Hello everyone! Heidi, here today. I don’t know about you but I have to say I was so excited when I found out Tonic was coming out with die and shaker sets! Each package includes one die shape and five plastic shaker blisters. You can also purchase additional shaker blister refills. As soon as I saw the star die and shaker set I knew I wanted to make a fun Halloween shaker card.
- Haunted House Insert Die Set 1802e
- Star Die & Shaker Set 1660e
- Spooky Mini Moments Die 1866e
- Spooktacular Coffin Treat Box Die Set 1800e (bat)
- Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Mother of Pearl 804N
- Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Pure Platinum 803N
- Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle 849N
- Nuvo Craft Spoon 978N
- Nuvo Glue Pen Medium 203N
- Nuvo Glow Drops Neon – Banana Split 747N
- Essentials Easy Clean Mat 1514e
- Tim Holtz – 8″ Guillotine – 160e
- Tim Holtz – 5 inch/ 12.3cm Mini Snips – 816e
- Tangerine Die Cutting Machine with Plates 138e
- Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
- Cardstock – Black, Yellow
- Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Black Soot
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
- Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools and Sponges
- Cartwright Sequins Purple, Lavender, Green, Light Orange, Black
- Seed Beads Black, Orange
- DecoArt® Americana Snow (Titanium) White Acrylic Paint
- Ranger Red Line Tape
- Foam Squares
- Heat Tool
- Paint Brush
To create the galaxy background for the card, start with a piece of Strathmore mixed media paper and begin adding the Distress Oxide inks using mini ink blending tools. For this card I used wilted violet, salty ocean, peacock feathers, and faded jeans. I went over each of the colors twice to get a nice smooth blend of the inks.
Then, go over the entire piece of paper with the Distress Oxide black soot ink. This gives the background a nice dark look but you can still see the first layers of color.
To intensify the black go over any areas with Distress black soot ink. The essentials easy clean mat is a great surface to work on for all of the ink blending.
To create an all over shimmer for the background use the craft spoon to scoop out some of the mother of pearl embellishment mousse. Put the mousse in the spray bottle and add water. When I am making a new bottle of shimmer mist I find the mouse dissolves a little quicker when I use warm water. Let it sit for a few minutes and then shake the bottle to mix the mousse with the water. You can leave the shimmer mist in the bottle and be sure to shake it before each use.
Next, to create the galaxy look I wanted to add some “stars” so I mixed the pure platinum mousse with a little water and use a paint brush and acrylic block to flick the shimmery mixture on to the paper.
To finish the galaxy background I watered down some white acrylic paint and flicked it on to the paper. I know this galaxy background has a few more layers than most but it is so pretty and shimmery. I think the end result is worth the extra effort.
Here is a look at all of the die cut pieces used for the card. I used dark black cardstock. You can see in the photo for the die cut of the haunted house I die cut the insert piece. Then I took a pencil to draw a curved line bringing the hill down to the bottom of the paper as you will see on the finished card. It’s not pictured but I also kept the pieces for the road and the doors.
Next, I taped the star die in place where I wanted the shaker to be on the card front. I laid the haunted house die cut on the paper so I could get prefect placement for the star die.
I used the glue pen to adhere all of the die cut pieces to the front of the card. I also cut some small pieces of yellow cardstock to add behind the die cut for the windows and the creepy eyes in the bottom corner.
Then, I added some of the glow drops to the windows and the eyes. The glow drops are so fun on Halloween cards!
Here is a look at the star shaker after I added some sequins and seed beads. For the back of the star I used another small piece of yellow cardstock and added some glow drops. Once the paper was dry I finished assembling the shaker. I added the die cut word spooky to the card front and also added the bats.
Here is another look with the glowing star, windows, and eyes.
To finish off the card I added the card front to a black A2 top folding card base.
I hope you enjoyed this fun Halloween shaker card! You can find more of my design work over on my blog Embellished Dreams. Thanks so much for stopping by today!