with everything going on in the world right now, we at the Academy of Scrapbooking and Arts want to brighten your mood with an easy palette and things that remind us of good times. Explaining why the photo is a picture of a cake with smooth colors.

So now you can see why I decided to make a shaker card for a good friend of mine to celebrate her special day and brighten her mood too.

I hope you will enjoy my tutorial and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this mood board as well. Be sure to tag the Academy when you do.

Product List:
Craft Consortium: Grunge Light Tones Collection
Craft Consortium/Dienamix: Live Love Laugh Cutting Die
Creative Embellishments: Cupcake Shaker
Creative Embellishments: Thankful Word Set
Creative Embellishments: Circle Bokeh Stencil
Hobby Lobby: Ranger Ink - White Embossing Powder
My Rusty Crown: Prima Marketing/Finnabair Studio - Sweet Rose & Blue Lagoon Waxes
Scrapbook.com: Prima Marketing/Finnabair Studio - Secret Notes
Scrapbook.com: Prima Marketing/Finnabair Studio - Heavy White Gesso
Scrapbook.com: Prima Marketing/Finnabair Studio - Northern Lights Texture Paste
Scrapbook.com: Tonic Studios/Nuvo - Limoncello
Scrapbook.com: Ranger Ink Liquid Pearls Outrageous
Michael's: White Cardstock
Ranger Ink/Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Dress My Craft: Flower Pearls Blue

Let's get started, shall we?

  • Start out by choosing the size of your card. I chose to slimline style.
  • Take an "8 1/2x"11 white piece of cardstock and cut it down to "8 1/2x"9 Fold it in half
  • Do the same with your designed paper as well but cut it to "8x"8 3/4
  • Use some double-sided tape to adhere them together
  • First, use some texture paste and a circle stencil to create a textured background
  • Next, do some random background stamping using a word stamp with distress ink
  • Now distress the edges with the same distress ink
  • Next cut out a circular shape using a die-cut and distress those edge
    Hint I chose this distress color because it reminded me of a cake color from the inspiration photo
  • Use some cardboard packaging to prop up your die-cut image
  • 10. Now it's time to put together our shaker piece using tacky glue and beads from your stash
  • Color the background of the cupcake using white gesso
  • Alter the front of the cupcake using two different colors of waxes by blending them
  • To finish your card, use liquid pearls, and Nuvo drops to finish embellishing it

Here are some close-ups for you to enjoy!!

Here is the video tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial with me today. Until we meet next time!

Stay well and stay safe.

Jessica Larios

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