Be A Little Naughty Shaker Card

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Hello, it’s Jeni back with another shaker card. Have I said that I love making shaker cards? I wanted to use the small images and create a background with the Elfish Antics stamp set.


Background Stamping

Starting with a piece of Bristol card cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″ I stamped the present, pudding, stocking and train with Versamark Embossing ink.  Rotating my stamp block and tried to go with a random pattern.  Pouring on white embossing powder after every couple stamps so I could see where I needed to stamp next.  I let my heat gun heat up for about a minute then heat set the embossing powder until it was melted and smooth.


Ink Blending

Working on my Ranger craft mat I ink blended Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean Distress inks over the whole panel. Putting the colour in random areas – top left and bottom right corner is Mermaid Lagoon.  I spritzed this with some water from my Distress Sprayer and blotted the water droplets dry.  On a scrap of Bristol card I stamped the boy and girl elf.  Colouring these with my favourite markers! The Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers.  The colours I used will be listed and linked below. 

I die cut these two cuties out, and also diecut the outer and inner shaker tag die from Bristol card too – I like all the card I use – for stamping and diecuts to match. Because I won’t be using the inside cut from the tag die so I stamped my sentiment on this and trimmed it into a small rectangle.


Sentiment Inside The Shaker

To make the shaker I diecut the frame tag shape from some acetate and used strong tape to adhere the acetate to the back of the frame. I placed all my elements onto the card but I couldn’t find a place for the sentiment – so I placed some iridescent nylon cotton to the back of the sentiment and held it in place with some washi tape. Placing it in the center of the window and used some small pieces of strong tape to hold it in place. I snipped off any excess of the nylon cotton.

Finishing The Card

Cutting my foam tape in half and placed this all around the frame making sure there are no gaps.  Because there is no backing for the shaker and I want to make sure I adhere it in the right space on my card, I poured the sequins and beads onto the card front and adhered the shaker tag to the card front.  Using foam tape on parts of the elves that overhang the shaker tag and tape for the rest of the elves.

More Sequins

Adding even more sequins and liquid glue to place these around the card, and on the shaker.  This was quite a quick card to make and I had so much fun making it.  You can easily change up the sentiment and the colour of Distress Inks to make it more traditional with reds or greens. Or even use rainbow colours if you make multiple of this design.


Let me know what you think of this shaker card in the comments.  Want to find these supplies? I have listed all the products I used below and linked them to the shop, as well as the colours I used to colour the Elf Girl and Elf Boy.


Heffy Doodle Elfish Antics



Heffy Doodle Elfish Antics

Avery Elle Shaker Tags



Strathmore Bristol 

Bazzill Marshmallow

Craft Perfect Acetate



Ranger Archival Jet Black & Reinker

Versamark Embossing

Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon & Salty Ocean



Ranger Superfine White



28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Kit



Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers

Faces – 71 Flesh, 28 Pale Pink

Hair – 68 Deep Brown, 60 Brown

Clothes – 29 Geranium, 260 Deep Red, 44 Deep Green, 41 Light Green



Tombow Mono Multi

3M Scotch Foam Tape

Be Creative Scor Tape

Stix 2 Tape Runner



Ranger/Tim Holtz –

Craft Mat

Mini Blending Tool and Replacement Foam

Mini Ink Storage Tin

Distress Sprayer

Fiskars A4 Trimmer

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Blocks

Cuttlebug DieCutting Machine

Cuttlebug C Adapter Plate



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