Sunday, September 4, 2016

My First Shaker Card

Sharing today my very first attempt at making a Shaker card. Shaker cards have always intrigued me, but I've always shied away from making them...mostly because I thought they were too much work. Recently though, I came across Nikki Foraker's "Floating Shaker Card" on Pinterest and thought it looked so neat that I had to try one too.Thought it might be perfect for a wedding card I wanted to make for the son of a very special friend.

I started by decorating the window to my shaker card using the "Romantic Window" cutting file designed and shared by Heather on her blog Images By Heather M. Then I added a silhouette of everyone's favorite couple, Cinderella and Prince Charming cut from Cricut Happily Ever After cartridge. For instructions on the construction of the "floating shaker" I watched a You Tube video tutorial by lostinpaper for her "Double Window Shaker Card". Iridescent sequins, beads and glitter were added inside the shaker for sparkly fun.

Then for a personalized touch, I used Pharmacy font and Make the Cut to create a cutting file of the bride and groom's names to add to the front of the card. Fancy flourish corners were cut from Lala Land's Filigree Corner die.

Here's the inside of the card. The part I like best about the "floating window shaker" is how the shaker is completely clear and that the background image seen through the shaker is actually on the inside of the card.

The cutting file for this background castle was created in Make the Cut using a coloring book image found on the internet and the label is another free cutting file from Heather of Images By Heather M.
I liked how my very first shaker card turned out, but I have to admit it was a bit of a challenge for me to put together. LOL...keeping things straight to align windows is one of my biggest downfalls! But I'm hoping this will get easier if I keep working at it!


Lynn said...

Oh my, that has to be the most gorgeous handmade wedding card I've ever seen! I can't believe it's your first attempt at a shaker card. It's stunning! I've never thought of making a wedding card with a shaker element, but after seeing yours I know I will definitely think of it as a possibility for my future wedding card creations. I can't wait for you to post your next creative project! Thanks for sharing your wonderful artistic work in blogland!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

That's a absolute stunning wedding card. Love how you personalized it with the happy couples names too. Definitely a keepsake. Thanks for all the sweet comments you posted on my blog too. Hope you have the day off today and can make it a crafty one.