Inky Creations with April

Sharing my love of handmade cards and papercraftting

Hello, Crafty Friends! Today I have cards for the Cards in Motion class by Ashley Tucker. Cards that move and that are interactive are always so much fun. I really had fun making a full front shaker card for this post. I also made a shutter card as a bonus card. Ashley had so many ideas that I couldn’t select just one. I used the same design and colors for both cards. I will give you all the details for the full front shaker and suggest you sign up for Ashley’s class to get the details for making a shutter card.

Supplies for this card:

My full front shaker card is a bit different than Ashley’s but both are a ton of fun. My version uses some stamp packaging. I put all my stamp sets in storage sleeves when I receive them and keep the original packing for different techniques. It works great for full front shakers.

  • I created a background panel using the Fine Tulle Stencil, Unicorn White Ink and a Blending Brush. I have a dedicated blending brush for my white pigment ink and I like the one from Trinity Stamps as it has a nice cover for it. I store my brushes in a drawer and don’t want the white ink on everything. Also smoosh some ink from the white pad on your work surface and pick the ink up from there with the brush. This helps prevent getting any other colors on your white pad.
  • Next I created my images for the panel. I stamped a couple flowers from the Coneflower Build a Flower Set with black pigment ink on watercolor paper then sprinkled with clear embossing powder. I then heat set it.
  • Next I added water to the images with a waterbrush pen before adding pigment using my Watercolor Brush Markers. I used Persian Blue from the Winter Wonderland Set. Turquoise, Desert Night, Fresh Lemon and Lime from the Tropical Fiesta Set. As well as Warm Sunshine and Emerald from the Spring Garden Set. I used pigment from these beautiful markers to color the flowers and leaves. The water allows the pigments to blend wonderfully. You may need to use your watercolor brush pen to pull the pigment to the edges of your images. These were then set aside to dry.
  • Once dry I adhered these directly to the background panel.
  • I cut a piece from my packaging that was a bit bigger than my background panel. I then put score tape around the edges on the back on the panel. I carefully wrapped the packing around the panel securing it with the score tape on the back. Make sure to leave one end open to put your shaker bits in.
  • You will need to cut angles in at the corners so they lay flat as well. Then I added lots of shaker bits. I chose flat confetti as these work best with this type of shaker card as there is not added dimension to allow for movement of bigger shaker pieces. Once you add your shaker material seal the back so none escape.
  • I stamped my sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments with VersaMark Ink on Onyx cardstock. Make sure to prep the cardstock with an anti static product before stamping your image. Then I used Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder to emboss the image. I cut this down into a sentiment strip that I layered on top of some Pearlescent Vellum that I wrapped around the front of the panel and secured with some more score tape.
  • I then adhered the panel to a top folding heavy weight card base using more score tape so it was extra secure.

I love the look of this type of full front shaker even though I need to use thinner shaker bits. Make sure to not pull your stamp packaging super tight around your panel so there is a little room for the bits to shake about.

Here is the bonus card that I made. To get all the details on how to create this shutter card sign up for Ashley’s Cards in Motion Class on the Altenew Academy. She has several other techniques in the class to get your cards moving.

I hope today’s post inspires you to create a card with some movement. They are always fun to make and fun to receive. These types of cards just seem to make people smile. Thank you for stopping by and see you soon.

2 thoughts on “Altenew: Cards in Motion

  1. Erum Tasneem says:

    These are fantastic!!! You rock! Thank you for submitting your fabulous work to the AECP assignment gallery.

    Liked by 1 person

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