I don't make enough shaker cards, which is a shame because I quite like making them and know that folks love to receive them. So when I needed a second card for our Jingle Belles theme, "It Came Upon a Midnight CLEAR" I thought a shaker, with it's acetate window, would be a great way to incorporate a see-though element and have some fun with the interactive format.
My friend Elisabeth at Paper Anthology special-ordered this beautiful Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bigz Ice Skates die for me in January, and I absolutely loooooooove it, so it's a bit of a mystery that I have somehow not used it until now?? I'm really pleased with my card, though, so I'm sure I'll be using it again soon. I cut the shoe part of the skates from an older Ciao Bella collection; and the blades from matte silver metallic cardstock. The background of the card consists of two beautiful rich purple papers from Blue Fern Studios' Eclectic Charm line, and the Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster is cut from silver Non-Shed Glitter Paper. I made a custom mix of Eyelet Outlet Sequins, featuring some Round, some Snowflake and some Stars.