Clearly Besotted

Merry Christmoose!

Hi there! I’m back with another Christmas card featuring the cutest little moose stamps! These are from the Clearly Besotted Merry Christmoose stamp set and I’ve combined them with products from a few different companies to create this shaker card.

Warning: This was a labor of love. If you’ve ever tried using teeny tiny styrofoam snowballs in a shaker card, you might just know what I’m talking about. Lol.

I started by die-cutting a piece of gray cardstock with the Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 4 die. The windows on this die were perfect for the elements I wanted to add to this. Next, I cut a piece of acetate slightly larger than the die-cut window area of the cardstock and taped it to the back.

To make each little window a shaker box, I adhered thin strips of dimensional foam tape along each window and here’s where the trouble started…

I carefully poured out a small amount of those teeny tiny styrofoam snowballs into each window area and about half of them immediately jumped onto the adhesive. Nightmare. I managed to finally get them where they belonged and adhered the red background piece over the top of the windows on the dimensional tape.

The really cool part (the only cool part) about the snowballs is they’re full of static cling so they move around when you shake it, but they also can stay in place wherever they feel like. They look like they’re glued in place, but they’re not!

 

For the red back ground, I inked a piece of cardstock with Barn Door and Festive Berries distress inks and then dabbed some picket fence over the top with a natural sponge. I stamped the sentiment from this set in Versamark and heat embossed with Wow! detail white embossing powder.

I stamped all of the images in MFT Cement Gray hybrid ink and no-line colored with Copics. The trees are from the new MFT Ready, Set, Snow stamp set.

The pine sprigs are a new Pretty Pink Posh die and I inked them up using Crushed Olive distress ink and Northern Pine Memento ink.

To finish the card, I adhered dimensional foam tape to the outside edges of the gray cardstock and matted it on a piece of kraft.

This was fun (and a little frustrating) to make and I love how it turned out!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

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