Merry Christmas Scene in a Bottle

Hey everybody! Happy Friday – I hope you’re having an awesome week! I’ve popped in this morning to share another Kat Scrappiness Creative Influencer inspiration project with you! I know I’ve shared many times that I absolutely love shakers – so instead of a ‘message in a bottle’, we have a ‘scene in a bottle’ which is one of the many relatively new products in the store. In addition to this Christmas Scene in a Bottle Shaker Card Kit, I used the Christmas Gnomes Stamp Set, Friendship Greetings Stamp Set, 3mm Sparkling Clear Droplets and 4mm Sparkling Clear Droplets to create this Christmas card with an inked background! So fun!

I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock. Next, I DTP-inked a panel of Strathmore Bristol 100# Smooth with Ranger stormy sky, faded jeans, prize ribbon and villainous potion distress inks. When it was completely dry, I flicked water on it and blotted it with paper towel, and adhered it to the card base.

I colored the cork on the end with a brown Tombow marker and added some CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft paper to resemble cork. Next, I used brown, red, gold and green Tombow markers to color the scene in the bottle, and applied Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops to the trees and ground for the snow.

I assembled the shaker, laid down 3mm Sparkling Clear Droplets and 4mm Sparkling Clear Droplets onto the background, and adhered the shaker over top of them. I adhered a few more clear droplets on the background and added a stamped and trimmed sentiment from the Christmas Gnomes stamp set, which completed the card front.

I cut the inside panel from #80 Solar White cardstock, stamped a sentiment from the Friendship Greetings stamp set, and layered the panel on CutCardStock Basis Medium Blue cardstock.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: October #10 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz: #611 – Anything Goes w/ optional Ribbon or Twine (no twist)
4. Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #559 – Season’s Greetings
5. Inkspirational: #276 – Word Prompt: Imagine

6. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #532 – Anything Goes with Paper
7. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Let It Snow!

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Kat Scrappiness products used:
Christmas Scene in a Bottle Shaker Card Kit
Christmas Gnomes Stamp Set
Friendship Greetings Stamp Set
3mm Sparkling Clear Droplets
4mm Sparkling Clear Droplets

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft Paper and Basis Medium Blue cardstock, Strathmore Bristol 100# Smooth
Ink: Ranger distress inks- stormy sky, faded jeans, prize ribbon and villainous potion; Tombow markers- brown, red, gold and green; American Crafts Gold Metallic Marker
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and I’ve inspired you to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the amazing stuff in the Kat Scrappiness store… there’s some of just about everything you’ll need to get your craft on, I promise! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for tons of crafty inspiration! And we’d love it if you’d join the Kat Scrappiness Insiders and Stamping Enablers Facebook Groups for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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