Ombre Shaker Card Tutorial

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The pink/gold ombre shaker card I created for The Ton’s Mid Summer Release was pretty popular and a few people asked me to make a video showing how it came together. However, I don’t know how to make videos yet so the best I could do was show you step-by-step through pictures. Feel free to leave me feedback letting me know if this post has been helpful or not. Thank you so much for your interest!

Links to what I used are at the end of the post.

First, I took A2-sized white cardstock pieces that I had already pre-cut and used the MFT Die-namics Abstract Cover Up die to cut out the top layer for the shaker card. I use 3M Painter’s Tape to hold down my dies when running them through the Big Shot.

Once that was cut, I used Glossy Accents to attach some of the Grafix Dura-Lar Film behind it and cut off the excess on the sides. This is a great alternative to using acetate sheets. (Also, I started using these Fineline Applicator Bottles that were recommended by Jennifer McGuire. No more having to unclog my Glossy Accents!)

Then I used the MFT Die-namics Abstract Cover Up to die-cut a piece of white foam.

I added Glossy Accents on the top part and attached the first piece (that has the clear film on it) over the foam. Let it dry for a minute or so to secure in place.

Now comes the fun part that we need to do slowly: adding the shaker contents! You can choose whether you want to add sequins or beads or other embellishments. I used The Ton’s newest beads because I love their size and weight. My last card was pink/peach/gold and here I’ll be using shades of aqua and gold. All the colors should be linked below.

Aren’t those containers so cute? I have switched over to a brand new embellishment storage option, which is this Darice 82-piece Tiny Container Storage Tray, and I have a separate post that goes into detail about it (and a fun giveaway!). I selected all the colors that I want to use and set them on my workspace as shown. Once the foam side is up, I started to slowly and carefully place my beads over the film.

Once I have filled up all the parts of the die, I can close the shaker card. I add Glossy Accents on every line of the foam so that I can seal properly. You have several options now. You can attach a piece of white cardstock that is the same size of the die over the foam and then attach this whole piece to your cardbase. You can attach a piece of the clear film in the same size as well (make sure you let it dry so that it sticks well). What I had done in my last card was guess and glue down my cardbase to the foam. It wasn’t perfect, but it didn’t add any unnecessary weight either. And, that’s what I did here. I guessed and pressed down my cardbase to the foam and pressed down over the whole card firmly.

Once the shaker was sealed and glued to the cardbase, I turned it over to work on the top layers.

Now for the sentiment and foliage, I used a piece of white cardstock and VersaMark ink to stamp a sentiment from It’s Cray Cray. I wanted the sentiment to be in two colors so I carefully sprinkled some Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder on parts of it, cleaned up the excess and then added on Zing Aqua Embossing Powder to the rest. I used my newest Wagner HT400 Heat Tool to heat set it. This is AMAZING. It is pretty much the replacement for the Milwaukee heat tool, and I’m so glad I upgraded because it heat sets FAST! Next, I stamped one of the foliage from Mini Wild Florals and another from Wild Peonies with VersaMark ink and heat set them with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder.

I fussy cut the sentiment and the foliage and used glossy accents to glue it down over the shaker card. That is all. I hope that my instructions and pictures were easy to follow.

Leave questions or comments below!

**You can find out more about how I use the Darice 82-piece Tiny Container Storage Tray to store all my sequins, beads, and other embellishments + a fun GIVEAWAY in this post here.**

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  1. Simply Sandy

    August 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Perfect directions…personally I love picture tutorials

  2. Simply Sandy

    August 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Perfect directions…personally I love picture tutorials

  3. Julie GM

    August 2, 2015 at 7:47 am

    I absolutely love this card & those colors too!

  4. Laurie Brown

    August 1, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Wow the card is awesome!! Thanks for the organization tips too!

  5. Gayatri

    July 31, 2015 at 4:55 am

    AWESOME! Love it. Congratulations on the shout out at Jennifer's blog. ????

  6. Gayatri

    July 31, 2015 at 4:54 am

    AWESOME! Love it. Congratulations on the shout out at Jennifer's blog. ????

  7. Sharbogast

    July 31, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Ok, this is just awesome. So glad Jennifer McGuire posted your blog. Such fun. I love how you used the different colors in the section. It's just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Gloria Farfan

    July 31, 2015 at 1:48 am

    I totally love the look of this card! Fantastic job! 🙂

  9. Jessica H

    July 31, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Love this amazing shaker card!! The color combo is amazing!!!

  10. I Card Everyone

    July 30, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Holy wow, girl… fabulous!!
    =] Michele

  11. Elizabeth S.

    July 30, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    What a fabulous tutorial and love each step by step on how this card became so magical with all those colors and beads! This is gorgegous Ruby

  12. Hippymom83

    July 30, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Super cool shaker! It looks so pretty!

  13. wienerhoneymooners

    July 30, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    So gaga over this —odering from THE TON too!!!!!

  14. Indy

    July 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I am so loving this die! What a beautiful shaker card! Thanks for the chance!

  15. Amy C.

    July 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Wow, what an awesome look! This cover up die makes for such a striking card!

  16. barbara macaskill

    July 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    LOVELOVELOVE this!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!! I am definitely going to be making a similar card!!! Thanks for the knowledge and inspiration!

  17. Crystal DeJesus

    July 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I really like this idea for a shaker card. Awesome job. I would love to try it one day! Beautiful subtle colors

  18. Miriam Prantner

    July 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Great tutorial! I really love the colors you chose for the different compartments, so pretty.

  19. wienerhoneymooners

    July 30, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Me tooo.,LOVE this girl!!!!

  20. Yolanda Garrido

    July 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I love this card and the colours you used make it so so so so so smart!! hugs!! 🙂

  21. Roberta Eldridge

    July 30, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Wow, Ruby! Your card is AWESOME and FUN and sure makes me Happy! Great job and thank you for the instructions. Hope you are able to find a way to make video tutorials soon as they would be crafting deliciousness!
    These instructions are very well detailed and easy to follow. I have learned about new products that I MUST HAVE, so you are upgraded from a fellow enabler to a PROFESSIONAL ENABLER!

  22. ~amy~

    July 30, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    amazing…love this style of shaker.

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