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Friday, October 16, 2015

adventures with acetate

Doesn't the sketch at Stamp, Ink, Paper look just like a snow globe? OK, maybe it's just me, because I hadn't used the Sparkly Seasons stamp set + Seasonal Frame thinlits dies bundle that I immediately loved on sight.  I was going to just stamp a fun snow globe scene, but then I remembered that Shopping Our Stash would like us to use acetate, and I decided it's probably about time I tried a shaker card:
stamp set - Sparkly Season; ink - Soft Sky, Versamark; Stampin' Write markers - Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Basic Gray; Stampin' emboss powder - Iridescent Ice, Silver; card stock - Window sheet, thick Whisper White, Marina Mist; 1/8" silver ribbon, metallic sequins, silver glitter; Big Shot with Seasonal Frame thinlits and Circles Collection framelits dies
I added the little ribbon bow specifically to hit a center-row Tic-Tac-Toe in the Watercooler Wednesday challenge.  It was a good addition, I think, it provides better balance to the design. You can see that better in this view:

Unfortunately, I didn't remember until now that I didn't work in a bit of pink for Jingle Belles.  But before I made the shaker card, I practiced "snow-globe-with-acetate" by adding acetate to Brenda Quintana's fabulous Changing Scene Snow Globe card design, and I did remember the pink for that card :-) :
stamp set - Sparkly Season; ink - Stazon White, Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake; Stampin' Write markers - Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride; card stock - Window sheet, Gold Foil, Crumb Cake thick Whisper White; designer series paper stack - Merry Moments; punch - 1-3/4" circle; Big Shot with Circles Collection framelits and Seasonal Frame thinlits

I was a bit excited and took these photos before I put the sentiment on, but if you click on a photo, it will enlarge, and I think you can see the "snow" I stamped on the acetate, which was why I added it:


15 comments:

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Kathe! That is a wonderful shaker card and I agree that the ribbon balances it perfectly. Love the colours and everything about the card. Of course the second card is also very striking and beautifully crafted. You've outdone yourself with this post. Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

Heather Hopson said...

Hi Kathe, I love your snowglobe. I want to work on creating some as well. Your design is perfect.

susanstamps said...

Beautiful shaker card, Kathe. You are making me want to buy this set!

Diane said...

Neat idea!

SmilynStef said...

What fun little snow globe designs ... so glad you joined our PINK for the CURE Christmas at Jingle Belles.

Marsha J Reed said...

Wonderful shaker card, Kathe! Love the blues and the snowman. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges. Marsha DT @ WWC

Barbara said...

Oh wow... I've been so very much into shakers this year... but I haven't thought about making one with a snowglobe! What beauties!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Your snowman shaker is adorable. Love the colour choices too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

lauren bergold said...

stamping snow ON THE ACETATE!!!!!!! big giant shaker card lightbulb moment right there! YOWZA these are awesome in all their glorious and adventurous variety!!! not to mention being fabulous for our SOS "clear" challenge AND (the last 3) brilliant for our JINGLE BELLES "pink christmas" festivities! you're on a roll, miss kathe!!! ♥♥♥

Donna said...

Fantastic shaker cards! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "I Can See Clearly" challenge!!

Buffy said...

True confession: I have this set and haven't used it. You've definitely inspired me, though. These are adorable! TFS!!

Jackie said...

Kathe, great card. Love the combination of a snowman and a shaker card.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Beautiful shakers Kathe. You just put me over the top for needing that stamp set (of course the sale this week doesn't hurt either - lol). Thanks for joining in the challenge this week for Watercooler Wednesday. I agree with Marsha that the blues really suit the snowman. First time I haven't seen that snowman looking a tad angry. He must like you!

Bev said...

What a great snowglobe!

stampwithsandy said...

I love shaker cards and yours is adorable, Kathe! Yes, this sketch was screaming shaker card! I love the silver embossing, all your shaker ingredients, and the sentiment is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper!