Shaker cards are one of the things that used to amaze me when I first started to rubber stamp. I thought they looked so amazingly cool and complicated! I still love them and I enjoy making them. I knew when I saw that some of Globecraft & Piccolo’s Accent sets included adorable little frames that many a shaker card would be born! And again, I created a card showing my love of using the nontraditional for holiday cards - you could make this for any holiday or just because!
To make this card I used:
- 4 ¼ x 5 ½ Matte Gold Cardstock
- Piece of acetate
- I Love You rubber stamp from Great Impressions, #C230
- Ranger Archival ink in Jet Black
- Piece of scrap white cardstock (to stamp sentiment on)
- Frame from Fine Flower Vines Flourish Accents, A105
- 2 pcs. From Medium Flourishes Accents, A139
- 2 pcs. From Steampunk Airship Accents, A100
- Enamel & Embossing Powder Adhesive Fluid
- Aged White Embossing Enamel
- Vintage Gold Embossing Enamel
- E600 Adhesive
- Crafters Pick The Ultimate Glue
- Foam Tape
- Filler for shaker, I used gold heart sequins and glitter
- Krylon Leafing Pen in 14k Gold
|The frame I used - check out all the others!!|
First thing I did was stamp my sentiment on a piece of scrap white cardstock, then I cut it a bit smaller than an ATC – yes, the frames are ATC sized! – and made sure it fit the frame properly. Set that aside.
Take your frame and cover with Embossing Powder Adhesive Fluid and emboss with Aged White Embossing Enamel, I embossed my frame twice and left it a bit bumpy, covering the frame with the embossing powder adhesive in between layers. If you prefer a smooth finish just keep repeating the embossing steps and heating until it becomes smooth – it shouldn’t take any more than 3 or 4 times to make the finish smooth. I then edged the frame with my Krylon Leafing Pen in 14k gold, both the inside and the outside of the frame.
|The frame and the acetate|
Once your frame is dry it’s time to build the walls that are going to stop your filler from spilling all over the place. I have some old foam tape that I use and I always use 2 layers so I can ensure the frame will be deep enough and I can sill in all the spots that may be an opening. Since my tape is old, I use glue in between my 2 layers just to make sure it sticks to the frame and to each other.
Once my walls are built I put the frame under something medium weight, a book for example, and leave it there for a few hours to ensure I have a good bond. Keep in mind how deep (high) your walls are when selecting filler – you can’t loose with sequins or glitter. Because my color theme is gold and it’s a “love” card I chose some gold heart shaped sequins and some prisma glitter for my filler, I have had the glitter and sequins for ages & it's nice to use up some of that stash! I put them in the center of my scrap where I stamped my sentiment. This way you can see where you are attaching the frame. A few dabs of glue and attach your back to your frame.
I glued my completed shaker onto my card that I made from the matte gold cardstock. Then I took the accents I had chosen (both sets of Accents I used have a bunch of cute flourishes to choose from) and embossed those with the Vintage Gold embossing enamel, again embossing both twice. After I was done, I used E600 glue to attach the Accents to the card because the cardstock was a bit slick. I finished by edging the card with the Krylon Leafing Pen, again in the 14k gold, and I was done!
|Another view of the card - it's difficult to photograph shiny things!!|
I hope this inspires you to create your own shaker cards – they are so much fun! Enjoy! Christi
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