Hello! Today’s video shares a few simple options for shaker cards. Also, I show how to alter a stamped image to suit your needs.
Before I get into today’s options for quick shaker cards, I wanted to show how I altered the Mama Elephant The Cats Meow Stamp a bit. Almost all of my crafty friends are cat people. But I have a dog! So….I thought it would be fun to alter one of the cats from the Mama Elephant The Cats Meow Stamp Set into a pup. See her in the back row? That’s my Foxy. 🙂
I can’t draw well, but it worked ok! Don’t be afraid to alter stamped images to suit your needs. Now I have my doggie in a sea of kitties. Kinda like me in a sea of cat people. 🙂
For all of my cards, I used the Mama Elephant The Cats Meow Stamp Set. The balloons are such fun – and are from the new Mama Elephant Celebration Balloons Stamp Set. For the “group hugs” and “squad goals” sentiments, I used the Mama Elephant Girlfriends Stamp Set. And the frame for the shaker window? That’s the Mama Elephant Framed Tags Die. I did simple Copic coloring with YR04, YR09, RV55, RV66, R27, C1, C3, C5, E35, E37, E44, E42, B02, B04, YR21, YG25, YG17, YR24, and YR14. However, you can use any coloring method.
Now on to the shaker options…
#1: NO-BULK AND QUICK
My first shaker card is super fast and no-bulk. I simply created my shaker card with no foam tape but rather regular strong double sided tape. The sequins can still move a bit but many stay at the top. I like this option because it is fast. And no-bulk is a bonus! Oh – I use the Hero Arts Acetate Cards to cut up for my shaker windows.
#2: NO-BULK & LESS MOVEMENT
My second shaker option has even less movement. I used some strong Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive to secure some of the sequins in place so they would always stay in view. Also, many of the loose sequins get stuck on them so there are always sequins “floating” in the air. And, again, very little bulk!
I recently have been using tulle instead of acetate for shaker cards. And boy is this simple! Not only is tulle inexpensive, but you don’t have to worry about static. The tulle allows the sequins to shake and move, and there is little bulk. Win-win!
#4: TRADITIONAL SHAKER
When people usually make shaker cards, they use foam tape so the goodies inside can shake around freely. This does add a bit of bulk, but it is worth it! I do still use strong Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive to hold a few of the sequins in place so they always stay in view. Also, many of the loose sequins get stuck on them so there are always sequins “moving” in the air. I find this key for traditional shaker cards.
#5: FAKE IT
Not a fan of shaker cards? Short on time? Just fake it! Here I created a window with the Mama Elephant Framed Tags Die but just adhered little sequin stars with Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive . There is no movement, but the card still looks like a party. 🙂
By the way, on all of the cards, I covered the balloons with Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer and Glossy Accents for shine. This makes a HUGE difference! Also, I used my Black Glaze Pen to add a bit of shine and dimension on the eyes of all the animals.
Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Mama Elephant. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.