Monday, May 24, 2021

Dream Catcher Shaker Cards

 Hello crafty friends. Today I am sharing some colorful shaker cards made by transforming Creative Embellishments chipboard Dream Catcher pieces into shakers.

The dreamcatcher is a protective talisman that is used to protect people from nightmares and bad dreams. The charm was usually used for young children and hung above their cradles or beds. My youngest son used to love to sleep with his dreamcatcher over his bed.  

Here are the images of the chipboard pieces used today: Creative Embellishments Dream Catcher 1 - chipboard and Creative Embellishments ATC Coin Rings with acrylic sheets



The Dream Catcher 1 - chipboard pieces were quite easy to turn into shakers because the ATC Coin Rings fit perfectly. 

I painted all the pieces with acrylic paint, then inked the feathers with various Distress Inks (Crackling Campfire , Picked RaspberrySqueezed Lemonade) to match the Little Birdie  patterned paper.  Once dry, I assembled the layers of the shaker and filled with shaker mix from Buttons Galore. Scroll down for more information on the shaker mix used.    

The first card has the dream catcher as the top layer over the rings.  I added foam under the feathers to provide extra support for the chipboard pieces. 

Shaker Mixes Used Today
I always say a fun shaker card needs fabulous shaker mix.  The mix helped create the magic of the shaker.  I believe Buttons Galore has the very best selection of shaker mixes with so many varieties to adore.  Today's selections are from the Doo Dadz collection and from the Shaker Mix Cube collection.  

The first card comes to life with Buttons Galore's Shaker Mix in a Cube- Spring Blooms.
The Cube mixes have an assortment of buttons, sequins, beads, and gems - perfect for inside a shaker project and as an embellishment around the card.  In the image above, the finishing accent pieces on the card areclear sequins from the mix.   

The second card today is filled with Buttons Galore's Marmalade Doo Dadz.
What are Doo Dadz?  Buttons Galore says it best,
  "Art & Crafts most unique embellishments! Sparkling iridescent flat back gems and rhinestones for crafting make up this colorful collection of shimmering iridescent embellishments." 

Buttons Galore -Spring Blooms Ll547

Here is the second card.  The dream catcher is the base layer lying flat on the paper.  No need for foam under the chipboard feathers.  The ATC rings layers are added on top.  The feathers are also accented with Doo Dadz.  Because the gems have a flat side they are easy to glue to projects for a touch of  shimmery glam.  

The papers used today are from Little Birdie Boho Dreams 12x12 Scrapbook paper

May your dreams be wonderful and colorful. 
Thanks for stopping here today.  Happy Crafting.

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