Hello there! Shake, shake, shake....shake, shake, shake...shake it baaaaaby!! Have you seen any of the shaker cards that are making their rounds right now? They are such fun cards to make and even more fun to receive! They offer that little bit of a surprise element to your card and who doesn't love a card with a surprise in it (granted money would be a more fun surprise!), but you know what I mean! I made a shaker card this morning and have just about shook the stuffing out of that thing! LOL Would you like to see?
I cut the oval out using the Layering Oval Framelits and embossed the front of the card using the Pinewood Dynamic Embossing Folder. I layered on some Pansy's from the Pansy punch and then added centers to them using the 3/4" Circle punch. I embossed the centers using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. The leaves are from the Flourishing Framelits set.
This is what the card looks like "all shook up!". I intended to use window sheets for the front of my shaker window, but when I went to pull them from my stash I realized I was out!! Yikes! *Note to self...order more window sheets!* Since I was determined to make a shaker card though, I took out my trusty laminator and ran through a laminating sheet. Worked like a charm!
I adhered the 'window sheet' to the inside back of my card and then added foam adhesive strips on top of it creating a bowl to hold the sequins in. I poured in some sequins and backed it with a piece of Crumb Cake (which I had already matted with Whisper White and stamped a sentiment on to). Then I took a piece of Crumb cake card stock and cut it to 4 1/2" x 5 1/2". I scored it at 1/2" along the 5 1/2" side creating the new card base center fold. Using Tear and Stick tape I tucked that little flap between the two top panels to add on the back of the card. It's not nearly as complicated as it sounds, but if anyone needs clarification, please feel free to contact me! :)
Shake, shake, shake!
I gently folded up the petals of the flowers to give them a more realistic look and to add some 3d-ness (Like my fancy technical term?) to the card. I feel like it makes it more visually appealing than a flat card.
Here is a list of all the goodies I used on today's card! Click any one of them to be magically transported to my store!
I am off to try to get some more things done around the house! I have several cleaning/organizing type things going on and we are still working on laying our hard wood floors! I hope you are having a good week and I look forward to visiting here with you again soon! I'll be back soonest with more to share!