Monday, November 25, 2019

Warm Christmas Wishes

Greetings! Alison here. I've got a Christmas shaker card to share with you today that's rather non-traditional. It's got snowmen....but they're acting rather unusually. Take a look.
These two are having quite a good time under the sun, aren't they? They must have some Elsa magic...
I created this little scene on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, because I was really in the mood to do a little coloring with pencils. And I love how colored pencils look on Kraft cardstock. The snowmen are from Mama Elephant's Little Snowman Agenda stamp set. The palm trees and sentiment are from a Simon Says Stamp set called Warm Christmas Wishes. I lengthened the grass line that's under the palm trees to make the little scene more uniform. Then I colored the whole scene with my Tombow Recycled Pencils.
I partially die cut a circle (from Elizabeth Craft Designs) to represent the sun. To complete the shaker window, I cut around the tree using an X-Acto Knife. My sun was completed with the Citrine Sparkle Blend which is full of happy yellow sequins, gems, confetti, and shards, and then I backed it with a piece of Kraft cardstock with yellow polka dots from Doodlebug. I mounted my shaker panel on to a white card base, but I realized I wanted to add a touch of blue to it, so I carefully inked the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I love the pretty shades of yellow in the Citrine Sparkle Blend. I think it's perfect for a sun. I also like this sunny take on a Christmas card. There are so many little snowmen in the "Agenda" stamp set, that I can think of a whole bunch of other cards for them with various scenes. A set of cards like that would make a fun gift! Please visit the White Rose Crafts shop to see all of the Sparkle Blends that are available right now. They also have a huge pre-Black Friday sale going on. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


  1. Love these snowmen frolicking in the tropics with their Christmas cocktails!

  2. The little snowmen on the beach are SO CUTE