Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Whoohoo!  Yes, I've never made a shaker card before, but I love the way this card turned out..  I know this looks pretty simple.  But I spent 1 and 1/2 hours looking for something to put in with the houses  How can you have a shaker card with nothing to shake? . I finally found the sequins- big sigh.

I think the houses are so cute.  I had to cut them out and make a little scene.  The Swiss Dot embossing folder made a plain background come alive.  I covered white paper with a Copic Snow Green (G0000) color for the cool landscape.  Even though this isn't snow falling, I think the sequins add a delightful flare.
a2z Globe Sept 2015

I love how just moving one house behind a piece of paper gives a three dimensional feel of distance.  The houses are equal in height, but the house in back is thinner and appears taller than the house in front.  I usually color, but didn't even color anything but the hill.  I like the fact that I can color or just flow with the pre-colored houses in the digital kit.
Since the challenge is to make a Shaker card, I had to try my hand at it too.  To catch the samples at a2Z Scrapbooking, click here.

Hope you’ll join in our September Challenge and make a shaker card with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils. And, if you need some new supplies, don’t forget to shop at a2z Scrapbooking.
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Cindy C. said...

Well done on your first try!! The round window makes it look like snow globe, and the slanted landscape a very fun detail!!

Dawn T said...

Beautifully done Arlene. It looks stunning. I'm not a fan of Shaker cards but love this one.