10.03.2016

Water Shaker Card // Hero Arts

Hello, hello, everyone! Today I'm participating in the October My Monthly Hero blog hop, with a card and a video to show off this fun new kit.

This month's kit is so jammed pack with stuff, I was just overwhelmed at first. However, once I knew that I wanted to make a night scene with the kit, things came together pretty quickly.


I started off by blending a night scene using Grape Juice and Navy, masking off the moon using the Circle Infinity dies. I'm not sure why, but the Grape Juice ink in particular blends beautifully! Once I finished blending the scene, I covered it with clear Sparkle embossing powder (I'm addicted to this stuff, I tell ya) and heat embossed it.


I heart embossed the sleigh using the Black Detail embossing powder (this stuff is finnnnneeee) on vellum and die cut it, along with some hills, to create the globe scene.
Now, the fun part about this card is that only is it a shaker card (I used glitter), but there's really water in it! I bought some small clear jewelry bags at Joann Fabric's, and filled one up about a quarter way with water. Then I adhered it to the card between two layers of dimensional adhesive. I know some people may worry about the water leaking, but as I show in the video below, I didn't have any problems with it.


I embossed a panel of cardstock and die cut an opening for the scene using the Circle Infinity dies - there is a die included in main kit that cuts the globe top, but I wanted a smaller one for this card, so I used the circle dies. 
Then I topped off the card with a silver heat embossed globe bottom, and a white heat embossed sentiment
I really love heat embossing, if you couldn't tell from this card using four different embossing powders. ;)

VIDEO

Here's a video of how I made the card...



If you are having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.

THE KIT

The kit contains:
  • A 4"x6" clear stamp set
  • Dies for creating a snowglobe, snowdrifts and other background elements
  • Seven coordinating Frame Cuts dies to match the stamp set
  • Three pigment ink cubes in White, Silver and Baby Blue
  • Eight White Cards and Envelopes
  • Polar White Flower Soft
  • Buttons Galore Shaker Mix
  • Acetate Sheets in 4"x4.5" (7) and 4"x6" (1) for creating a shaker card
  • Light Blue Gemstones
The kit value is over $60, an amazing deal at $34.99.

There are also some amazing add-on stamps and dies, so be sure to check out the Hero Arts blog for information on that.

BLOG HOP

For loads of inspiration and a chance to win one of these kits, follow this hop!


Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone.

SUPPLIES

Cardstock: Canson watercolor
Ink: Hero Arts Grape Juice, Navy and Black, Versamark
Other: Hero Arts clear Sparkle embossing powder, Black Detail embossing powder, White embossing powder and Silver embossing powder, vellum, acetate, plastic bag, 

Tools: Cuttlebug, ink blenders, heat gun, Hero Arts Circle Infinity dies

213 comments:

  1. Love your card! This kit is gorgeous!

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  2. WoW.....Kudos on all the effort you put into this water shaker card! Happy there was a video! What an awesome result! Love the purple glittered background too! Hope this goes to someone very special! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love this kit. What fun surprises to send out to family and friends.

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  4. The background for the snow globe nighttime scene is amazing! Beautifully done!

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  5. Love your sparkly card--this kit is terrific!

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  6. I love this water card they are so fun! Your card is darling thanks for the video!

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  7. Thanks for sharing tips on water filled shakers! The colors are very beautiful!

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  8. Wow .... a water shaker card! This card is beautiful! :)

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  9. Gorgeous card, Clare - just love your shaker! After your previous recommendation, I meant to order Sparkle ep but forgot. This month I remembered - can't wait to try it!

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  10. Cool card. I mail all of my cards. I don't think water would post well. LOL

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  11. Cool card. I mail all of my cards. I don't think water would post well. LOL

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  12. Cool idea for a shaker card. I guess you could glue the ziplock bag closed to further protect it. Love the kit!

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  13. Love the night look to your card!

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  14. I love your card, and I can't wait to get my hands on the October kit. So fun!

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  15. I love these water cards!!! Really pretty color choices.

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  16. Did you say actual water?! Wow this is awesome, thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Love the effect of using a water pouch, it sure does look like a winter globe! TFS

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  18. What a fabulous card. Love the design for the globe!

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  19. LOVELOVELOVE this kit!! I also love making shaker cards with water in them and yours is quite awesome! LOVE that night sky! TFS

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  20. Beautiful snow globe. Love the dark colors you used!

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  21. Amazing! I love the card and especially the night sky background! Absolutely beautiful!

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  22. awesome snow globe & great video! Thanks

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  23. What a great Kit..and the add-ons! Great cards!

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  24. Love it. I need to make mine now!! TFS

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  25. Love it. I need to make mine now!! TFS

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  26. Such a fun idea for a water shaker and I love your inky background and all the sparkle!

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  27. Love the background and the way it all came together. Thanks!

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  28. Gasp! That background is great and the water is genius!

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  29. I love that intense purple color. So Pretty!

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  30. Awesome card! I love the colors and the sentiment

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  31. The scene is so pretty.
    Love that amazing night sky.
    thanks for sharing.

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  32. I love the colors you used for the night sky!

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  33. Beautiful card. Until I saw the video I wondered how you were going to put it together with adding water. Great job.

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  34. wow--love your card and the sky!

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  35. I am so intrigued you were able to make this wonderful shaker card with water- wow! That is so very ingenious! Thank you for the video too- I very much enjoyed it! ~Karen.

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  36. Love the night scene you created!

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  37. Stunning card! Love the glittery background!

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  38. The sparkle embossing powder is amazing! Love it over the colours you chose!

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  39. how clever to actually use water in your snow globe - another wonderful HA kit!!

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  40. Wow! What a beautiful glittery sky and I love the water shaker idea!

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  41. Beautiful cards and great kit! Thanks for video!

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  42. Your card is stunning. I love the night sky. And what a great idea to actually use water!

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  43. I love the colors of your card !

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  44. Love your card...great background

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  45. Wow, great idea. Your ink blended glitter background is gorgeous!

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  46. The card is beautiful. Loved the techniques you used.

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  47. Wow! I can't believe you used actual water in a snow globe! That is SO cool! Thanks for doing a video to show the entire process. Lots of lovely elements that didn't show as well in the photo. I may need the grape juice ink now! Great use of a wonderful kit

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  48. Wow, the water sure make your card cool! I guess that the glitter must stay behind the water ziplock bag when you shake the card.

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  49. Love this, Clare! That embossed background is GORGEOUS! And how fun to use a bag of water!

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  50. Gorgeous card,
    love the background!
    Carla from Utah

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  51. Very beautiful and creative! Bravo!

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  52. Such a gorgeous gorgeous card!!!!! I am going to have to try this type of shaker card!!!

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  53. What a gorgeous background! I'd never thought to use sparkle embossing powder that way!

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  54. Love your Christmas scene. Never saw a water shaker card before...cool!

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  55. sophisticated and fun, all at the same time!

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  56. Great idea to put water in the snow globe.

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  57. Clare, such a fabulous shaker card! Love the blended colors!

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  58. Great snow globe! This release is another must-have!

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  59. Water - what a brilliant idea! Love this card!
    That kit sure has a lot to offer, I wonder how many other ideas you had... ;)

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  60. Gorgeous card! Gorgeous kit! I love it and will be making my Christmas cards with it this year.

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  61. I love this kit...especially after seeing everyones creations

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  62. Very Pretty card - especially love how you embossed the background which makes it look all snowy/sparkly. Thanks.

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  63. Love your card and using glitter and water makes it very special. I'm going to try it. Thanks for the idea.

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  64. Now that is a WOW card. Thank you for making the video and sharing your water card idea. I will have to try that technique.

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  65. Love all the glitter on your card makes the sky stand out.

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  66. Beautiful card, thanks so much for the video, it's very helpful for me.

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  67. Great video. You make it look so easy !

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  68. What an adorable card. Love the background sky.

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  69. I really love how you did the sky using the embossing powder. I am going to have to copy you!

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  70. Thanks for sharing your card and video...I love when I can watch it come together :)

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  71. love this card, The background was amazing, like the embossing idea from this card. will need to try this out. thanks

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  72. Fantastic snow globe card and great tip video

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  73. The embossing is terrific. I especially like the glitter background you created! Using water in plastic is also new to me. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  74. Lovely card. Love how the sky turned out with the embossing powder.

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  75. Love the blended background with Santa's dark profile flying in front of the moon!

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  76. I love everything about your card..... so awesome !!!!! :)

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  77. The glitter is just beautiful. Thanks for the video and the instructions for a water shaker card - never saw one before.

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  78. Super pretty! Never loved grape so much but this is so elegant!!

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  79. Love the grape and navy midnight sky you made. Clever inserting the water just like a real snow globe. This is a beautiful card.

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  80. Whoa, Clare ... this is amazing! I adore the sparkly night sky and the water shaker! Awesome!

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  81. wow! i can't believe you actually put water in it!

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  82. WOW, your card is striking! Your embossing is incredible. This kit looks like fun.

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  83. Your card is stunning & I can't believe you used actual waterQ

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  84. Lovely card. I did a fish bowl card once and used blue hair gel for the water in the bowl, worked out great. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  85. Your card is stunning & I can't believe you used actual waterQ

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  86. This is a great kit. I never would have thought to use water in a shaker card

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  87. Great card, love the water idea!

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  88. Wow such a lovely card and water is amazing 😃

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  89. Splendid card and video! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  90. Love, love, love your snow globe card!

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  91. Very cool with the addition of the water...so realistic! I love all the sparkle you added!

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  92. This truly is a jam packed kit! So many wonderful goodies! I love your gorgeous shaker card!

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  93. This truly is a jam packed kit! So many wonderful goodies! I love your gorgeous shaker card!

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  94. I love that you made this a night scene :) tfs!

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  95. Love the water idea and that background is beautiful!

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  96. Love your water globe card - the sparkly darkness and the kit is just super!

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  97. love the color and the shine of the sky!

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  98. Wonderful card. I love how you made the night sky look like it had realy stars. very cool.

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  99. very cute card. I learned some new stuff with your video. thank you

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  100. Gorgeous card!!! I absolutely love how you did the night sky! Thank you for sharing!

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  101. I love this night sky! Sooo pretty! Lovely card.

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  102. Wow! That background was awesome! I like the idea of the snow globe having the water to emulate a real snow globe! This was a beautiful card!

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  103. The card turned out really pretty but man I would be scared of the water. But may try it and not every mail one just to see how it works. TFS

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  104. Love your night scene, looks really magical

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  105. What a great card! Thanks so much for the video instructions. I will definitely be trying this!

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  106. This is such a beautiful card!I love the snowy embossed background! Tfs Claire

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  107. So great Card.background is wow.

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  108. The color on your card is so lush. Love it.

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  109. Oh wow! Your card is breathless!!! <3

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  110. wow that's so cool. love this kit...

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  111. Love this kit! Your night sky background is wonderful!

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  112. This is just beautiful Clare, your background is stunning!

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  113. Beautiful water snow globe card

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  114. How creative adding the water! It turned out beautifully!

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  115. Love your video on how to make this lovely Card:)

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  116. I absolutely love the scene you created, it's just a gorgeous card!!!. The design is so inspiring!!!

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  117. I really like how you created your nighttime scene.

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  118. LOve the nice work you do! The video was great! ~Gin K~

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  119. That purply, glittery night sky is fabulous! Gorgeous card.

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  120. Beautiful card! I love this kit...so many options!

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  121. Love the card especially as the die goes across the moon! Thanks for sharing and stay blessed!

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  122. What a great card, Clare! I pinned it right away. This is an amazing kit. Thanks so much for participating in this fun and exciting hop and giveaway.

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  123. Fantastic card Clare. Love the sweet scene and the sparkly night sky in that globe. That kit (and the adds-on) is awesome.

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  124. WOW! Love this card! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

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  125. Beautiful card and I love the look of the night sky.
    Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  126. I love the night scene you made. Something about the santa claus flying across the night sky with raindeers.

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  127. Your card is amazing! I love the new kit and the add ons! Best kit ever!

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  128. This is so cleaver to use water for the globe. Must give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  129. I am in awe of your creativity. I think this snow globe with glitter and water is just a very creative idea. Awesome background blending too! Great job!

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  130. Very cool. Love the night sky.

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  131. Love all the glitter and the colours are amazing..

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  132. Very cool with the water in your shaker card. Great use of the kit.

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  133. I am so impressed at how this turned out! The water is just genius! I also really like how you let the background peek out around the edges of the white panel. Perfection. Thanks so much!

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  134. I really like your night scene interpretation of the shaker globe!

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  135. Love the colours you have used in your night sky. I especially love the heat embossing on the vellum.

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  136. Clare, I love the night sky you created with the dark colors and then embossing it! I love bling so your whole card is right up my alley! I also love how you embossed the santa and his team on vellum. Thanks for sharing!

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  137. That sky is a true work of art!!I can't wait to try your technique!!Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  138. That sky is a true work of art!!I can't wait to try your technique!!Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  139. Such a stunning snowglobe! I love the night sky!

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  140. Beautiful cards! I really like how you used the darker colors for this card.

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  141. Thank you for sharing. Very nice concept.

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  142. Wow cool card. I like how the background goes well with the water.

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  143. That card is gorgeous. I love your night sky!

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  144. Love your back ground . Well done and very pretty.

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  145. This is very pretty! I love seeing Santa flying in the night sky!

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  146. Oh wow! love the impact of the dark blue with the white. Very cute globe card.

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  147. I just adore all your work, thanks for sharing.

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  148. Oh my goodness, AWESOME card! I love the sparkle background and water shaker! I'm so bummed that I was too late to order the Kit!

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  149. Beautiful background on this card! That is very cool to make this a water shaker card!

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  150. Great card and video. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  151. Very pretty card. Love the sparkle background

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  152. That sparkly background is to die for!!

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  153. My favorite part was the sparkly background!

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  154. WOW your card is amazing!!!! Love it and this card kit:)

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  155. Your embossing skills are impressive! Beautiful card.

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  156. What an ingenious idea! Love the idea of your water card. Oh...what a gorgeous, shimmery background! Everything is so perfect with this card. I also appreciated you're doing a video to show us how to do this. Thanks!

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  157. Your card is gorgeous, the background you created is stunning, I love that sparkle embossing powder!

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  158. Adding the water makes it a really special card. Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  159. Love this card so much! The water is a great touch!

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