I chose to make my topper card a shaker card. This fun sketch helped me do two new things: 1) make a topper card and 2) finally use the mica flakes and shaker forms that I had purchased quite a while ago. I'm so glad I tried this as I really like how it turned out. I hope you do too!
The finished card size is still the standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I used some Dazzling details glitter glue on the image first and let it dry before putting the snowflakes in and sealing it up with a circle of clear window sheet. Here is an up-close look at the inside of the shaker frame:
Supplies (all from Stampin Up! except the paper doily): Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. Patterned paper - Be of Good Cheer (NEW). Image from a retired set called Gift Givers and is colored with a blender pen and Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red inks. Sentiment is from a set called Snow Much Fun. Shaker frame is made with some self adhesive circles and a clear transparency sheet punched in a circle. The snow is made from a product called Mica flakes. I used a scallop oval, large oval and word window punch for the sentiment. Other products used - doily from stash of supplies, basic rhinestones and Dazzling Details glitter glue.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit - I'm sure glad that you did! If you want to get a head start on your Christmas cards for this year this is a great way to do it. Hope my card and this great sketch might also inspire you to try something new. Hugs! :o)