Shaker cards are great, so how about a gigantic shaker card? Yes, please! I made this card for my husband’s recent birthday. I wanted to make a card for him that was as happy, thrilling and exciting as I could. It turned out that this card is a shaker party waiting to happen, LOL. This design is very easy to accomplish, once you get down the basics of a shaker card. Let’s check it out!
For this card project, I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock from Stampin’ Up!. This paper is precisely what I need to give the card base and the card window area a good, strong foundation. If a more cardstock were used, the desired results would not be achieved. To cut the shaker window, I used the largest scalloped die in the Layering Square dies set. It measures 3 1/8″ square. I placed it on the card to cut and then slid it over to cut the opening larger. Not too complicated and it gives a nice, finished look to the card front. The opening measures 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ after it is die cut. The window sheet that site behind the opening is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″, giving lots of room to stick to the frame.
I used an EK Success Powder Tool to run across the sides of the Foam Adhesive Strips. Believe it or not, when you remove a strip of foam from the packet sheet, adhesive drags up along the sides of the strip. Once inside the shaker area, the sequins will stick to anything it can, so I try to deactivate any extra stickiness that I can. When the foam strips are in place, add your shaker element (sequins or the like) and remove the backing to the foam strips. Place the card front frame over the card area and give gentle pressure to activate the adhesion. That’s pretty much it! I added some more sequins to the card front for interest. Try using seed beads, sand, shells, die cuts… anything you like in this kind of card.
I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
This card is exploding with vitality and color. It would look nice with a stamped background as well and in various colors. Try it out and see what you can do with this design! In the meantime, I hope you find a simple card design and make it your own. Lets make it together!
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