Hi everyone! It’s Lindsay here with you today, from Crafting While Caffeinated Blog and YouTube Channel, sharing another video tutorial! Today I want to share how to create a very simple shaker card with you all. This card I made is a wedding card, and I know weddings are not happening right now as they shouldn’t be! However, this card can easily be made into an anniversary card or engagement card, or you can come back and reference this video later!
The Video Tutorial
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Making the Card
This card is different from the normal A2 size I make most often. This card will be 4.25″ x 4.25″ when finished, but I am starting by working on a 4″ x 4″ white cardstock panel. This allows me to have a bit of a mat with the card base later. In the center of that panel, I die cut a circle for the shaker portion of this card. Then, it was time to stencil and add some interest. I used the Ocean Window stencil and through that stencil I applied Champagne Gold modeling paste. Both are from The Crafter’s Workshop! The details on this stencil are absolutely stunning!
Just a quick note – I did use modeling paste and quite a thick layer, so that took a bit of time to dry. Just be sure if you were to recreate this card to account for that dry time ~35 minutes.
After my panel was throughly dry I moved onto creating the shaker. First, I covered the hole in the panel with acetate. DON’T forget this step! It is what keeps all your shaker bits in place and from falling out!
Next, I put dimensional foam adhesive tape around the circle. I used two layers for a bit more room for all of my shaker pieces.
Finally, I put in my mix of sequins and beads and after removing the backing paper from the adhesive, I secured everything in place with a piece of vellum. I like to use vellum on the back of shakers when the background will be white or I want a softer look. It is cheaper to use than acetate, however, if you have a colorful or pattern paper background, I suggest using acetate.
These steps are a little hard to follow with just “words”, so I would HIGHLY suggest watching the video above where I go through each step!
The final step was adding a sentiment and adhereing the panel onto a 4.25″ x 4.25″ card base. Just be sure when you adhere your panel you don’t apply adhesive onto the vellum where the opening is. It will show through.
I hope you all enjoyed the video today! If you are interested in any of the TCW products I used today, you can find them linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!
TCW Design Team Member – Lindsay Adreon (Crafting While Caffeinated)
TCW Ocean Window Stencil
TCW Champagne Gold Modeling Paste