Sunday, December 2, 2018

Easy DIY Shaker Cards Using Artist Trading Coins (ATC's) - Tutorial

Jennifer Snyder here to present my interpretation of the The December Challenge at Creative Embellishments. 
Have you joined in one of the monthly challenges yet?  Now is the time...the prize is fabulous and the rules are easy.  

This month I am shaking things up....With a DIY Shaker Card. 
   My take is a warm old fashioned Christmas shaker card and traditional card with "Jingle Bells"...Creative Embellishments style.    
The shaker card features the newly released Artist Trading Coins and Winter Artist Trading Coins decorated with some extra Chipboard Snowflakes.  Scroll down and check out the tutorial for the shaker card. 

These are the chipboard pieces I used on the two cards presented today:

I've become obsessed with Creative Embellishments newest trend - the Artist Trading Coins (a cool new take on the Artist trading Cards).  Because I like making cards,  it's the perfect product for card making and encouraging my love of SHAKER CARDS!

Easy DIY Instructions:
Step 1 - Start with these three chipboard products - Artist Trading Coins

I sponge painted the solid chipboard coin, some snowflakes and one of the snowflake coins.  I inked the other coin for accent and contrast.  I used a sponge because it "dapples" the chipboard with paint and does not coat  completely.  I like the effect.  

TIP: Use a sponge because it "dapples" the chipboard with paint and does not coat completely.  You can bunch up some paper towels or rags for the same effect.    

Step 2 - Place acrylic behind one coin (using a strong glue like Beacons 3-1 to hold the acrylic in place) - Artist Trading Coins

Glue the second coin to the solid chipboard coin and fill with your shaker material...beads, sequins, glitter.  Now you are ready to close up your shaker with the acrylic backed piece. 
Some close ups of the shaker card.  


This is the second card I made for the challenge using the beautiful Creative Embellishments  - Jingle Bells.  The chipboard has been lightly coated in Silver Embossing Powder and heat set.  

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