Shaker, Blessed

Hi! I’m excited to be playing along over at Virginia View Challenge #12 is “Shaker Cards”.

Here’s my first shaker:


Notice the butterfly landing on the Peony?

I did some ink blending and then die cut the paper with my PTI Peony Cover Plate Die. The secret to keeping this baby together is carefully adhering a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ inch piece of sticky label to the back of the image after die cutting, but before removing it from the cover plate die. I used the outline for the card above and the background for another shaker card.


By pressing down firmly, you should be able to pick up all of the itsy-bitsy pieces. Flip the die over carefully, remove the image in its entirety. Check to see if any of the pieces did not adhere well, make any needed adjustments, gently press down on any loose pieces. Then, carefully peel back the outline. Two cards await your creativity!


I cut out 3 different pinks to add dimension and interest to the peony.

If you follow along at Nicole Heady’s blog, you might have noticed that this card was inspired by this week’s MIM #200: Layering Cover Plate Die Cuts. I’ll be linking up a different card over there though!



I think that this is a fun card. Very different than anything else I’ve done. I’m pretty happy with the end product.

Thanks for stopping by!



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8 thoughts on “Shaker, Blessed

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  2. Hello Melissa! I adore your card! What a great way to play up this intricate die! The layering and added sequins are perfect for a shaker card design! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Shaker Cards” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!


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