Monday, November 21, 2011

Shaker Card Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how to make a simple shaker card using Market Street Stamps.

First you want to stamp the flower vase on a piece of paper. It does not have to be a high quality sheet of paper, because we are going to use it as a mask.

From your stamp image, cut out the part of the stamped image you want to mask off.

Place your cut out image on a new piece of cardstock, then carefully line up and stamp the same vase on top of your mask.

Stamp your flowers onto the cardstock. Use a pen to fill in any lines that are missing. Then cut the image to 2.5" x 4".

I colored my stamped image with Copic Markers.

I then created a frame for my shaker card. The cardstock is 3.5" x 4.75". I stamped the Bit of Burlap background stamp on the cardstock with brown ink. I then flipped the cardstock over and measured .75" on each side. I then cut out the inside part of the frame.

The next step is glue a piece of acetate onto the frame with a strong adhesive like score tape. I then used strips of foam tape to create the dimension for my frame. Make sure you get the foam tape is close to the inside part of the frame but be careful to not go too far in because you will see it. The next step is to place some tiny beads inside the perimiter of your foam tape. Be careful when peeling the release liner on the tape because it will cause static. The beads will then stick the tape so just do it slowly and you will be fine. The last step is to place your stamped image onto the foam tape. You will have to do this upside down so be sure to keep your image straight.

The final card is 4.25" by 5.25". I ran the face of the card through the polka dot cuttlebug embossing folder. I then embellished my card with some brown half pearls and twine. Thanks for taking the time to look at tutorial. Have a nice day!


  1. You are so stinkin' talented it's ridiculous!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!

    ♥ Nikki ♥

  2. Wonderful card. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  3. What a lovely card!! Thanks for posting the directions :)