Shaker cards – they’re still a work in progress for me. I’ve made a few and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t, but it’s all about learning right?
I love foiled paper/projects, and I have a Minc Machine, but for some reason I haven’t used it as much as I thought I would. I think I started out too ambitious – trying to do things that weren’t turning out well and I got discouraged… totally my fault! So I decided to go back to basics, start with products specifically made for the Minc and progress from there. I had purchased some Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets many months ago because who doesn’t want to create awesome foiled shaker cards?
I cut a 4.25 by 5.5 inch piece from my toner sheet and foiled it in red deco foil. It turned out amazing. Then I took a piece of textured watercolour paper from Strathmore and using my Dylusions Ink Sprays I created a background watercolour piece for my shaker.
I cut 4 frames for my shaker and layered them rather than use foam tape, and then cut another frame from green card stock for my card front. In retrospect, I think I should have made the frames wider, with less of an opening in the center. This would have given the shaker a bit more stability, and is something I will probably try on another iteration of this card.
I layered everything together, filling the shaker window with red sequins, seed beads and glitter, and then adhered it to an A2 red card base. I finished the card off with a birthday sentiment, cut from my Silhouette Cameo and paired up with a sentiment strip.
Cardstock – Bazzill Sour Apple, Recollections and Strathmore Watercolor paper (cold press – 140lb)
Paper – Vellum and Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets Floral Rose
Foil – Deco Foil Red
Dylusions Ink Spray
Stamps – Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black
Sequins – Recollections
Seed Beads – Unknown
Glitter – Stampendous