Have you checked out the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! ? There are some really nice stamp sets inside those pages. There are also a few great accessories that are available for the first time. One of the most exciting items for me is the Mica Flakes. Being curious by nature, I had a look on Wikipedia to get more information about this cool item. It turns out I discovered Mica is a mineral that has “flaky” properties (that’s the short version). What I plan to do with the Mica is to use it to make shaker cards 🙂
The stamp set Christmas Magic includes the image of a steam train heading out to deliver Christmas packages. I imagine it is barreling through the snowy weather to it’s destination. I can make this scene come to life by making a shaker card! I chose to color the images with Copic markers and since I would be coloring a bit, I made a coloring video to share with you all. The Copic markers I used are: 0, N1, W3, W6, 100, E33, E37, Y11, Y15, Y19, R05, R37, B00, B04, B06, YG11, YG17, YG67. I also used a white Gelly Roll pen to add highlights.
Here is the video Christmas Magic shaker card
The Mica Flakes come packaged with three colors; clear, green and gold. I will make good use of the other colors in more shaker cards to come, as I see the shiny green and gold colors pairing with Christmas ornaments in my mind’s eye. The Christmas Magic stamp set also contains a beautifully drawn jingle bell and a cute snowman. I can’t wait to craft with these images as well. I used the brush tipped anti-static tool to help the mica flakes stick to the inside of the shaker. This allows them to flow freely. Try this method with any filler for any shaker card and see if it works for you 🙂 This finished card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (standard US card).
Here is a list of products I used in making my card:
Thanks for stopping by today to see my card. Shaker cards are not too hard to make, if you plan out the process before you dive in. Let’s make one together!
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