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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

My First Shaker Card

This is a straight-up CASE of a card by Vicky Papaioannu..  I've never really felt compelled to make a shaker card, but I loved the softness and the diffused effect that using vellum gives, so I decided to give my own a go.


To start with I cut three rectangles 12.85cm x 8.5 cm from patterned paper, plain white card and vellum.  To make a frame I measured 1.5cm in from all sides on the back of the white rectangle and then cut the middle section out using a craft knife.  (I may use my Silhouette to make up a load of these rectangles and frames for future use, as I'm pretty rubbish with a craft knife and even this simple task was a bit of a pain!)


I stamped the image and sentiment onto the vellum using silver pigment ink and then covered that with silver embossing powder. Heat embossing happens quickly on vellum so keep the heat tool moving to avoid bubbling.  Then placing the embossed vellum face down, I attached double-sided foam tape around the four edges of the vellum, sprinkled in some sequins then placed the patterned paper rectangle on top (also face down).  And that's the shaker compartment done.

I had intended to use the same patterned paper as a mat for the shaker compartment, but forgot!  Instead I used a lovely bright blue paper, which matched the colour tones of the sequins.  So there you go - my first shaker card!  I don't think it'll be the last...

I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge (any shade of blue / Embossing / Patterned paper).

6 comments:

  1. A lovely shaker card, Merry! I like your blue and silver color combo! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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    1. Thanks Lin. It was fun to try something new.

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  2. This is such a pretty shaker card. So soft and beautiful. Thanks for playing along with my tic tac toe challenge this week at The Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks Laurie. Glad to have found the blog.

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  3. A very soft and elegant card, Merry! I love the silver and the vellum. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Paper Players!

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  4. What a soft and beautiful card!!I may have to create my own version of this...love!! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

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