Christmas is coming!!
Welcome to our September Jem’s blog hop, the theme for this month’s hop is the Autumn/winter catalogue which has just gone live for customers! Exciting!!
Anyone that knows me knows me knows I love Christmas and so I was super excited when I got to see the new catalogue, it’s full of such beautiful designs. Everyone will have a huge wish list (including me!!) when they see the beautiful products. I was lucky that I had my birthday right around the time preorders opened and so I spent my birthday money on all the tools for heat embossing and a few must have items from the new catalogue. These included the cookie cutter Christmas bundle which I think EVERYONE will want! As well as the items featured on my following make...
So here it is, it was a lot of firsts for me – my first ever shaker card, my first heat embossed card (with the exception of a few makes at team training – certainly the first with my own kit!!) and my first Christmas make of the year!
I have been wanting to try a shaker card for a while and I totally fell in love with the gorgeous colour combinations in the fancy frost sequins – sweet sugarplum, pool party and rose gold. I also picked up the coordinating ribbon pack which is gorgeous and glittery in sweet sugarplum and silver. Whilst searching for how to put together a shaker card (I had a good idea but wanted a little reassurance!) I came across this video which just so happened to feature the colours I was wanting to use - and so my card is CASE-ed from here - although the video uses retired products from a few years ago.
I used a greeting from the tin of tags stamp set – I just love the sentiments and fonts used in this set. I heat embossed it in silver to compliment the ribbon used along the bottom of my card. I felt the card was a little too simple so after putting it all together I added a few extra heat embossed stars diagonally across the card – these are from the same stamp I used for the sentiment – I just masked off the majority of the stamp so I only inked up the few sparkles I wanted.
I’m really happy at how my card turned out and I can see me making many more shaker cards over the coming months! They are a little time consuming at first but as with most things I think once you’ve made a couple you’ll be knocking them out much quicker!
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See the catalogue on my shop here.
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