Pamela West Dragonfly Shaker Card Workshop

Today`s workshop is how to make the Dragonfly Shaker card using the Pamela West cd by Joanna Sheen

1. Take your image and print out 6 images of the Dragonfly the same size – this has been done using the snapshot tool on the page the image is on and pasting it onto a blank word page and copy again – instructions on how to use the feature is on the cd`s ( remember to save the image encase you need more of this size for later )


2. Also print the backing paper too – Cut the topper out and then wprk downwards missing off the frame then some again but then cut out around the leaves and dragonfly – then I have cut the dragonfly and then the wings and flowers – to embellish the card I also decoupaged 2 more dragonflies and wings to enhance the design


3. Matt the largest image onto gold mirri – and then build up the decoupage – then add the wings to the 2 other dragonflies – this is the photo the design came from as I liked the feel of the 2 together – so thought what else can I have to balance the design and having just made a shaker card thought it would be perfect


4. Now take one of the images – or print another one off – cut around the edge of the frame and then inside the frame too – cut each side of the frame at 2.5 cm`s and then have a slightly smaller section making sure then dragonfly is in the centre – so this piece would be around 4.6cm`s and slightly trimmed top and bottom


5. Take a piece of mirri card and on the reverse draw around the inner section of the frame


6. Now take the other piece of frame and join up the rectangle doing the same as you have just done


7. Now cut out on the outer side of the line – the one nearer the edge of the card so it won`t be seen underneath the frame – but as the frame is thin don`t cut to far from the line


8. Turn the mirri over and now add the frame to the inner edge – making sure the 2 section meet top and bottom


9. Now cut a 5mm border around the edge of the frame


10. Place your image underneath this frame to see it fits well – now you need to add the shaker part using foam tape etc – here are full instructions on a previous workshop

 workshop on how to make a shaker should you need it


11. So here is the finished shaker – just embellish with some roses – the frame was cut down in this way to keep it the same height as the topper but having a large shaker the same size I felt wouldn`t have worked – hence the need to make it narrower


12. Take an A3 sheet of card and add your backing paper onto gold mirri and then this onto the base card – I have done this using foam tape – then add some mounted antique gold stardream card to which you then add the topper on the left hand side and then the shaker to the right – then you would add the 2 dragonflies in between the two and that is your card complete


Thanks for sharing in today`s workshop


And funny enough this months card in the Monthly advice page is the same design – the workshop was made when I did the original card and lots seemed like it so I thought it would be nice for this months card along with a craft goodie bag and have your question answered too

So please enter the October Advise Page with a chance to win the card , goodies and question answered by step by step form

Last months advice page has all the info  September WINNER information here

In a new twist to the page i`m going to try and answer more of the problems even if they are not the winning number , sadly without a prize but with the hope the answer will help you – that way hopefully a lot more questions will be resolved

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3 thoughts on “Pamela West Dragonfly Shaker Card Workshop

  1. wow suzanne , this is another amazing card from you , so pretty , thanks for sharing your workshops with us all
    carol x

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