Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Nativity shaker card

Greetings and salutations, bloggers!  I hope all my fellow Americans have sufficiently recovered from their turkey comas by now...LOL!  It's Wednesday night here in PA, and it's chilly and rainy.  We have been in need of the rain, but I wish I had the power to send it to Tennessee instead.  :(  So much loss is hard to imagine...
 
Getting back on track, here is the shaker card mentioned in my title:
 
 
I love the end result of this card, but man was it trying to put together!!  There are 8 or 9 layers of the Nativity cut from black card stock glued together, with a layer of acetate in between the last black layer and the gold layer.  The card base was sponged with distress inks (Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Black Soot).  All this was not the frustrating part.  When this card idea entered my head, all I thought about was making this a shaker.  What I realized as I dumped the shaker bits onto the card base and prepared to place my Nativity on top, was that I was going to have to separate the bits in order for it to work.  Well, lemme tell ya, that was no small feat!  I can't tell you HOW MANY TIMES I arranged the bits and laid the Nativity on top to make sure nothing would be caught underneath!  It's a wonder I have any hair left, LOL!  BUT, it all worked out in the end.  This card is going to a 10-year-old girl at my church who I think will enjoy it.  :)
 
Challenges:
 
CHNC #309:  Use a sentiment
Holly Jolly #86:  Create a Christmas card or ABC (anything but a card)
Die Cuttin Divas #294:  Make it Sparkle
 
Thanks for stopping by today...I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!  God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Hi Marie,
    what a very lovely shaker card and quite an unusual design.
    Love the wonderful stars and the night sky.
    Thnak you for joining the Rudolf Challrnge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

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  2. What a beautiful card! That 10 year old will love this.

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  3. Beautiful manger scene! The true meaning of Christmas.Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Card Challenges!

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  4. This is a beautiful shaker card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  5. Wow what a terrific shaker card!! You put so much work into it and it really shows!!Thank you for sharing your art with us on Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M, DT

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  6. Thanks for entering our Christmas Cards Challenge and good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  7. This is a beautiful design and beautiful card. I liked reading about how you created this shaker card.

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  8. Beautiful card! Such a lovely design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  9. Fabulous card! Wow!
    Thanks for sharing over at the Christmas Card Challenge!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous nativity shaker card! So worth your efforts!

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  11. Lovely nativity shaker card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges this week.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine X DT

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  12. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT

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