I was so excited to finally play with a package of Shrinky Dinks on a project. I had really wanted to try them since I was a little kid, but back then my family couldn’t really afford such extras. Then I had forgotten all about them until I joined the crafting community on YT. I saw a couple of projects using them and then I was on the hunt! LOL
This is a shaker card that I made using the Diemond Dies large mason jar as the base, a piece of plastic packaging material that I upcycled to make the cover, and some cute little dragonfly shakers (I added some blue and iridescent sequins for a little extra sparkle inside the shaker too) that I made with Shrinky Dinks and the new Diemond Dies dragonfly die. As I am extending my guest design team member stint for Diemond Dies, if making a purchase, please use the coupon code: thankskristina for 10% off your entire purchase and free worldwide shipping on orders over $35.
This shaker is one that I made for a Canadian friend (YT: Sheila McNabb) so I decided to use the beaver (the national animal of Canada) from the Furry Friendship Whimsy Stamp set to create a little scene inside the shaker. I inked around the edges of the mason jar with a blue green American Crafts ink and also inked the lower level of the scene to create a lake look on which the little beaver could be floating. I colored him, the branch he is holding and the log he is standing on using the following Copic colors: E21, 23, 25, 29 and 100. I added a little BG18 just for the leaves. Since the background paper color was a light tan, I also used a white Gelly Roll pen to brighten his front teeth. 🙂
The following is a tutorial video for this shaker:
This shaker card is also being entered into the Naughty or Nice Anything Goes Challenge and
the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Blue Challenge and
the Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes Challenge
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Really cute and I love how you’ve used the dies for your card base ~ great work! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! 🙂
Thanks so much for the fun challenges! I really had fun making this shaker card and the shakers too. 🙂 tf stopping by! hugs, Kristina
Great idea using packaging for the card. I have been saving mine too for just such a purpose. This is a super cute card.
Love this card. You are such a clever lady. Thanks so much for sharing you talents with me.
Take care & God bless.