Magical Unicorn Shaker Card Tutorial

Hi My name is Jill and I am addicted to unicorns and shaker cards.  Do you love Unicorns? what about shaker cards?  Even if you don’t, they are hot with the kids these days!  Unicorns are everywhere with rainbows and glitter too.  Even big girls love them.  My kids are a little older so I make these for my friends with girls to give at birthday parties.  They are always a favorite like dinosaurs and trucks are for the boys.  Granddaughters will love them too!  This shaker card tutorial will be all you need to get you started!

Today we are going to learn the basic steps of putting together a shaker card.  It is pretty simple and gives a “wow”! and as card makers and paper crafters- we all love the WOW factor!

Lets start by cutting a circle on your top layer of card stock (whip cream, 3.75 x 5).  I used the Journey circle around dies here because I wanted stitching around the outside of the circle.  I want to die cut and stitch at the same time to save a step, so I used washi tape to hold the dies in the exact position I wanted them.

After I ran it through my Journey Platinum machine, I have a window with some details around the edge.  You can add all kinds of detail around your window! not just stitching.

Save your circle die cut for another project.  Now you need to make your “window”.  I used the FSJ clear view sheets. (cut to 4 x3.5). Your clear view sheet should be smaller than you whip cream panel but larger than your window.  Adhere with your standard adhesive all the way around the window opening.  You don’t want any shaker items falling out. It is hard to see the adhesive under the clear view sheet but it is there.

now you are ready to add foam tape.  You can also use foam squares.  make sure there are no gaps between the foam where shaker items can fall out.  add some to the corners as well to make sure it is evenly popped up all around when you finish your card.

Stamp your image on the back piece of card stock. (Pretty Amethyst, 3.75 x 5) Be careful to line it up just right where you can see it through the window.  Add your shaker card materials to the inside of the foam.  I used sunrise mix sequins.  I always add just a little more than I think I need. You don’t want your shaker card to be skimpy!

Peel off the foam tape backing to reveal the sticky side and carefully place your card stock on top the seal in the shaker card materials. be careful to line it up just right.   This creates the colored background behind your window.  

Now you are ready to complete your card!  I added a gray layer (Riverstone, 4 x 5.25) to my card to match the Unicorn.  My card base is Bubblegum card stock 4.25 x 11 scored at 5.5.

And here is the card with the rest of the details added. A few matching sequins and some cut rhinestones for some extra bling.  She’s just beautiful don’t you think?

Want to see a another Unicorn card?  Click here. I have a few more coming in the next 2 weeks as well.  They are addicting!

Want to see more shaker cards?  click here and here.

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