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March 17, 2024

Creating a fun shaker with a galaxy background

Hello everyone, Jordy here with a cute shaker card featuring a galaxy background. It’s been a minute since I made a galaxy background, so I thought it would be interesting to see what I remembered! I had a lot of fun getting inky and I hope you’ll feel inspired to try it out too. You can read on to see how I made this card, or watch the YouTube video below.

I began by ink blending my galaxy background. I took a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock that measured 5″ by 4″ and ink blended some splodges of bright colour randomly over the cardstock (I used Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Inks but any brighter colors you have will be fine)

Don’t worry if it looks a bit of a mess at this stage – trust the process! Next up I went over the top with Black Soot Distress Oxide. No need to be neat here, just blend it on, right over the top. Then I brightened up a few areas by going back in with my original colors. Finally, it was time to splatter – I used water droplets first, then some white pigment ink which I watered down a little. The effect is so pretty and this technique can be used for a lot of space themed cards.

Next up, I worked on my images while I let my splatters dry. I used a bunch of stamps from the You’re Weird stamp set and I coloured them with my Copic Markers then I cut them out using the Coordinating Dies. I also cut the largest of the Scalloped Imperial Frames from some Huckleberry cardstock. I stamped my sentiment onto the moon from the stamp set, as I knew I would struggle to find space for it elsewhere.

Next, I attached my moon image onto the bottom of my frame, before securing a piece of Extra Thick Clear Acetate behind the frame. Then I adhered all of my images onto the acetate to create the front of my shaker, before attaching Heffy Doodle Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips around the back of the frame to create a well for my shaker pieces.

Next it was time to add my shaker mix to the galaxy background base I created previously. I chose to use the gorgeous Whipped Cream Sparkle Mix as it has an iridescence that brings out the pinks, greens, purples and yellows I used to create the galaxy. It’s so pretty!

Finally, I removed the backing paper from the foam adhesive strips and attached my front panel to my back panel, being careful to keep my shaker mix in the centre and away from the adhesive. All that was left, was to attach my card panel onto a White Card base and give it all a shake of course!

I had so much fun making this card and I hope you enjoyed it too! Thank you so much for joining me and happy crafting.


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March 17, 2024

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