I’m having WAY too much fun with shaker cards…as I was driving home from orchestra rehearsal last night I started thinking about how to do a music-themed shaker. I’ve seen shaker cards using music notes and die-cut treble clefs but I wanted to do something a little more personal to me! I’m still trying to work out the possibility of a piano shaker card but I’ve figured out how to do a harp!!
I created a cut file with my Silhouette Cameo and cut the harp out of black card stock. I prepped the card stock with a powder tool, stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Circle It stamp set with Versamark, and heat-embossed it with Ranger Silver and Wow Gold Pearl embossing powder. Then I took a piece of a Swiffer dust cloth and rubbed it over the embossed sentiment to remove the excess powder.
Then because I’m a music nerd I had to “string” the harp correctly…I used scissors to cut tiny slits in the top and right side of the black piece and then strung it with red, blue, and silver thread. Then I attached a piece of acetate to the back of the harp outline and then adhered the stringed middle piece to the top of the acetate. Turning that over I put a double layer of foam mounting tape around the edge of the card and around the middle piece (so that I wouldn’t waste as many sequins). Then it was sequin time!! I liberally filled the cards with 4mm and 6mm gold or silver Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
I didn’t want the back panel to be black so I stamped each piece with Ranger Perfect Medium and then brushed on Perfect Pearls in Perfect Gold and Pewter. I spritzed them with water to set the Perfect Pearls and dried them with my heat gun. I attached those panels to the back of the shaker and then adhered each harp piece to a black side-folding card. I envision them being great cards for a student or friend after a recital or special performance!
I’m also entering this card into Virginia’s View Challenge #12 for shaker cards!
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