Friday, 10 July 2015

3rd Tree Shaker for JAI #270


This week has been beautifully mild but we are in for a wet and chilly weekend which will at least be good for the ski fields as the School Holidays draw to a close :-)

But if you're not looking for snow outside maybe you might like to try looking for some inside?
Yes, It is time for a fun new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week the lovely Nikki has suggested these Inspiration Photos for us. They have a fantastic Christmas in July look to them! The Team have made some amazing creations to inspire you too so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and have a look!

Here are the photos:

Classic red and white and a tree…or maybe two?!
Inspiration photos are a great challenge as you can pick and choose which elements you want to use and that can be as many or as few as you like! What jumped out at me was the red and white twirls and stripes and the green tree with its ornaments and the star at the top. 
So what images do you see?


Red and white has been my favourite Christmas colour combo for decorations over the last couple of years and so it was time to put those ideas into a card. Last year, my first card with the Trees set was a Shaker card and a friend "challenged" me to make more so this is the third in that Series too - such fun!! 
To raise the white layer high enough to fit the Shaker Frame Adhesive without being lumpy, I used a layer of fun foam…otherwise all products are Stampin Up including some Crystal Effects on the Joy for a little shine :-)

Now to create room for the greeting within the embossed trees I cut 3 rectangles from some DSP Bases the size of the card front and used the Label Framelits to cut a window in each piece of card big enough for the greeting and then stuck them together. 


To make my Big Shot sandwich, I first stamped the greeting on the white panel where I wanted it, and placed inside the EF. The EF goes on the bottom of Tab 2 and then the DSP bases on top with the window over the greeting and one cutting plate on top - no cutting plate underneath :-)


Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Red Glimmer
Designer Series Paper: Brights Stack
Inks: Garden Green, Real Red
Stamps: Festival of Trees, Wondrous Wreath
Accessories: Big Shot, Wondrous Wreath Framelits, Tree EF, Tree Punch, Confetti Stars Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Metallic Silver Twine, Crystal Effects, Silver Metallic Twine, Shaker Frame Adhesive (retired), fun foam sheets (non SU)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous creations the Team have made to inspire you this week and I look forward to seeing what you will make with these fabulous photos too :-)

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan







12 comments:

  1. Oh this is exciting for me Jan! I just purchased the tree punch and the new Christmas set so I want to try this idea. Brilliant! Thanks for all the tips too. Vx

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    1. That's fantastic Vicki! I look forward to seeing what you do :-)

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Jan! Love your shaker cards and this one is no exception. I'll repeat Vicki's word: Brilliant! I will have to try too. Louise xo

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    1. Thank you so much Louise :-) So glad you want to make some too! xo

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  3. You can probably guess I love shakers Jan and I just love your idea of using one of the trees as the shaker shape! Love that you pulled in the stripes and some silver bling as well too. x

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    1. Thanks very much Kim - oh yes, I adore your shaker this week too, so elegant! xo

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  4. A stunning traditional Christmas creation Jan. Just lovely. xo

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    1. Thanks so much Louise :-) xo

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  5. You already know how much I love this sweet little shaker, Jan. Very clever and I love your strip of glimmer paper on top of the 'candy cane' striped paper. Such a festive and fun card. xx

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    1. Thank you very much Patrice :-) I'd meant to try this last year but didn't get there so was really fun to do. xo

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  6. I love shaker cards and this Xmas themed one is fantastic!! Really love the triangle embossing too, makes such a great background. Fabulous card!

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  7. Oh I love this! I didn't think of making a shaker out of these trees - it's a fabulous idea!

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