Monkeying Around Shaker Card...

Happy Wednesday!
Are you ready for a fun, monkey themed creation today?
This is the final day to be showcasing the Monkeying Around Collection by Heartfelt Creations before we move on to another new release next week!
Have you seen the sneak peeks of the upcoming Tropical Paradise Collection?  The tropical theme will fit in perfectly with the Monkeying Around Collection if you've already purchased it!  It's so great to be able to combine collections!

For this weeks project I decided to create a shaker card!  I had visions of crazed monkeys jumping around in the shaker trying to catch the banana!  LOL  Perhaps I need some sleep!
Anyway, this is what started off the crazy creation...and let me tell you, hours later it morphed into a totally different design than what I'd had in my head!  LOL

Enough chit chat...here's how the card came together...


...how about a close look at the elements I've put in the shaker...


Now I will admit that I had a terrible time trying to get this shaker to come together.  The dries clear glue would not work on the foam I had...so I used Glossy Accents.  Well we all know that Glossy Accents takes forever to dry...and part of the foam just kept wanting to flip up so I literally had to create a seal around the outer edges of the foam.  As you can see, some of the microbeads have found themselves stuck to the Glossy Accents as it squished ever so slightly into the inside of the shaker.
I was tempted to give up...but you know when you've come so far into a project you just try to find solutions to make things work.

...here's a closer look at the corner cluster I've created with the palm fronds and the playful monkeys...


As much frustration as they card caused me, I do think that it turned out kinda cute!

I do hope you take time to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog today...there's such a great assortment of projects there featuring so many different collections this week!

Until next time...
Project Supplies & Instructions
Monkeying Around Paper Collection, HCDP1-276
Monkey Antics Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3779
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3778
Palm Tree and Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3777
Monkey Antics Die, HCD1-7134
Monkeying Around Die, HCD1-7133
Palm Tree and Monkeys Die, HCD1-7132
Delicate Border Basics Die, HCD1-7118
Classic Border Basics Die, HCD1-7119
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cottage Ivy, TSMP701
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Lichen Ultrafine Transparent Glitter, 237

Other Products Used:  Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine, white card stock, Stickles - Tickled Pink, clear card stock, Glossy Accents, microbeads, sequins, foam sheet, sponge daubers, Spectrum Noir Gamasol Solution, blending stumps, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, Spellbinders Circles (Lg) Dies, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, VersaFine Black Ink, scissors, paper trimmer, pencil

Create a 6" x 6" card base using white card stock.  Locate card panel with circular center and coconut image.  Die cut circular coconut image using Spellbinders die.  Next die cut a circular piece from foam (I've cut two and adhered them together as my foam was quite thin), as well as a piece of clear cardstock using the largest and next size down in the Spellbinders die collection.  Locate the polka dotted paper and die cut a coordinating circular front for the shaker portion you've just die cut.  Cut the pre made card panels pictured for the front of the card as shown, with monkey card panel being cut smaller to mat onto polka dot background.  Ink all edges using a light brown ink. Die cut the edge of the smaller mat using the leaf border from the Delicate Border Basics Die.  Adhere to background mat, and then adhere to card base.  Die cut opening side of card base using Classic Border Basics Die and die cut center of card front as shown to reveal shaker portion. Leaving circle die in place, trace around outer edge.  Remove die and then carefully trim to enlarge circle cut to give shaker more room.   Choose 6" x 6" card panel to adhere to inside.  Ink with a light brown colored ink and apply to inside of card.  Using black ink and white card stock, stamp an assortment of palm fronds, the corner monkey image, the monkeys swinging on vines, one banana, one coconut and several inkings of plumeria flowers.  Die cut with coordinating dies and color using inks and sponge daubers.  Shape all elements using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Create a palm frond cluster on upper corner of card and then adhere corner monkey embellishment as shown.  Create coconut and palm frond cluster on opposite corner on bottom of card as shown.  Trim out sentiment from paper collection, ink all edges with a brown colored ink, shape slightly and adhere to card as shown.  Trim apart monkeys playing on vines and flowers.  Adhere one monkey to sentiment cluster as shown along with one shaped flower.  Adhere remaining shaped flowers to card front as shown.  Build shaker portion of card starting with preprinted coconut image, adding foam cut out on top using Glossy Accents.  Add banana, two flowers, two monkeys, microbeads and sequins and adhere clear card stock over top using Glossy Accents.  Adhere polka dotted designer paper circular die cut to top of clear card stock using Glossy Accents.  Allow to fully dry, and then add to card base as shown.  Add glitter to all palm fronds.  Apply Stickles to flowers using fingertip and then apply a sparkly flower center. 
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