I recently saw a video of Jaycee Gaspar creating shaker cards where, instead of isolating a small area for the shaker bits and building walls around it, he made the entire card front a shaker. Basically, he created a pouch by layering vellum over and around a sheet of patterned paper, adding the bits in between. I loved the look and simplicity of the process, so thought I would give it a try…
The paper behind the vellum is printed to look like it has alcohol ink all over it. I love the look but didn’t want to invest in the inks and special papers to create it, so I purchased some patterned paper with that design instead 🙂 I then added a few generous pinches of sequins in a few different colors, coordinating with the print. To finish the card, I stamped and die cut a few florals and leaves from All Things Fabulous by Stampin’ Up! and paired that with a portion of a sentiment and this die-cut ‘you’.
For a little extra detail (because why not? lol), I added a few pearls and some nuvo crystal drops to further define the topmost flowers. I love how this finished card looks and know this is a technique I will enjoy using again and again. This was a lot easier than creating the windows and (If not for the pearls) I expect it would mail much easier, as well.
Hope you are inspired to give it a try!
p.s. Sorry for not including a link to JG’s video… I tried finding it again with no success!