Welcome to a new Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog day!! I had a fantastic time creating this card just for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. Each week the team issues a new challenge and a new winner is randomly picked to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp online store. The challenge this week was to follow a recipe. Here is what you need to include on your card.
One, image, two pieces of patterned paper, and three embellishments.
For this challenge I created a shaker card. I just got this wonderful stamp set from Hero Arts called Sending Holiday Cheer. I stamped and colored the image and then using my Nestabilities circle set, the largest die, I cut it out. To make the shaker part of the card, I took my largest Nestabilities scalloped circle die and cut it out of red cardstock. Then I put the second to smallest Nestabilities plain circle on it getting it even as best as I could and cut that out. That left me with a "window" in my scalloped circle. On the back of this I attached a piece of transparency.
The next thing was to place Glue Dot pop up dots around the edge of the back of the scalloped circle. This will create the space that is needed to let the glitter float around the shaker part. Then I scooped up some chunky white glitter and sprinkled it on my image. I took the red scalloped circle and place it on top of my image making sure to center it and press down on the pop dots so that there were no gaps where the glitter could fall out.
Then I put together my card pieces. I used The Girls Paperie Tinsel and Twig patterned paper line. I think that this is probably my most favorite Christmas paper line this year. The patterns are adorable and it's just enough distressed to give it some character. I also used the sticker book from this line as well for the sentiment.
The last supply I want to point out is the little black dots that I put on my scallops. This is a new product from Ranger that I am flipping over!! Move over Liquid Pearls, mama has a new "favorite" in town. Right now I believe it only comes in black and white but I sure hope that they decide to add more colors. It is called Enamel Accents Black White Opaque Dimensional Glaze. It's hard to believe that those aren't really black pearls isn't it. They are so perfectly round. But they are not. It is an enamel substance that I squeezed out of a bottle. I was amazed at how easy it was to create those perfect little drops. I hadn't been very successful with Liquid Pearls, but I can tell you without a doubt that this product is easy to use and create perfect little domes of color just by squeezing the bottle.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see your card linked up on the Simon Says Challenge Blog.