This week over at the Craftin Desert Divas blog we are shaking it up with shaker cards and giving tips on how we create them! My new found easy step to creating shaker cards it to use double sided adhesive foam sheets, they go right through your die cutting machine with your wafer thin dies and cuts your base in any shape!
To begin my card I inked watercolor paper with oxide inks: faded jeans, blueprint sketch, salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, & broken china, splashed with some water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I then took the wave die from ocean borders die and die cut the inked watercolor paper every few inches shifting the die to give different waves.
I used the keep swimming digital stamp set which is awesome because I could make my fishes small enough to go into my shaker window! I resized the images and printed them on alcohol marker paper and colored with bright copic markers.
To create the card base, I adhered the pieces of the waves with a thin space for white, and heat embossed the sentiment in white from the mermaid lagoon stamp set. I pop dotted the top part of the sea horse and tucked the bottom under the wave. Next, I pop dotted the puffer fish and glued the little green one down near the bottom of the card.
To create the shaker, I first die cut my base using the smaller scalloped die from the stitched in circles dies and trimmed the scallops off with scissors. I then inked the circle with oxide inks: blueprint sketch, mermaid lagoon, & broken china. I used that same die and ran acetate through and trimmed the edges also. I stamped some plants from the mermaid lagoon stamp set and glued them with the fishes to inked circle. Next, I ran the medium scalloped frame from the inside scalloped circle dies set with the double sided adhesive foam sheet and then with the pink foil paper.
To put the shaker all together, I adhered one side of the adhesive foam to the acetate and flipped over. Add the sequins, I put in emerald isle & sherbert, then peel off the other adhesive side and place your base to it. I then flipped it back over and glued the pink foil stitched scallop frame over the acetate. And, we have a shaker window! It sounds like a lot but when you do it, it goes much quicker!
Hope you try a shaker card sometime, they are fun to make and even more fun to shake!