How to | Shaker Card with Sequins and Glitter

11:30 PM

So, I'm not particularly a fan of interactive cards - that is, when I have to make them myself - but a shaker card with sequins and glitter? Yes, please! 

Sequin and glitter shaker card by @pixnglue (with tutorial)

I was commissioned to make this for a friend and thought I'd quickly document the steps. If you want to make a card with this technique, too, you can follow my tutorial here.

Sequin and glitter shaker card by @pixnglue (with tutorial)

Step 1 - Fold a card from cardstock and die-cut a window into it.

Sequin and glitter shaker card by @pixnglue (with tutorial)

Step 2 - Cut a piece of acetate to size leaving it at least 1/4 in than the window in your card base, then glue it down on the inside, e.g. with Glossy Accents.

Sequin and glitter shaker card by @pixnglue (with tutorial)

Step 3 - Decorate the window and card base to your liking and find a piece of patterned paper to find behind the window.

Sequin and glitter shaker card by @pixnglue (with tutorial)

Step 4 - Before you glue to patterned paper on the back of the window, make sure you leave an inch without adhesive or if you also use glue tape, leave the backing on this portion. This will be, where you will fill the window later. Note: The glue tape will help to keep the glitter inside the shaker window. If you plan to only use sequins a few dabs of glue to hold the paper in place are absolutely fine.

Sequin and glitter shaker card by @pixnglue (with tutorial)

Step 5  - Sew around the edges of the die-cut window. Make sure you leave out the portion where there is no glue so far.

Sequin and glitter shaker card by @pixnglue (with tutorial)

Step 6 - Fill the shaker window with sequins and glitter. When your finished remove the backing from the strip of glue tape.

Sequin and glitter shaker card by @pixnglue (with tutorial)

Step 7 - Continue the sewing line around the window. Finished shaker window!

Sequin and glitter shaker card by @pixnglue (with tutorial)

Hope you find this helpful for your own crafting. If you like the patterned paper as much as I do, there's a deal to get this brand new kit at a discount until midnight tomorrow. Details and code can be found on the Studio Calico blog.

Thanks for coming by!


PS: Speaking of glitter and sequins, did you see Shanna's newest class "Sparkle"? That tiny sneak looks so fab already!


Supplies
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico Park Ave. card kit
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream
Other: Studio Calico gold sequins, Studio Calico die (banner from Penny Arcade card kit), Studio Calico Mister Huey spray mist (gold), sewing machine/thread, Martha Stewart glitter, American Crafts alphabet, typwriter, Glossy Accents, Depot glitter tape

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