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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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