Monday, May 19, 2008

Lazy Monkey

This stamp set is SUPER cute! I love all the little monkeys out there and this one, called Monkey Madness, I found in a set at Clear Dollar Stamps. I have quite a few of her stamps and I really like them.

So this card was for a customer who wanted something a little more masculine and also mentioned that the birthday boy liked monkeys. How perfect because these stamps had not seen ink yet (as so many of stamps tend to be these

I started by using the distressed stripes (I think that is what it is called) Cuttlebug embossing folder, followed by a layer of always artichoke and mellow moss roughed up. Then I stamped my images onto very vanilla, water colored them and then cut along the leaves on the side. Next I stamped the bigger leaves, cut them out and made a canopy across the top. You can see the dimension of the layers in the second picture.

I got out my PTI Borders & Corners Rectangles and stamped the happy birthday image and cut it out. I layered it with dimensional stickers on top of the squiggly rectangle stamp also from the B&C set. Before attaching the sentiment block to the
card, I punch a slot down the left hand side and fed the ribbon through. I wrapped the ribbon across and added the decorative brad from Making Memories and then placed the sentiment block on.

After adding a green strip down the inside right hand side (not pictured) and a birthday hugs and wishes sentiment, I stamped one more leaf and cut and glued it onto the corner of the envelope.

All in all, the card turned out great, my customer loved it and I thoroughly enjoyed inking up this cute little set. If you have a chance visit Lori at Clear Dollar Stamps, she has a very cute a big selection of stamps available. They are easy on the wallet, great customer service and low shipping costs.

Have yourself a great day and to my fellow Canadians, I hope your long weekend is wonderful!!


  1. Great masculine card for a boy! love all the cut outs and layering - and the distressed edges - your cards are beautiful! bet your customer loved this card!

  2. I love the card and I second CDS! They are great stamps.

  3. Super cute little monkey stamp!

  4. I love this lazy little monkey! I really like how you popped him up!

  5. While I absolutely adore your little monkey I am waiting and waiting and waiting for some new fantastic posts!!!!