I’ve been a little MIA lately , sorry about that, but I was preparing for my first Christmas market sale this weekend! More of that at the end of my post.
I didn’t really stop making cards though, just lagged a bit about writing about them here. You can find all my cards, as soon as I make them, here on Instagram. Today I’m continuing with my series of cards made from my stash as I slowly go through them, before I’m allowed to put them away! I used a die from Pink Fresh Studio and die cut it with my Big Shot Plus, from a card stock I had previously coloured with my distress oxide inks. I then stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with Versafine ink.
For the shaker part, I cut out a piece of acetate from Hero Arts and glued it behind the diecut. I then put double sided foam adhesive under this panel, flipped it over so that the coloured panel was facing downwards and added the sequins. I carefully placed my card base onto the foam adhesive and my card was finished!
This is a pic of me at the Xmas market to sell my shadow box cards. It was a small affair, in a little 15th century chapel, with beautiful Frescos on the walls… but luckily with floor heating! No the Germans were not THAT advanced during the Middle Ages, the flooring was redone I was told, which is lucky for me as I’ve attended a few concerts in beautiful old cathedrals and chapels, freezing my toes off at the same time!
Anyway I digress. I had spent the last month preparing for this market and I really didn’t know what to expect and how many cards to make. So I ended up doing 70 cards, which if I didn’t sell, could easily be sent for Xmas gifts and my online sales. I even created a few special cards to show the sights of Ulm, the German city I’m living in! The card on the left shows the typical transport boat called the “Ulmer Schachtel” which was used to transport goods on the Danube River. It was made of wood and once the merchants sold their goods, they dismantled the boats, sold the wood and went home and made new ones!
It was a 2 day affair, the first day lasting 10 hours, but I didn’t mind as it was a really good excuse to just sit and make crafts and paint without having to make meals for the kids…! ;)) It also didn’t hurt that I was provided free really good gluhwine!! People also liked watching me make the cards and paint my gift boxes.
I used Prima Marketing Metallic accents paints to paint the Kraft boxes and you can see how they shine here! If practise makes perfect, I think I ‘m now an expert as I painted 30 of these boxes!!
Well thanks for stopping by and bearing with me until the end! I would love to hear your comments too. Have a great week!
I’m sharing my card over at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Just Add Ink – Just add glitter. I hope my sequins count are glittery enough?
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – Anything Goes