22 November 2016

Snow Fort

Building a snow fort is part of living in a snowy climate as a child. I was, though, too young when we lived in a snowy place when I was child, but I do remember my brother and his friends building the forts. I was three and it was a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. We moved from there to California before the next winter.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: Embossing
Painting in an airport while waiting for a flight


Putting It Together

I love shakers and easel cards. I didn't resist the urge to make one for this cute scene stamp.

The snow fort builder was one of the images I coloured while waiting in the Chicago airport to fly home.  

When I was at home, I fussy cut the image and added Wink of Stella to the snow blocks to give them an icy sparkle.

For the background, I started with a light blue panel and misted it with Perfect Pearls Confetti White to give it a wintery look.

While the background panel was drying, I die cut a stitched frame. I glued it to acetate that came from packaging. I cut away the excess with a scissors.

Once the background panel was dry, I embossed snowflakes with pearl white. The snowflakes came from the Unity grab bag, I love the look of it. I die cur a frame of the fun foam and attached it to the back panel.

I  dry fit the clear cover over the background.

I added some shaker stuff to the well of the back panel: silver snowflakes, iridescent white sequins, and iridescent clear sequins. I then glued the front over the shaker stuff.

To make sure the glue adhered the foam to the front, I piled Distress Ink tins on top of it.

I added the snowflake ribbon and the snow fort over the shaker.

For the layout, I used the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November sketch turned on its side.

The ribbon wraps around the shaker chamber.

I gave the same treatment as the background to a panel to add to the front of the inside of the card. I scored part to lift up so it can act as a stand-up helper for the easel.

 I glued the bottom of the decorated panel to the easel.


  1. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland Challenge. Marlene DT

  2. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland Challenge. Marlene DT

  3. Wonderful techniques used in the making of this fabulous card, so glad I got to see it, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  4. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at crafty cardmakers this time - what a cool card! I love the idea of an easel shaker card, too.



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