Saturday, March 27, 2021

Spring Bicycle Shaker Card

Happy Saturday!  It's Jeanne with the Saturday edition of the blog.  I have an easy card that is sure to delight your recipient.  I don't know anyone who doesn't like a shaker card.   And while they can be intimidating, this one is pretty straightforward to create!

I started by backing the cardstock for my bicycle with an adhesive sheet.  This allows the bike to stick to the background of the shaker with no gaps.

Because the die is intricate I used a special tool I have to help separate all the pieces of the die.

My card is A2 in size so I cut a background panel and a front panel 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches along with a coordinating patterned paper.  Again, I used the adhesive sheet to adhere the paper to the card front.

Using the largest of the Stitched Square dies I cut a square centered side to side and up and down in the front panel.

I placed the top panel on the bottom and drew a light pencil line where the opening will be.  This allowed me to know where to stamp my sentiment.

Using a blending brush, I blended a medium purple and darker purple up from the bottom.

I glued an acetate window sheet to the opening on the front panel and added foam strips to the outside of bottom panel and just to the outside of the pencil lines. Then I erased the pencil lines.

Next I filled the inside of the shaker with sequins.  I would love to be able to say use a certain amount, but filling a shaker is really just by eye.

I put the top panel on the bottom panel and the shaker panel was finished.  All that was left was to add some embellishments and glue it to the card base!

I hope you've enjoyed my card today.  Be sure to visit the online store where the Spring release is on sale for a limited time!

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Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is such a cute idea for a shaker card

Sukie said...

Very pretty card! The shaker design looks incredible!

Pam MacKay said...

Great idea with the shaker card and so cute!