Hello! I’m back with a fun cactus shaker card that I made for this month’s Hits & Highlights feature at My Favorite Things. This time the DT was challenged to use the largest frame from the A2 Rectangle Frames Die-namics with the A2 Rectangle Shaker Pouches, to create full-sized shaker cards.
I’m not a fan of shaker cards, but I must say that it was a breeze to make this one, using the above mentioned products and I finished the shaker portion in no time. I filled it with sand and mixed media mini beads. These are so light, that in order to avoid them getting everywhere (especially in the exposed sticky of the Scor-Tape that I used), I made a little hole in the sand and poured them in it. Then I attached the shaker pouch to it and cut the excess cardstock with a craft knife.
Next I prepared a whole bunch of fun watercolor backgrounds, mainly in green, for my cactus plants. I smooshed, painted and splattered Distress Inks all over the place…
When the panels were totally dry, I stamped the plants from the Sweet Succulents stamp set using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. I diecut them with the matching dies, but wasn’t convinced with the result, so I ended up fussy cutting the cacti. I also added some light shading with Copic markers…
That’s it for today, I really like this shaker card… the sound of the sand mixed with the mini beads is beautiful. Tomorrow I’ll be back with another card. Until then!
List of products used for the cactus shaker card:
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