Monday, September 28, 2020

Season's Greetings (Shaker)

Christmas will be here before we know it and I am creating a few cards here and there to prepare for the 2020 holiday season. The weekly challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #388 is not only perfect for any occasion but also ideal for a shaker card.

Taking photos of foiled or sparkly cards can be frustrating. In this case, the shaker bits are all silver but some of them reflect the blue foil and others reflect the pink shirt I was wearing. How crazy is that? 

A panel of blue mirror cardstock was adhered to a white card base, followed by a panel of winter paper. I cut the "film strip" from the mirror card, adding foam tape and shaker bits of glitter, beads, and snowflakes. Once adhered, I stamped the sentiment, die-cut the ovals, and added it with foam tape. In keeping with the sketch, I added a few tiny snowflakes for decoration. Another verse was stamped on the inside of the card, decorated with more of the blue mirror card.

For fabulous sketches, visit the AHSC Blog! No matter your level of paper crafting experience, this is the place to enjoy great sketches.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Peaceful Boughs (sentiments)
Ink: Distress Oxide "Blueprint Sketch"
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Tonic Mirror Card (blue)
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Feels Like Frost" Collection
Dies: Hero Arts Infinity (nested ovals)
Misc.: Foam tape, shaker "bits" (glitter, beads, snowflakes) from stash


  1. This is really pretty & very nicely made! Thank you for sharing with AHSC.

  2. Just beautiful! Love the foil paper and the shaker bits! :)

  3. That shiny blue paper really gives me a cold, snowy feel, beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  4. Lots of shine and sparkle! Thank you for playing with the Atlantic Hearts sketch this week.

  5. Melanie, I LOVE this! I purchased these papers a while ago and haven’t been sure how to use them effectively. Your card is absolutely stunning. I love how you used the sketch without overwhelming the beauty of the image. Thanks for sharing this awesome card with us at Atlantic Hearts :)