Hi, Jeni here with a wonderful shaker card to share with you. I love making shaker cards, and I love colouring flowers so I really loved making this card to share with you. As always the products I used are listed and linked to the shop at the bottom of this post.
Stamping & Embossing
I stamp the main floral image from the Wonderful stamp set by Concord and 9th onto some Canson Bristol XL card with Versamark so I could heat emboss my image. Covered the Versamark ink with white embossing powder and heat set until all the embossing powder had melted and turned shiny. Also stamping the flower and leaf stamp on a scrap of the same card and heat emboss in white.
I coloured in the images with my favourite markers – Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers, and blended out the colour with a Aqua Flow waterbrush. The colours I used are listed with the products below. Once all the leaves, flowers and berries were coloured I die cut them all out with the coordinating die. The main die that cuts the frame and the letters for “Wonderful” did get some transfer of the embossing powder left on the die – but this was easy to clean.
From a piece of bright white Neenah card I diecut the main die from the center and adhered a piece of acetate behind with strong Be Creative scor tape. Remember to remove the protective covering from one side of the acetate. I adhered the main coloured and diecut piece back into the opening with strong tape. On the other side I added some foam tape around the wonderful letters. I doubled up my foam tape and made sure to leave no gaps anywhere.
My foam is all around the outside of the letters so they aren’t any places where the sequins would not be seen (ie under the “R”). Before adding my sequin mix I trimmed a piece of Canson Bristol card to fit over the shaker well and ink blended Shea Butter with an ink dusting brush for a lighter look. I added some sequins from the Lemon Sherbert mix by Little Things by Lucy, removed the backing from the foam tape and adhered the ink blended piece. I ran my fingers all over the foam tape to make sure that every part of this card and fully adhered down so no sequins would fall out.
More Flowers & Leaves
The separate flowers and leaf stamp in this set can be layered over the flower and leaves in the main stamp. I adhered the larger flower with the leaf underneath, and the smaller flower to my card with foam tape. The other leaves I had stamped and diecut I placed slightly under the main stamped piece to add some more greenery.
Finishing The Card
I added a double layer of foam tape around the rest of the card so it would all be the same level, then adhered this to a top folding card base made from Bazzill Marshmallow card. I hope you have enjoyed this card tutorial and will try a shaker card yourself. If you do, please share it with us on social media. Tag @shopthelittlepapertree & use the #thelittlepapertree on Instagram or even share it on The Little Paper Treehouse group on Facebook.
WANT TO FIND THESE ITEMS?
STAMP & DIE
Concord and 9th Wonderful Florals Stamp & Coordinating Die
29 Geranium Red, 80 Violet, 83 Lilac, 803 English Lavender, 82 Purple, 44 Deep Green, 45 Pale Green, 47 May Green
INK & EMBOSSING
Versamark Embossing Ink
Goodbye Anti Static Powder Bag
Catherine Pooler Designs Shea Butter Ink
Little Things By Lucy Lemon Sherbert
Canson Bristol XL Card
Bazzill Marshmallow Card
Be Creative Scor Tape
Ranger White Foam Tape
Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine & C Adapter Plate
iCraft Purple Tape
Fiskars A4 Trimmer
Tim Holtz Mini Snips