Saturday, July 16, 2022

Floaties Shaker Sending Hugs Card

The start of summer seems to be an appropriate time for these shaker cards with critters on floaties.  The images are stamped Lawn Fawn images that were colored with Copic pens and die cut.  For the background I used papers from Whimsy slimline paper packs, Taffy and Rainbow Magic.  Heiko cello bags were used to form the clear package for the sequins. Regular clear tape was used to seal in the confetti with the Whimsy papers. The cello bags with confetti were adhered to solid colored card stock cut to fit the cello confetti packs. I opted not to form a standard card and made the card more like a long postcard so there wouldn't be the need for additional postage.  
The words were cut from foil card stock with dies from an Elizabeth craft set that was given to me by a sweet, crafty friend.  Most of the sequins were purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts. I am especially fond of the jar of unicorn shaped sequins which are a Sierra Pacific product.  The critters on floaties and words were glued down with Fabri-Tac 3 in 1 clear gel glue.  HM Ben Franklin Crafts also carries colored envelopes for slimline cards.  I wish my photos didn't have glare spots but they are impossible to avoid on this type of card.  Recently, I saw cello bags specifically for shaker cards selling online for about $9 oer a oack of 5. The Heiko cello bags at HM BFC have FIFTY in a pack for about the same cost! Wow! A great bargain and the Heiko bags are useful for so much more than shaker cards. Make just one shaker card and you'll be hooked on this simple and fun style of card making....guaranteed!



yyam said...

Awww...the floaties are soooooo cute!
Hope summer's going well for's been so hot here!

eunice said...

I love shaker cards. I like your version of putting these together; looks a lot easier and quicker than with foam and acetate. I especially like how these shakers look as slimline cards with the shaker being the entire front of the card... so pretty!