Time to shake up Christmas with some shaker cards featuring Creative Embellishments unique original chipboard shaker sets filled with fabulous, festive shaker mix from Buttons Galore and More. We all need a festive and fun Christmas and I'm doing my best to pitch in and bring cheer to those on my card list.
The cards today feature a shaker set that I adore - the Whimsical Deer Shaker and the perfect seasonal Mitten Shaker. While I love them both, that reindeer has my heart.
The Christmas Mitten (Shaker Card)
The chipboard Mitten Shaker was painted with cream-colored acrylics and speckled with gold acrylic. Once dry, I added gold braiding to the inside of the card before sealing up to create a faux mitten cuff - with the purpose of adding different shaker mix.
The paper used today is from card Maja Design's new collection called Traditional Christmas, with its rich red tones and beautiful holiday print (plus a few elves/gnomes).
Hot Foil Background
Have you tried hot foiling? I'm just getting into the game having recently bought Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System. This adds a touch of gold elegance to the card in my opinion.
The background of the card has been enhanced with a delicate gold foil design created with Spellbinders Filigree Crescent Band Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Delicate Impressions Collection by Becca Feeken.
Whimsical Deer Shaker Card
The Whimsical Deer Shaker set was inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink. I added the Santa hat after it was dry (purchased from a big craft store). Scroll down and you can see how to create the texture on the trees.
The textured treatment on the Tree Border was easy to make using a mixture of paint ( Forest Moss Distress Paint) with heavy gesso. I added the mixture to the chipboard with a palette knife - sort of like adding fluffy merengue to a pie.
Once the gesso paint mixture is dry, I inked the edges with Walnut Stain for more dramatic dimension.
Thank you for stopping here today. Have a Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday season.