Thursday, April 8, 2021

Go Bananas


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Apparently today is Zoo Lovers Day. Create a card that includes at least one animal you might find in a zoo.

Recently I have been revisiting some older Darcie Country Folk stamps from about 15 or 20 years ago. 

For my card today I pulled out two other stamps to create a Slimline Bridge Card. This card measures 4 inches x8 1/2 inches. To create the Slimline Bridge base I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. I then scored along the 5 1/2 inch side at 1 inches; 1 3/4 inches; 3 3/4 inches; 4 1/2 inches.

To decorate the top of the bridge card, I used Trinity Stamps Slimline Foliage Frame die. I die cut the die twice from two different shades of green cardstock, I then turned one of the panels so it was the opposite of the other and glued the outer frame on top of each other. As the frame is 3 1/2 inches and the Slimline Bridge card is 4 inches. I cut two of the strips from Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Strips dies to get a green strip and added this to each side, with a thing piece of cardstock underneath so I could adhered them beside the panel. 

I added a piece of acetate to the bottom portion of the card so that I had a place to adhere the large banana/monkey. For the banana I stamped the heart portion of the stamp to a piece of patterned paper, cut this out and paper pieced over the heart area. I added a sentiment to the top of the heart.I added the other monkey to the bottom right hand corner of the card.

I have many monkey themed sentiment stamps in my stash, but as the panel in the centre where the sentiment is attached is fairly thin, so I computer generated my sentiments, I used rectangle dies to die cut the sentiments and adhered them to the blue sentiment portion of the card so that the sentiment can be seen through the open portion of the frame.

For the back of my card, I die cut another of the Slimline Foliage Frames. I trimmed the die cut so I only had the long sides of the frame and adhered them to each edge of the card.

I cut a thin white panel for the centre portion of the card, to this I added another of the monkey that I used on the front of the card.

I computer generated another sentiment and adhered it to the top of the panel.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Other Supplies:
Tall Banana with Monkey Stamp - Darcie Country Folk (discontinued)
Monkey - Darcie Country Folk (discontinued)
Celebrate Sentiments Stamp Set -  Tonic Studios


Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous jungle scene for these delightful monkeys with your double layered leaf framing!! Sensational birthday card, Frances!!

MiamiKel said...

Always a joy to see a Frances card and this one is absolutely bananas! Love the detail!

Liz Williams said...

Sure to bring in the happiest of birthdays with this adorable group of monkeys. Love that big banana as well!

Lois said...

What a cool bridge card! The monkeys are always the most fun when you visit the zoo.

Karen Aicken said...

Such a cute card - love that it's a fun fold too.