Monday, August 6, 2012

monkey birthday

Hi Everyone!  I'm back to share another card I created a week or so ago.   Since I'm not designing for many companies right now, I've had a chance to finally pull out some of the stamps that I've been collecting, but haven't been using because things were so busy with design team stuff.  It's been fun to use some stamps for a variety of companies that I love.

This adorable little monkey is from CC Designs.  His name is Monkey Zoo and he comes with the funny sentiment I used on my card.   Isn't he so adorable?!  You can get him here at Stamp and Create.  (Always great customer service from Lacey!)

The card itself is actually easier to create than it might look at first.  That great patterned paper is from the new October Afternoon Cakewalk paper pad.  It's a great sunburst design with lots of different patterns that are stitched together.  (In other words, no stitching from me, but it looks like it if you don't look too closely!)  I simply cut my patterned paper, stitched some buttons on the edge, and adhered it to my black card base.

I colored the cute monkey and present with copic markers.  Sorry, I didn't write the colors down this time.  I used a pear green promarker for the ribbon on the present.  (I really need Copic to add some pear greens in this shade to the line up!!  Maybe I should email them and beg them! lol)  Then, I added a black mat.  I wrapped some charcoal baker's twine around and stitched another green button in place before adhering the image with some foam adhesive.

Have a wonderful day!


Monkey Birthday card supplies:
Stamps: Monkey Zoo (CC Designs)
Cardstock: X-Press It (Copic), black
Patterned Paper: Cakewalk (October Afternoon)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Embellishments: Cakewalk buttons (October Afternoon), charcoal baker's twine

Copic Markers


Ellie said...

What a cute card Niki. I love this little monkey and the sentiment is so funny! Love the way you did the background with all those gorgeous papers.

Kathy Martin said...

I love it! Great background and seriously cute image and sentiment!

Mariska said...

Love this Nikie!! The sentiment is just perfect with that cute monkey and I love your coloring and the design!!

Danielle said...

This is adorable! I was going to be amazed if you stitched all that yourself, lol!!

pops said...

Hey sweetie, these are both gorgeous I love your colours Huggles Pops x x x

Silke said...

What a cute card, beautiful coloring too.