I’ll admit, I was a bit late to send many Christmas cards last year so I’m starting 2020 off right by sending a few of these sparkly shaker cards instead!
To make things easier for myself, I started with a pre-made card base and chose two contrasting patterned papers. The patterns from the 6×6 Indigo & Ivy collection were perfect because they’ve been scaled down and work great on a card.
I used the Star stencil from Paige Evans and metallic gold mousse to add glitz and glamour to the background paper of my shaker card. Once it was dry, I trimmed both pieces of patterned paper to the size of my card front, along with a piece of acetate and a piece of craft foam.
Using a metal die, I cut a shape from both the top piece of patterned paper and the craft foam so they were in exactly the same place. Then I sandwiched the acetate between the two, adhering securely.
I placed the acetate front face down and added a few sequins into the space of the foam. Then carefully, I adhered the background patterned paper down on top, securing the sequins inside my shaker.
All there was left to do was adhere the shaker to the card base and add a few embellishments and positive sentiments to the front, then they are ready for me to send away!
There’s something about the start of a new year and a new decade that makes sending a sparkly card so appropriate, like starting things off with a bang!