Shaker Cards Tutorial
    Hello!  Today’s project is on how to make a basic shaker card.  Now isn’t this the cutest elephant you have ever seen?  Just look at that sweet facial expression!   I’ve only discovered Wild Rose Studio a few months back but already fell in love with their product lines. Many have already made their way into my craftroom! 😀
    I started my card by first stamping this sweet little elephant from the Wild Rose Studio Bunch of Balloons clear stamp set onto Neenah Classc Crest Solar White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Crayola colored pencils.  After finished coloring, I blended the colors together with baby oil using blending stumps.  Then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, an old StampinUp! wood mounted stamp over the balloons with Memento Tuxedo Black.
    wild rose studio bunch of balloons
    For the shaker part, I first die cut Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock with the MFT Pierced Rectangle Frames Die-Namics to create the top window frame and applied double side adhesive to the back.   Next,  I used the die frame again to trace over a piece of acetate with a pencil, cut and carefully place it over the frame.   Then framed the acetate with mounting foam tape.
    I wanted a double frame look for the card, so I added a bottom window frame with a wider panel by first die cut a piece of Bazzill Robin’s Egg cardstock out with the largest frame of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Rectangles LG Etched Dies set.  Next, I placed the two largest frame pieces of the MFT Pierced Rectangle Frames Die-Namics onto the cardstock, using the outer frame as a guide only to get the inner frame align perfectly straight on the cardstock.   Then, carefully removed the outer frame and secured the inner frame to the cardstock with tape before running through the machine [result: photo on the right below].
    I sandwiched the top and bottom frame together. Then placed double side adhesive on the back of the bottom frame. To make sure that I don’t get any of the confetti stick to the adhesive, I placed them right on the center of the colored image piece. Then carefully position the frame over,  Finally, adhesive the assembled shaker onto my A2 (4.25×5.5) white base card.
    birthday shaker cards

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