Have you ever wondered how you make a shaker card?
Card making is totally relaxing for me. I love to go to my craft room and try and figure out what I feel like doing next. Sometimes I love to just die cut and glue. Other times I love to use alcohol markers. This time I decided to use watercolors and make these cute Flower Shaker Cards – I hope you like them!
I have used this stamp set so many times it isn’t funny! This time I wanted to have a big shaker card and the flower was just perfect.
I don’t have a video camera so I will try and describe the process here. Hopefully my camera will be up and running in the near future.
Stamp the image on watercolor card stock. This is where the Misti comes in handy – I stamped the flower image multiple times so I could have a crisp image. I used Tim Holtz watercolor precut paper.
I used a water brush and watercolors. Any watercolors will work here. I made 2 layers of color so they were darker in color. Dry in between each layer.
Cut a piece of 8.5 x 11 card stock in half. Score at 5.5. This is a standard size A4 card 4.25 x 5.5. I used Simon Says Stamp Fog card stock.
Cut another piece of card stock 4.25 x 5.5 (1/4 sheet). Same Simon Says Stamp Fog Card Stock.
Stamp the background stamp on the front of the 1/4 piece. I used Simon Says Stamp Fog ink.
Cut a piece of fun foam slightly smaller. Like 4 x 5.25 or a tad smaller.
Cut the front with the die. I laid the die on top of my stamped flower so I knew which was up/down etc. I then just moved the die to the top of the card. You don’t have to be exact – just a general idea. I was able to cut thru the card stock AND the foam at the same time. If you can do that – place your foam behind your cardstock and your die on top.
Cut a piece of acetate bigger than your opening. Adhere that behind the opening. I used a tape runner.
Glue the foam behind the card. The layers will be…. card front, acetate, foam.
Line up your stamped and colored image behind your window. Cut the watercolor paper with the image slightly smaller than your front.
Put your sequins, beads, or whatever on the colored flower. Make sure there are none outside the image.
Using liquid glue, glue the front to the colored image. This way you have time to wiggle the card to line it up. Make sure you have glue near the cut opening – otherwise your sequins may get stuck under the opening.
Adhere that whole piece to the card.
Gosh I hope this makes sense! If you have any questions please let me know. I will also take pictures of the process next time – such a learning curve!
(And, if you haven’t seen my craft room check it out: Craft Room Organization and Tour. It is my happy place. It was recently featured on the Stamp N Storage blog – If you don’t know who they are check them out – Stamp N Storage. They have the BEST organization for your craft room. I feel so honored to be chosen for the month of March.
Supplies used –
Ellen Hutson – Mondo Magnolia Stamp and Die
Hero Arts – Dot Moire Stamp (background)
Simon Says Stamp – Fog Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp – Fog ink
Winny & Walter – Big & Bold Comfort
Technique Tuesday – Snail Mail Stamp (envelope)
Gina K and Simon Says Stamp Envelopes
Neenah 110# Classic Crest Solar White
Tim Holtz – Water color paper
Gina K – Black Amalgam Ink
Sequins, beads and flowers for the shaker bits
I don’t know what I used for Hey Beautiful and Kindness – sorry. I can’t even find the stamps! So much for organization – haha
I hope this helps you. Let me know if you need anything.