A shaker card was the theme for the April 2020 Get Creative Challenges Blog design team. I will be honest, I had never done a shaker card before. This is the great thing about the design teams I am in, they challenge me to think about card making in new ways.
I chose the Betta Fish digital stamp by Fabrika Fantasy Digital Stamps. Mainly as it was just so cute. The fish had to be underwater, so I decided to colour the fish in using watercolour pencils. I researched into Betta fish, the range of colours that they really are in nature is truly amazing.
Creating shaker cards is easy. There are some problems a beginner can come across. You can think that all the bits are securely inside, then move the card and they all fall out. Yes, that happened to me. I discovered what I had done wrong and fixed it. It’s also advisable to use an anti-static bag on the edges of the foam tape so that the bits do not stick to it.
I liked how this card turned out. I’m glad the challenge pushed me to creating something outside of my comfort zone.