Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Transparent Window Shaker Card

At first this card was going to be a butterfly spinner card with a butterfly suspended in the middle of the window but then I remembered I had seed beads in the same colors as I used to ink the butterfly so I went with a shaker card instead.

Most shaker cards have just one sheet of transparency to them; the front side, obviously, so you can see into the card.  But mine also has a transparent back to the shaker part so the seed beads are held in between two pieces of transparency to make the butterfly look as though it might actually be flying.

Here is another photo from the side:

The secret to making a shaker card where the beads or sequins don't stick to your mounting foam is to brush on some baby powder to the sides of the foam before taking off the backing paper.  I got this tip from Kia, who by the way, makes beautiful cards.  You can see her work here:  Thank you for that much needed tip, Kia.

Products used to make this card:  Nellie's Choice Swirls-1 embossing folder/ Cosmic Shimmer Color Cloud Blending Ink in Frosty Jade, Ocean Blue and Pretty in Pink,/ Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Sparkle Texture Paste/ Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Pink PVA Glue (used around the inside edge of the shaker part as extra security that no beads would escape)/ Frantic Stamper Solid Butterfly, Monarch butterfly, and Pinprick Circles.

All of the above products used on this card are available at Ecstasy Crafts.


  1. Love the card and many thanks for the tip about the baby powder!

  2. Looks super gorgeous !!
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  3. Awesome card Ann - love your choice of paper and love the beads. So pretty my friend. Thanks for the shout out too - hugs