Thursday, February 8, 2018

I Love You Shaker - in Red and Gray


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Hi, Friends......

I am back with the second shaker I made with my new technique that I described in THIS POST. Basically I use a small ziplock bag to corral all the shaker bits and put the card together around that. In my other card, I did NOT use any dimensional foam. This made the card flatter for easier mailing and also kept the sequins from all falling down to the bottom so much.

For this card, I went ahead and put the dimensional foam inside as usual to see how much difference it made in the card. Since my shaker bits are all contained within the plastic ziplock, I did not have to be super careful to make sure there were no breaches in my foam "dam" around the sequin mix. Loving that!

Here is the result......

As you can see, this method does not give the same smooth as glass look as the regular way of making shakers. I think the dimensional foam on this one allows the inner ziplock to sag a tiny bit, making the slight wavy appearance somewhat more obvious than in my card without foam. Still, when it is in hand it is not bad at all.
Products used include: Scraps....all scraps....Yay!!!
DCWV solid and printed cardstock scraps
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Serendipity - Heart Scroll stamp and die set
Acetate sheet scrap
Core'dinations translucent vellum scraps
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versamark ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder in silver
Lace seam binding ribbon
Butterfly sequins from stash
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Core'dinations cardstock base
Thank you for taking a look at my card. I appreciate your comments so much!! Hope you are getting ready for a nice weekend!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Use Your Scraps Challenge with Kelly
2. Winnie & Walter 4th BD Bash - Shaker Challenge with Lea
3. Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge with Shay (I used pearls at each of the 4 corners.)
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #320-321 - Anything Goes
5. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #222 - Use Pink or Red
6. HIMCR #338 - Any Pinks and Reds
7. Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge with the Letter C (I used Crimson and Corners.)
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Love is in the Air
9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It Must be Love
10. Creative with Stamps Challenge #23 - Heart


11. Joy Clair - Month of Love


  1. That beautiful big lace bow just finishes this shaker card perfectly. You also have cream from the wheel as well as crimson and the corners with the pearls. Thankyou for not slashing your wrists to check on the crimson colour!! So glad you spun the butterfly wheel for this challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Very cool shaker Janis. I have never tried to make one of these yet :-) x

  3. Another pretty card with your fun shaker technique! Great job! Thanks for participating in my shaker love challenge for the W&W 4th Birthday Bash! ♥♥

  4. A very pretty shaker card and once again, thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  5. what a fun shaker card!! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge hope to see you in the next one ;)

  6. LOVE this!! You know how I adore shakers! This one is so full of details & goodies! xoxo

  7. Wow what an amazing shaker card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative with Stamps and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations ! Hugs Gwendolyn

  8. Beautiful! Love the design! Thanks for joining us over at Creative With Stamps Challenge.
    Creative hugs, Mary xx

  9. As shaker cards always intimidate me with all that foam tape and errant sequins and beads, I'll have to give the zip lock baggie technique a try. I really like the heart cutout for your shaker window, and the beautiful layers and butterfly.


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