Ice Valley Shaker Card

Hello! I have an easy set back scene shaker card to share with you today with the LDRS Creative Ice Valley Stamp Set!  
I created a quick video tutorial to go along with today's blog post. Sometimes it's easier to demonstrate than to explain - especially for me! Let's start with something easy - stamping and coloring! I stamped the scene from the Ice Valley Stamp Set as well as the fox and snowman from the Snowball Fight Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored them with alcohol markers. Can we just talk about how wonderful these stamps are?! I love how you have a ready made scene with the Ice Valley Stamp Set and that fox snowman?! Oh there are no words for the cuteness! Once I was done coloring I used the Snowball Fight Coordinating Die Set to cut out the little fox and snowman. Don't cut the Ice Valley scene! We're doing something special with that! 
One of the most common questions I get as a crafter is how do I plan my cards. Sketches? Doodles? Nope. Unfortunately I'm not nearly that exciting! I just see a stamp set and an idea pops into my head! And when I saw the Ice Valley Stamp Set I immediately thought of this set back scene shaker card! I can't explain it - ideas just smack me in the head. Sometimes I write them down, because ideas have been known to disappear just as soon as they come! Haha! I chose my FAVORITE pattern from the MacKenzie 6x6 Paper Pack and cut it down to 4.25" x 5x5". Confession time! I've been hoarding this piece of paper. I'm down to just scraps in my MacKenzie Paper Pack - but that just means it's time to order more! I'm trying my best to use - and not hoard - my pretties! 
I lined up the Ice Valley Coordinating Die near the top center of my patterned paper piece and die cut the outline into the paper. This will form the front of my shaker. I added a piece of acetate behind the die-cut window as well as a "well" made from double thick foam tape. I added a few star shaped silver sequins to the scene and lined up my card front - the patterned paper piece with the foam tape - over the top. I looked through the acetate to make sure the window lined up with the stamped image and adhered the pieces together. 
I added a stamped sentiment from the Snowball Fight Stamp Set with to the top right of the card with Raven Hybrid Ink and my little critters to the bottom left with foam tape. Then - hold your breath! - I decided to take the whole shaker - foam tape and all - to my paper trimmer and trim it down to 4" x 5.25". I added that to a white card so that I would have a little white border. That's all! This style of shaker card is super fun and super easy! Happy crafting! 

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