Die Cut Embellished Shaker Card

Die Cut Embellished Shaker Card

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have a great little die cut embellished shaker card to show you which I decided to embellish with some beautiful die cut feathers. To keep the card simple, I went with a beautiful teal and soft blue colour scheme. Throughout the card I used various different accents of this scheme to add interest and detail. Whats-more, it is so easy to customise to any occasion, so feel free to mix it up!

Materials required for the Die Cut embellished Shaker card

  • Patterned background paper - This card design used in this card came from a DecoTime cardboard pattern glitter pad - code: DS0887-05.  This is a company based in the Netherlands.
  • Plain coloured paper and card to match your colour scheme. 
  • Circe die
  • Acetate
  • Foam tape
  • Small foam square pads
  • Sequins
  • Foiled print and cut sentiment - you can find the post and free cut file HERE. If your cannot make these, a simple die cut sentiment will work just fine.
  • Feather die cut - This die is from Sizzix called 'The Little Feather' by Sophie Guilar. 
  • Distress inks and blending tool - Peacock feathers ink and Faded Jeans Oxide have been used in this card
  • Cardbase - this card measures at 7" X 5
  • Scrap of card
  • Sentiment stamp - I used a stamp from the MFT 'More essential sentiments' stamp set.
  • Versamark - alternatively if you don't wish to heat emboss you can use either dye or pigment ink. 
  • Embossing powder - This card uses WOW! Embossing powder Primary Bluetiful
  • Heat gun
  • Double sided tape
  • Liquid glue


  • Tonic Nuvo Drops - Caribbean Ocean is featured in this card
  • Wink of Stella Pen

Die cut embellished shaker card details:

To begin with, I cut out the circle window of the shaker card from the patterned card and attached a square panel of acetate to the back of the window. After this, I placed strips of foam tape around the edge of the window on the back of the patterned card, ensuring there were no gaps. If you leave any gaps, your shaker bits will fall out of your card!

Following this, I cut a piece of coloured paper larger than the window and attached this to the card-base, located where the window will sit. Similarly, to attach the sentiment I foam mounted with foam squares and adhered centrally on the coloured paper. You can find the post and free cut file for these foiled print and cut sentiments here.

I assembled the shaker window by surrounding the sentiment with sequins, and ensuring the back of the pattern paper was sufficiently covered with foam tape I mounted the window on. To make the feather die cut embellishments, I cut 4 feathers out of two different blue card stocks. 

Using the blending tool, I gently applied and blended on distress inks to the outer edge of the feathers. Afterwards, I adhered the feathers to the card with liquid glue following the curve of the window. To finish the feathers off, I gently brushed over the two top feathers with the Wink of Stella pen to add a lovely glittery look. 

I heat embossed the sentiment stamp onto a small strip of white card and mounted with double sided tape. Lastly, I finished the card off by adding Tonic Nuvo drops towards the end of the feathers, again following the curve of the window. 

Although it is difficult to photograph and see in the above images, the Wink of Stella pen has just elevated the top feathers with its subtle glittered surface. The patterned background card already has glitter in it, so it ties in well and makes a cohesive card. 

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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies

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