Monday, December 1, 2014

Magenta December Challenge

December 2014 - Magenta Challenge: Christmas

Create a Card, a Layout or even an altered object, if you feel like it,
follow the theme and use at least one Magenta product :
papers, stamps, embellishment, Peel Off's, chipboard and more...

You have until December 29th to enter!

You could win this Magenta Prize :

Here's my card

It's a Merry Christmas shaker card!

I cut a piece of Jupiter Stardream paper to 4" x 5.25" and stamped the Doodle Poinsettia 1 all over it with Versamark ink.  The image was then embossed with White Diamond embossing powder.  I placed the second largest ornament die from the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament set in the middle of the panel and cut it out.  A piece of acetate was attached to the reverse side of the panel.  I then cut a piece of white card stock to a size just smaller than the red panel (3.75" x 5"), and using a stamp positioner I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment in just the right place to show through the ornament cut out.  I then embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder.

Here's a trick to use if you don't have the right color of pigment ink and you want to emboss your image:  ink your image first with Versamark ink, then your dye based ink of choice, then stamp and apply embossing powder.  Your powder will stick to the image because you used Versamark first. The Versamark, which is a clear, sticky ink won't damage your dye pad.  In this case I used Memento Love Letter ink for the sentiment.

On the back of the red panel, I applied foam tape all around the ornament cut out.  It's important to have a solid line of the foam tape around the opening, since this is what will keep your shaker pieces in.  I also applied some foam tape around the edges of the card.

On the white piece with the sentiment, a few sequins were glued down so that they would stay in place and the card would look good even when standing up.  I also sprinkled on more sequins and some chunky glitter.  The red panel was added on top, trapping the sequins and chunky glitter behind the acetate.  The entire piece was adhered to a white base card.

This card is beautiful and sparkly in real life, and I hope you will give making a shaker card a try.  They are also fun to make for birthday cards, and you can use a variety of die cut openings for this technique.

Magenta stamps used:
Doodle Poinsettia 1  0687.I
Merry Christmas 07.462.I

Other materials used:
Jupiter Stardream paper
Versamark Ink
Memento Love Letter ink
White Diamond embossing powder by Judikins
Detail clear embossing powder by Judikins
Various sequins and coarse glitter
foam tape

Now it's your turn!
You just need to use the theme of Christmas and use at least one Magenta product.  You can enter the Challenge at the Magenta Blog here

Please use In linkz to submit your page
One entry per person only!

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