How to make the Slimline Shaker card base:
- With removable tape, mask off a rectangle shape with a ½” border on the edges on the front of a teal 3-¼” x 8-¼” card base. She used a pre-cut and scored piece from The Paper Cuts Festive Variety Scored Slimline Cards set. Then, use an ink blending brush to blend blue ink in an ombré pattern, light to dark at the bottom. She used Whisper, Dreamer, and Cedar inks from Set #9 Color Fuse ink set.
- Carefully peel back the tape from the card front to reveal the oceany goodness!
- Die cut four of the Slimline Scallop Dies from 80# white card stock.
- Adhere three of the die cuts together in a stack with your favorite adhesive.
- Next, trim a piece of acetate to fit behind all three openings and adhere to the stacked die cuts.
- Adhere the final Scallop die cut to the top.
- Add foam tape to the back of the stacked die cuts, but NOT on the side to side pieces between the windows, just the four sides. Our designer shared this PRO TIP to allow your fillers to move freely along the entire design. Be sure the tape touches so your shaker filler doesn’t sneak out!
Finishing the card:
- Stamp and color your images from the Under The Sea set in Copic safe ink and color with Copic markers and use the coordinating dies to cut them out.
- Another PRO TIP: to aid in planning of where to place the images, die cut a piece of printer paper with the slimline die. Use a bit of temporary adhesive to stick it down and try out your different arrangement ideas. So smart!
- Once our talented designer had the arrangement she wanted, she adhered them to the card base.
- Then she added some clear droplets inside the windows for the “bubbles” with Ranger Distress Collage Medium Matte.
Now, let’s talk about the shaker bits. Our designer, Carol, had these super fun micro beads in her stash for an amount of time she said she won’t admit to! LOL! She really wanted to use them and they match the colors she was using for this project, so it worked out perfectly! Be honest, how many of you have crafting goods that are at least a decade old, but you just can’t bring yourself to get rid of them? RIght? Carol gives us all hope that one day these things will find a home on a craft project!
- She did warn us of the downfall: “these things roll EVERYwhere!!!” Normally with shakers, you can just put your bits where you want them, then cover them with the stacked die cut piece. But with tiny beads or other things that roll, she offered yet another awesome PRO TIP: Remove the foam tape backing from JUST the bottom and sides – NOT THE TOP! Adhere it in place. Now, add your shaker filler through the top – Carol used the handle of a mini paint brush handle to keep it open and funneled them in with a coffee filter… Where there is a will, there is a way! Amen!
- Now use your craft tweezers or snips tips to remove the backing and stick down that top. Add your greeting and any last little touches, like our little crabby friend and you are DONE!
We know summer just hasn’t been the same with most people still staying home, and most places still shut down, but these summer cards like this slimline shaker card are really filling our hearts with sunshine and summer vibes. “Fishing” you a GREAT rest of your day!