Happy Friday! Hope you are having a great start to your weekend. Today I’m sharing a dreamy shaker card that I created using awesome stamps from Waffle Flower Crafts. Here is what I came up with:


I wanted to highlight a gorgeous dream catcher image from Tribal Thank You stamp set. I also wanted to create a winter holiday card using non-traditional colors, inspired by the fabulous Miriam’s card. To create my own bluish/purplish background, I used Dylusions ink sprays on a piece of white cardstock.


The gold embossed dream catcher looks really amazing on a sprayed background. To make my background to have richer color, I sprayed inks more than three times over the paper. I really love how my backdrop turned out. So vibrant and magical! What do you think?


This is a step-by-step tutorial on how I put together my card. 1)Spray some Dylusions ink spraysVibrant Turquoise and Crushed Grape, over the entire piece of heavy-weight white cardstock. 2)Create a window using a circle die from Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles die set. Then heat emboss the sentiment from A Homemade Christmas stamp set with gold embossing powder. 3)Cut one piece of acetate and glue it to the inside of circle window. Then create a thin ring out of gold glitter paper with two circle dies. Next, adhere it on the acetate window. 4)Stamp the dream catcher from Tribal Thank You stamp set on a piece of inked paper. Then heat emboss it with gold embossing powder. 5)Fill up the circle window with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Neat and Tangled. Then cover the back using foam tape. 6)Adhere the shaker panel on a piece of gold glitter paper. Then adhere the panel directly to the card base.


If you are one of my Instagram followers, you might see the photo of my failed attempts that I shared last night. (Check it out HERE.) It was kind of proof that I kept trying until I came up with these shaker cards. I was so frustrated that I spent whole day creating cards and end up with nothing but mess. But my crafty followers said it happens often to them, too. For some reason, it comforted me. It’s always good to know that I’m not the only one doing it. I really appreciate all of your support and encouragement.


Thanks to my sweet friends, I managed to make these stunning cards, at least to me. 😉 I had so much fun getting my hands inky and creating shaker cards. I’m also glad that I tried new color medium to create my background. There was so much going on but it worked perfectly.


That’s all I have today. Hope you love my cards and get some inspiration as well. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

15 thoughts on “Waffle Flower: Dream Catcher Shaker Card with Sprayed Background

  1. This has to be one of the most beautiful Xmas cards I seen so far this season, its unbelieveable!!! The sprayed background is gorgeous and the shaker itself, I would never have thought to emboss something on the window part. So very clever and amazing!!!

  2. Oh, the colours you have used are sooooo stunning!!! Honestly, this is such a dreamy card, and that gold against the blue really pops! I would love to make a shaker card, but am missing two vital ingredients: sequins and acetate! Finally have some foam adhesive, so one down, two to go… Thanks for the stunning inspiration!

  3. Stunning Card! I really love the background. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Beautiful shaker card! Love the pretty sequins behind the dreamcatcher! The shimmery blue and gold is so pretty together. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. Wow! The colour is stunning, so vibrant. I really like the shaker card with the dream catcher. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  6. Gorgeous card! Love how you’ve made the background + showing us how to do it.
    Thank you for playing with us at INKspirational Challenges for our “Shine” challenge.
    Pia xx

  7. This card is what DREAM made of….Thank you, May! Now I can go to bed HAPPY 🙂
    So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

  8. Its a stunning beauty May, I love all the embossing on this card, there is shine and shimmer but just in the right amount, fabulous colors, one of my favorite cards in the gallery. Thank you for joining us at ATSM!

  9. Show-stopping stunning! Your shimmery panel, the dream-catcher shaker, the embossing…swooning! Thank you for sharing your shine-inspired gem in the Inkspirational Challenge gallery!

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