Hey all, Becky here again! How did you like Monday’s sketch challenge? Joan D stepped up to the challenge and created a really cool clock face on her card – super clever!
When I first started cardmaking, shaker cards were very popular. Not only are they fun to make, but they are fun to receive, too! I thought this sketch would work great for a shaker card and here are step-by-step instructions on how to create one yourself. Here is the finished card:
Supplies: Bazzill Basics (cardstock); The Girls’ Paperie, Stampin’ Up!, Jillibean Soup (patterned paper); Pink Petticoat (digital stamps); Copic (pens); Grafix (transparency); American Crafts (foam dots); Xyro, Beacon (adhesive); Martha Stewart (micro beads); German crushed glass
Start out by creating a 5.5”x5.5” base card. I made mine out of a really pretty Bazzill Periwinkle Blue. Trim one 5”x5” piece of red paper and a 4.75”x4.75” piece of plaid paper. Cut out a 3.25” circle from the center of each piece. Layer the two pieces together.
Trim a 3.5” piece of transparency; turn the layered piece over to the back and glue the transparency over the opening. I used a fast-drying wet glue for this step.
I chose two digital stamps from Pink Petticoat. One of the benefits of using digital stamps is that you can resize the files to fit your project. For this card, I printed a wreath of daisies (deleting several of them where the wheelbarrow would go) and a cute, little wheelbarrow. I coloured both images with Copic pens and trimmed them out. I cut the circle out of the center of the wreath just a little bit smaller than the 3.25” circle I cut out from the patterned paper.
Glue the wreath to the front of the layered patterned paper, centering it over the opening; set the wheelbarrow aside.
Trim a 4” circle from coordinating patterned paper or cardstock and set it aside. Turn the layered piece over to the backside. Apply foam dots (or foam scraps) around the perimeter of the transparency, ensuring that they are side-by-side and close together. These foam dots will hold in the beads you pour in the next step.
Pour one tablespoon of crushed glass into the opening; sprinkle with microbeads (I used blue, green and red).
Carefully remove the release paper from each foam dot; cover the opening with the 4” circle and press firmly on each foam dot. Note: the side of the circle you place facing down will be the side that shows through the transparency when the card is assembled. Apply adhesive to the 4” circle and glue the entire assembly to the center of the card base. Attach the wheelbarrow to the front with foam dots.
That’s it! After I completed the card, I realized I had not included a sentiment, but I usually add them to the inside of the shaker before I close it up. What kind of shaker are you going to create? Have a wonderful, creative day! ~ Becky
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