Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Bear Christmas Shaker Card

Hey, Crafty Friends!! 
I'm back with Team Xyron today!!
Can you believe it's not even Thanksgiving?!!  Thanksgiving is tomorrow and it already feels like Christmas! So with that in mind, I'll show you how to make this adorable holiday shaker card that is bound to make you smile with Christmas cheer!

Supplies Used
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Beary Christmas Stamp Set (Maker's Movement)
Beary Christmas Die Set (Maker's Movement)
Versafine Onyx Black  (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Water-Soluble Markers (Derwent Academy)
Watercolor Pencils (Derwent Academy)
Mixed Media Paper
110lb White Cardstock (Recollections)
Chalkboard Cardstock (DCWV)
Patterned Paper (DCWV)
Christmas Carnival Sparkletz (Buttons Galore and More)
Water Pen
White Pigment Ink
White Embossing Powder
Foam Tape
Clear Acetate Sheet (Grafix)
Painter's Tape

I started by using my MISTI to stamp my images from the Beary Christmas Stamp Set in Versafine Onyx Black onto mixed media paper.

Next, I colored my images Derwent Academy Water-Soluble Markers and Watercolor Pencils and blended the colors out with a water brush pen.

I used my Big Shot with a Magnetic Platform and the matching Beary Christmas Die Set to die cut my adorable bears.

Then, I added tiny polka dot details with a White Gelly Roll Pen.

To build the card base, I folded an 8 1/2"x 4 1/4" piece of 110 lb white cardstock in half to create a standard A2 size card. I set the card to the side and worked on the card front.

I layered a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of red cardstock and a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" green chevron paper together and attached them using my Xyron Mega Runner.

Once layered together, I used a Stitched Circle die to cut a window through both layers.

I wanted to break up the stark white background but didn't want to get ink around the edges of the card. So I taped off about a 1/4" perimeter. Then used the cut-out as a template to trace a circle where the window would lay.

With a penciled outline, I shaded Distress Oxide- Abandoned Coral using my Picket Fence Studio Life Changing Brushes.

To create my shaker window, I attached a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of acetate behind the cutout using my Mega Runner. Then attached a border of foam tape around the perimeter of the window.

I ran my previously colored trees through my Xyron "X" Sticker Maker and attached it to the center of shaded area.

I sprinkled in a generous amount of Christmas Carnival Sparkletz and topped it the window panel.

I used my Mega Runner to attach the bears around the window. 

Then, I stamped my sentiment onto black cardstock with white pigment ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and attached it to my card front.

And here is my finished card... 

I hope you enjoyed today's Shaker Card project. I had so much fun making it!

I hope you all have a BEARY happy holiday season!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


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