Barn Door Thank You Shaker Card with Joy Clair and Deco Foil

It’s our final day of our team-up with our friends at Joy Clair! We hope you’ve enjoyed the projects and ideas this week. If you’ve not had a chance to visit their blog…please take time to see what their talented team has created!

To wrap things up Wendy Cuskey has created a falltastic (yep we made up a new word) card for us today that is just perfection! We hope you agree!

Hi all, Wendy here with a fall themed thank you card using both Therm O Web products and Joy Clair Stamps. I had fun playing with these stamps, especially the Wood Background. Check out my Instagram and see a fun Halloween card I made using this same idea.


iCraft Super Tape 1/4″

3D Foam Strips

Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets – Wilderness

StampNFoil Die Set – Thankful Leaves

Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Amber Watercolor

Joy Clair Uh Oh Ink Splatter Clear Stamps

Joy Clair Wood Background Clear Stamps

Other supplies: cardstock, foiling machine, black Ink, Distress Oxide Inks, Distress Inks, Distress Markers, paper flowers, die-cut Sentiment, sequins and other shaker bits, Nuvo Drops and wire.

Barn Door Thank You Shaker Card with Joy Clair and Deco Foil Instructions:

Step One:

Stamp the wood grain pattern using a permanent ink like Ranger Archival or Stazon (black) on white or cream cardstock. Use Distress Oxide Inks and Distress Inks to color the wood grain, trim the wood grain image down to 4″x5 1/4″ and die-cut a circle from the upper two-thirds of the image.

Hint: If you want your wood pattern to be vertical (like I did), you will need to stamp it twice overlapping slightly. After you finish coloring the wood grain, trim off a piece to cover the seam (see bottom right picture below). This creates the Barn Door look.

Step Two:

Using the Amber Watercolor Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, foil the Wilderness Clear Toner Sheet. Lay the Foil Transfer Sheet shiny side up onto the printed side of the Clear Toner Sheet (if you can’t see the difference, rub your finger over the surface . . . you can feel the raised image on the printed side), insert in the carrier and run through foil machine.

Hint: Don’t throw away the negative foil sheet (see my previous post here to see what you can do with it!).

Step Three:

Cut your foiled Clear Toner Sheet down to about 1/4″ (on all sides) larger than the die-cut window in your wood grain panel. Use Super Tape to adhere the foiled Clear Toner Sheet to the back side of the wood grain panel to create the front of your shaker card.

Hint: Move the Clear Toner Sheet around in front of the window to choose where you want to trim it down.

Step Four:

Create a background for your shaker card (you will see this through the window) using Distress Oxide blue inks and white Distress Crayon or gelatos to create clouds. I used one of the Uh Oh Ink Splatter stamps to create a little more interest without splattering paint all over my work area!).

Hint: If you don’t have Distress Crayons or gelatos you can use a bit of watered down white craft paint.

Step Five:

Die-cut and color fall themed shaker bits (I used the Multi-Frame Shaker Pocket die by Lindsey Serata) and place along with sequins onto your blue background where your window will sit.

Use 3D Foam Strips to create a well around your shaker window (on the back side), peel release paper and place the window over the pile of shaker contents.

Hint: I cut my 3D Foam Strips lengthwise down the center to make them thinner and easier to curve around the window.

Step Six:

Embellish the front of your card. On the sample, I chose a simple die-cut sentiment colored with Distress Markers and adhered to a hand-cut flag attached to the shaker window using 3D Foam Tape. The fall leaves which were left over from a previous project (you can see how I made them here) were twisted and bent to create dimension and adhered to the front of the card.Add some tiny paper flowers (mine were from my stash), accented with a bit of yellow Nuvo Drops to the centers. Finish off your card by adding some bits of twisted wire and adhere the card front panel to a folded card base.

Hint: If you don’t have Nuvo Drops you can use stickles or puffy paint.

I hope you will try some of these products to create your own barn door shaker card!


We hope you’ve enjoyed the projects we’ve been sharing this week! We have had a blast sharing all the creative ways to use our products! Plus we’ve loved all the new projects with from our friends at Joy Clair! Like this one from Helen using our NEW Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheets in Endless Leaves and our Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils for the perfect pop! And that’s a Glitter Dust Deco Frame we spy too!


Be sure to stop by their blog for added ideas and inspiration featuring our two companies products!

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9 Comments on Barn Door Thank You Shaker Card with Joy Clair and Deco Foil

  1. Karthikha Uday
    October 19, 2018 at 1:59 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful fall creation!! The shaker is a lovely touch! 🙂

    • wovenwendysway
      October 21, 2018 at 2:39 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much Karthikha!! The Clear Toner Sheets make it really easy to whip up a cute shaker.

  2. Cindy Deily
    October 19, 2018 at 2:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh, those leaves are just stunning with the foil!

    • wovenwendysway
      October 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Cindy! The Amber Watercolor Foil is one of my favorites that I just keep going back to again and again.

  3. Helen Gullett
    October 19, 2018 at 8:25 pm (4 years ago)

    That is such a fabulous woodsy background. Love it!

    • wendy
      October 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Helen; that wood grain stamp was fun to play with.

  4. Dana M
    October 20, 2018 at 1:19 am (4 years ago)

    Fantastic! Love the combination of shine and rustic.

    • wendy
      October 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Dana!

  5. Denise Bryant
    October 21, 2018 at 9:32 pm (4 years ago)

    What a beautiful fall card! Love the barn door!