Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer Picnic & Comfy Creatures Monkey Shaker Card with Lindsey

Hi!  Lindsey here today sharing a fun shaker card combining two adorable sets, Comfy Creatures and Summer Picnic. These two sets work so well together. I mean, who better to go on a fun picnic than some adorable critters. My card features two cute little monkeys having a tree top picnic. Let's get started on how I created this card.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Summer Picnic and Comfy Creatures Monkey Shaker Card by Lindsey Sams.

To get started, I stamped the tree from Summer Picnic three times in a row. I only stamped the top of the tree because that's where I wanted the monkeys to have their picnic. I had to mask the tree in the middle, so I could overlap the tree top on either side. I colored the tree tops with Copic markers and fussy cut the tree panel out. Next I stamped two of the sitting critter bodies from Comfy Creatures. Then, I stamped one of each of the cute little monkey faces on top of the bodies. I also stamped two soda bottles for the monkeys to enjoy at their picnic. I colored all the images with Copic markers. I fussy cut the monkeys and used the coordinating die from Summer Picnic for the soda bottles. 

In order to create a shaker card I needed a frame, so I cut one from some Kraft cardstock. I then attached a piece of acetate behind the frame so you could see thru to the background and shaker bits. I attached all of my colored images to the front of the frame on top of the acetate and Kraft cardstock. I just used a tape runner for everything except the soda bottle in the front. I popped it up with a little foam tape. For the background, I used a piece of white cardstock that I blended some blue print distress ink on. I also added my sentiment from Summer Picnic and some stars from the Star Border die. 

I added a double layer of foam tape to the back of the frame panel and layed it on top of my background panel which had the shaker bits laying on top of it. By doing this, I trapped the sequins and beads inside so they could now move around. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Summer Picnic and Comfy Creatures Monkey Shaker Card by Lindsey Sams.

That's it for me today! I hope you'll check back to the blog for more inspiration, and I can't wait to see what ideas you come up with. Have a great day!

5 comments:

  1. Hi ~ I'm a total sucker for shaker cards and this one is absolutely precious with those monkeys!! Absolutely love it!

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  2. Lindsey - this is an absolutely clever card - monkeys in the treetops having a starlit picnic!! GENIUS - you have made this into an awesome shaker card too - this cards awesome-ness just goes on and on!!

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  3. Thanks so much ladies! I'm glad you enjoyed my card!

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  4. Thanks so much ladies! I'm glad you enjoyed my card!

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  5. Oh this is such a cute shaker card! So cute that they are hiding up there at the top of the trees sipping on their favorite drink where nobody can get them! LOL Love it!
    Hugs,
    Jo

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