I am so happy to share today’s card with you. I have been wanting to try an edge-to-edge shaker card and this technique does not disappoint. And it is time for the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Hop! I knew just what to pull out!
Mug & Kisses is a new die set from the latest release by Honey Bee Stamps. So cute with adorable elements! I opted to make a cup of hot chocolate complete with the candy cane and marshmallows on the side. YUM! I inked the cup with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink and added a little Copic shading on the marshmallows. The whipped cream, marshmallows and the snowflake were all spritzed with Hero Arts Shimmer Spray for more sparkle.
For the shaker portion, I cut down the packaging from a stamp set (which I’m now hoarding for just this reason) to about a half inch bigger than my patterned paper layer all around. Using double sided tape, I attached three sides of cellophane down at the back, leaving the top open to put in the sequins. I chose a random assortment from my stash to match the colors in the paper (which is from the Vintage Holiday Paper Pack). Then you just seal the fourth side with the double sided tape. No foam tape, no drama, just simple! I was so hoping this was true and it is!! I glued on an extra panel behind the shaker layer for stability since the patterned paper is thinner and then attached the whole thing to the base. My mug and other elements were attached using the Honey Bee Stamps Precision Glue. I stamped the sentiment from another new release set, Tag You’re It: Holidays, onto vellum and cut with the Tag Builder Honey Cut Dies.
So glad you stopped in today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!