Thursday, November 19, 2009

Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Shaker cards

Today the I.O. team is featuring a new product - Shake-It Pouches! This was my first time working with these self-adhesive shaker enclosures, and they are so fun and easy to use. Here is some info from the Impression Obsession Winter 2009 supplement catalog:

Brand new from Impression Obsession! These self-adhesive shaker pouches make creating shaker cards and shaker elements for your scrapbooks quick and easy. We have five different sizes and shapes to choose from. These pouches are self-adhesive; you simply stamp your image, place your shaker materials in the middle, and peel and stick the shaker pouch on top. Cover the lip with an overlay or frame, and your shaker card is done! No more tedious placing of foam tape on acetate. They are only 1/8" deep so can be mailed without additional postage. Everyone loves to receive these cute cards, and now you can make them just as quickly as a plain card!

I found that the Coluzzle oval template had a size that fit the oval pouches perfectly, so I worked with that shape this time...I guess I'll have to order more! At $5 for 10 of them, and remembering the pain of making those little frames with foam tape and acetate...I'm sold...

This card was quick and super simple. I used an image from the Birthday Cakes clear set, colored it quickly with Neopiko markers and added a few dots of white acrylic paint. I laid down my colored panel and poured out a little confetti in the center of it. Next, I removed the liner from my Shake-It Pouch, aligned it over my image, and set it down over the image, trapping the confetti in. I cut a corresponding-sized oval in the striped panel and arranged the scalloped panel and ribbon around the opening, then positioned the panel over the shaker element. Next, shake, shake, shake... come on, you know you want to!

I'm not crazy about how this card photographed, but I'll share it anyway...I messed with the colors and got it a little too 'something'. But I like the fish and the idea, so here's a quick rundown of how I made this card:

Stamps used:
Funky Fish clear set
Birthday Cakes clear set('birthday')
Sentiments I – Add-ons

The sentiments set includes the word 'wishes' and an alphabet - I inked up all but the 'w' and then stamped in the single 'f'. Heehee!

For the shaker element - I stamped the vines and fish in pigment ink on watercolor paper, then embossed them with clear detail powder. I laid a mask over the scene and sponged Stream ink from the bottom up, then blended the ink with a waterbrush. I added some shading to the fish with Neopiko markers. Just wanted to show you that the shaker pouches are deep enough to use dew drops for your shake-y element!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team did to Shake-It up....their links are to the left!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Love the fishy shaker card, Dina!!! Tooo darn cute! :)

  2. For the cake card, we chose the same stamp, the same saying, and the same shaker pouch. Yikes! Love both of your projects!

  3. Those are sooooooo fun! I love them both Dina!

  4. Wow! Dina, these are both lovely as always! Love those fish bubbles!!

  5. I am really simple I guess, but I can't get those cute little stars, etc. of multiple colors you used on your first shaker. Where did you get them? Love these cards, lady!!

  6. I love the Dew Drops for the bubbles, how very clever! I may have to borrow that

  7. Dina -- the cake is cute stuff -but the little fishy is FANTASTIC!!! Wonderful cards!!!

  8. Dina, you did such a nice job here, really like how that bday card came out that is a nice idea; and I really liking how the fish bowl came out- it makes a FAB shaker card, looks great! ;)

  9. Dina, these are awesome!!!!! I love the fish!

  10. I have to say that I love the fish shaker card the best. He is really cute!

  11. Love the shaker cards, Dinah, especially the fish one - too cute!