Hello! As you probably know, I make a ton of shaker cards. I love the shine, the movement, and even the sound they make. But because I make so many, sometimes I struggle with finding new ways to make them. Many folks are loving Infinity Shakers right now, including me, so I tried to think of a way to get that look, but on a smaller scale. I struggled with a name for this, but for now I’m calling it a Partial Infinity Shaker.
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I’m really trying to use bits from my stash lately as often as possible. I found this great piece that uses the Fresh Lace stencil from A Colorful Life Designs that already had a nice diagonal tear in it. When I made that piece, I inked the stencil then ran it through my embossing machine with cardstock to get the ink to transfer and to get an embossed design too. The stark black and white contrast helped me to choose the rest of my elements. I was excited to make a fully black and white card (although there are small orange polka dots), so I decided to use the Spider Silk Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I kept out the spiders and most of the clay spiderwebs. I really wasn’t going for a Halloween card, but I like the pattern of the webs on those white pieces of clay.
I thought that having the upper portion of the card being the shaker would be fun, but I didn’t want my Sparkle Blend to fall behind the embossed stenciled panel. So how did I keep that from happening?
Using the torn edge of the top layer as a guide, I taped off part of my backer paper (I love those tiny polka dots with this floral stencil). I was careful to go just below the edge of the torn piece so that the adhesive wouldn’t show.
Next I made my Infinity Shaker with some leftover packaging like I normally would…but I removed the release paper from the tape I applied to the front first. Be sure to press the acetate down firmly on to the adhesive. Then I adhered 3 sides around the back, added my Sparkle Blend, and the sealed off the top. Aren’t all the different patterns in this Blend fun?
With the card all put together, it looks as though the Sparkle Blends will fall behind the stenciled panel, but that addition of adhesive will prevent that from happening. I topped the card off with a sentiment from Pinkfresh Studios’ Perfect Sentiments Stamp and Die.
I really enjoyed making this card, so I decided to do the same technique during a FB Live a couple of weeks ago. I’ll be sharing that card here on Friday. Even though it’s the same idea of a Partial Infinity Shaker, it looks completely different from this card because of the elements I used on it. Be sure to check out all of the awesome sequins mixes from Doodles Paper Playground over at the Sparkle Blends Shop. At the time this post went Live, ALL Sparkle Blends are 40% off, and all other embellishments are on sale too. Also, visit the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on FB for more inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!