Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #95 - Anything Goes

It's time for another challenge with us at the
This week we are letting our creative juices flow with 


Our sponsors this week are:

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 7 digital images

Prize ~ 3 digital images

Today I have used the cute Winter Circle Sentiments - Let It Snow digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps, one of our generous sponsors this week.

As soon as I saw this cute little snowman inside the circle sentiment, I knew it had to become a shaker card.

My card is a 6" x 6" top fold.
I printed off two copies of the image and coloured one with Copic markers, details below.  I applied Stickles to the hollow snowballs.  Once dry, I applied Clear Wink Of Stella to the entire circle panel.

I took the 2nd copy and fussy cut image panel out from the sentiment circle and ran around the inner edge with a Versamark marker.  I used the window to mark a circle on a sheet of black foam then fussy cut it out slightly larger.  I used a T-ruler to measure an even distance from the circle to cut the window panel, adhered an acetate panel then a slightly larger black mat panel and slightly smaller black foam window panel, being careful to align the inner windows.

I applied some Clear Wink Of Stella to some smooth black cardstock then punched it using the Fiskars Effervescence border punch, collecting all the tiny circles and ovals to use as confetti inside the shaker window ... the circles and ovals coordinate with the background of the image.

Remember the middle from the second copy?
Well I fussy cut out the round and oval snowballs, inked around the edges with a Versamark marker then applied Stickles to the middle of each one to use as more confetti ... with hindsight, I should have applied the Stickles before fussy cutting, it would have been a lot less fiddly.

Once the Stickles were dry, I adhered the coloured panel to a 6x6 card base and added a pile of confetti over it, leaving space around the edges to adhere the top panel with the sentiment window and foam.  I used a liquid adhesive so that I had plenty of time to align the window and edges.

On a side note, I have to say that I am super excited to have improved things on the "toner bleed" front.  Now I can use the palest of Copic colours without fear.  I know it's difficult to see, but I used Cool Grey 0 and the "0" marker to add shading & dimension to the snowman.  With the subtle Wink Of Stella sparkle, I am really happy with how this cute image panel turned out.

Bugaboo Stamps - digital stamp - Winter Circle Sentiments - Let It Snow
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - snowman - C0 and "0"
Copic markers - carrot nose - YR14 YR15 YR16
Copic markers - hat & scarf - YG25 R29
Copic markers - arms - E55 E57 E59
Zig Wink Of Stella - Clear Glitter Brush Marker
Stickles - Frosted Lace
Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
Fiskars Border Punch - Effervescence
(I used the round & oval negative pieces for shaker confetti)
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
acetate sheet
foam sheet

Sending a big Thank You to Bugaboo Stamps for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #95 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. Gorgeous card - and what a lot of patience you must have to fussy cut and wink all those ovals! Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas.
    I've solved the bleeding problem, at least it works for me - I print off my images 24 hours before I use them and on most papers (my only failure so far is watercolour paper) it has dried to a permanent finish by next day and no amount of alcohol markers will make it bleed.

    1. Thank You Jane :)
      Glad to hear that you have resolved the dreaded Copic bleed problem too, it sure makes for happy colouring!

  2. Love your creation. Thanks for joining us for our SNOW/SNOWMEN challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT

  3. What a lovely shaker card and such s cute snowman

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this week


  4. What a fabulous, fun shaker card, love how you used the images snowballs for the shaker.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Your card making skills are simply amazing! This little shaker card is absolutely delightful. Great work


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