Mother’s Day Shaker Card with Inlaid Die Cuts

mothersdaythumbnailWelcome to my blog.  I love making greeting cards by hand.  Today I have a Mother’s Day card for you.  Using a flower die cut, I created three openings on the front panel of my card.  These will be the “windows” for my shaker card.  Then, using the same die cut, I cut out three flowers from pink cardstock.  On the back of the front panel, I adhered a piece of acetate large enough to cover the flower openings.  When dry, I turned the card over and adhered the pink die cuts inside the flower openings I had created earlier on the front panel.  Turning the card over, I placed some foam tape around the openings of the flower and the rest of my front panel.  Now, here comes the sequins.  Fill the “well” created by the foam tape with three different colors (or one if you wish) of sequins.  Remove the release tape from the foam tape and adhere it to the front of your folded card panel. To dress up the front of the card, I cut a strip of watercolored paper with a fancy edged rotary blade…this one was a Fiskars Victorian style blade…and adhered it to the front of my card.  Finally, I used Versa Mark ink to stamp a greeting and embossed it with heat embossing powder.  I hope you enjoy the video below as well as a list of the products used on this card:

To create the watercolor strip I used on the card, I used a wet on wet watercolor technique with some pearlescent watercolors by Yasimoto.  First, I laid down some clean water on my watercolor paper.  Then, I dabbed on the three different colors of watercolor on the paper and allowed them to run together along their edges.  I used pinks and purples.  Then, I used some of the Zig clean color real brush markers in violet and light violet to flick on some splashes of color.  To do this, I colored the Zig markers on a clear acrylic block and used a wet paintbrush to flick the color onto the paper.  Finally,  I sprayed some Tattered Angles glimmer mist in autumn gold onto the page.  ONce it was dry, I used a Fiskar’s rotary trimmer with a Victorian blade to cut the strip of paper for my card.

The products I used on this card:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Flowers Die set #1325: or at

Cricut Cuttlebug:

Fiskars Rotary Trimmer:

Fiskars Victorian Blade:

Glossy Accents:

Hampton Arts Embossing Powder:

Strathmore Watercolor Paper:

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:

Yasimoto Pearlescent Watercolors:

Heidi Swapp Magnolia Lane Stamps by American Crafts:

Foam Tape in bulk: (I’ve never used this brand, but couldn’t find link to the one I used on this card).

Sequins in bulk:

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