This is my project for the Creative Cutting Challenge this week.
I used the Gumball Machine file by Cindy Pointe, found here. It's a fun, layered file offering lots of potential and creativity. You're not limited by the layers found in the file.
I used the top, bottom and orb layers in the file to create the card basics. It was so easy to get what I needed to create this shaker card. I also used the orb layer in the card base.
The elements for the "shaker" were from a file of a cardinal I had (maker unknnown) and a very old punch in my drawer that makes a border of holly and berries. I cut the cardinal layers 2x to create a bird that was nearly the same both front and back as the window opens all the way through the front of the card, as the sentiment on the inside back can be seen through the window. All cut elements for this card were done on the Sizzix eclips2.
I colored the card front using Stampin' Up! markers (old version- some colors may be retired) in the eBrush using the AD adapter and a foam cushion, a Stampin' Up retired flourish stamp and inkpads.
I cut multiple layers of cardstock to create the shaker and transparency for the window and used my Xyron machine for the adhesive on the layers, but not the transparency pieces. Using a very fine tipped bottle of glue, I added some squiggles and dots of glue and generously sprinkled some "fairy dust" and let that dry before adding the top layer elements to the card.
It's an easy card to make and again, you're not limited to a holiday or novelty card...I see some birthday cards for our younger grandchildren, a birthday card for a friend who loves snow globes and a just because card for someone needing a lift.
If you'd like to join us in the this week's challenge, the last for 2014, we'd love to have you share your project on the Challenge blog. Be sure to follow the rules for entry and don't forget to check out what the rest of the team is doing and leave a little love on each of their blogs.
Carolyn--Granny Ma's Creative Blog
Cindy--The Creative Pointe
Jan--Izbzee (you're here)
Marina--My Perfect Life
Tina--Tina's Scrap Corner
Valou--The Enchantment of Scrap
Heather, Guest Designer--My Artistic Adventures
Victoria, Guest Designer--Paper Squirrel