Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you are having an amazing week so far. If not, I hope this super fun card will make it better. Shaker cards are so much fun and sure to brighten anyone’s day!!!
Aren’t the little fish adorable?? When you add in the little blue “beads” that shake all over it’s even better!!!! Thank you to Rachel Chamberlain for the fun idea of coloring Silica Gel to add to your shaker cards! Now let’s get started!
I started with a Pool Party card base. Then I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the largest jar from the Jar of Love Stamp Set in Basic Black Ink. Then I die cut out the center of the jar with the “soda can” looking image from the Everyday Jars Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Then stamp your greeting on the bottom of the cardstock below the jar. I used the greeting from the Party Wishes Stamp Set. Now you will place this white cardstock onto your card base in the center, set the die cut piece back in the open hole and hold it in place. While holding the die cut piece in place, remove the outside piece (the one with the jar and greeting on it). Now you will need to trace around the “soda can” piece in that exact spot. This is to ensure perfect placement of the shaker pieces. If you added everything to the back of the white cardstock, then it would be difficult to line up the card base and you can flip over the white piece once you have added your shaker items. Now that you have your template on the card base, place the Adhesive Foam Strip around the image over your pencil template. Now you can fill the area with your shaker goodies. For the sample shown, I added some fish from the Jar of Love Stamp Set which were stamped in Tangerine Tango and die cut out with the framelits. I also added some Silica Gel beads. These are the little packets that come in show boxes and purses that say “Do Not Eat” on the packet. I placed a few of them into a dish and added a drop of Bermuda Bay Re-inker to color them. Allow them to dry before adding them to your project. I usually put them by the vent or in front of a fan. Once they are ready you can pour some into the open area. For the top piece, you will need to place a piece of Window Sheet over the open jar cut out on the back side of the Whisper White cardstock. Now it is time to place it over your card base. I then added some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine around the top and placed a Stampin’ Dimensional on each of the 4 corners to secure them down. You can always add the dimensionals before placing it down but I like to do it after so I don’t have so many sticky pieces when working on the perfect placement. 🙂 How fun is that???
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