I totally fell in love with Lawn Fawn’s Nessie when I saw him at CHA back in January. I mean living in Scotland it was a given right LOL. I actually bought the set and colored Nessie quiet quickly after he was first released but then I’ve been so busy with one thing and another I didn’t have chance to create a little scene for him. However, when I finally got some creative time I wanted to make something a little different and special for him so plumped on this keepsake shaker card/ornament with matching gift tag.
All supplies are linked at the end of this post. Affiliate links used.
I stamped Nessie twice with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink on Neenah Solar White card and die cut with the matching dies before coloring with Copics. Then it was the turn of the shaker card opening with a scallop of Sea Glass card cut with a circle opening and a Stitched Green Leaf border cut by die cutting both a Stitched Circle and a Nested Circle to leave a skinny border. The front of the shaker is backed with acetate to prevent the contents escaping. For the main body of the shaker I cut a scallop from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper and added Nessie in with a vellum piece white heat embossed with the wave image from the set and lots of sequins. The front piece is then foam mounted (two layers of foam so the contents shake easily) over the top. I added a twine bow and button.
I created a similar piece for the back of the keepsake but kept the centre white for the stamped sentiment in Intense Black, Jellybean & Lake Shores inks. A loop of green ribbon is trapped between the back and front panels :D The Large Tag is constructed with similar supplies and decorates a white present accessorised with strip of Sea Glass card cut with a Wavy Stitched Scallop die.
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