poorly versatile crayons for the second time since I bought them)

I've cut the trees out, added some sparkle, stuck a thread on the back of the image and fixed the two ends of the thread to the paper frame 

I've stuck the square stamped background on white card stock, glued the frame on it, added some Martha Stewart's red microbeads and sealed the window with a square acetate sheet mounted on a paper frame.

I hope you liked this post. I had so much fun in both making the cards and writing about it!

Link to Jennifer's video HERE

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