AAA Cards – #139 – Sketch + Optional Twist Shaker

Hello There!
Welcome to a new challenge at AAA Cards. This time we are shaking things a bit with our CAS game #139. We have CAS sketch for you to use for the next fortnight and an amazing optional twist of chosen by DT Ksenija.
Here ‘s the sketch and please remember you can flip it as well.
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The optional twist of Shaker was picked by our super talented DT Ksenija. You have to check her blog for amazing inspiration and a huge number of tips.
Here’s My take :
To make this card I first stamped in black this adorable and fun image of a monkey from the chunky monkey stamp set by Sugar Pea Designs. I then colored the monkey with alcohol color makers. I also stamped a few bananas and colored them from the same stamp set. I fussy cut all the images and kept them ready.
I used a square shaker pouch by MFT Stamps and created the shaker element on the card. The sequins used here are by Ranganjali. In the shaker pouch I let the bananas hang using an invisible thread. This way the bananas don’t fall to the bottom of the square window but hang and are more visible. For the background of the shaker window i inked a white card stock with blue distress inks.
Once the shaker window was made, i stamped the sentiment in black from the same stamp set and adhered the cute monkey on top of the window. I know the monkey is hanging from nothing and is there in middle of the air. But i did not want to added anything more to preserve the CAS look.


Finally i matted the panel with a back card and adhered it on a white card base and added a few white highlights.

I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to keep is Clean and Simple – CAS.

CAS def 2017


Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.

Bharati (you are here!)
Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Raga from PerkyHobby. She is a fabulous card maker, illustrator and has many brilliant ideas. Her blog has plenty of CAS card examples and I encourage you to go take a look and while away some time and be inspired.
We’ll pick a top winner and some runners up!

It could be you!

Our sponsor this fortnight is Winnie & Walter with a very generous $25 credit to their store. Check out their amazing collection of products that includes stamps, dies, stencils etc…
Thank you so much Winnie & Walter for being our kind sponsor.

In addition to the 1st place prize from our sponsor we also offer the winner the chance to be a Guest Designer for a future AAA Cards Challenge.

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All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!


Playing along with a couple of challenges:

send a smile 4 kids challenge – Anything goes 4 kids – The monkey and the shaker elements make this a fun card for the kids

simon says stamp –  Wednesday challenge- Anything Goes

Timeout challenges – Challenge #134 – Playful – The monkey and the fun sentiment make this card playful. not to mention the shaking and the playing the recipient would get to do. I feel the card fit well with the theme – playful.

Alphabet challenge – Clean & Simple – This CAS shaker card fits the theme

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 579 – Brads, Sequins or Gems

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – April challenge – Wings, Tails or Spring Blossoms

watercoolerchallenges – Challenge # 218- All About Occasions – My card is for Birthday

International Arts & Soul Challenge #57 – Birthday

WWC218 - Marsha's All About Occasions Challenge.jpg  Time Out Challenge 134.1



10 thoughts on “AAA Cards – #139 – Sketch + Optional Twist Shaker

  1. So much Bharati! Fabulous and an adorable take on the theme! So clever. I just adore this naughty guy! I’m so glad to play along with your Inspiring creative minds. Hugs Raga.

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  2. wow when I see the close up of the card I can see how amazing your colouring is-you are so precise and this design sure is playful-love how the images are over the edge. Thanks for joining Time Out x

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  3. What a super cute card, Bharati!!! What a clever idea to suspend the bananas in the pouch! Your coloring is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!!! -Donna

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  4. I just love this super fun card, Bharat! You cute little monkey certainly looks like he’s ready to celebrate and have some fun! The suspended bananas are brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing us us at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

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  5. Absolutely adorable card! Love this little monkey and your vibrant coloring!! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

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  6. I love your playful little monkey swinging by his tail among those bunches of bananas. The background is beautiful and I love the choice of sequins you used. The sentiment font is wonderful. Great card. Thanks for being playful with us at Time Out!.

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