by Beate Johns
This is a fun and easy way to shake things up a little.
- Cardstock, for frame
- Acetate Window sheet or other acetate such as overhead transparencies, a little bit (1/8") smaller then your frame
- Die Cut Templates, Spellbinders Pumpkin Nestabilities™
- Patterned Paper, or light colored cardstock for back of shaker
- Glitter, sand or small beads for shaker mix (Chunky Crystal used here)
- Mounting Tape
- Strong Adhesive, Crystal Effects™ used here
- Ink and Sponges, optional
Use die templates to cut a frame out of cardstock.
You can also use punches or a paper cutter to create a frame.
Use the larger die to cut the acetate and patterned paper to the same size as the frame.
Step 3 (Optional)
Sponge or stamp the frame if needed.
Apply strong adhesive to the back of the frame.
Place acetate over your frame. Let dry.
Cut the mounting tape into thin strips.
Create a frame with the mounting tape strips.
Make sure you leave no gaps between the strips where your shaker card "filling" might escape through.
The mounting tape is flexible and easy to form into shape if you take the paper backing off before adhering it to your frame.
Add glitter or other filling carefully to the shaker card frame.
If you need a higher frame for your filling because of the filling thickness, add another layer of mounting tape over this one.
Line patterned paper up face down over your frame. Press down.
Your shaker is done.
Finish your card.
Try using your coluzzle to make round and oval windows.
Use punches to create a differently-shaped window.
Find or purchase templates to make shaker boxes.
Try doubling the mounting tape (two layers) for adding bigger shaker items. Be creative, the possibilities are endless for different shaker items to accompany your card themes!