Good luck – double trouble!

I absolutely love making shaker cards. It’s so exciting to see all the sequins move around and sparkle and also rewarding when it works out OK and nothing falls out the bottom! It’s sometimes frustrating though when you’re happy with your card, only to stand it up and all that magic sinks to the bottom and you’ve got a blank space left and it’s looking a little sad…

So, that’s why I decided to make a DOUBLE shaker card (although technically it’s just one layer of shake and one layer of static). I’ve had the My Lucky Charm stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn for a while but wanted to colour those sweet little shamrocks so thought this was the perfect time to use it. Plus, I came across the cutest shamrock confetti which worked perfectly for the static layer.

Lawn Fawn Good Luck EC

I used a new die from My Favorite Things for the pierced dot detail around the circle which frames a watercoloured background. The shamrocks and sentiment are from the Lawn Fawn My Lucky Charm set (coloured with copics) and the banner from WPlus9 was stamped in Lawn Fawn’s celery stick with the sentiment in freshly cut grass dye ink.

Lawn Fawn Good Luck with stamps ECLawn Fawn Good Luck close up EC

To create the static shamrock background I laminated a cluster of the confetti and then adhered this to the back of the foam layer. Inside went my selection of sequins and then acetate on top of the foam to hold them in place. The shamrocks are almost holographic but the photos don’t do them justice!

Here’s an attempt to show them in a better light…

Lawn Fawn My Lucky Charm - close up shine EC

I can’t wait to try this on a whole host of new designs – a little added sparkle and surprise is always a good thing in my book! Hope you enjoyed this slightly different way of making shaker cards!