Sunday, January 28, 2007

Shakers are so much fun!!

What can you put inside a shaker?

small beads,
large beads,
tiny glass marbles,
mini sea shells,
punched shapes,
anything else that will fit inside the window

A "shaker" card is made in 3 layers. You start with the bottom layer that can be stamped on or, on the card shown above, it can just be a piece of colored cardstock. Then, you will add your 2nd layer which contains the items that can be "shaken". This layer will have dimension by either using foam tape or styrofoam pieces or foam core board cut to the size you want and layered all the way around the window. After adding the shaker pieces, you will put the top layer on, which is a piece of acetate. You can use transparencies or sheet protectors cut to size for the top layer. In the snowflake card example, I stamped a white snowflake on a transparency using Moonlight White Brilliance ink (available through TAC) and gently heat set it to make sure that it wouldn't smear.

Shaker cards are fun to make and fun to receive! They liven up scrapbook pages and add just that perfect touch! If you've never made one before, why not try one today?

1 comment:

Vicki Hook said...

Great little tutorial on shaker cards! AND I love your Jubilee samples slide show! You have Artsy Elements - I'm so jealous!!! LOL

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