Vellum Shaker Card

Hello, everyone. Today I’m going to show you how I make my vellum shaker cards. I think that shaker cards might be my most favorite type of card and I love finding new ways to make them.

The things I like best about vellum shaker cards are how low profile they are. Shaker cards can be pretty bulky and if you mail them as often as I do those postage fees add up. Vellum shaker cards are much slimmer and therefore cost less to mail. The other thing I love about them is how soft and almost ethereal the vellum makes the card look.

So. Let’s get started!

I cut a sheet of white vellum down to 5″x 6.25″.

On the 5″ side I scored at .5″ and at 4.5″.

On the 6.25″ side I scored at .5″ and at 5.75″. This gives us a .5″ border all the way around.

Next I applied double sided adhesive to the inside of the four panels created by the scoring

Then I mitered my corners,

folded the flaps over, and burnished them nice and flat.

Using a cling mounted rubber stamp set by Tim Holtz, Versafine ink in Onyx Black, Ranger Ultra Fine Detail embossing powder in Clear, an anti static tool, and a heat gun I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment to the front left side of the vellum.

Then I took a piece of wood grain patterned cardstock which I cut down to measure 3 7/8″x 5 1/8″, and using that same Tim Holtz cling rubber stamp set and Memento ink in Tuxedo Black I stamped a simple flourish to the left side of the panel.

I placed the wood grain panel inside the vellum panel

removed three of the four backing strips from my double sided adhesive and pressed three of the four flaps down.

I left the top flap open because this is where I’m going to pour in my sequins.

I used pink, purple, and white sequins to fill the inside of my card, making sure not to overfill it.

After adhering the final flap to the card I used some more adhesive to add the shaker panel to a top folding card base that I made from 110lb cardstock.

That’s it. They’re easy cards to make but the end result is so beautiful.

I hope that you will try your hand at making your own vellum shaker card and if you do be sure to tag me @coykoicrafting over on Instagram!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day.

~Samantha

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