I am so excited and thankful to be part of the Top 10 Winners Hop from Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights Gallery! Thank you to everyone who voted for my card from the May International Blog Highlights, allowing me an opportunity to post on this Winners Hop today. Ten more fabulous demonstrators from around the world will be posting today too! The theme for the card today is “Thank you”.
This card was inspired by all the colorful flowers in the gardens around my house. The flowers and leaves are from the Happiness Abounds stamp set. They are colored with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Daffodil Delight/So Saffron, Bermuda Bay/Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo with a little Melon Mambo. The die cut background is from the Blossoming Happiness Dies that coordinate with the Happiness Abounds stamp set.
The bottle is created with a stamp from the Bottled Happiness stamp set. The Vintage Bottle Punch was used to add the Vintage Bottle Shaker Dome. Effervescent Elements create the “bubbles” in the bottle!
The “thanks” sentiment is from the Simply Succulents stamp set.
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I am on Day 4 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Each day my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge is until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the great products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!
Today’s card is the Stampin’ Up!® Classic Cloche Dome Christmas Shaker Card. The card shaker is made with the Cloche Dome and the Subtle Shimmer Sequins.
Classic Cloche Dome Christmas Shaker Card
Real Red Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches
Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches
Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4 x 5 1/4 inches
A more complete supply list is at the end of the blog
The Cloche Dome can be used with two different stamp sets- the Classic Cloche and the Sweets & Treats! Click on either one to go directly to my Online Store and start shopping.
First use the Cloche Dies to cut out the space for the dome. Then use Real Red Ink to stamp the sentiment under the dome.
This little image of the birds in the dome is actually a 3-Step Stamp. First- stamp the outline of the birds and branches in Memento ink. Second- use the stamp with just the branches with Garden Green Ink. Third- use the stamp with the body of the birds and stamp in Real Red Ink. (I really struggled to get these to line up. I ended up using the Stamparatus because I could place the 2nd and 3rd stamps more accurately.) Alternatively, you could always color in the image using the Garden Green and Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers.
Stamp the 3-Step Stamp of the bird image on the lower right-hand corner of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Add the sentiment in Real Red Ink.
Assembling the Card
Adhere the stamped card piece to the inside of the Real Red CS card base.
Adhere the Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the card front. Then lay but DO NOT ADHERE both of the pieces with the dome. Adhere the dome piece with the birds stamped on it ONLY. Pull the sentiment piece away.
Adding the Dome and Sequins
I like to place a few of the Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the bird card piece. The sequins will fall to the bottom of the plastic dome when the card is upright. Having a few rhinestones allows the sparkle to stay. Now add about a teaspoon of the Subtle Shimmer Sequins onto the center of the bird card piece. (In hindsight, I could have added about 2x the amount of sequins that I did).
Peel the protective cover off of the inside of the Cloche Dome. Carefully place it over the bird card piece and press firmly to adhere.
Now peel the protective cover off of the front of the Cloche Dome. Apply adhesive to the back of the sentiment card piece. Carefully position this piece over the Cloche Dome. Press firmly to adhere.
Add a bow made from the Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon. Voila! The card is finished. Shake it to see how fabulous this shaker card is!
I also have a blog about a Thanksgiving Shaker Card made with the Sweets & Treats stamp set. Check it out HERE.
I really hope you give shaker cards a try. It is such a fun alternative to the standard card!
If you are unable to read the list, I recommend looking at the photos of the products available when you click on the Last Chance pop up on my Online Store website HERE.
Today I plan to spend some time reflecting on all I have to be grateful for. An “attitude of gratitude” really keeps me from feeling down during the holidays. I am very blessed to be able to spend Thanksgiving with family this year. We missed last year, so I feel especially grateful to be visiting this year.
I have a very fun 3D card for you today:
Doesn’t that apple pie look delicious? I actually prefer pumpkin pie, but the apple pie is a close second. Which pie do you like best? Please leave me a comment below.
Basic White CS: 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and a scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contour Dies
Hand Penned 12 x 12 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
The Fun Fold Card Base
The card base is made by cutting 3/4 inch off of the top and bottom of the front panel. Emboss the back panel with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. Set aside.
Trivia: Anyone know what a cloche (Klōsh) is? I didn’t. One definition of cloche from French, literally “bell”, is a transparent cover shaped like a bell.
Stamping & Coloring The Pie Pan
Use the Cloche Dies to cut the shape of the dome from the Scalloped Contour Die rectangle. Take care to position the die so that it is about 1/4 inch down from the top and that it is centered. Tip: I use sticky note tape to hold my dies in position while putting them through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Save the cut out piece. Stamp the pie stand in Memento Black Ink. Use Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Smoky Slate to color the stand. Tip: I color in the “shadows” first with the Dark Smoky Slate Blend.
Then use the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend marker to blend the border of the dark into the light. Keep moving from the edges to the center until it is all colored in.
Stamping & Coloring the Pie
Now stamp the pie onto the cut out piece of the dome. Color the pie pan with Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends. Start with the Dark Cinnamon Cider Blend on the edges. Use the Ivory Stampin’ Blend to color the pie crust. Since there is only one shade of the Ivory, you can make a shadow on the edges by coloring the first layer as shown.
For the pie pan, blend with the Light Cinnamon Cider marker from both edges until you reach the middle of the pie pan. Note: I used a wee bit of the Light Cinnamon Cider Blend on the pie crust. To finish the crust I used the Ivory Blend to smooth out the darker edges until I covered the entire crust. I used the Light Real Red Stampin’ Blend for the holes in the pie crust since I am making an apple pie.
Stamping the Inside
Orient the 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Basic White CS card piece with the 3 1/2 inch edge on either side. Using the Memento ink, stamp the “love ya” sentiment in the center. Add the heart in Blushing Bride ink.
Assembling the Card
Adhere the inside Basic White CS panel to the inside of the Cinnamon Cider CS card base so that it is hidden when you close the front panel. Adhere the Hand Penned DSP to the front panel. Set aside.
Do Not Adhere, but just place the complete Scalloped Contour rectangle with the pie dome on the 3 3/8 x 4 5/8 inch Cinnamon Cider CS. Adhere the pie dome without getting adhesive on the Scalloped Contour piece. Remove the Scalloped Contour rectangle. Draw some steam over the pie with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker. Yummy!
Assembling the Shaker Cloche Dome
Place about 1/2 tsp of the gold and orange Sequins for Everything on the center of the dome cut out. Remove the strip covering the adhesive on the bottom of the Cloche Shaker Dome.
Carefully line up the inside edge of the shaker dome with the dome on the Cinnamon Cider CS. Push firmly around the edge of the dome. Once adhered, remove the strip covering the adhesive on the top of the Cloche Shaker Dome.
Apply adhesive to the back of the Scalloped Contour rectangle. Place it carefully over the dome and push down to make it stick. Now the sequins can move around inside the dome! Fun!
Finishing the Card
Adhere the shaker dome card piece to the front panel of the card base. Take care not to apply adhesive to the very top and bottom. Include a sentiment if desired. I really like the sentiment “any way you slice it, I’m thankful for you”.
Voila! Such a yummy looking Sweets & Treats Cloche Shaker card! Also a great Thanksgiving card to share your gratitude with a loved one.
Supplies To Make This Card
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Starting November 29, 2021 I am embarking on a 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge with my fellow stamping friend Christy. Our plan is to create and blog about a new Christmas card every day for 12 days! Come by on Monday, November 29th and see what I have in store for you!