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Secret Garden Shaker Card

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and I'm back today with a fun springtime shaker card perfect for Mother's Day or just to say hello.  Something about this beautiful mini shaker window reminded me of an English garden, so I decided to surround it with tons of flowers and leafy vines to create a little secret garden for my recipient.

Secret Garden Window Shaker Card by Annie Williams - Main for CS

I started by embossing some white cardstock with a stone pattern embossing folder (texture enhance by lightly inking with grey ink) to create the wall of a house for my window.  Then I die cut two layers of greenery border, one in light green and one in dark green, and popped them up around the edges with foam tape.  I finished the edges off with tons of tiny shaped flowers.

Secret Garden Window Shaker Card by Annie Williams - Detail for CS

Before assembling the window shaker, I first painted the top layer with white pearl acrylic paint and added some blue patterned paper that resembled wallpaper to the back layer.  After stacking two window chip forms on the chip back (adhering each layer with glue), I filled each section with some dreamy pink and clear iridescent sequins.  So that the cat silhouette would remain in front of the sequins, I added the black die-cut on top of the two chip form layers before adhering the acrylic divider, and finally the white pearl layer.

Secret Garden Window Shaker Card by Annie Williams - Full for CS

The shaker element is fairly thick, so I used heavy-duty double-sided tape to adhere it to the front of my card.  A die cut window box stamped with a sweet sentiment and filled with even more flowers seemed like a necessary touch to finish off this already pretty ornate card.

I hope you enjoyed this springtime shaker card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many fun shaker shapes to choose from, which would you use to make a card?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white pearl acrylic paint, various cardstock, flower, greenery border, and window box dies, grey ink, pink and clear sequins, sentiment stamp, stone embossing folder, foam tape, double-sided tape


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