Friday, November 18, 2016

Merry & Bright Center Step Shaker Card

Hi Friends! 

I had a chance to create another Christmas card using the new ODBD November 2016 Release Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set along with the new ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper Pad, coordinating ODBD Christmas Lights Dies,  ODBD Snow Crystal Dies, ODBD Snowflake Sky Die along with previously released ODBD Dies.

I incorporated a few of my favorite online challenges- the Merry Monday #222 “Gray, White and Red” Challenge as well as the Just Add Ink #337 “Choose Just Two- Doily, Die Cuts, DSP (I used die cuts and dsp) and the Splitcoaststampers’ Free For All F4A351 “Shake Things Up!” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the sentiment from the ODBD Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set with gray ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, die cut and emboss with the ODBD Pierced Ovals Dies.

Measure and cut pieces of the designer paper from the ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper Pad to cover the sides and bottom of the white ODBD Center Step Fancy Fold card base.

Cut the large panel for the center from the same pattern of the ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper Pad with the large frame from the ODBD Snowflake Sky Die and set aside (this is the backing for the shaker card element).

Ink the string of lights images from the ODBD Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock, die cut with the coordinating ODBD Christmas Lights Dies, color the light bulbs with water based markers- red for the lights  and light gray for the string and use a white fine point paint pen to add the white highlight to each bulb.

Die cut and emboss the following:
1). A rectangular frame from white cardstock using the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.
2). Three snowflakes from white cardstock using the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies.
3). Two detailed ornaments from silver foil cardstock and two shaped ornaments from red cardstock with the ODBD Elegant Embellishments Dies.

First add a piece of clear acetate to the die cut white frame (I re-purposed the clear packaging from the ODBD stamp sets  by splitting and cutting the clear envelope to use for the acetate ), then adhere one layer of dimensional foam behind the white die cut frame and add the die cut/stamped Christmas lights before adding the second layer of dimensional foam.

Pour sequins into the frame and adhere the die cut backing (from the step above from the ODBD Snowflake Season Collection 6x6 Paper Pad).

Mount the entire panel into the center portion of the ODBD Center Step Fancy Fold card base.

Adhere the die cut Christmas ornaments and add the silver cord to the top, wrapping behind the back of the panel.

Mount the sentiment to the card front and add the die cut snowflakes.  

To finish off the card, apply shimmer to the snowflakes with a clear glitter pen and add the rhinestones to the snowflake centers.

I had fun creating this shaker card and hope I have inspired you to create something fun this weekend- hugs and thanks again for stopping by!


Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, very pretty layers. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Patrice said...

Such a pretty card, Julie. I love the silver and bling. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Linda said...

Beautiful ornaments against that pretty pattern paper. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Nikki Spencer said...

So many lovely details Julie! The tiny string of lights/baubles is super cute. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Christine Blain said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card in our challenge at Just Add Ink this week, Julie. The colour combo is gorgeous. I normally pair red with gold for Christmas, but love the way it looks with silver.

ColourmehappyDi said...

Wow, Julie. Such a beautifully detailed card. Centre steps are one of my fave fancy folds & I love your colour & pattern choices. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.
Di :)

Anonymous said...

Love the silver foil - it really makes the baubles stand out. Chantell JAI

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