Mama Elephant Donut Treats Birthday Shaker Card

I have always had trouble with getting the perfect shaker card completed. I either make a mess of the acetate or the inside of the shaker is sticky and the bits all get stuck to the sides of the card. This time I made sure to cover all the steps to keep my shaker window clear of residue or smears by cutting the acetate first, and setting it aside. Then, I took my powder tool and gave the inside walls of the shaker frame a good once over to ensure any stickiness that might be left from the foam tape to build up the height for the frame, has been covered with the powder tool.

The backdrop of this card was blended with Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks. I just love the opaque chalk like finish of these inks!

Mama Elephant Easy Sentiments & coordinating die was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink – I thought it gave it just a little extra interest to drape the sentiment diagonally across the side, instead of putting it in the middle of the card, since the donut box already had the height for the middle covered.

I love learning new techniques and tricks – have YOU found any other tricks or tips that would help me, and other crafters make a fool-proof shaker card? I would love to hear your comments below!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment if you have any tips or techniques that have helped you in the past build successful shaker cards.