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Friday, 27 December 2013

Teal teddy Shaker Card

So for another of my Christmas cards.

I began by cutting out the background shape using a die from my collection and white card.  I then had a play with some of my new stamps that I had purchased from my comment candy win from  This set is from the remountable leaves that go with the Naked trees of Africa.

I made a background using copy paper, makeup sponge and Faded Jeans distress ink.  I then stamped my leaves.

I had cut out an image from my Forever Friends Christmas Collection CD and I decided to colour in the Teddy's jacket with Teal Zeal Distress Marker, I gave the little robin a coloured scarf to match.

I cut out the same die shape on Silver Foiled card and Acetate ( I like to use the kind that has protective film on it as acetate is so easy to scratch ).  I used two dies to cut out the foiled card so that I would get a thin frame for the front of the finished card. I mounted my teddy onto the background. To get the depth that I would need, I actually attached my Foam tape sideways onto the background.  I achieved this by sticking double sided  tape to the edge of the foam tape and then arranged it around the edge of the background.  (I did this as I only had a small area to work with for my chosen shape and using the double sided tape held the foam tape in position).  I then took off the protective cover from the inside edge of the FOAM tape and dusted it with Talcum Powder to De - tack it as this was now the exposed area.

Then I attached the acetate to the silver frame.  Before attaching this to the base I poured in some white crystals to form fake snow.  I used a silicon glue to attach the front frame.  I then removed the protective cover from the outer edge of the foam tape and attached a pale blue ribbon from my craft stash.

I cut out some leaves using a Marianne die and also a label from my spellbinders labels 4 die.  I very lightly distressed the edges of  the label with faded jeans distress ink and stamped the greeting in Teal Zeal Memento ink. I arranged the leaves that I had cut out from satin card, vellum and white card ( which I had coloured to match the jacket ) around the main image and added a few sprigs to the label.  I then added two pieces of the same pale blue ribbon that I had added to the edge.  I mounted this to the top of my base card.

And there you have it...a Teal Teddy Shaker Card

Hope you like it,


Emma x

Competition entries:
December 2013 Challenge #29 - "Contemporary Christmas"
Last minute Christmas cards or any not shown already
Double Challenge Part 2, It's All New