Tuesday, August 28, 2018

How to Create a Shaker Card: Step-by-Step with Saundra





If you've been intimidated by shaker cards, today is your lucky day! Saundra is breaking down the shaker process in-depth so you can spend more time crafting and less time searching for instructions.

Read her post below and learn how to create a shaker card from scratch. Craftin Desert Divas carries a wide variety of sequins, dies, and images in the shop that will have you making shaker cards like crazy! A full supply list is linked at the bottom of this post.
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Hello Friends! Saundra here to share a little step-by-step tutorial for creating a shaker card.

To create this shaker card you will need the following:

  • Cardstock
  • Acetate or clear packaging
  • Foam tape or Fun Foam
  • Adhesive
  • Versamark Ink or another sticky ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Stamps 
  • Dies

STEP 1

Step 1: Stamp and heat emboss your background.

For my background panel, I stamped the acorn and leaf images from CDD Autumn Wishes stamps onto some kraft colored cardstock using Versa Mark Ink and clear embossing powder. For added interest, I splattered some white and black acrylic paint onto my panel and set it aside.

STEP 2

Step 2: Prepare inside panel.

For the inside panel, I used CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink to create a few clouds. I already had a plan in mind so I only stenciled the area that I thought would be showing.

STEP 3

Step 3: Die cut front panel.

To create my window for my acetate I placed the CDD Stitched-In Circles Dies on the edge of my panel, allowing it to partially hang over the edge. I thought having the window off center would give my shaker a bit more interest.

STEP 4

Step 4: Decorate the inside panel.

To decorate the inside panel I choose to use CDD Urn Dies and various colors of cardstock to create a tree branch in the background.

STEP 5

Step 5: Add Acetate

Now it is time to build my shaker card window. I like to use Scor-Tape or double-sided tape to secure my acetate. Liquid glue tends to ooze and it takes a while for it to dry. I am not that patient! Once your adhesive has been added around the opening you will want to add your acetate. I cut my acetate so that it was big enough for the window with some hanging over the side. In the next photo you will see what I mean, at least, I hope!

STEP 6
Step 6: Score your acetate.

With the acetate attached to my card front, I placed it on a scoreboard. You will want to score the acetate right next to the edge of the card and again about ⅛” from the first score line.

STEP 7

Step 7: Begin window assembly.

Now it’s time to assemble the card. I cut a piece of fun foam and added adhesive all over both sides. I also added a piece of Scor-Tape to the acetate flap that was created with my scoreboard.

Add your foam tape of fun foam to the backside of the front panel.

STEP 8

Step 8: Add Sequins

Before adhering your back panel to enclose the window you will need to add some sequins. The sequins I used here was from a fall pack that is no longer available but Craftin Desert Divas has many sequin assortments, choose the assortment that best works with your color combo. (A comparable mix is listed in the supply list below, Maple Leaves.)

Once your sequins have been added, carefully remove your adhesive backing and add your back panel. Now you can remove the backing from your acetate flap and adhere it to the back side of the back panel.


I added my shaker panel to a top folding card and decorated the front with this cute little squirrel and a sentiment from CDD Favorite Nut stamps.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful and that you’ll give a shaker card a try very soon!

1 comment:

  1. Fab card and instructions, Thank you ever so much. I've never done a shaker card but hopefully with plenty of detailed instructions (That's what I need lol) like yours Saundra I will feel confident to do one. Then maybe,,, just maybe I might get the shaker bug �� xx

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