Monday, 30 May 2016

Woodware - Shaker Cards

Shaker cards have been around for ages and for myself I always think Christmas.  Since its time to start with Christmas I decided that my card this week would be Christmas.  The shaking elements can be anything that is small for example glitter, flower soft, small punched shapes, sand, confetti etc, the choice really yours.

So here is my card and what I used

Clear Magic Christmas Trees
Card blank
Patterned papers
White card
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Sakura gelly pens  (I used alcohol pens but you could use a medium of your choice )
3D foam

This is how the card was made

1  Take the base card and fold in half

2 Use the Black Stazon and stamp the 3 trees grouped together on to some very pale patterned paper.  Mine was a glitter paper. I coloured the trees with alcohol pens   Obviously you can use whatever medium you choose.

3  The next step is to make the aperture panel for the front of the card.  I used a die to cut the aperture with a square die that was slightly bigger than the stamp size. The outer panel needs to have a border of about 2 cm. Cut the piece to the required size.  When this panel has been cut  the front needs to be covered, to give more dimension I used some patterned paper and used the paper to cover the bottom edge of the panel hiding the square corners

4 Take the acetate and cut this so that is just smaller that the white aperture panel and stick this to the reverse of the aperture piece. 

4a  The 3D foam is applied  around the edge at this point REMEMBER to leave no gaps

5  Time to concentrate on the base card.  Cut a couple of matts in mirri and another in a plain card.  Layer these up on to the base card..  The last piece to placed on the base card is the stamped and coloured image. This needs to be placed centrally  on the card .

6  The next step is the messy bit  (its not really messy)  I took the shaker stuff and placed this on to the the middle of the stamped image making sure that it would allow the stuff to move.   If you want a deep shaker then 2 layers of 3D foam needs to be attached.  Once the foam is in place  take the aperture panel  and place the 3D foam on to stamped image press the two together.  Make sure that the shaker stuff is loose and that it will shake.

There you have the shaker Christmas Card.

Hope you like it.  For more inspiration you can visit the  Woodware blog
Bye for now .



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