How to Make a Rain Cloud Shaker Card
Make it rain in typical British springtime fashion with this fantastic shaker card, using acetate and sequins. There are some seriously gorgeous papers within the new Dovecraft Hello Spring range, that are jumping to be used within cards such as these. Read the tutorial below to find out how to make your own.
- Use a white 5 x 7 inch scalloped edge card blank, and mat this with a trimmed sheet of very pale blue cardstock. Measure to 16.6 mm x 11.7 mm, and fix in place using a glue stick.
- Trim down a sheet of ‘Hello Spring’ rain drop patterned paper, as a matted layer on top of the very pale blue cardstock. Measure to 15.2 mm x 10.3 mm, and glue in place.
- Create a pale blue frame by trimming a sheet of using plain coloured ‘Hello Spring’ paper, 14.1 mm x 9.1 mm. Use a ruler and craft knife to cut away the centre leaving a 12 mm frame. Draw two freehand border lines towards the outer edge with a fine black pen.
- Trim a sheet of acetate to suit the frame, and glue this on the reverse side. Add 3D foam tape to the underside leaving no gaps. Add a second layer of tape for extra depth.
- Select sequins of green and blue shades together with silver ones, and place in the centre of the card front. Peel the backing tape off from the frame, and fix into position trapping the sequins.
- Die cut a very small circle from yellow coloured ‘Hello Spring’ paper for the sun. Also trim a small banner, and hand write the word ‘SUNSHINE’ using the fine black pen.
- Fussy cut the sun’s rays from a stronger yellow colour using textured cardstock. Glue into place on the acetate window. Fussy cut several white clouds and fix into place using 3D foam pads.
- Die cut from silver glittered paper the word ‘HELLO’, from brush lowercase alphabet dies. Glue these close together with the ascenders just touching the frame. Using 3D foam pads, fix the yellow, sunshine banner to the left hand side crossing over the frame.