As you’ve probably worked out by now, I love making shaker cards. This one was no different.
First of all, I die cut the design paper, then cut an oval out of it. I used 3M foam sheets for the padding, and had that below the design paper as I cut the oval. That way the opening is in the right place. Sometimes you’ll need to re-cut without the design paper, but others the cut goes right through.
Next I added a piece of acetate, secured with tape runner. Then added the foam sheet with the opening cut out.
I added a couple of different types of sequins, including gold flakes (Stampin’ Up!), and when I was happy, peeled back the protective sheet from the foam sheet and added another sheet of acetate.
*I now make my shaker cards this way because although it uses a little more acetate, it means I can get perfect placement of the image I want to add to the back.
The image you see here is from the Highland Christmas Diecut Ephemera Set (Couture Creations).
I then added the shaker topper to the Cyprus Pine cardstock (Couture Creations), added a gold bow, and a gold embellishment to the centre of the bow on the paper. And it was done.
It used to take me up to an hour to make shaker cards, but now I can make them in around fifteen minutes.
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