Who of us do not love to play with a fun interactive shaker box? So, instead of simply making another card, why not transform it into a fun plaything while you're at it? In today's blog I show you how to make a shaker box. Burt first, we use one of the designs from my book, Designs By Miekie 1, to colour and set the theme for our card.
Find a suitable piece of sturdy craft paper, measuring 6" x 12".
Fold the paper in half to form a card measuring 6" x 6".
Cut a piece white printer paper to measure 4,5" x 4,5".
We are going to redraw the design onto this paper and need to make sure that it will fit neatly on our card, leaving us enough space to play with.
I use this fish design from my book Designs By Miekie 1. The design is simply redrawn by hand onto the smaller paper. You may opt to print it to size.
I then use a Sharpie marker to define the outline better.
I will now paint the design in Derwent Inktense.
I start with a dark blue on the edge of the fish. I pick the Inktense up with a Pentel Aquash brush and transfer it to the paper in this manner.
The inside of the fish is painted a paler blue.
The eye is painted purple. The fish is then set aside to dry.
Now I cut a piece of blue paper to measure 4,5" x 4,5".
I also cut a sturdy piece of transparency to measure 4,5" x 4,5 ".
I put double-sided tape all around the edges of the wrong side of the blue paper.
The paper is then secured to the card.
Now I punch the wording for the card from the same blue paper.
I use double-sided 3D squares which I cut in half, to mount the punched-out letters on.
Here you can see clearly why I need to half the squares.
I secure my lettering to the card.
Now, I carefully cut out the painted fish design.
I use Tombow glue to secure the fish to the blue paper.
I then cut 3D double-sided tape in half and stick this down all along the edges of the blue paper.
I fill my design with a couple of seed beads.
I then carefully lay the transparency on the double-sided tape, trapping the beads inside.
A foam rubber octopus is glued onto the card in a warm colour to provide and accent point.
I now cut a paper frame with a width of 1 cm from the blue paper. The frame measures 4,5" x 4,5".
The frame is given double-sided tape on the wrong side.
The frame is then secured to the transparency, effectively hiding the unsightly white double-sided 3D tape.
And that is as easy as it is to make a shaker box card!
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