I love shaker cards. They are one of my most favorite types of cards to make.
Sending them can be a bit costly, though, due to their typically bulky construction. Enter the vellum shaker card. Low profile, more affordable to mail, and the vellum adds an almost ethereal touch.
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For this card you will need:
- Flower stamps from the Flowers and Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Sheet
- The Happy Birthday Phrase Rubber Stamp
- Black A2 sized card base
- Kraft cardstock trimmed to 5.25" x 4" (trim 1/16" off of one of the short sides and off of one of the long sides)
- Vellum cut to 6.25" x 5"
- Sticky Embossing ink pad
- White embossing powder
- Versafine ink in Onyx Black
- Clear embossing powder
- .25" wide double sided adhesive
- Scoring board
- Scoring tool
- Colored pencils
To begin you will stamp your flowers all across the kraft cardstock panel with a sticky embossing ink pad and heat set using white embossing powder.
Color your stamped images with colored pencils. I opted to leave the leaves and stems uncolored. I absolutely adore the look of colored pencils on kraft cardstock.
Score your vellum at .5" on all four sides and then apply your .25" wide double sided adhesive to the insides of your score lines.
Miter all four corners. In the image above I've shaded in the area on one corner to demonstrate what you should cut out. Mitering the corners will help the vellum lay a bit flatter.
Stamp and heat emboss the Happy Birthday sentiment to the front of the vellum.
Adhere your vellum to the back of the kraft panel on three sides, making sure you leave the adhesive attached to the top flap. You need this part open for sequins.
Add sequins! Be careful not to add too many; after all the point of a vellum shaker card is to have a low profile.
Adhere the top flap to the back of the kraft panel and attach to your black card base.
Easy peasy! I love how soft those beautiful flowers look behind the vellum.
Don't forget to save this card to your favorite Pinterest board. We'd love to see what you come up with using your Blank Page Muse stamps!
Until next time,