I love a shaker card – not quite hours of entertainment, but certainly something a little different from the norm and a card that will stand out on the mantlepiece from all of the others.
Boring bit out of the way first…I cut a sheet of A4 linen texture white card stock lengthways at 14.8cm, before folding in half to make a square card blank. At this point I also cut a panel 14.4 x 14.4cm to make the raised panel, which is going to house the shaker part of the card. Keep the leftover card as you will need some of it later on in the project.
On the panel, I die cut a heart shape from the very centre of the card (for this I used the outer edge die from a die set called “Forever in my Heart” from Crafter’s Companion).
Taking the “Mr and Mrs” sentiment and one of the small hearts (from a stamp set by Docrafts called “Wedding Ever After”), I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right and the hearts in the top left of the card panel with VersaMark ink before heat embossing with Papermania gold embossing powder.
On the reverse of this panel, I added some double-sided tape and stuck down a piece of acetate, before adding some double-sided foam tape (still on the reverse of the panel) following the die cut aperture closely – this will be the area where the confetti will be added later.
I then moved to the backing panel. For this I used a heart stamp with the word “Love” written all over it – I bought this stamp from China via eBay for a really small cost. I stamped this on piece of card leftover from making the card blank, using VersaMark before heat embossing with gold powder.
I bought some ‘confetti’ from The Range (by a company called Amscan) a while back and am finally getting around to using it!!! I sprinkled a small amount into the aperture and then I stuck the love heart panel over the top (making sure the design will be seen through the acetate window.
Finally, I added some foam tape around the edges of the main panel to ensure that it is all the same height before sticking it to your card blank and there you have it, a quick, simple and elegant wedding card.
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Crafty hugs, Gem x