Learn how to make fun edge-to-edge shaker cards!
I have been seeing lots of edge-to-edge shaker cards lately so I decided to try one. They are so cute and fun! With regular shaker cards you have to cut out shaker pieces, but with an edge to edge shaker you just need to wrap the front of your card using acetate or something similar. It makes the process so much easier. Check out my YouTube video below to learn all about this fun technique!
Materials to Make Edge-to-Edge Fall Friends Shaker Card
- Stamp Set. You can use any stamp set you like. I used the Sunny Studios Fall Friends Stamps and dies.
- Cardstock. You can use any weight, brand or color of cardstock. I used Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock for my card base. I also used Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock for my stamped images. I find that it works well for blending copic markers. You can mix and match whatever style of paper you would like for the desired effect.
- Art Glitter Glue, Gina K Connect Glue, Double-Sided Crafting Tape, or a similar adhesive to adhere your die cuts and shaker front to your card base.
- Foam Sheets, Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Squares or something similar. In this project I used foam sheets to add dimension to the wagon.
- Inks and tools to blend. In this project I used Distress Oxides in Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, and Tumbled Glass. I also used Gina K Blending Brushes.
- Something to color your stamps. You can use alcohol ink markers, colored pencils, or watercolors. In this project I used copic markers in the colors listed below.
- Wooden Basket: E11, E15, E18, W-2, W-5
- Apples: R14, R35, R37, YG06
- Wagon: E15, E25, E47
- Tree Stump: E11, E15, E18, YG06, G07
- Pumpkins: YR16, YR23
- Fox: YR16, E25, W-2, E93
- Raccoon: C1, C3, C5
- Husky, C1, C3, C5, RV23
- Background Die. I used a die from the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills set.
- Wink of Stella.
- Acetate. Thinner acetate is better because it is easier to score and fold. You also can use any type of clear film or cello paper. Even the clear packaging from your stamps!
- Sequins. You can use any kind of mix for your shaker. I used Simon Says Stamp Fall Festival Sequins.
- Embossing Ink. I used Versamark Embossing Ink.
- Embossing Powder. I used Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder in White.
- Heat Tool. Any kind of heat tool will work. I used my Ranger Heat It craft tool as I already had it out to help dry my background before embossing.
I hope you will give this technique a try. If you do, please share your project in the comments below. I would love to see!