Stars and Stripes Shaker Card

Time for another challenge from Challenge up your life. Click on the logo to take you there.

Stars and stripes are both appealing to me and I immediately came up with the idea of making a shaker card.

stars and stripes shaker cardFirst I used my fuse tool and a Sizzix star die to form a pocket for my sequins. I shaped it from a clear page protector. A small portion I left open, through which I generously filled my sequins, stars and pearls to go with my chosen colour theme. Then I closed up the pocket for good, again using the fuse tool.

Next I dry embossed the stripes on white cardstock. I swiped some versamark ink over the raised areas and heat-embossed them with platinum embossing powder by Ranger. I love that colour and it gives a great shine. Then I die cut the star from it.

The star pocket I adhered to the back of this and added a panel of gold cardstock behind it to show through between the sequins.

For my sentiment I heat-embossed a stip of cardstock in a bright pink colour. Over this I stamped the greeting in Versamark ink an heatembossed again in a lighter colour. That sentiment is from The Stamps of Life.

As a finishing touch, I added some sequins on the top left and beneath the sentiment. This guides the eyes gently across the whole of the card. I adhered those with glue dots, so the won’t seem lost against the shaker window.

Stars and Stripes


On the German site Stempelküche “Anything goes” on the first challenge of the year. So I am adding this card there also.



5 comments on “Stars and Stripes Shaker Card

  1. Ist das eine schöne Karte! Und so eindeutig perfekt für die “Stars and Stripes” Challenge 🙂 Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei der Challenge Up Your Life!

  2. Liebe Birte! Das ist wirklich eine tolle Karte geworden und ich kann mir ausmalen, wie sehr sie schimmert, wenn man sie in der Hand hin und her bewegt ;o) Ich find auch die Farbkombination wirklich super schön! Vielen Dank, dass Du Dein Werk auf dem CUYL Blog zeigst ;o) Ich hoffe, Dich auch bei der nächsten Challenge wiederzusehen ;o)
    Happy crafting,

  3. Ich kann mir vorstellen dass besonders Kinder sich über dass glänzen und schimmern freuen☺️ Eine total schöne Karte!

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