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Several weeks ago a friend contacted me and asked if I had time to play. She really wanted to see a shaker card made "in person" so she could wrap her head around it. Now I will say I was not a huge shaker card fan. I had dabbled here and there but always found it to be so much work. My friends request was a challenge though. This was my chance to see if every shaker card needed to be labor intensive. Could I make them simply, quickly and with no sequins stuck to the foam after I closed it all up? Challenge accepted!
This is the card I created......
- 4 1/4" x 11" 110lb white cover card base folded in half
- 4" x 5 1/4" 110lb white cover card stock for stamping and die cut
- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack, Watercolor Wonder in this case the Pink shade
- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Hero Arts Acetate Sheet
- Use the Mini Misti stamping tool to align the sentiment and stamp it first, in Lawn Fawn Wild Rose Ink, and then in Versamark Ink. Then heat emboss it with Wow clear embossing powder.
- Center and die cut the Butterfly from the Concord & 9th Floral and Flutter Die set. Frankly you could use the flower instead if you like.
- Place the front die cut panel over the card base and draw a line around the butterfly edge so you can see where it will be on the base card.
- Adhere Watercolor Wonder paper to the card base so it covers up the pencil outline.
- Repeat step 3 over the patterned paper. This will show you where you need to stop applying the foam tape that will surround the sequins to create the shaker element.
- Adhere the Hero Arts Acetate to the back of the butterfly panel using a tape runner adhesive and set aside.
- IMPORTANT***DO NOT REMOVE TOP TAPE COVER UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO FINISH YOUR CARD*** Take the foam tape and create a double layer that is enough to fit around the square you will need to create the shaker box. Then cut it in half length wise so you have skinny strips and create a shaker box outside of the pencil marks you created on the patterned paper. When the box is complete gently erase the pencil lines.
- Double up some more foam tape but don't make skinny strips this time. Fill in the rest of the area around the shaker box to support the top die cut panel. There will be a 1/4" frame around the edge of your card so be careful not to put foam in those areas.
- Use an embossing buddy or loose talc powder to make the edges of the foam unsticky before placing the sequins in the box you created. This way no sequins will stick to the sides.
- Gently place the desired amount of sequins in the shaker box.
- Carefully remove all adhesive covers and center the die cut cover over the card base.
I would love to see other ideas for great dies to create this type of shaker card. Please share your ideas and project pictures in the comments section below.
Thank you so much again for checking out this weeks project :)
Joanne and Penny
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