Hi! Jeanne here today with a fun and easy to make shaker card for you! I just got back from vacation from South Carolina! I loved the change of scenery and we were actually far enough South to see palm trees! What a great way to kick off summer!
Here's what you're going to need to make your shaker card:
2.) Card Stock
3.) Sequins/Beads or other sparkly things!
4.) Acetate, or Cellophane Bag - I used a FUSE heat tool and a photo sleeve
5.) Adhesive Foam Tape
Cut a panel of card stock slightly smaller than your card base. Arrange your dies to create a scene. If you have room for a sentiment or would like to include one, add that to your layout. This is a great way to figure out exactly what goes where without committing and cutting, and perhaps wasting paper. You can tape your dies in place with washi to keep them in place when you run them through your die cut machine. I find that tape leaves an impression so I usually adhere the dies with double sided tape or sticky dots to keep them secure when I cut them. Go ahead! Cut all three at the same time!
Stamp your sentiment. I didn't want the flower on the sentiment to appear on my card so I covered it with Washi tape, inked the stamp, removed the washi and then stamped the sentiment.
I used a heated element FUSE tool and a photo sleeve for my shaker. This method is really easy because you can use a photo sleeve or other pocket album page to hold your sparklies. I used the heat tool to trace the area to hold my sparklies, leaving an opening to fill the pocket I created. Once I had it filled I sealed the opening. This tool saves time and money since you only put the sequins in a "pouch" confined to the areas that you will see. Next I added adhesive foam tape to the plastic sleeve and adhered this to my card base.
As an alternate you can fill a cellophane bag with your sparklies and attach it to the back of your die cut panel. I like this technique because again - you use less sequins because the bag is thin. Then adhere the panel with adhesive foam tape to your card base.
You can also adhere a sheet of acetate to the back of the die cut sheet and then layer adhesive foam tape around your design to create a pocket, fill the area with sparklies and then adhere it to your card base.
Tip: Lay your design on different colored pieces of card stock to help you decide what looks best to you. I decided on a monochromatic design - yellow card base.