Thursday, December 16, 2021

A Chillin' Shaker

Hello everyone, today I am sharing a fun shaker card.  At first glance, this might not seem like a shaker, but it is!  This technique has been around for a few years, but I came across it in an online class recently!  I will get back to the "how-to" of the shaker but first, let's talk about how the MISTI makes stamping a joy!

I use both the New Original MISTI and/or the New Mini MISTI for every card project. First, I placed a piece of cardstock in the Original MISTI and stamped the three adorable penguins a far enough distance that I could die-cut them.  I always leave my stamps on the platform until I am completely done with making the card in case I have an issue and have to restamp.  That is one of the reasons I love having more than one MISTI.  While the image stamps are in the Original, I stamp the sentiment with the Mini MISTI.

Creating a Seamless Shaker is super easy which is why it's my new favorite technique! 
Take clear stamp packaging or flimsy acetate and cut it larger than the card front.  It should be large enough to fold over and adhere.  Decorate the card front.  Place card front face down on clear packaging.  Miter the corners of acetate.  Add double-sided tape to the back of the card front.  Remove tape backing on 3 sides.  Fold clear packaging along the card front and adhere.  This will leave one side open to fill with shaker filler. Flat sequins are ideal but as you can see my shaker is filled with both flat and curved. Seal the remaining side by folding over the packaging and adhering with the tape.  Lastly, adhere your shaker to a card base.  Easy peasy!  

One more thing before I go, check out the new MIS-T Ruler! They are sized perfectly for use with the MISTI and they come in both metric and imperial units of measure!  I am thrilled with this new tool!   

Today's design was influenced by Freshly Made Sketches #516!

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