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Shaker challenge #404

What I've been up to this week....

Just Add Ink challenge #404
Just Add a Shaker

The challenge was to create or add a shaker element to your card.

I wanted to think outside the square - literally and try something different from the acetate circle or square that I had done many times before.

The Cake Soiree set create a great opportunity for a different shape with the cake shape die.

I decided to use vellum instead of acetate to give a softer look, where the colours behind blended together.

Here's what I came up with....

Here's how I did it:

I cut out the cake outline using the Sweet Cake Framelits in the centre of a piece of card
I cut the branches from the framelits as well as a couple of stamped buds in the matching colours of the floral topper I was going to use on the cake - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Calypso Coral.
I snipped all the little ends off the branches to create little dots for the shaker element and added the buds with a few silver sequins

I added the stamped vellum to the space made by the diecut, turned it over and sprinkled the shaker mix within the space.  I then used the cake cut out piece and laid it over to sandwich the shaker mix against a white background.  To seal it all I added another piece of velum over everything.

I added the silver cake stand to the front, stamped the sentiment and then mounted it all on a piece of Rich Razzleberry card.

I mounted it onto the card by using dimensional foam

And lastly, I added the topper which was a pre-cut piece from the embellishment kit.

Love how it turned out and how the shaker mix "colours in" the  stamped flowers.

If you want to try it yourself, you can get all the supplies from my shop.

'Til next time, keep crafting!


  1. Love it Shirley, this is a stunning Shaker card. I really love the silver of the cake stand too. Chantell Just Add Ink

  2. So pretty, Shirley! I love your idea of using the circles from the branches as your shaker element and the vellum and silver additions add a lovely elegance too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Very creative Shirley! The effect of the vellum to create your shaker element is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  4. Super adorable card, Shirley. I love the stamped vellum shaker element. It is such a fabulous outside the box idea for a shaker using this bundle. The peeks of colour is so eye catching. Thanks for sharing your stunning creation with us at Just Add Ink this week.


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