Hey lovelies, Tracy here with you for part 2 of my quick and easy mini series. You can find part 1 here.
For todays card we are making a shaker card ! Now anyone that knows me knows I avoided shaker cards because i was awful at them. But this is what I have learnt.
- Keep them simple until you are comfortable
- Use GOOD foam tape
- Don’t overthink them and compare yours to others.
I would always look at others shaker cards and try and go for something fancy and would fail….the good thing with shaker cards is you do not need to go fancy as the card below shows.
I used the Shaker Balloon Die set which makes it so much easier, I started off die cutting a piece of the new Rainbow paper pad using the Dotted Patterns set 1 along with the shaker balloon die. I used the same die and cut out some black card.
I laid the main piece over some black card and used it as a guide to adhere the balloon and black outline.
To create the shaker I adhered some strong acetate to the back of the main piece and I adhered foam tape to the BASE, this is something I found allows lining everything up so much easier. I then added some Silver Fever Sequins and carefully lined the main piece up and adhered it. I then heat embossed a sentiment from the Birthday Greetings stamp set. To finish off I added the diecut bow along with some silver sparkle over the top.
If you are going for a more simple shaker like this my advice is too use a nice patterned paper and also some nice coloured sequins as they add that little bit extra something.
Doing this kind of shaker card really helped get my confidence back with shaker cards plus they are super quick.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like the tips I shared.
Have an amazing day and happy crafting