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Scenic Scary Shaker Card

Scenic Scary Shaker Card - TPC Magazine

To me Halloween just calls for scenic cards – and since I love making scenic cards, that’s just perfect. But if I don’t want to make a straight one-fold card and are looking for something with volume and larger, – and I pretty much always are, then what to do?

  • Type of project: Scenic shaker tri-fold card
  • Occasion: Halloween
  • Style: A bit of ghottic grunge cartoonish.
  • Techniques used: Die Cutting, Layering, heat embossing, coloring with markers, inks, crayons.
  • Decoration: Half beads
  • Main colour: Black and Grey
  • Media used: Different kinds of cardstock, Embossing Powder, Distress Inks, Vellum, Distress crayons, Copic markers.
  • Equipment used: Die cutting machine, Heat gun and a lot of different die sets – mostly different Tim Holtz/Sizzix sets and a bit of Spellbinders and Creative Expressions etc.


I went to the treasure box of ideas, inspiration and how-to’s….. YouTube. I did a search for scenic card and zapped a bit around. I have made several different scenic cards models…. Diorama, Frame card, Step cards etc., so it had to be something different. I found someone, whom I initially was very inspired by…

And this is my take on the TriFold card. It was perfect for my project and so much fun to make.

After having started on the front parts, I had an idea to make them as Shaker-Windows.


They are both without acetate or anything else under the diecuts and the only shaker-things are the two sculls and two eyesballs.
 And then the inner scene… Shortly…Dracuela says Boo to the witch, who gets such a scare, she jumps in her cauldron.
I had no cauldron of any kind, so I had to draw it myself and then the spiders web diecut matched pretty okay.
One of the ghosts, I cut in vellum. I thought it would make the ghost…ghostly.
When almost done, I had a problem… when the card is closed, the two sides are raised and they don’t close in the middle. I chose to make a belly-band to keep it tight.
The scene is aprox. 20 x 20 cm and each panel is 10 cm wide. The hinge is 10 x 14 cm (14 because it matches my panel), so the card ended up being 20 x 20,5 cm.

The best october day to all of you – perhaps with a bit of a scary scene.