Saturday, January 12, 2008
Oh, man.... I adore these cute little monkeys!!! Remember a while back when eP had that Stampendous Coterie Special? All those adorable stamps inside the can? Well... I've been neglecting my poor little monkeys and bugs. My friend Lana sent me the most ADORABLE card with the monkey and the flowers... and my friend Mounds made THE cutest card for her blog. They pushed me over the edge and now all I want to do is stamp monkeys! Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys... they are SO cute! I used two stamps on this card, one with the monkey and the flowers/vine(Changito Bouquet), and the other with his tongue sticking out (Changito Loco) .
This card is another gate fold... the instructions are on the back of my Scor-pal packaging, but I was finally pushed over the edge by my friend Leslie to make one.... she made a totally dreamy card. Now, I'm addicted to this fold with designer paper. This paper is from Chatterbox called PC Scarlet Summer Dots. It's SO nice and thick you don't need any other card stock. I turned this one on it's side, and like Leslie's card, added the little hodgepodge piece to keep it closed.
On the inside, I added that adorable monkey again and the sentiment. I inked up the flowers from the Changito Bouquet stamp and added them in the corners.
All the coloring was done with my Pure Color Pencils from Stampin' Up! I outlined the images with a Copic Marker that was in the Copic eSsentials bag from eP (BG10).
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Changito Bouquet, Changito Loco, Crazy About You, Secret Admirer (Stampendous)
Paper: Chatterbox called PC Scarlet Summer Dots, Bashful Blue, Shimmery White, Barely Banana, Blue Bayou.
Ink: Burnt Umber Palette, Pure Color Pencils (Stampin'Up!), Copic eSsentials.
Other: Hodgepodge Hardware Kit (Stampin'Up!), Grosgrain Ribbon, Colored Brads, 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Sticky Strip, Stampendous Matte White Scalloped Postcards, Stampendous Class A Peel Stickers (center of the flowers... LOVE those shiny stickers!!), Crafter's Tool Kit, Janome Sew Mini, Score-Pal, Sakura Glaze Pen.
Hope you are having a great weekend! The sun has finally popped out on the OR coast... I hope it stays out for awhile today. My Stampin'Up! ordered arrived!! I can't wait to monkey around with my new stuff!! *giggle*
Thanks for stopping by!!