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