Thursday, July 30, 2015

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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22 comments:

  1. amazing...love this style of shaker.

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  2. 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!

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  3. I love this card and the colours you used make it so so so so so smart!! hugs!! :)

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

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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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  9. So gaga over this ---odering from THE TON too!!!!!

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  10. Super cool shaker! It looks so pretty!

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  11. 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

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  12. Holy wow, girl... fabulous!!
    =] Michele

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

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  14. I totally love the look of this card! Fantastic job! :)

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  15. 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.

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  16. AWESOME! Love it. Congratulations on the shout out at Jennifer's blog. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  17. AWESOME! Love it. Congratulations on the shout out at Jennifer's blog. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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

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  19. I absolutely love this card & those colors too!

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  20. Perfect directions...personally I love picture tutorials

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  21. Perfect directions...personally I love picture tutorials

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