Monday, December 30, 2013

How to Make a Shaker Card by Izzy Anderson

My Creative Scrapbook design team member Izzy Anderson is up today with a tutorial featuring our December Creative Kit!

Here's Izzy:


Today I'd like to show how to make a shaker card.  

I used the new Bundled Up line from Crate Paper, which was included in the December kit. As soon as I saw the theme of this collection, I immediately thought it would lend itself well to a shaker card. I used sequins and tinsel from the kit as snow. 

To get started, I used a chipboard frame in the kit. I thought the frame would have just the right depth for the sequins to shake and fall like snow and it did.  

To the front of the frame, I attached a piece of transparency.  Vellum would work well too. I just stitched the transparency on. It is quite fast and easy to run chipboard through a sewing machine and I didn't have to worry about adhesive showing through. 

After stitching the transparency on, I cut a piece of patterned paper the same size as the frame and embellished both pieces with chipboard. 

I glued the paper to the back of the frame -leaving a small opening for the sequins and tinsel - then sealed it completely shut. Then I added the shaker to a card base. 

Here's a final look:

A fun and festive card!


Be sure to take a look at Izzy's beautiful work in our Design Team Gallery!

We invite you to join us and experience the possibilities that our coordinated monthly kits offer. To purchase a kit, please visit our website, here.

1 comment:

Elaine coustley said...

Fantastic card idea. A must try. x