Make a St. Patrick's Day Shaker Card
Jennifer O'Sndyer here celebrating a month of cheer and festivities that include St Patrick's Day on the path to Easter and Spring. I'll be featuring those themes all month, but today is a focus on St. Patrick's Day.While not of Irish descent myself, my husband plays in an Irish band so it's always a wee bit Irish in the O'Snyder household.I've created some cards I wanted to share before sending to friends.
The collage above is the image from the Creative Embellishments March Challenge. My inspiration was the magnificent purple and green colors and the magical aura in the images. Green...purple...magic...in March??? That says St. Patrick's Day to me and shakers are the toast of the month.
You can see the rich brown foil paper in the mug from Rinea Autumn Foiled Paper pack. I used the textured foil for the liquid in the mug and shiny foil for the base and handle of the
Shaker cards come "to life" when filled with fabulous shaker mix from Buttons Galore. The mix I selected for this mug is really cool because it looks like more bubbles inside the mug. It's Buttons Galore - Shimmerz Shaker Mix -Desert Sky.
To add dimension and create suds and frothy foam on my mug, I filled the shaker and added the acrylic window to layer as if the shaker were completed. Normally the shaker is done at this point.In my opinion, the foam is most effective when added to the top layer of the mug - because foam typically froths over the glass.I slathered a generous amount of transparent Heavy Body Gel (any brand works) to the shaker. This product acts like glue (concrete) and dries absolutely clear with a matte finish. The beads, from Buttons Galore /28 Lilac Lane - Embellishment Bottles - So Shiny, settle nicely into the gel medium and hold perfectly.
The dried results are perfect; sudsy, frothy, foamy and delicious.