Hi, crafty friends. There’s a brand new release out today from Rachelle Anne Miller. We’re doing Christmas in July, which is kind of appropriate considering it’s the middle of winter in Australia, where Rachelle lives with her family. If you think Australia is all kangaroos and beach weather, sadly, you’re mistaken. It gets cold in Australia. Not “far North in the Northern hemisphere” cold, but still cold. The cold just hits different, I speak from experience, having lived there myself. Ok, enough with the rant, I do actually have a card to share.
This new release has four different holiday sentiment images. This is Christmas Merry, and as soon as I saw the large letters, I just knew it had to be a shaker card. I couldn’t not create a shaker card with these letters. There are three other words in this style, too, there’s also Joy, Noel and Peace.
I colored the image with Copics, then used a craft knife to cut away the insides of the letters. I used a die from the Stitched borders die set from Lawn Fawn to create a defined edge on my colored panel and added a piece of acetate from Simon Says Stamp behind the letters. I’d made sure to keep the counters on the Rs intact when I did my cutting, so I could add them back in once the acetate was in place.
I used Cornflower cardstock from My Favorite Things to create the shaker well. I doubled up on foam tape and put sequins and confetti from the Icicle Sequin mix from Hero Arts in the well, then adhered the window on top.
I created a top fold A2 landscape card base using Cornflower cardstock once again. I stamped the Paint Splatter background stamp from My Favorite Things onto the card base using Fresh Snow hybrid ink from Papertrey Ink, and adhered my shaker panel on top. Easy peasy.
By doubling up on the foam tape, the sequins and confetti have lots of room to shake.
Super simple color palette for this one.
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