Thursday, 3 November 2011

Christmas Shaker Cards 1

After Saturday's Hallowe'en shaker card, I thought you might like to see some Christmas versions. This first batch are in portrait format. They are usually made using a vintage frame from the Graphics Fairy cut out with a craft knife. A sheet of acetate is stuck to the inside of the frame with PVA, and a ring of foam tape used to attach the frame to a background picture, sealing various beads and sequins inside for shaking. 

"Diecut & patterned paper"

The patterned papers and sentiments for all these cards come from magazine freebies. The reindeer above is a Tim Holtz diecut, and a red gem was added for his nose just for a bit of fun.

"Stamps and stickers"

The background for this card has a number of Polkadoodle trees stamped to make a forest using a masking technique, and coloured with promarkers. The darker colours near the front and the paler colours in the background aid the illusion of depth. The snowman and tree are Polkadoodle stickers.

"Vintage image with decoupage"

This third card is an example of one of my favourite techniques whereby a number of copies of the same image is printed and layers cut and stuck together with dimensional glue to make a decoupage picture with lots of depth.

Entered for the following challenge:
ABC Christmas Challenge


  1. These are beautiful cards Maddy. The frames are gorgeous and I love the paper piecing in the last card, it gives it great depth and dimension. Lee x

  2. Wonderful cards you have made. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge! Hope to see you again for the next letter.
    hugs Dorte

  3. Lovely cards, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I wanna go on that sled too! Thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our Vintage Challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps candy on my blog x

  4. How cute is that?! Shaker cards...I've never heard them called that, but it's so exactly fits- great name!

    Love the GF image used too (frame)

    Big smiles here! :)

    ....Smiles and visiting from GraphicsFairy BRAG MONDAY today,
    Suzanne in NW IL from WhyCuzICan

  5. these turned out amazing!!! Love that vintage feel. The Graphics Fairy is the BEST!!!
    Stopping over from Brag Monday.

  6. Gorgeous cards, I love shaker cards and these are all fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x


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