How to Create a Classy Sequin Shaker Background Card (Feat. 5 Layers of Dimension!)

by Jenny
Classy Sequin Shaker Background Card

Hi everyone! It's Jenny here, and today I'm sharing a how-to on creating a sequin shaker background card. I kept the colors relatively neutral on today's card to add a classy elegant vibe.

Shaker cards are some of my favorites to make. There are so many different ways to incorporate shakers into your card too – a popped-up window, die-cut center, or like this one, just go for a full background shaker. My daughter loves it when I create shakers too – they give the recipient something to play with!

Classy Sequin Shaker Background Card

Double Up Cover Dies for Extra Dimension

To create this card, I first die cut two panels of white cardstock using the Calming Reflection Cover Die. This is another great cover die that can be flipped 180 degrees and overlaid on top of a second die-cut to create a different look, much like the String Panel die I featured in one of my previous videos (check it out here).

Create a Shaker Window

I adhered one on top of the other with thin strips of foam tape for a little dimension, then flipped the panel over. Then, I adhered a panel of acetate with liquid glue, and a double layer of thin foam strips all around the edge, being sure not to leave any gaps.

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Add Your Sequin Shaker Mix

I shook a large amount of Satin White Sequins into the panel and then overlaid it with a panel of Navy cardstock. I flipped it over and there you have a gorgeous full background dimensional yet clean and simple shaker!

Embellish with Coordinating Focal Image

To embellish my card, I die cut the Leafy Wreath Die from Gold Mirror Cardstock and mounted it into the center on foam pieces. You could conceivably create a double shaker, using a wreath or other circular frame element, by layering it up and closing in the back with foam, acetate, and sequins too!

I heat embossed a floral from the Engraved Flowers Stamp Set using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder on Vellum. I then die cut this out with the coordinating die.

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Attaching Vellum Using the Sentiment

For the sentiment, I used the same powder to heat emboss a sentiment from the stamp set onto Navy cardstock and trimmed it out. Using this, I was able to use foam squares to secure the heat-embossed vellum floral to the back of the sentiment strip, and then add an additional layer of foam squares behind the vellum itself to secure it to the card panel without showing any adhesive. I also sneaked a little piece of foam behind the solid center of the flower to give it a little more security.

How-to Video:

I created a full how-to video as part of my Stylish Cardmaking Techniques with Jenny series. You can check it out here or over on the Altenew YouTube Channel.

I hope you enjoyed my sequin shaker card and got inspired by it. Thanks for stopping by!


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Liz O. March 9, 2022 - 2:23 PM

What a clever way of using this cover plate die Jenni! Beautiful card, thanks for the inspiration!

Karen Hale March 9, 2022 - 6:55 PM

Gorgeous shaker card, Jenny. Love that cover die, too. Have to add that to my wish list. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.


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