Monday, June 25, 2018

June Rudolph Days Challenge

I have been working on Christmas cards and this is the one I am submitting for the June Rudolph Days Challenge. I made a shaker card with a beautiful die from Gina Marie Designs bought at Kat's Scrappiness.


I used some Crafter's Companion card stock which had a shimmery blue finish to it for the card base. I then die cut the Cut in Cut Out Christmas Tree design on a piece of white card stock. After adding some acetate under the cut out area on that panel I then added some double sided thick tape to create a raised panel. But before I added this design to the card base I placed a pile of some Kat Scrappiness Frosty II Sequin Mix where the open area would be. The focal panel was die cut with a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die. Then very carefully I aligned the panel up and added it to the shimmery blue card stock base. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! The last thing I did  was to add some sequins on the top of the card and some gems to the tree and stars.


I am so happy with the way this turned out. I think that is such a gorgeous die and I am glad I finally am using up some of that older card stock too.

Thanks for visiting and for the lovely comments you leave.

God bless,
Verna

22 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous creation Verna!

Carol L said...

This is one beautiful Christmas card! I love the colors and the beautiful shaker you created! Well done!

MaryH said...

What an extraordinarily pretty die...and how pretty it is the way you've used it. Love the frosty sequins in the background, and adding the glimmers of blue on the tree added lots of sparkle. The golden rhinestones on the stars was a nice detail as well. I have never seen this die, and the company is a new one to me. Is this USA company? Beautiful card, Verna. TFS

Barbara said...

Very attractive Christmas Shaker card. You knocked this one out of the park.

Donna Phelan said...

Okay all I hear is Elvis singing Blue Christmas lol (thanks for that!) This is a pretty Christmas card, I do love the shades of blue! And it's a Shaker to boot! Love!

laurie said...

So pretty! The sequins add so much..so festive!

Dawn S. said...

What a pretty shaker card! The sequins and gems give it so much sparkle.

Kathleen said...

A really lovely die and a great choice of colours, super card.

Kath x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, this is sooo pretty. I love the dimension and the scene and you made it in my favorite color.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so cute, Verna! I love your shaker card! Awesome die! Thanks for the Rudolph Day reminder!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful Christmas shaker!

Judy Woodland said...

Really love all the dimension here. And the colors are so great, beautiful design! And making a shaker is just GENIUS!!!

LesleyG said...

fabulous shaker card, great colour, happy RD xxx

Patti said...

What a sweet and sparkly card Verna!!

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration!!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Dandi93 said...

Beautiful card Verna, Love the use of this kind of die for a shaker.... I love the added surprise.

Greta said...

Love the blue & white--beautiful card!

Leslie Miller said...

A sweet and frosty winter scene with your new die! You're so good to be putting it to use right away. Fun that you made it a shaker. Using up some of your bling, too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty in the blue!

scrappymo! said...

This is a wonderful shaker card, Verna. I like the way you used the shimmery blue for the card base. It looks like a lovely paper! The shaker part of dyour must look great with that beautiful Gina K design topping it off!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

Whisper said...

Oooo great design and I'm loving all the bling too and thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

mamapez5 said...

Sorry I am late visiting. I have a house full all week, so now I am playing catch-up. I love your card with its shiny blue baubles. I have several Gina maria dies and they are great to work with. Shaker cards are fun too. I do't make them very often as most of my cards post internationally and the local PO doesn't like thick envelopes! This one makes me want to have a go again. Kate xx

Lisa said...

Now you're making me want that die! this is so beautiful and that blue is just perfect as a backdrop... love it!

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