Friday, March 21, 2008

Hang In There!


Here's a really fun card we made at my stamp class last night. It is easy to make except the masking was a bit of a change for a few, I think it was because the monkeys are small so they were hard to cut out to make the mask. The stamp set is by Hero Arts and it is a clear set.
1. Stamp the top monkey with VersaFine ink, mask and stamp the bottom monkey so the tail is in the hand of the top monkey and stamp the branches so it looks like he is holding on to them.
2. You must heat set VersaFine ink before you color it to prevent it from smearing. I used watercolor pencils to color in the image and I added glitter using a 2 way glue pen and sprinkling on ultrafine glitter.
3. Sponge the edges and layer it onto green paper and fold over the top and tear just a bit of the green off.
4. I used a leaf cube by Stampendous to stamp the background on the card. They just so happen to have a leaf pattern that matches the branch from the monkey set perfectly! So I inked the leaf cube with butterscotch ink, then randomly stippled it with mushroom ink, stamped it and repeated until done. This gives a wonderful effect that is muted.
5. Layer decorative paper onto brown paper and glue to card as shown. Tie the bottom of stamped image and DP with peach ribbon and glue down.
6. Stamp words as shown and apply 3 circle stickers to the green DP.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Recipe
Stamps- Monkey clear set by Hero Arts, leaf background by Stampendous.
Paper- tan, white, green. Decorative paper by The Slab.
Plus- circle stickers by Stampendous, ribbon, glitter, 2 way glue

19 comments:

Cheryl said...

Too Cute! I have this set and LOVE it! It's so versatile! Love your card!

Teresa K. said...

Oh my gosh - so cute!

Laurel said...

Very cute! The background stamps work perfectly with the monkeys.

By the way I thin your 3rd comment is a virus, don't open it.

Carolina said...

Too stinkin' cute! Those little monkeys are adorable and the background is jut perfect!

Janine said...

How cute is this!!!

Charlotte said...

Ooooh... I love those cute little monkeys! TFS this great card!

Vicki said...

Oooohh! i love those monkeys. What a cute card. I've tagged you (sorry), please see my blog for details xx vicki xx

Hope said...

So Cute I love the little monkeys!

traciejane said...

fabulous card, I love the monkeys there great. Thanks for visiting my blog and kind comments :-)

LaY hOoN said...

This is really cute.
Love the soft colour .

Diane said...

How cute!!!Love it!!

All Pink girl said...

Adorable card so cute ,love it ,Dawnx

My Paper World said...

Very cute! LOVE the fun monkey images!

The Rubber Maid said...

Cute monkey stamp and very cute card. I am mailing your PIF tomorrow ( Tuesday). Have a great week. Pat

Jean said...

What a cute card, Masking is tough for me and I am some what experienced! LOL

Nikki said...

Great card....very cute!
Nikki SBS5

Jenn said...

This card is too cute!!! I love the monkeys and the sketch is awesome!!!! :D

Jessica said...

This one is super cute! love the monkeys!

Sara Frawley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I came to visit yours & you have some really great cards on here... this monkey one just stole my heart! Have a great day!