Easter Shaker Basket

Hi readers!  Happy Saturday to you! I’m always so excited to see what the genius Debby Hughes comes up with each month for our collaborative creative uses posts! Debby is really speaking to me with this creation, and I imagine I’m not alone on that!  It’s so tempting to look forward to Easter which also means SPRING! Read on for the details!


Hi Debby here :D I’m going a little shaker card mad at the moment! Love all the interactivity, sparkly beads and just pure fun! Looking at the new Hop To It release there are a couple of dies intended for shaker cards – the Kite and the Umbrella. The latter die is not just great for Umbrellas but also makes a nifty basket for spring flowers :D


To start I loosely watercolored a panel for the background with Gansai Tambi paints. While that dried I stamped the flowers in Versamark on more watercolor card and white heat embossed. By adding a generous layer of water on each petal before dotting in the paint at the base of the petal, the water blends the paint out allowing beautiful graduated color. While the flowers dried I cut the Umbrella Shaker die from the background to create the negative space and again from more watercolor card to create the white basket. A piece of acetate and some foam adhesive created the well behind the basket to fill with delicious beads and sequins.


Once the flowers were dry I trimmed them out and gave them a dose of Wink Of Stella and Star Dust Stickles and then piled them into the basket keeping them in place with foam adhesive. Finally I cut the Easter die from white card and adhered overlapping the flowers :D

You should’ve heard the noise when I was making this card ….. shake …. shake …. shake! I couldn’t resist giving it a test run!


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Debby for being our guest!


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  1. oh what an absolutely adorable card. I am simply in love with all those flowers. Who would have thought to make an umbrella a basket….how absolutely inventive is that. Thank you….I really need to make my brain twist in different directions too.

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