Lace Shaker Card

by Lydia Fiedler

Take a used piece of lace and turn it into an edge to edge shaker card.


  • Lace

  • Sequins

  • Strong double-sided adhesive

  • Sequin pouring tool (The Rabbit Hole Designs Bunny Bowl used here)

  • Gel Press monoprinting plate (optional)

  • Acrylic Paint (optional)

  • Brayer (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Put 4 pieces of strong double-sided adhesive onto the back of a card panel. Do not overlap the pieces.

  2. Step 2

    Remove the release paper from the two long sides and one short side only, exposing the adhesive on three sides.

  3. Step 3

    Cut a piece of lace that is about 1/2" larger than your card panel on all sides.

  4. Step 4

    Put the card panel onto the lace, adhesive side up, and adhere the lace to the exposed adhesive on the two long sides and the bottom. You will want to pull the lace very tight and flat before securing it to the adhesive.

  5. Step 5

    Where the lace overlaps in the corners, trim off any excess bulk.

  6. Step 6

    Pour sequins into the lace pocket you created on the front of the card as desired. It helps to use a sequin pouring tool for this step.

  7. Step 7

    Remove the release paper from the adhesive on the back of the shaker pouch and adhere the lace, trimming excess as needed.

  8. Step 8

    Put four more strips of strong double-sided adhesive on top of the lace on the back - this will also let you tuck in any excess lace where the corners meet.

  9. Step 9

    Remove the release paper and adhere your lace shaker pocket to your card base.

  10. Step 10

    Finish your card.

  11. Variation - use lace that has been used as a texture tool while gel monoprinting for more interest and color.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Lace Shaker Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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I just watched the video which tells why having 2 gelli plates to mix your paints is a good idea. I like the info, but it's not the video I was expecting. Just letting you know it doesn't go through the steps of a lace shaker card.
crafty--mama  |  Wed Mar 9, 2022 at 5:55 AM
I agree with crafty--mama, almost like you tagged the wrong video! Loved watching this one though was very informative! Also she mentioned a gelli plate kit???? What kit is she referring to? Interested in possibly getting it if it's still available. Thanks for your help!!
RuthieAubs  |  Wed Mar 9, 2022 at 7:23 AM
Ruthie it's from Taylored Expressions.

Crafty--mama the video goes through the variation on the lace listed in the last step.
lydia  |  Wed Mar 9, 2022 at 7:38 AM
I was looking forward to a video on how the card was actually made with a real time effect on "shaking" the card. I keep imagining that the sequins will get caught in the fibers of the lace. Love the concept but wonder if a clear acetate under the lace would help the sequins move around better.
mkk7577  |  Wed Mar 9, 2022 at 7:45 AM
I need to find some lace!
muscrat  |  Wed Mar 9, 2022 at 7:49 AM
The step by step instructions are great and after watching the video I am sure we can all follow those to finish the card. The two gelli plates are pure inspirational!
muscrat  |  Wed Mar 9, 2022 at 7:54 AM
@mkk7577 - they don't get caught at all!
lydia  |  Thu Mar 10, 2022 at 8:26 AM
Thanks for enticing me into pulling out my gel plate!
muscrat  |  Thu Mar 10, 2022 at 8:31 PM
What a unique and lovely technique! Lydia, I love that you are honoring the memory of your family member with the lace you chose - my deepest sympathies to you and yours!

DancesWithHooves  |  Mon Mar 14, 2022 at 6:39 AM
Wow! These are gorgeous prints! I would like to get out my gel kit and play around with it now! Thanks for showcasing these beautiful works of art!
Crafty Beach Girl  |  Sat May 7, 2022 at 1:27 PM

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