Saturday, November 8, 2014

Traditional Christmas Tree Shaker Card...


After so many non-traditionally coloured Christmas cards, I thought I'd bring back some real green pine needles and tinsel red glitter, together with lots of shiny baubles for the tree! As a shaker card of course for my Online Holiday Card Classes Interactive Card Homework Day 2!

Created using the gorgeous LaLa Land tree die cut, together with paper from Kaisercraft Basecoat Christmas, and Red Metallic and Birthday Party (minus the blue and purple) sequins from Neat & Tangled. The sentiment was created by sandwiching American Crafts Red Glitter paper and cardstock together, before die cutting with WPlus9 fabulous new Handlettered Holiday Merry die, and stamping the matching sentiment in Momento Luxe Olive Green. 

When the card stands up, the sequins all fall to the base of the tree - if only we could decorate and un-decorate our tree that quickly!

Layers in the shaker sandwich:
  • Pine needle patterned paper on white card base
  • Foam sheet with triangle cutout to match the size of the diecut tree, with sequins in the centre of the triangle
  • Clear acetate
  • Diecut white cardstock with negative spaced tree, stamped with Christmas sentiment
  • Diecut Merry sentiment.

26 comments:

  1. So bright and happy and super-cool, Lyndal!

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  2. Amazing design Lyndal!! LOVE the Christmas pine paper for the background and those sequins add such beautiful sparkle and shine. Speaking of shine ... it's the prompt word for Inkspirational, so you might want to add this card. Loll xx

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  3. I Love your idea to do this as a shaker! Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

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  4. This is such a fun idea, Lyndal!! Perfect way to showcase that tree! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  5. Amazing Christmas card. Love the design and the shaker idea!

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  6. Such a clever design - love that Christmas tree cutest...the perfect shape! Thanks for playing along with Colour Q!

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  7. Fabulous card! I love the bright sequins against the paper - great festive card!

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  8. How cute is this? I love the greenery paper in the background of the die cut. I so wanted to take this class but knew I would never have time to do the homework so skipped it. Love your card!!

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  9. What a fantastic design idea - fun combination!

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  10. Beauitufl use of sequins! That is one metallic element that are not used enough for this challenge, it seems! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

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  11. just stunning and so much fun-great to see all these shiny sequins and such a funky way to use them. Fab to see you at Ink x

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  12. This is really a nice looking card, and bright too!!

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  13. So fun and I love your festive shaker tree, so cute. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

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  14. Cute card, Lyndal, I love your tree and the sequins! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

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  15. Loving the shaker tree & the bright colored sequins!!

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  16. A gorgeous, brilliantly-created shaker card, filled with pretty elements and lovely whispers of shimmer, sparkle and glimmer. Thank you for sharing your *shine* inspired, stunning tree card at Inkspirational Challenges~
    ~c

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  17. Oh, so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

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  18. It looks fantastic with the pine needle paper!
    Thank you for playing with us at INKspirational Challenges for our "Shine" challenge.
    Pia xx

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  19. I had missed this one. What a clever design.

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