We are lucky to have a wonderful relationship with the folks over at The Paper Cut and love that they have assorted slimline layers along with some Papercut Slimline Card Bases. If you are making a lot of slimline cards – and we sure hope you are and using our fabulous new slimline dies! – pick some up and have them all precut and prescored and ready to be beautified! You can see that our designer uses them!
Now to turn any card with a cut-out of any sort into a shaker card you need just a few elements. One of those is the window which is a piece of acetate layered over the openings in the panel. You can’t really see it here but, trust is, it’s there! Then you add foam tape around the edges or openings on that panel to create a container for your shaker filler. Here, our designed created enclosures around each window so her shaker filler would be evenly distributed in each window. PRO TIP: Make SURE the foam tape pieces touch so your shaker filler doesn’t leak out!
If you want, you can create a background for the insides of these windows. Our designer chose to use some script and splatters and stamped them in a soft grey on a panel the same size as the frame. She added a small amount of shaker filler – in this case some sequins in the same shades as her flowers – into each “enclosure”. PRO TIP: If you are using shaker filler that has a front and back remember that you are building this shaker panel UPSIDE DOWN so be sure you place your shaker filler “face down” on the acetate so the right thing shows when you adhere it to the card!
Once you get your shaker filler into your little sections, carefully peel off the foam tape backing making SURE not to stick yourself to the adhesive. If you do, your shaker filler will SURELY pop and scatter all over the place!
Adhere your background panel OVER the foam tape.
Flip it over! YAY!
Remember, you can follow this same process anytime you want to make a shaker card, slimline or standard.
Just adhere your shaker card panel to your card front and now you are ready to decorate!
Our designer stamped a few flowers from our new Flower Garden Layered Clear Floral Stamps in Color Fuse ink. She cut them out with the coordinating dies and had a little paper bouquet ready to add to her card. She added them with both regular and dimensional adhesive for depth and visual interest.
She also stamped her greeting on a banner shape and layered that over another identical banner shape cut from a patterned paper. We love this technique because it adds a little pop to the greeting and calls your attention to the lovely words.
So! Now that you know how to make a slimline shaker card are you feeling inspired? Be sure to show off on our Facebook page when you have made one so we can see how you’ve put your own spin on this fun technique!