Falala - Queen & Co, Altenew + Lawn Fawn | What To Do with Shaker Leftovers

Hello everyone! Have you had a good week so far? We've had nothing but beautiful blue skies and balmy temperatures. It's so rare to have these plus temps at this time of year, especially with no wind in sight. It reminds me of just how beautiful Winter can be! The squeaky sounds of snow under your boots, the stillness all around, the sparkling snow crystals in the cool sun, and everything covered in a crisp, white blanket....It really is a magical sight. And we are trying to take full advantage. Feeling a little bit better over the last couple of days, we packed up and delivered our annual Christmas cookies, and got to share in some Holiday hugs with our close friends, all while not freezing our behinds! What a wonderful way to start the countdown to Christmas! 

I'm making the most of a few more crafty shares before then. I finally pulled out my sweet Q+C Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker kit to play a little more. I really love this little kit. I've just noticed that it's all sold out, but if you were one of the lucky ones to swoop it up, I hope this will inspire some ways to use up all the leftover bits. If you don't have this kit, this technique is super easy to duplicate with some fun foam and these fabulous adhesive sheets. You can then cut out any die shape you have and basically create the same effect!

To start my card today, I used Altenew's Peony Bouquet stamps for the background.
*This set is part of a huge stamping sale over at SB.com today, so hurry and grab yours before it's over!*

For the center of the card, I used a nesting oval diecut and inked up the scalloped portion only. I then stamped the same little berries and leaves onto the oval center, and added my sparkly, glitter-rific ornament! I love using up these little foamies - which are leftover after you assemble all of your shakers from the Merry & Bright Ornament kit

To dress mine today, I used a glitter technique that I've been playing with a fair bit lately. I dipped one of the sticky sides of the foam into a mixture of Prills, tiny sequins, and glass glitter, and then to secure everything in place, I coated the whole ornament in a glitter glue. For the topper, I added a string and button.
You can easily coat your glitter with a clear sealant or one that is slightly tinted. But for festive cards, this sparkly coat is just the right touch!

I thought a repeating sentiment would be so sweet, so I added this lovely Lawn Fawn die-cut to the background. I also added a few sparkly PPP jewels.

Thanks for joining me today, friends!
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Diane said...

My gosh this is just stunning, love the colors and design Ivana.

Hugs Diane

Roosterhead Designs said...

What a totally delightful card Ivana! Your creativity seems never to run out : ) Smart and stylish way to use up 'left-overs'! Very pretty. TFS~ karen o

Lisa Elton said...

We've had a few nice sunny days too! It sure lifts the spirits when out and about on a sunny day. Your card is beautiful Ivana. I love that you used a non-Christmas set and turned it into a Christmas set. And that ornament...WOW!!

Greta said...

The sparkly ornament is gorgeous, Ivana! Wouldn't have thought to use glitter glue as a sealant, but it makes perfect sense!

Jessie Lundie said...

I met Ivana at a store in Saskatoon and she is a wonderfully professional, down-to-earth, kind and talented entrepreneur. Was nice to meet you and your husband the other day! I wish you all the best :)

Ivana Camdzic said...

Thank you so much, Diane!! Biggest hugs! xo

Ivana Camdzic said...

Aw, Karen! That is too kind of you! Truthfully, I do find myself staring at blank cards for hours from time to time, but when creativity strikes, it's a wonderful feeling :) Thanks for all of your sweet visits, friend!

Ivana Camdzic said...

That is so wonderful! Glad to hear the sun's been shining there too! It really does make everything more cheery, doesn't it? Thanks so much for your sweet note, Lisa, I'm all about a little extra milage for my stamps :)

Ivana Camdzic said...

Thanks a heap, Greta! I find it gives sparkly things even more sparkle! Which is always a good thing, in my books ;)

Ivana Camdzic said...

Hi Jessie! So happy you stopped by!! It was wonderful to meet you as well! If you have instagram, let's connect! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best this Holiday Season.