Baby It's Cold Outside Christmas Shaker Card | Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4

Baby it's cold outside! As I sit here writing this post, it's not even kind of cold here. We're having some warm days that I'm going to enjoy while I still can. In the meantime, we can dream of snow and colder days and take a closer look at this Baby It's Cold Outside Shaker Card I created for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 Release.

To get started, I die cut a piece of chipboard using the Cathedral Window Bigz Die. I inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then painted it with Distress Crackle Paint. By inking first the ink color kind of soaks through the crackle paint and helps the cracks show up more. This piece is going to become the shaker frame. I then trimmed a piece of acetate to the size of the window and adhered it to the backside using Collage Medium. Next, I added strips of double sided foam tape to the backside of the acetate. With this step, my shaker box was complete.

For the background inside the shaker, I used the Snowscape Colorize Thinlits. I die cut all of the pieces from watercolor paper and then ink blended them with the following Distress Ink colors: Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood. For the trees, I used Pine Needles. 

Once the Snowscape was assembled, I laid the shaker box on top to determine which area of the die cut I wanted to show through the window. After figuring this out, I adhered the Snowscape to a piece of patterned paper from a Christmas Paper Stash and then trimmed this piece to the size of the Cathedral Window. Before adhering this to the shaker box, I poured some Distress Mica Flakes onto the scene and placed the shaker box on top. I never have good luck lining things up if I fill the shaker box and try to line up the back piece. So I've found this method works best for me.

With the shaker box completed, I then added the Darling Deer die cuts which were colored using Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. For the swag at the top of the window, I used a mix of Festive Trims Colorize and Holiday Greens Thinlits. These pieces where inked with the following Distress Inks: Barn Door, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, and Pine Needles. I inked the edges with just a touch of Walnut Stain before adhering them to the card.

I finished off the card by adding a Christmas Quote Chip, some machine stitching and layered patterned paper.


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1 comment

  1. I agree, so hard to get things lined up when you cannot see what you are doing. Love this Cathedral Die...and the Darling Deer are just that...Darling....


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