I’ll start with an apology! My final three cards for MFT Camp Create are Christmas cards. It wasn’t really intentional but the final three days were about Shakers, Sliders and Glitter and so Christmas kinda sprung to mind on all three.
As there are three cards in this post, I am not going to go into huge details on how I made them, but I’ll give a brief outline. These are more for inspiration rather than technical know how.
So my first card is a shaker and I used the super cute MFT Ready, Set Snow set for this card. I absolutely ADORE this set, so much fun with little critters on snowboards. I made this card last year with it whilst guesting for the MFT Sketch Challenge. You can create so many fun scenes with all the elements, but even just taking a few, you can turn them into a cute shaker card.
The aparture is actually a circle but I made it into a kind of snow globe by adding my sentiment strip along the bottom. And of course a whole bunch of sequins which look like snow in the globe. There are some clouds ink blended in the background so that when the sequins drop, there is something still to see in the background. I really love shakers – this one worked out well, they don’t always!
For the next card I had to make a slider. I haven’t made a slider in yonks, and to be honest, think it’s possible I have only ever made a couple. So this was a bit of a challenge for me as you want the “slider” to actually mean something in the card, not just be a random element. So for this card I reached for MFT Here Comes Santa Claus.
The slider element is only small but Santa does move back and forth and is almost patting the reindeer’s nose when he reaches his final stopping point. The background is made with Distress Oxides blended and then splattered with water and then white gouache – always looks pretty for a Christmas card. Again, sliders are fun to make, they do take a bit of planning and I could have done with my slider element placed slightly further in from the left as the Santa is right up againt the left had side of the card when he starts his downward journey!
For the final day, we had to include glitter on our card in some form or another. I’m not a huge fan of glitter in big quantities, but glitter cardstock is manageable, so for my next card I thought I would add some glitter behind the MFT Christmas Tree Window die. This is a great value die, currently only $6 – bargain!
I have got various glitter cardstocks which I couldn’t even begin to tell you where they are from but I picked a blue/green palette and cut a bunch of 0.75″ strips. These were then adhered in random order onto a small white panel which had Stick It adhesive on. The window panel was added on top with foam tape. Pretty simple, very contemporary and maybe one that could be mass produced. Mass produced for me means about 5, not 50! The sentiment is from MFT Snow Globe Sentiments which is a Christmas staple of mine.
So there you have it, my three final cards for Camp Create. It’s the first year I have participated and it was good fun. I’ll definitely do it again! I have to say, I have absolutely NO IDEA how people do these 100 cards in 100 days challenges etc. Doing five in six days was hard for me! I take my hat off to them!
The main supplies are linked below if you are interested. Thanks for stopping by and as always, any comments are welcomed and appreciated. I will be back on Thursday as Simon Says Stamp has a new release. Happy crafting!
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