Hello! Today I have a short video (can you believe it!?) on how to create a vellum shaker card. It’s just as much fun as a regular shaker card, just simplified.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
I have recently fallen back in love with vellum… especially when it is heat embossed. For today’s card, I stamped the gorgeous Mama Elephant “Peace On Earth” sentiment on my favorite vellum using VersaMark Ink. (I just love this sentiment because it’s bold and creates the perfect focal point on a card.) Because the sentiment is bold, I was able to use Silver and Gold Ultra High Embossing Powders for a raised image with extra dimension.
Mama Elephant also has a fun die that creates small hearts, stars, and sequin shapes. These tiny flat pieces are perfect for shaker cards! I cut some of the star shapes to go behind my vellum and used a sewing machine to trap them inside. (I recommend using an inexpensive sewing machine that is intended for clothing such as THIS one. Most paper craft sewing machines don’t hold up over time.)
This card is a time saver and eliminates all that extra dimensional bulk of traditional shaker cards!