Tuesday 11 July 2017

Floral Shaker

     It's been some time since I made a shaker card so I thought I'd use this tangled flower stamp to make one. The flower comes with three different patterned leaves so you can build up your own design.
      I measured out a square of card and stamped the flower in each corner, turning it slightly to appear more random. Then using masking sheet I covered the flowers and stamped some leaves to fill the gaps and make a full border.  I left the centre open as this was the area I wanted to cut out.
     Using alcohol markers I coloured the leaves and flowers as well as the white edge, this edge was coloured in grey green because the white looked too bright.  The stamen dots have been foiled using the 2in1 glue pen and transfer foils.
      Around the outside of the square I scored each side 5mm and 10mm in from the edges to make fold lines. This is because I prefer to make a shaker box card so the foam cannot be seen and there is less chance of the contents escaping.
     The next step was to cover the opening with acetate, then surround the opening with foam tape to build the bead enclosure, with some extra foam in the corners of the box for support.
     I wanted to add some tiny butterfly sequins to the micro beads but couldn't find any so I used some tiny flower gems instead.
     I stamped my greeting on a piece of square card that fits just inside the fold lines. Once the beads and gems were added I took all the backing off the foam and carefully placed the card on top to seal them in.
     With the card in place I folded the edges over to form the box and stuck them down. To tidy it all up I cut a backing card to cover all the edges and added a small card stand so it will sit up just like a small picture frame would.
     The backing is white so it could be written on or you could add a small tag to the back so it can be removed and the card kept for display.
     While I have all the bits and bobs out I think I will make a few more shaker cards ready for the Christmas card stash.

Materials list - available from your  local craft shop
Stix2 Anything - S57361 2in1 Glue Pen
                            S57111 Transfer Foil
                            S57131 Project Acetate

                            S57268 Masking Sheet
                            S57075 Seed Bead Pack 
                            Double Sided Tape
                            Foam Tape

Woodware  from Creative Expressions  - JGS511 Bold Bloom Mildred

                                                                  JGS521 Imagine Verse

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Stamping, No Digis #358    (W)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes #258  (W)
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes   (M)
Lost Coast Portal - Anything Goes #38   (M)
Stamping Sensations - Anything With Flowers   (M)


  1. Some clever stamping here to form the frame for the shaker

  2. Gorgeous shaker card! Love those flowers and the color scheme! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  3. Wow this is fabulous, great idea, wonderful colouring, and shaker card are always fun! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs and have a great week. Sue xx

  4. How effective the way you have cut into the stamped images to create the shaker, many thanks for joining in with our Flowers theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Beautiful color combos ... and an amazing shaker - all those beads WOW !! Thank you so much for joining the fun at Brown Sugar Challenge.
    Dawn (DT)

  6. so cute! whoever gets this card will be thrilled! your colors are so vibrant! thanks for joining the lost coast designs monthly challenge!

  7. I love shaker cards and this is beautiful - the flowers look so vibrant. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
    Katrina x

  8. Clever stamping and a great shaker card. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  9. Beautiful shaker card.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  10. Love the bright colours and fab shape. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge. Hugz


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