I love making shaker cards, so I thought I'd share a tutorial on how I use some basic dies in my collection to construct them, hoping perhaps it will help someone out there in the crafting world!
First, I used just the sentiment from the Beauty-Butterfly sentiment set.
Here are the supplies:
You'll need stacking dies (I find square of circle dies to be easiest to use. I used square here), acetate (I have even been known to save acetate from store packaging), card stock of your choice, foam tape or fun foam, sequins, and a card base.
First, cut out the sentiment and the acetate. Both of these use the largest of your dies.
I like to tape my dies down with washi tape. It holds them in place without ripping the paper or removing color from it.
Next, cut out the frame. This takes two dies that are close together in size. I'm using Spellbinders square dies for this card. Again, I use washi tape to secure them to the paper:
Here are all the layers cut out, ready to assemble:
I added some white pigment ink around the edges of the violet paper. If you look closely, you can see the piece of acetate that is cut the same size as the sentiment.
Now, to assemble the card...
I attached the piece of violet paper to the front of the white card base, then taped the sentiment piece to the front of that. The frame is glued with tacky glue to the front of the piece of acetate. On the back side of this, I attach either foam tape, or a piece of fun foam cut with the same dies that cut the frame, and glued. With this card, I used foam tape. Make sure the tape goes all the way around the frame. Holes leave a place for sequins to escape.
Next, place sequins or beads, just in the middle of the sentiment.