As it's the first Friday of the month, the Global Stamping Friends team are showcasing projects in a blog hop. Our theme for October is changing seasons. If you have hopped from Libby's fabulous post, you are on the right track. There is a full list of participants at the end of this post.
At first, I was stumped on what to create for this theme but when I looked at my collection of stamp sets, inspiration came thick and fast. In the end, I've made a shaker card and it was a labour of love! I used the Life is Beautiful stamp set designed by million sales achiever LeeAnn Greff.
I used the tree image and created a shaker window for each of the seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The apertures were cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.
I started by cutting the windows from a panel of Whisper White cardstock. I placed the panel into my Stamparatus and stamped the trees in Soft Suede ink. I stamped the images on the back panel at this point too. I added a layer of Window Sheet to the back of the panel with the cut outs. Next I took the individual stamps for the "leaves" and added these using an acrylic block. I used Flirty Flamingo (2nd generation) for Spring, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight for Summer, Cajun Craze for Autumn and Balmy Blue for Winter. I covered the back of the front panel using Foam Adhesive Strips. I added co-ordinating sequins (see below for details) to each of the stamped seasons and then placed the foam-backed front panel on top. I definitely held my breath for a moment! I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink to finish. I didn't ground the trees at this point as I was scared to mess up after all that work!
I hope you are enjoying our changing seasons blog hop. To keep hopping, click the arrow below to head to Jan's wonderful post.
Blog Hop Roll Call
3. Libby Dyson
4. Rachel Macleod ***You are here***
6. Tricia Butts