Butterfly Shaker

Hi!  It’s shaker time in my craft room as I prepare for Friday night’s Shaker Card class!  These cards are so much fun to make! Today’s card I actually made for this week’s Global Design Project #GDP049 color challenge – Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz.

SU! Butterfly punches

It took me a bit as I wanted to capture the colors behind each butterfly – and I used different shaker beads in the little butterfly than in the two bigger ones.  The shaker elements are actually retired beads that I have had for quite some time.

If you haven’t made a shaker card before – or have struggled, here are a few tips that I am going to share with class attendees on Friday night.

  1. If stamping an image to show through the window, lay your die cut panel on top of the panel you wish to stamp on – stamp through the window to make alignment easier (this is done before you add the window sheet in the next tip)
  2. Make sure you adhere your window sheet to the back of your punched or die-cut panel BEFORE adding your dimensional strips.  (Ask me how I know!)
  3. If using just punched images (ie – no stamping) – just make sure to leave enough room around each image to place your dimensional strips.
  4. Place your dimensional strips as close to your die cut holes as possible – this allows you to use less shaker material to have it show in the window.
  5. For most projects, you will need to add dimensionals to your corners (I found I needed 2 to match the thickness of the dimensional strips used for the shaker part of the card.

Hope these tips help – and you can avoid some of the mistakes I made when starting out making shaker cards.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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