Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards

Hello friends!!This is Vinita here and I am sharing my take on the current challenge at CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards.

This Valentine's Day card is just exploding with love!

 I used Nellie's multi frame's MF D 022 die to cut out the window for the shaker. Next I linked my two die cut hearts and filled them with some shaker goodness. The backing sheet is a silver color glittered sheet. I placed a textured pink colored felt sheet on another piece of red CS for more texture and depth. The lovely papers are from Confetties papers(Jags) and I used some soft pink glittered washi tape.

I put the enamel heart inside the shaker portion of the card and then filled it with sequins and micro beads. The sentiment is stamped in bubblegum from Kaisercraft clear stamp-Calendar.

Here is the inside view:  I embossed the Happy Valentine's day and highlighted it.

Five tips and tricks for making shaker cards:
1. When selecting shaker pieces, try to use dimensional things like most of the ones I used here: flat-back enamel hearts (I wanted the card recipient to think of love being in the air everywhere when shaking this card :) ),sequins, and few micro beads. Thicker or round pieces stick less to the inside edges of the shaker.
2. To create enough space for dimensional shaker pieces, use at least 2 layers of fun foam when making the spacer rings.
3. Double adhesive foam sheet are also work beautifully, easy approach now.
4. When adhering acetate, use E6000. Glossy Accents may work too, but I find that it is less durable.
5. If you are using double foam tape, before closing up the shaker compartment with all the shaker pieces inside, brush some baby or talcum powder along the edges of the spacer rings. This should help eliminate any residual stickiness from gluing the ring layers together, which could sabotage free shaker movement.

            I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along with our CSCC #11 - 'LOVE SHAKE'r Cards  . We all catchy girls can't wait to see what you come up with!! So hop on to your supplies and amaze us now!
May your day always be filled with love.


  1. This is an amazing inspiration Vinita! The card is indeed exploding with love! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. Love your talcum powder tip Vinita...Thank you !
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  3. Thanks for the wonderful tips Vinita.... Beautiful card.... Loved the shaker elements and the heart die cuts....