A daily papercrafting blog which features my handmade cards showcasing Creative Expression's products including my own line of cutting dies and embossing folders, Cosmic Shimmer, Ranger, Spellbinders and more which use various techniques and ideas to hopefully inspire the creativity in you.
Hello all! Today's card was a bit of a lark for me as it really took me back to my early card making days. One of the very first cards that I ever learned to make in a class that I took was a shaker card. I hadn't made one in absolute ages, but had the urge to give it a go when I stumbled upon a bunch of sequins in my stash (not even sure where they came from to be honest!) I cur an aperture in a piece of coconut white card using the dies from my New York Collection. I did a sort of reverse mat with the black and white card and added a piece of acetate to the back to make the window. Around the window, I added mounting foam to the back so it sealed up the window and I was able to add my sequins so they would fall through when the card was assembled. I stamped my sentiment so it would show through the window and one of the "tricks" I recall from the class I took was to glue a couple of stray pieces of whatever you were using in the shaker card to the back. This would help other pieces to catch on it when the recipient shook the card and just add a bit of interest. I assembled the card and added a red frame cut from the Times Square die set. Below the window, I cut two New York borders and glued them on with a strip of card in the centre. I added some pearls on a strip to the centre as an accent. I added a thin red and black mat before finishing with a wider white mat. The finished dimensions are 7" x 9 1/4" in size.
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