Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DOUBLE layer Valentine shaker card!!

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by
Have you ever lost sleep thinking about an idea brewing in your mind??  I couldn't stop thinking about a double layer shaker card.  When I say I'm obsessed with shakers.. it's not joke.
As I was thinking about what to make my shaker from.. I instantly thought of the word art stamps from Craftin Desert Divas.  These word art stamps make the most PERFECT shaker cards.
I knew this would be my top layer so I created the shaker portion using the Pocket Pieces die from Craftin Desert Divas .  I need someone to create THICK foam LOL.. For this layer I just used foam to die cut for my height.  I quickly colored in the darling images with my Spectrum Noir and formed the top layer with some heart sequins I purchased from AliExpress.
Now to the bottom layer.  I took my double stitched dies from My Favorite Things and cut foam as well.  For my shaker cards I like height to my shakers.. I want everything to shake.. not be stuck.. I use a little of everything and some of the beads I use have too much height to them for a single layer of foam.  I cut foam for a layer of height and then I used actual foam tape for another layer.
Having a top layer to my card I figured the bottom layer needed some kind of stability to hold up that top layer.  The die I used for the top layer I cut some more foam.  When I was forming my bottom layer it ended up being backwards.. Normally I fill the window part of my shaker first.  Because I put the foam down for stability.. I had to place my shaker elements on my flat card and then lay my window over top.  I had to work slow because I didn't want my beads to roll everywhere.  I glued some sequins on the outside of my window because I for got to do so on the inside.. I actually like them on the outside better!
I then pieced it all together and super gorgeous.. it turned out!!
And that's a wrap for my double layer shaker card!  I am glad I lost sleep over it.. it turned out fabulous. 

I hope this has sparked some creative juices flowing. 
Happy Crafting

1 comment:

  1. SO cute and clever! Definitely worth a little lost sleep.