Shaker Card – Happy Retirement

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Hello, I love using the Fuse tool to make shaker cards but I still use the traditional foam tape to make shakers too.  For this shaker card.


Diecut & Background

I start by diecutting the three different sized clouds from a piece of water colour paper, keeping the positive clouds to use on the card too.  The background is ink blended using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress ink with an ink blending tool.  Starting off the card with  a circular motion to bring the colour onto the card using a light pressure.  I didn’t blend the colour evenly so I would have some lighter areas (clouds in the distance).

Spritzing this panel with some clean water from the Distress sprayer and let the water droplets sit for 20 – 30 seconds before blotting dry with a paper towel. I stamped the sentiment and some seagulls from the Shine Bright stamp set in Jet Black archival ink.



Shaker Area

I doubled up some foam tape, cut the tape in half length wise and surrounded all the cloud shapes at the back of the panel – making sure there were no gaps for the shaker material to fall out of.  Placing a doubled layer of foam tape around the rest of the panel so no parts of the card front will be squashed in the post.

I mixed some sequins from the Attic Findings embellishment kit and stars into each cloud and covered the back with white card.  On the front of the card I adhered the positive clouds – overlapping some of the shaker clouds for a more ‘in the sky’ feel.


Finishing The Card

I added this to a 11 x 14 cm card base made using the Marshmallow card.  The products used to create this shaker card are listed and linked below.

Avery Elle Shine Bright stamp set

Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds die

28 Lilac Lane Attic Findings Embellishment Kit

Little Things Sparkly Stars Confetti

Ranger Watercolour Paper

Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink

Salty Ocean Distress ink

Ranger Archival

Jet Black ink

Ink Blending Tool

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Cuttlebug Die cutting machine

Stix 2 Tape Runner

Bazzill Marshmallow card


Do you anyone that is retiring soon?



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