Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

Rainbow Shaker Card

We love creating interactive shaker cards and we can’t think of anything better than combining those shaker cards with rainbows…except having a fabulous new friend on the blog sharing her rainbow shaker card!!!

We are delighted to welcome our sweet & talented friend Jeannie to the EH blog today! Check out her awesome rainbow shaker card and make sure to leave her a little comment love! (And see more of Jeannie’s beautiful cards on her blog & Instagram.)

Hi Crafty Friends! My name is Jeannie and I’m really excited to be here on as a guest designer on Ellen Hutson blog to share a fun, rainbow-themed card with you today. 

Rainbow Shaker Card

I’ve been itching for spring and nothing really makes me happier than rainbows! I stamped out a bunch of images from Essentials by Ellen’s Unicorns ‘N Rainbows using Ink on 3’s Blackout Ink. I colored them using Copic alcohol markers (all the colors are listed below) in rainbow colors. Once I finished coloring all the images, I used the coordinating dies for the Essentials by Ellen’s Unicorns ‘N Rainbows, even the little hearts! I love how coordinating dies makes things so much easier! 

I wanted to use all the images that I colored up, so I decided the best way was to use them on a slimline shaker card. Trinity Stamps has a Slimline Die Set: Stitched Frames & Squares, and it’s perfect to create three mini scenes on a card (at least this is how I see it). 

Rainbow Shaker Card

I, first, used Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock in Silver Glitter for the largest slimline panel in the set to use as a base for my shaker. For the shaker portion of the card, I pulled out a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock because I planned to ink blend a rainbow onto my panel. I decided to use Distress Oxide Inks in the following colors: Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet. I used the smallest slimline panel from the set as well as the Stitched Squares. I went with a titled look for fun (also so I didn’t have to line it up perfectly). 

Rainbow Shaker Card

I temporarily laid the rainbow panel on the Silver Glitter card panel and only adhered the squares directly to the Silver Glitter card panel using Gina K Connect Glue. This is to ensure that I’ll have all the squares perfectly lined up. I adhered a piece of acetate on the back of the main rainbow panel and then added foam tape around the panel. 

Rainbow Shaker Card with Essentials by Ellen

I added some Trinity Stamps Mini Mosaics Confetti Mix for the shaker but you can use any embellishments you choose. I went with the most rainbow looking ones I had in my stash. 

Rainbow Shaker Card with Essentials by Ellen

For the sentiment, I pulled out Trinity Stamps’ Kind One stamp set and coordinating dies. Since my card was so colorful, I decided to stamp using Ink on 3’s Juicy Ink on black cardstock so I could heat emboss the sentiments. I decided to use Hero Arts’ White Detail Embossing Powder so it really stands out against the black cardstock.

Rainbow Shaker Card with Essentials by Ellen

Once my shaker, my images and my sentiments were ready I placed them onto the card panel. It looks like there’s three little scenes going on in each of the squares but it all works so well together. Isn’t it so fun?

I hope you are inspired to create! Thanks for stopping by and before you go, it’s time for Ellen’s Crafty Games!

We’re having a scavenger hunt in the EH shop! You will find a special Essentials by Ellen item with a Pot O’ Gold and a special deal for you. Place your order when the pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow!

What will the special Essentials by Ellen item be? HINT: Jeannie used it in her project! Happy Hunting!


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  • Reply Lagene March 19, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Super FUN &NCUUTE shaker card, love all the rainbows!

  • Reply Paulyne VanderSloot March 19, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Found it!! You are making these too easy. I love the cards. I will be trying these, all of them. Thanks for the fun!!

  • Reply Maureen Reiss March 19, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Soooo Bright, Cheery and FUN!!!!

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