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You’re So Sharp! – Shaker Card

February 14, 2018


Hello everyone! It’s Siqi here with an oh so very green card. I really like the sketchy look of all the images that Krista Schneider designed. I chose to use several cacti from the Cacti stamp set to create my own patterned background for a shaker card.

Step 1: Using permanent black ink, repeatedly stamp several cacti images on a piece of watercolor paper.

  • Color the whole panel with some green color watercolor paints. (A very light wash done here.)
  • Color each cactus. (Skip the little flowers on the cacti to keep the background mostly green.)

Step 2: When the watercolor panel is dry, use the second largest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut the panel.

Step 3: Use the fifth largest circle die from the Dashing Circles die set to cut a circle window for the shaker part.

Step 4: Cut a piece of fun foam to be slightly smaller than the watercolor panel. Use the same circle die to cut a circle in the fun foam piece to go under the watercolor panel.

Step 5: Adhere the watercolor panel and the fun foam together with a piece of acetate in between.

  • Fill the shaker with sequins in different shades of green.
  • Adhere a piece of True Green Soft Finish Cardstock to the back, sealing the contents of the shaker within the circle.

Step 6: Create an A2 card base from True Green Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere the shaker panel onto it.

Step 7: Stamp ‘You’re So Sharp!’ onto a piece of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock with white pigment ink or VersaMark ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat-emboss. Cut a V at each end to create a banner shape. Adhere across the shaker using foam tape to add dimension.

Step 8: Glue on some sequins (same colors as inside the shaker).

I don’t always go with the color green, but when I do, I seem to use a lot of greens. LOL. Hope you like today’s card and find it inspiring. I will see you again soon.

Happy crafting!



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Fun foam

Foam tape

Black ink pad




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  • Kirsty Vittetoe February 14, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Wow, fabulous!!!!

  • Crystal Williams February 14, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Oh how fun is this card! Love it and green is one of my favorite colors! Thanks for sharing!

  • Esther Elliott February 14, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    This is so cute!! Love it!! Shaker cards are fun and special!

  • Connie Sue Larson February 14, 2018 at 8:04 am

    I love, love, love shaker cards. This one is so cute. Thanks much!

  • Diane Hover February 14, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Super cute and creative fabulous shaker!

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