See-Through Window Shaker

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Hello there friends! It’s Nina-Marie back again to share a see-through shaker card with you featuring stamps from Newton’s Nook Designs!

I love shaker cards; they are not only fun to play with after creating, but the process of building it is so much fun too! For me there is always something so rewarding after getting the shaker pieces put inside their little well and hearing that awesome “shake, shake, shake” – even if the card isn’t finished yet – that shaking sound is enough to make me smile!

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When I first started off this card design, I knew right away I wanted to make a see-through shaker so that the sequins would look as if they are floating in the background. Originally I was going to make this see-through shaker with the Fuse Tool but… I ended up breaking the sequin-filled pocket I had put together and after spending a long time picking up all the sequins and beads that got sent flying across my desk (and floor), I didn’t want to repeat that same process again! LOL. I’m sure we’ve ALL had plenty of things like that happen to us while we are crafting!

But no matter how you make it, to me there is something magical feeling about a see-through shaker; the light, airy feel makes me think of woodland fairies and pixie dust! While I didn’t use fairies on this card, I think the whimsical appearance of this pretty butterfly from Newton’s Nook Designs’ Beautiful Wings stamp set looks absolutely stunning against the shaker. I also used the coordinating die set.

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I used Copics to color this butterfly; the colors I used are listed below for reference:

  • purples: RV00, V12, V15
  • pinks: RV0000, RV23
  • mints: G000, YG41

The sequins are all from Lucy’s Cards. I used Iridescent White, Phosphorescence, Cherry Blossom and a bit of Passion Flower.

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In the video I have put together for this post, I will be walking you through how I created this entire card from start to finish. It was a lot of fun to put this shaker together (even if I ended up spilling all the sequins across my desk!), and I hope you enjoy watching my process!

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  1. DELIGHTFUL card Nina-Marie!!!
    LOVE your DELICATE butterfly and perfectly matching sequins & beads!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your FABULOUS tutorial … and for bringing a SMILE to my day :) I know I shouldn’t be smiling at the thought of you having to search for and capture your BEAUTIFUL shaker blend BUT I just can’t help myself, it brings me comfort to know that I am not alone :)

  2. Sequins and beads all over the place: been there, done that! Thank you for persevering, bringing this GORGEOUS shaker to us! Your video: so engaging!

  3. I think all the new products are so dang cool. We have such pretty papers & embellishments. The dies are awesome; the inks and their colors are over the top. What a nice time to be a card maker and paper arts gal!

  4. Beautiful card! I like the colour combination and the sequins really make it sparkle. Well done!

  5. Beautiful colors & pretty card. I can totally relate to your sequin mishap…I once dropped an entire compartmental container full of mini brads and eyelets that I had just organized…what a pain trying to get them out of the carpet!

  6. What a beautiful card. Your mix of sequins really add to the design of your card. Thanks for sharing how you made this lovely card.

  7. Totally adore your shaker card. Great color. The shaker pieces add such gorgeous color. The butterfly ROCKS!!!

  8. Whomever receives this card will have a big smile on their face. It’s beautiful. I love the colors. I’m going to go watch the video now. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Shakers are my very favorite cards! They are just so fun. Yours is beautiful and you used my favorite colors, too. :-)

  10. I love, love this see through shaker card you created and a really great video too! You used such gorgeous colours…so pretty!

  11. Loved your video… sound so bubbly :-) The card is gorgeous, can’t wait to try your technique!!!

  12. SO PRETTY NINA! I LOVE all the different colors of sequins & how you’ve coordinated everything! I LOVE interactive cards & the vellum backing is GENIUS! ;) SUPER JOB NINA!!!! ;)

  13. Love the shaker card! I haven’t been adventurous enough to try making a shaker card yet, but maybe now I will! Thanks for the tutorial.

  14. What a beautiful shaker card….every time I see a shaker card it inspires me to make another! Love it! Thank you for sharing your love of crafting❣

  15. Like the see thru shaker card. Great colors of sequins & such inside. Have had the problem many a time with sequins & such falling out/spilling onto floor. Have Bee-utiful day!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  16. Sorry to hear about your mishap, but your shaker is gorgeous…so well worth the end results, Nina. Just lovely!

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