Shaker Card is trending!

I can’t remember when was the last time I made a shaker card but I think it was in 2009 before I packed up all my craft supplies. Looks like shaker card is trending as I came across so many wonderful tutorials as well as new shaker card ideas.

So, here I am, trying to catch up a little on the cardmaking trend after such a long break.  And this is my first shaker card after a three year break.

Do you feel the cold wintery effect of the color blending? Not to worry, here’s a hot cuppa, sending you some warm wishes! 

I used Tim Holtz distress ink to blend the background to give a dark, cold wintery night sky, inspired by Lawn Scaping Challenge #97 Winter Theme.

This is what I did first.  I prepared two equally sized white cardstock to make the shaker.

I stamped the image and sentiment using Lawn Fawn LF704 Love You A Latte Clear Stamp set at the left bottom corner and then, I used a pencil to trace out the window that I want to trim off and this is what I came up with, after trimming it.

I used a nail file to smooth the edges.  I edge all over the window with grey copic marker so that it feels really like winter…so gloomy.

Now, blending the background was a little tricky for me as I didn’t really have the right distress ink shade but the overall effect came quite close to what I was trying to achieve, an aurora in the sky.  I used Broken China, Aged Mahogany and Peeled Paint from Tim Holtz.

After blending, I sprayed a little water to let the distress ink spread a little and dried it with a heat tool.  When it dried up, I dotted a few spots with Ranger Glossy Accent and added glitter as I wanted a few spots in the sky to have more glitter.

When I put the window over the background, I found it to be too “white”, and so, I used the chicken coop stencil and lightly blended the stencil image with some walnut ink.

The overall effect was much better as the color seem to blend from the background.

And next, I applied the clear plastic sheet on the window and adhered two layer of foam tape to add depth.  I used two layer of foam tape as the glass beads are pretty big and I didn’t want it to be stuck in between the clear plastic and background cardstock.

After applying a layer of foam tape behind the window, I added the small glass beads.  And finally, attached the background over it.

The shaker is done and the last step is to adhere to the card base and woohoo!  I am indeed very happy with this card.  The shaker card makes a lovely rattle and really comes alive!

I hope you like this card I’ve made today.

Tools and Supplies

  • Lawn Fawn LF704 Love You a Latte
  • Memento Dye Ink
  • Copic markers
  • Ranger Glossy Accent
  • Glitter
  • Walnut Ink
  • Chicken Coop stencil
  • Foam Tape
  • Clear glass beads

Submission to following challenge(s)


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