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Monday, March 6, 2017

Merry Monday # 238 with a lamp post!

Hi friends, here we are into our third month of the year and how are you doing with making your Christmas cards?  Please check out the Merry Monday Christmas challenge blog and see all the inspiration over there!  This week Sue is looking for a lamp post to be on our card!  and I have a stamp set that has a lamp post!!  Yeah, score for me!
I tried to think outside the box and come up with something different for me...I don't do many shaker cards so I thought I should try one for this card and I am glad I did!
I cut my scalloped frame four times, then glued three of them together and placed a piece of my clear acrylic on top and glued the last frame piece...that allowed for the depth I needed so my little beads and sequins could actually shake!  And the really awesome way about doing a shaker this way is there is no sticky sides from foam tape to prevent the insides to stick and not move around!
My lamp post was from WPlus9 Iconic Christmas
My trees are Altenew Snowing Pine Trees
I used PPP sequins and marshmallow seed beads and dazzle it white glass beads!
I couldn't resist a few iridescent snowflakes in the corner.
And of course I used distress ink for my sky background, splatters some water and also some white acrylic paint.  The hills  were cut using Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders.
 
What you join us this week?
Heart Hugs, friends!



14 comments:

  1. Wow, awesome card Colleen, love that you made it a shaker and how you layered the frame together.

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  2. Colleen such a gorgeous scene, I hope you enjoyed your birthday!

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  3. Beautiful shaker card, Col.

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  4. You created a beautiful scene and made a shaker too! Thanks for the tip about the tape.

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  5. Fantastic shaker card, Colleen! Just love the layers of hills, the splattered sky, and the fun snowflakes!!

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  6. Fabulous shaker card...so pretty!!

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  7. LOVE your shaker card, Colleen. Such a beautiful winter scene. Thanks for the tip on making shaker cards ... I haven't had any luck and always have the sequins sticking to the sides of my foam tape. Will have to give this a try!! xx

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  8. Beautiful shaker card Colleen, I love the background.

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  9. Great job with your shaker color, love the scalloped edges. Great snowy scene.
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  10. One of the prettiest winter time shaker cards I have seen! Great job!

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  11. OMG Colleen...what a FABULOUS shaker card! It's one of the prettiest cards I've seen...absolutely LOVE it!! Love the idea of not using the foam tape too...will definitely have to try that out! Definitely a A+ for this challenge my friend! Hope you're having a wonderful week and survived all the birthday celebrations!! :0)

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  12. Such a pretty scenery and shaker card Colleen! And I hope you had a Happy Birthday!

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  13. Colleen, such a beautiful scene you created - love the backdrop! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

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  14. Beautiful! LOVE the scene and the "snow" you created!!!!!!!

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