Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Christmas Shaker Card

Well, today's card took me all day! It was an experiment in what works and what does not, so after lots of trial and error, it is finished. I got the picture in the window on the internet and put a piece of transparency under the window die to resemble a glass window. It is hard to see in the picture. The window is from a Madison Window die (PoppyStamps, I think). The basic "wall paper" of the room is glued to a darker piece of blue to give it some contrast. A picture of brown wood planks was cut into a strip for the flooring, and a white strip of cardstock was added for a floorboard molding. The window space where the shaker elements are is built up using three layers of foam sheeting under the die, and is filled with glitter, sequins and iridescent white beads.

The tree is made of individual branches punched from a Martha Stewart Pine Branch punch. They are sprayed with Krylon Diamond Glitter Mist to make them more sparkly, then the branches are adorned with ornaments made by dropping tiny liquid pearls here and there, then a star brad was added to the top of the tree. The rug is from a Microsoft clip art image which is elongated and squashed down to look more dimensionally realistic. The wall pictures were also found on Microsoft clip art and were added around the window because the scene looked like it lacked something, Finally, a little MS clip art kitty was positioned on the rug.

Here is the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jan 28 Winter Wonderland - Only One Designer Paper 3E #1
Jan 29 Sister Act Card Challenge - AG UE
Jan 29 Christmas Cards All Year Round - AG UE
Jan 30 Cards Galore Challenge - AG UE
Jan 30 Christmas Card Challenges - AG UE
Jan 31 Die Cut Divas - AG UE
Jan 31 Party Time Tuesdays - AG 3E #2
Jan 31 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Jan 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Christmas UE
Feb 01 Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Sparkles
Feb 11 Crazy 4 Challenges - First Thing You Think of: Dies

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day, and that you would prosper and live at God's highest level for your life.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


  1. What a great card! Love the window!!!

  2. Cute card, love the glitter. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

  3. This is so cool! I love it! What a fabulous scene! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  4. Great creations with lots of wonderful detail! Thanks for dropping by our house here at 613 Avenue Create. We always enjoy your visits!
    Chana, Owner

  5. I am amazed by your attention to detail. What an awesome scene! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore A New Year and A New Challenge Anything Goes

  6. Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and great use of dies and embellies. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

  7. Beautiful card! Perfect for our challenge at Holly Jolly. Thanks for sharing with us. Meighan DT


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