Not 2 Shabby, Shaker Cards, Summer Cards, Watercolors, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Be Mermazing Watercolor Cards | Not 2 Shabby Shop June Release

Hello my friends, Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far! I’m having fun creating summer cards, and today I’m using a stamp sets from the Not 2 Shabby Shop’s June release. This set is called, “Be Mermazing,” and it’s filled with the cutest underwater creatures as well as the prettiest mermaid.

I created two wreath cards with this set, and I used two different watercolor mediums to color them in as well as the backgrounds.

I also have a 10% off coupon code for you from the Not 2 Shabby Shop: N2S10

Card 1: Underwater Wreath Card

For my first card I stamped out all the images with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed them with Clear embossing powder. The paper I used was Stonehenge hotpress watercolor paper. To color in these images I used some liquid watercolors–Dr. Ph Martin watercolor. This was my first time using these watercolors, and I really enjoyed using them–they are vibrant and beautiful.

The raised lines of my heat embossed images made watercoloring them fast and easy. I had so much paint left over in my butcher’s tray that I decided to create some backgrounds with it. I dipped a watercolor paper panel into the blue and green and purple paint, and it turned out with a smooth, marbled look. I was able to use this panel for both cards.

Card 2: Mermaid & Pearls Shaker Card

On card #2 I stamped out the pearls and shells image out several times. I wanted to create a shaker window with this single image. Again I heat embossed the images, but this time I colored them in with some Zig Real Brush Pens.

I fussy cut out all the images and glued the pearls and shells together to create a circle. I then glued on a panel of acetate and popped it up with a double layer of foam adhesive. I used a lot of clear confetti pieces inside the shaker. I also popped up the mermaid on the outside to match the height of the shaker window.

Below is the process video. I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Featured Products:

Not 2 Shabby Shop:

Hugs & Fishes Stamp Set:–4X6-Clear-Stamp–N2S_p_16117.html?AffId=19

Be Mermazing:–4X6-Clear-Stamp–N2S_p_16118.html?AffId=19

Trinity Stamps Bubble Bath Beads:

Trinity Stamps Clear Confetti:

Art Mediums:

Dr. PH Martin’s Liquid Watercolors:

Watercolor Brushes:

Zig Watercolors:

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen:


Butcher Tray:

Mini Misti:

Original Size Misti:

Making Paper (Post-It Notes full stick coverage):

Reverse Tweezers:

Fiskars Paper Trimmer:

Score Board:

Cutter Bee Scissors:

Ink Blender Tools:

Antistatic Powder Bag:


Versafine Onyx Black Ink:

VersaMark Ink:


Jackie’s Craft Table Glue:

Kokuyo Dotliner:

Best Ever Craft Tape:

Darice Foam Strips:


Stonehenge Hot Press Watercolor Paper:

Bristol Smooth Cardstock:

Waterfall Cardstock:

Neenah Solar White 110 lb Cardstock:

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Arteza Art Products, Birthday Cards, Shaker Cards

Shaker Card Techniques using Arteza Holographic Chunky Glitter & Foam Tape

Hello everyone, Happy Friday! I love creating shaker cards, and I created a few with some fun products from Arteza. Today I’m using their beautiful Holographic Chunky Glitter and Foam Tape–the two most important ingredients for making shaker cards! I believe shaker cards are best when they are birthday shaker cards, so I made three–all using different techniques.

I have an Arteza coupon code for 10% off your purchase and links to the supplies I used below!

2020 Arteza Shaker Cards THUMB

Card #1: Happy Birthday Balloons Card

Shaker elements don’t have to be very large. On my first card I used a small balloon die to create the windows for my shaker bits. I cut down the foam tape so that it would fit around the window. Make sure you take off the release paper to do this–it makes is easier to manipulate. I then spooned in the 3 different chunky glitters and sealed them in tight with a piece of card stock. I trimmed it down and added it onto my card base.


Card #2: Masculine Birthday Shaker Card

Stamping your sentiment right onto the acetate window is another way to add impact to your card. I used StazOn ink in black, but it comes in many colors. After you use this ink, you’ll need to clean it with StazOn Stamp Cleaner to clean off your stamps. (Link below)  Also, if you mis-stamp on the acetate, you can wipe off the ink from the acetate with rubbing alcohol and stamp again. This was an easy shaker card to put together because I didn’t need to manipulate the foam tape. I just put it down in straight lines. card2

Card #3: Word Sentiment Shaker Card

It’s really fun to create shaker windows behind your die cut sentiment. It make’s your sentiment sparkle in an unexpected and fabulous way. I cut down narrow strips of foam tape for this shaker element so that it would fit around my sentiment. I spooned in the Electra glitter and captured it with a piece of pale gray card stock. I then attached it to a piece of diagonal striped pattern paper, added some candle die cuts and stamped a small sentiment.


Here is the process video for these cards. I hope you enjoy watching it and are inspired to create some fabulous shaker cards!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!

For 10% off your purchase, use the Coupon Code: JackiesCraftTable4. This coupon code is valid February 8th through March 13th 2020.

Visit the ARTEZA YouTube channel for more inspiration:

Supply Links



The links below will take you to specific products that I mentioned in this video:

Foam Mounting Tape: US:

Foam Mounting Tape: UK:

Holographic Chunky Glitter Fairy Dust & Moonstone: US:

Holographic Chunky Glitter Mermaid Rain & Electra: US:

Holographic Chunky Glitter: UK:


Featured Products:

Big Birthday Greeting Stamps:

Big Birthday Greetings Dies:

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue:

Olive and Oak Styling Mats:


Mini Misti:

Original Size Misti:


Craft Pick:

Fiskars Paper Trimmer:

Score Board:

Tim Holtz Scissors:

Cutter Bee Scissors:

Mini Die Cut Machine:

Inks & Adhesives:

StazOn Ink:

StazOn Stamp Cleaner:

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink:

Jackie’s Craft Table Glue:

Kokuyo Dotliner:

Kokuyo Refills:


Acetate Sheets:

Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card Stock:

Pattern Paper, Winter Wonderland 6×6 pad:×6-paper-pad/

Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission on sales at NO EXTRA COST to you. Thank you!