Hello, Creative Embellishments fans!
Sandi here with you today.
Do you struggle with what to create in the month of January? I do sometimes.
I used to scrap my recent holiday photos but I have turned the memory keeping over to my daughters and mostly create for myself.
It seems early for Valentine cards, so I whipped up a couple of Winter cards that can be used for almost any occasion.
I grabbed a couple of “newish” shakers from my stash and decided to let them be the focal point of my cards, Now, shakers are a bit of work in the assembling stage but they really do provide the WOW factor.
For the first card, I’ve chosen the Window shaker and altered it with a brown stain. I lined the back of it  with an outdoor photo so that it would seem you are looking towards the outdoors.  I thought a couple of candles in the window would be a nice touch and grabbed a couple of candle chippys from the Christmas Candles set. These were painted with cream and olive green paint and I used some pearl drops for the candle drippings. My papers and paints are all from 13 Arts.
Before adhering the window shaker to the card base, I added an altered Icicle Borders to mimic the weather in the woodsy scene. It was painted white and dusted with Fairy Dust glitter. The sequins and beads inside my shaker are from Buttons Galore and More. Lastly, I painted and dusted the snowflake in the upper right which is from Chipboard Snowflakes. I finished the card with some pearls and doodling along with a sentiment from 13 Arts that I had already laying on my desk.
My second card is glammed up with the Mitten Shaker which is oh-so cute! I lined it with paper from 13 Arts and lightly sprayed the edges with brown and gold mist. The Coral sequins used inside are also from Buttons Galore and More. I’ve added a poinsettia from the magical Poinsettia Set and sprayed it red and gold. I love all the additional stems and berries that are included in this set. Here I’ve used one of them and simply painted it green.
Next I added the Winter title piece from the Snow Word Set and altered it the same as the poinsettia. Lastly, I splashed both cards with White Splash paint from 13 Arts. All my papers are from the In Bloom collection from 13 Arts.
I have a couple of family birthdays this month and will probably be using these, although they would be nice as a Get Well or Thinking of You card.
Thanks for coming by today.
Be sure to check out our January Challenge! It is the first post on the Blog.
See you next time!
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