Hi there! This is Daniel West with Del and Artie, I’m so glad you’re here with me.
Shaker cards can really bring a smile to just about anyone. Today, I’m going to share a shaker card tutorial with you to make the project a lot less mysterious. Your friends will still wonder how you did it, though! I also created a video tutorial for your convenience.
To start, you will need to gather these supplies:
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers in Mars 105lb from the metallic Stardream Collection, and Pure White Foundations 100 lb from the Foundations Collection.
- Gold or White Embossing Powder (I used Brutus Monroe Gilded and Alabaster).
- Concord & 9th Peek Through Stamps and Dies Bundle.
- A coordinating mix of sequins.
- Clear Embossing Ink
- Baking powder, cornstarch or talc-free baby powder
- Heat tool
- Die cutting machine
- Paper trimmer
- Stamping tool (i.e. large acrylic block, MISTI)
- Strong liquid adhesive
Follow these step-by-step directions to complete your card:
- Begin by cutting a 4.25 x 5.5” card panel out of a sheet of the Mars cardstock.
- Die cut the word SMILE out of the panel about a third way from the bottom.
- Emboss your sentiment just above the peek through die cut.
- Trim a piece of acetate to 4 x 5.25 and adhere it to the back of the panel behind the die cute window using a strong adhesive. (I use scrap pieces from stamp sets).
Create a card base out of the Pure White 100lb cardstock. Make sure you score before you fold for a clean line! (Visit our Scoring Paper 101 page to learn how.)
- Add some double-sided foam tape around the outer edges of the card base and remove the backing. (I prefer the Brutus Monroe Foam Tape for shaker cards because it is double-thick and I only have to lay down one layer of tape. If you use another brand, you may need to use two layers of tape.)
- Pour your sequin mix into the center of the card base.
- Adhere your panel to the front of the card base over the sequins and shake!!
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