Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fall Birthday - Masculine

For some reason, I always find shaker cards stressful to make but when I saw the sketch for this challenge, it just called out, "Shaker," to me. The card was inspired by Can You Case It? Sketch Challenge #92.

The card base was cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock. A panel of Very Vanilla was added then a piece of masculine fall paper. The Happy Birthday was die cut from Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered to acetate. Very thin strips of foam tape were added around the perimeter of the frame. Since this birthday card will be mailed, I kept it low profile by using thin foam tape that still provides enough space for the sequins to shake.

A small assortment of orange, bronze and green sequins were placed in the upper center of the card and the die cut frame was adhered over the sequins. I used a powder tool on the acetate before placing it over the sequins to reduce the static. I purposely chose to leave the fall paper visible through the shaker box.

The sentiment was stamped on a banner of cardstock and popped up with foam tape. A few sequins were also adhered to the banner. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and a strip of the fall paper.

Don't forget to join in the fun at CYCI #92!

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Watercolor Wings (sentiment)
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, fall paper (Joann's)
Die: Lil' Inker Designs "Boxed Up Birthday Greeting"
Misc.: Assorted sequins, foam tape, Window Sheets (acetate)


  1. What a fantastic shaker card Melanie! I love that the idea for the shaker just jumped out at you from the sketch! That Happy Birthday die is fabulous. I just jumps right off the page! Fantastic colours and how gorgeous is that DSP! Thanks for playing along this week at CYCI! Rochelle xo

  2. Thats an awesome card Melanie! Love the shaker design and the great colors. That DSP is too cool too! :)

  3. Great idea in using the die cut Happy Birthday as your shaker and still able to see the background paper. Have to check out the powder tool you are talking about for my next shaker card.

    1. The powder tool is the same one I use to prepare paper for heat embossing. Mine is a brush style but some are pouches.

  4. Great card! Love the way you use a Happy birthday die for the shaker! Thanks for joining us @ CYCI!

  5. Melanie, oh cool shaker card!!! Loves it! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

  6. I love your birthday shaker card! Great masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It?