Mixed Media Window Shaker Card!
Hi friends! Happy Sunday! It’s always SO delightful to welcome back special guest Anna-Karin Evaldsson on our blog! Check out this gorgeous Mixed Media Window shaker card she created and read on for all the details! Enjoy!
Hi everyone! I am happy to be back here today on the blog with a fun shaker card tutorial. May is such a beautiful month and it inspired me to make a floral card. I like to stamp on or color the acetate that I use for shakers and on for this card I did both, creating a layered and textured shaker effect.
The windows of the shaker are ajar and you can open them more to see the shaker part better. There are three layers of acetate, with sequins sandwiched in between the bottom two. The first layer of acetate is the window ‘glass’. The flowers were die cut from scrap papers using Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers Mini dies.
Die cut the Simon Says Stamp Arched French Doors from Ranger Heavystock paper.
Apply Very Very Low Tack tape along the edge of the windows. Apply an embossing pen along the window frame and emboss with Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder.
Ink the background with Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke. The embossing will resist the ink.
Ink Simon Says Stamp Wood Planks Background with Walnut Stain. Mist lightly with water and stamp on the window.
Die cut the Arched French Doors one more time from a Simon Says Stamp Acetate Sheet.
Glue the acetate window to the paper window. You might need to trim the edges slightly with scissors. Color the acetate with Latte Alcohol Ink.
Stamp Simon Says Stamp Old Letter Background on an Acetate Sheet with Stazon Cotton White Ink. As you can see, there was a little black ink left on my stamp. I liked the look even though it was an accident.
Glue the stamped acetate to the inside of the window. Add a piece of lace as a curtain. I had dyed the lace with Distress Ink beforehand. Apply Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Perfect Foam Tape around the edges.
Fill the shaker with sequins and add another piece of acetate on top to seal it.
The window was mounted on heavystock paper, again using foam tape. You can also try various colored papers for a different effect.
I used leftover scraps of inky watercolor papers to die cut the Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flowers Mini. If you don’t have scrap papers, smear Distress Inks on a non-stick craft sheet, mist with water and press watercolor paper into the ink. Assemble the flower pieces.
Use a Tim Holtz Shaping Kit to give shape and dimension to the flowers.
I inked some of the edges of the flowers with brown ink. Assemble the flowers and add a pearl to the centre.
Some of the flowers were glued to the background and the rest were adhered with foam tape.
The layers of lightly inky acetate ‘glass’ windows, the script stamped acetate and the sequins add depth to the card.
You can add beads, glitter or mica flakes to the shaker too.
This card has quite a bit of dimension with the windows that open, the flowers and the shaker.
I hope this tutorial inspired you to make some shaker cards and to stamp on or color the acetate that you use for the shaker.
Thank you so much for looking! Happy crafting! -Anna-Karin
Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Anna-Karin for being our guest!
This is such a sweet and beautiful idea! Very pretty!
Great card and tutorial!
Wow!!! Really Amazing!!!
Oh wow this is stunning
It’s so beautiful!