Friday, October 4, 2019

Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge

Christmas is fast approaching - do you have all your cards made for the holiday season.  If not, play along with the October Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers

The challenge is always "Anything Goes" but you do have a little twist you may wish to participate in.  The extra twist this month is "Twinkle". 

I decided that "twinkle" to me - meant the twinkle in Santa's eye.

This cute Santa stamp is from Whipper Snapper Stamps.  I believe I water colored him and then used colored pencils to add some depth to the color.  I then fussy cut him out. 

Santa is peeking out from behind the window so I decided to make a shaker card.  I die cut the green frame, glued on an acetate sheet and added a double layer of  foam tape to the frame.  I made a red mat for the shaker element to be on.  A light shade of coordinating blue/green paper was added for the background for the frame.  I added different things from my blingy stuff to fill the shaker.  I have bought a couple bags of clear things that make great fillers with the specific things you want in the shaker.  I used a few red sequins.  I don't have a package of red sequins - I had to dig these out of a mix.  I added some snowflake sequins and several sizes of clear sequins.  I then very carefully adhered the shaker element to the red mat.

I used several different patterned papers to cover my card base.  I stamped a small sentiment, fussy cut it and adhered it to the acetate.

Here is a close up of the shaker element.

Please come join us at Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge


Inkyfingers said...

What an adorable shaker card, Barb. I love your festive Santa - he looks as if he's already had a few Sherrys to keep him going lol!
Carol x

Sue - said...

Fabulous card! I really must have a go at making a shaker card.

Bobby said...

I love that Santa stamp, Barb. He's so cute. Good for you for making a shaker. I seldom have good luck with them but yours looks fantastic.

BożenA said...

A wonderful Christmas shaker card. This Santa looks beautiful against the backdrop of trinkets

Pat said...

Your Santa shaker made me smile...neat card!