Hi everyone! I’ve had this idea for awhile, a shaker card with acetate inserts to keep all the sequins and beads from collecting at the bottom. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to find that this had been done before, I just haven’t seen it yet. This was not a quick make, so if you’re looking for a fast and easy shaker it’s not this one. Although, I did learn a couple of tricks by the time I got to the third card and I don’t think I’d hesitate to make more should I want to.
The challenge was to make a shaker card and I knew right away that I wanted them to be round and made with this neon colored paper (that I picked up from Walmart). Going into summer card making, I’m spending more time looking at these bright colors. I decided to combine them with a lovely die set from Pinkfresh Studios – Frame Builder: Botanical rectangle. And used some warm gray’s, black and ivory striped paper for the leaves and some distressed, flowery patterned paper… just because I was curious if I could make that old-fashioned looking pattern work with bright neon paper. I think it turned out pretty neat!
After the roses and branches of leaves were constructed I set them aside and die cut out a whole bunch of circles. I adhered the chosen pieces (the backing for the sequins) to the top of fun foam, also cut into a circle. Then I used a ruler to draw and cut lines with my craft knife into the foam. I used some stiff acetate, taken from the backing of a stamp set, and cut them into strips that I tried to size to about two layers of foam adhesive wide (approximately 1/8 inch), which I planned to be the depth of the shaker.
Tip: Slightly round the top corner of the stiff acetate strips so that it doesn’t poke into the thinner acetate topping the card.
I constructed the topping circle pieces with two layers of foam adhesive and acetate, put them aside and looked at my sequins and glass beads. Filled up the cards and glued down the topping circles. The roses and foliage went down last.
I hope that this inspires you to make something new today. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks so much for stopping by!