Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a card I posted on Instagram a few days ago, which was inspired by the latest Hello Bluebird Fall Challenge. I wanted to include all the main images from the Hello Bluebird Woodland Littles stamp set, so I made a slimline shaker card to fit everything onto my card.
Stamping and Coloring
I started by stamping and coloring the images with the following Copic markers:
Fox – YR18, YR14, YR12, W00
Hedgehog – E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50
Owl – E74, E71, E70, E42, E41, E40, YR24
Squirrel – E19, E17, E15, E21
Deer – E37, E35, E34, E31, E00, E000
Cheeks/Ears – R20, R00
Trunk – E29, E25, E23, E21
Pumpkin – YR09, YR04, YR01, Y000, E57, E55
Acorn – E15, E13, E11, E74, E71, E70
Leaves – YG63, YR23, YG61, Y11, Y17, R29, R27, R24
Next, I cut out the images, set them aside, and began working on building the shaker card.
Building the shaker card
I used the Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #5 to cut out the main frame from Neenah Dessert Storm cardstock for the slimline shaker. This die cuts out the inner square frame separately from the stitched scallop frame, so I turned them over and taped them together. Next, I added a piece of acetate to cover all three of the windows. Then, I added foam tape around the frame’s perimeter and between each window.
Next, I cut a piece of white cardstock slightly larger than the three windows and blended distress oxide ink over it to create a colored background. I used Tumbled Glass for the sky and Evergreen Bough for the grass. I added sequins, seed beads, and confetti to each window. Then, I peeled off the cover from the foam tape and attached the background piece.
Assembling the card
I had saved the inner window pieces from when I was building my shaker card. So, I used the Hello Bluebird Birch Tree dies over them to cut out some birch trees. I added some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink over the edges. Next, I glued them all within each window. Then, I added all the images onto the front of the card and played around with the arrangement. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I glued all the images in place. I cut out the sentiment from Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #2 several times and glued them together to create some more dimension. Then I glued it onto the card and attached the card panel to a top folding card base.
I had a lot of fun making this card! I hope I inspired you to make a slimline shaker! Here is another shaker card I made using the same frame and different images from Hello Bluebird. Thanks so much for stopping by! – Mona