I’ve been trying to build up my collection of hello cards lately, so today I decided to make this shaker card with the Critters in the Jungle stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Lawn Fawn has some of the cutest critters stamp sets, and this one is no exception!
I knew I wanted to make this card a shaker card, but I wasn’t sure how I would arrange the scene I had in my mind. So, first, I stamped out the images I wanted to use and colored them with alcohol markers. Then, I cut them out and played around with the placement.
For the sentiment, I decided to use the “hello” word from Lawn Fawn’s Yay Kite’s stamp set. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with the coordinating die, and cut off some of the ends. Next, I cut off the ends of two of the vine images. I carefully attached them to the word so the entire thing would look seamless.
For the frame of my shaker card, I used a stitched rectangle frames die to cut out eight frames from heavyweight card stock. Then, I glued seven of them together to create a thick frame. Next, I attached a piece of acetate to the frame that was left. I took a piece of white cardstock and blended some distress oxide ink over it to create a cloudy sky background. Then, I glued the frame, vines, leaves, and grass onto the background. I filled the background with several colors of sequins and attached the acetate piece over the frame to seal it all shut. Then, I glued on the rest of my images over the top of the frame and acetate. To finish the card, I attached the panel to top folding A2 size notecard.
I had a blast making this card! I decided to enter this card into the latest Simon Say’s stamp Monday Challenge.
Hope this inspires you to try and make a shaker card! Thanks for stopping by! – Mona
Lawn Fawn Critters in the Jungle stamp set
Lawn Fawn Yay Kites! stamp set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames die
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink (salty ocean)
Leaves, vines, and grass: YG03, YG17
Monkey: E35, E37, E000, R20
Parrot: R24, R27, Y15, Y17, B23, B24
Banana: Y15, Y17
Leopard: 37, 35, 44
Versafine Black Onyx ink
Art Glitter Glue
Neenah Solar White cardstock (110lb and 80lb)
Paper Wishes Heat Resistant Acetate