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Vellum shaker

vellum shaker

The bonus lessons for the wrap-up day of the Clear and Sheer card class were on shaker cards. I’ve made a few shaker cards in the past, but I’ve always used acetate for them; it had never occurred to me to use vellum, so I had to give it a go.

And I really like the result. From the distressed embossing on the front to the way the sequins and the background paper are muted by the vellum, and not forgetting the sound the sequins make against the vellum. I really ought to revisit this technique…

vellum shaker - detail


  • dies:
    Create A Smile – thanks twice
  • stencils:
    Tim Holtz – flourish
  • embossing powder:
    Judikins – black detail
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – 6mm sequins – lily white, beetle black, bubblegum
  • paper and card:
    Dovecraft – premium vellum
    First Edition – paper pad – noir et chic
    Papermill Direct – super smooth – white
  • miscellaneous:
    Ranger – emboss it dabber

Another catch-up post. This card was created on 6th May 2016 as part of the Online Card Classes Clear and Sheer class.

2 thoughts on “Vellum shaker”

    1. Always happy to share! That’s why I like Online Card Classes – as well as reminding you of the techniques you already know, there’s always a few completely new ideas to inspire you.

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