Thursday, July 1, 2010
Clear Envelope Shaker Card
This was a shaker card I made for my neice's birthday. I first learned to make shaker cards using acetate, foam tape and a lot of cutting and measuring. The result was fun but the process was not. This is my quick shortuct. I used a Type 2 A2 Clear Envelope and stamped the Songbird stamp from Prickley Pear using Timber Brown StazOn ink. After the ink was dry (about 2 minutes) I inserted mini pop dots into the envelope and adhered them to the corners.
This provides jut a little space for things to "shake" around. Then I added my inclusions and opted for 2mm silver micro beads, lavender .5mm microbeads, dew drops and tear drops and a few sequins I had kicking around. Then I cut the envelope down to the size I wanted it and sealed with plain scotch tape. I cut a piece of paper to go behind the shaker window and piece to go on top.
I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die to cut a frame out of the top piece. I adhered the bottom piece of cardstock with double-sided tape, then adhered the shaker bag to the bottom piece and the top piece to the shaker bag and card with double sided tape. A few final touches to finish the card and it's done!
A2 Clear Envelopes
Prickley Pear Songbird Stamp
StazOn Ink Padj
Mini Pop Dots
Metallic Micro Beads
Robin's Nest Dew Drops and Raindrops
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies