Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with a fun surprise birthday card! I decided to shake things up a little with this card and have the main scene be in the inside of the card with window that you can get glimpse that there’s something inside.
To create this card I stamped the window on some green pattern cardstock from Lawn Fawns Polka in the Meadow and fussy cut it out and used a knife to cut out the inside. You don’t have to use pattern cardstock for the window. You can also stamp it on colored cardstock or white cardstock and color it in. I chose the fast and easy way of the pattern cardstock. Next, I die cut the yellow pattern cardstock, also from Lawn Fawn, with a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. While I had the die out I went ahead and used it on some white cardstock for the inside panel. I stamped the white panel with the Happy Monster Party stamp and Happy Birthday in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and then colored in the monsters with Copic markers. To line everything up I held up the stamped panel with the yellow panel in front and then the window in front of a good light source so that I could see the monsters. I lined up the opening of the window with the monsters and carefully used some washi tape to hold the window where I wanted it. I used a knife to cut out the opening using the window as guide. Do the same thing with the card base and you are ready for assembly. To create the shaker part used very thin double sided tape and adhered the acetate to the back of the window. Then, I used foam tape to create the well for the sequins and adhered another piece of acetate. I attached the panel on the inside of the card and the yellow panel on the front of the card being careful to line up the openings. Lastly, I added the shaker window to the front of the card. I hope that you enjoyed this card and it inspires you to think outside of the box when it comes to your stamps and cards!