Paper Craft

Neon Shaker card

I have been working on this card for AGES, so I’m glad it’s finally finished! I was going to share it for MFT Camp Create Spectacular Shakers, but with one thing and another I didn’t get it in for the deadline and then it went right to the bottom of my priority list!


I’ll share some background with you… I have lots of lovely sequins (I mostly just look at them, so I guess ‘hoarder’ is a completely accurate description!!) but I was looking at my Doodlebug ‘Tangerine’ sequin mix and there were some pinkish sequins in the mix that I just didn’t want in there. So I poured out the mix into a tray and sorted out all of these pinkish sequins into another container (yup, I have OCD), then I thought “So what should I do with them now?”

The sequins sat in their little pot for a while and then the MFT Camp Create came along and I thought “what shaker card can I make with my MFT stamps and dies?” My first thought was to create a window with my MFT Single Stitched line Rounded Rectangle Frames and use my WRMC Fuse Tool to make a shaker element out of the cascading window pockets. Then I thought “Ooooooh!! Those pinky sequins are a bit neon and would look good against black, they would go well with my FL1 Spectrum Noir marker – what could I colour with that? And my trusty ‘Fancy Flowers‘ jumped to mind, so the basic idea for the card was born, it just took a long time to put it together!!!

I decided to make an 8×8 inch card as it has been ages since I last made one… I cut some black Hunkydory Adorable Scorable card to about 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches and adhered it to the white card base. To fill the large card area I stamped three of the same flower design in Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah classic crest card. I used the Spectrum Noir pens FL1, BP3 and BP5 for the petals and IG9 and IG10 for the flower centres. I die cut the flowers with the coordinating die. I die cut four white rounded rectange frames to build up around the shaker element.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and reading my posts. Please come back soon to see what I create next!

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