It’s hard to think of winter (and allll that snow!) when it’s still summer-like weather outside! When I received this adorable winter animal stamp set though…I just had to get in the winter mood!
I used Lawn Fawn’s plaid paper as well as stitched cloud dies to create the background. I think those cloud dies look great as mounds of snow when die cut in white and turned upside down!
I stamped the penguin images and pile of snowballs and coloured them using Prismacolor coloured pencils. I used foam mounting squares to make the penguins pop off the snow a bit.
I stamped the sentiment along the bottom of the clouds, in black ink.
The “snowball” is a very small white pom-pom I had in my kids craft stash…they dont mind if mommy “borrows”!
Because the snowball was thicker than most shaker elements I had to use thicker foam around the edge to create the shaker effect. You can always just do a double or triple layer though.
Now came the fun part! I flipped over my shaker base, and filled it with teeny tiny snowballs. Of course not real ones! For the snowballs I used Wilton white nonpareils. They work great as a shaker! I made sure I used enough that when held upright, they would cover the sentiment.
When the recipient shakes the card, the “happy Birthday’ is revealed! How fun!
I can’t wait to try out more hidden message shaker cards! Thanks for looking and be sure to share for other card makers!