Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SIP77 Sketch

Hello again, peeps!  I was thrilled to be asked by the Stamp Ink Paper team to stay on until the end of December!  Woohoo!  This week's challenge is a sketch!  Here you go:

That big circle was just aching to be made into a shaker, right?  And you know my love/hate relationship with shakers, right?  Oh my goodness.  Well, here's the finished (finally) product:

But it was not finished without much angst and grief!!!  I just loved the stamp set in the current Paper Pumpkin kit, and I wanted to use some brightly colored papers from the Recollections City Sidewalk line.  So far, so good.  I cut out a circular mat from some Cucumber Crush cardstock; masked stamped my images in Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Cucumber Crush and Green Galore; sprinkled some assorted snowy glitters on top of my image; added the dimensional strips to the back of my mat and proceeded to adhere it to my image....WITHOUT the acetate window!  GAAAAH.  Back to the drawing board.  In trying to remove the mat, I tore it, so I had to start all over again.  Cut a new mat, added the acetate, the dimensional strips, adhered it to my image....I had TOO MUCH SNOW.  It looked like my village was in a total white-out blizzard.  SIGH.  I lifted up a section of the dimensionals, dumped out the excess snow, stuck it back down there is a FUZZ in the window.  Got my tweezers, lifted up the dimensionals again and pulled out the fuzz.  PHEW!  All that for one little card!  

I added some twine on the side, stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things (Hand Lettered Holidays), added another little piece of DSP on the inside and stamped my sentiment.  DONE!

 LOL!  I am sure we all have had card-making processes that just didn't go as smoothly as planned, right?!  I hope yours goes a little more smoothly as mine when you create your card for us this week! Can't wait to see what you create!  Share it at SIP and stop by to see what the other DT members created as well!

Cassidy got a new pet in her Advent's a Christmas pig!  (And it lights up!)

Enjoy your day!


  1. Love this card, LeAnne! What a fun & festive card and I even love the shaker part! After all you went thru to make this card I'm very proud that you pushed thru! The outcome is perfect! I love the colors, design and of course the shaker window with the bits of snow inside! Totally fun! Speaking of totally fun....Cassidy's little Christmas pig is adorable!! TFS and have a wonderful day!! :)

  2. Such a cute card!! Really love the little snowy village in your shaker circle!! Fabulous take on the sketch! HUGS :)

  3. Did you make your advent box?

    1. Hi SRH! I made the box inserts and did the decorating of the Advent Calendar. The base was from Close to My Heart and I don't think it is available any longer....sadly. It is very sturdy and a great product!

  4. This is adorable! I love the background for the shaker. It looks wonderful on the white card with a hint of DSP to bring out the colors.

  5. LeAnne, I think the 'simple joys' of the season was all the 'happy little accidents' you had putting this card together....Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  6. Despite all of the problems this little number gave you, it's delightful!! I love your little snowy village. Cute card LeAnne!! Oink is one of the newest animal sounds Penelope has learned so Cassidy and her little pig gave me a smile!!

  7. WOW! It's like a reverse shaker card. Love how it pops off the page and the snow is perfect! So glad you stayed on a little longer on the team!

  8. Bright, cheerful and fabulous! Plus - I love that sentiment! LOL!

  9. Congrats on the extension! I love shakers but I've had some lousy goes with them too - one actually tore up the base card when I tried to fix something. Grrr.


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