Octopus Shaker Card

I created an Octopus Shaker card with the Sea of Textures stamp set. It’s an under the sea wonderland with glitter and a rainbow! Below I’ll show you how to make one, too!

Shaker cards are fun to make, but I know they can be intimidating. Therefore, I decided to create a video tutorial to make it less daunting! I hope it helps you in making some lighthearted cards for someone.

This month I’m hosting the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge. We are made up of a great group of crafters who create fun challenges every month, and hope you join us! To play, just pick a row across, down, or diagonal and create something fun. Here’s the grid I created to play with this month:

In the grid, I included a lot of my favorite card-making techniques, embellishments, and themes. For this reason, it was easy and difficult at the same time to narrow down my choices. Eventually I chose the column on the left: Glitter, Rainbow, and Aquatic.

Octopus rainbow shaker card sea of textures

This is why I love these tic-tac-toe challenges; Although I created the grid with some of my favorite card-making things, I don’t know if I would have ever made a card like this, with a rainbow and an aquatic wonderland, ha ha! But of course I love it! And I hope you try creating a shaker card with me.

See below for how to create this glittery shaker card. The tutorial also includes other techniques, including emboss resist, die-cutting, and ink blending.

Watch this video to learn how to create this octopus shaker card:

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Tranquil Tide 8-1/2

Tranquil Tide 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Sponge Daubers

If you are like me and a huge fan of shaker cards, check out these other styles of shakers I’ve created tutorials for: Spiderweb Shaker Card for Halloween, or Red White and Blue Mason Jar for Independence Day, or Iced Coffee Shaker Cards! Click on the images to read one!

Spiderweb Shaker Halloween Card    

When I’m done making a shaker card, there is a sigh of relief. Knowing how nervous I become before I make one and then seeing my creation shaking, with glitter or sequins or fishies is a good feeling. I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial for the Octopus Shaker Card. Please consider subscribing to never miss a new Papercrafting tutorial!

Happy Crafting!

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11 Responses

  1. Such a great grid for us to work with this month Laura – and I love how different they all are – I’ve tried shaker cards but I’m never happy with them – I’m going to watch your video and let you know how I get on.

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Thank you so much, Fiona! I do hope you try some more shaker cards; you make such beautiful creations!

  2. Wow! Rainbow and Nautical, my two favourite things on one beautiful card….I love it.

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      We definitely have that in common! I don’t think I’ve ever before combined these two things 😂 Thank you!!

  3. Such a fun shaker card with so many techniques, too! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration, Laura. xx

  4. Gorgeous card, I love the rainbow combined with the sea. I think I’ll need to join in with this challenge this month. Thanks for the inspiration xx

  5. parra67 says:

    Love your card Laura. I’ve yet to create a shaker card that works, they’ve become my nemesis so I’m going to follow your tutorial and give it another go.

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Please do! And I hope you let me know how it goes! Shakers are one of my favorite types of cards ♥️

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