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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monkey Love hand-stamped punch-art card

One of my very favorite animals is the monkey.  I've collected them in stuffed animals since I was young.  So creating a fun punch-art, hand-stamped card that has these swinging buggers is a great nod to my youth.  From a congratulations, love you or celebration... this card swings by with a smile!
Create this Monkey Punch Art card with:
Chocolate Chip card stock (#102128)
Crumb Cake card stock (#120953)
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
Wild Wasabi card stock (#108641)
Pool Party card stock (#122924)
Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers (#131261)
Chocolate Chip ink pad (#126979)
Just Sayin' stamp set (#133203)*
Word Bubbles Framelits Dies (#132968)*
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Little Leaves Sizzlits (#114511)
Full Heart Punch (#119883)
2-1/2" Curcle Punch (#120906)
1" Circle Punch (#119868)
Extra-Large Oval (#119859)
Stampin' Sponges (#101610)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430)
Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (#110755)
*Save 15%!!  Bundle the Just Sayin' stamp set and Word Bubbles Framelits Dies (#134820) for a 15% SAVINGS (Score!)
 
Paired together, thanks to the aide of my Color Coach (#130118) this card has a fun mix of colors!  With a Pool Party card stock base, it looks ideal as a background for this monkey punch-art, hand-stamped card.
This monkey is easy to create!  Punching the 2-1/2" circle punch and Chocolate Chip card stock you have a cute head!  The Full Heart Punch creates the face with the Crumb Cake card stock.  The Mouth/Nose with the Large Oval Punch and the ears with the 1" Circle Punch.  EASY and Cute... perfect way to swing by with some love!!
This 'Mona Lisa' or Monkey Lisa (lol) smile is easy to create!  Using the Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker (from the Neutrals collection) I curved the smile and nostrils.  Even being easy, I had to flip the card stock over after my first attempt!  Luckily paper/card stock is two sided... so I can make a 'boo boo' and flip her over!!
 
(The reason I looooove stamping is that I'm not a great drawing artist... so even a simple line or two can cause me stress... sigh.)
 
Add dimension and definition!  Using the Chocolate Chip ink pad and Stampin' Sponge, I soften the edges of the Crumb Cake card stock pieces.  This helps the layers have definition while adding dimension and shadow.  Adhere the pieces together with the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  Raise the mouth (Large Oval Punched Crumb Cake) above the face with the Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive.
Create these cute branches with the Little Leaves Sizzlits and my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  The Wild Wasabi is perfectly paired with these colors.
 
Using the Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive gives me the ability to glue down the thin branches and yet allow a few leaves to raise and look 'real'.
The Word Bubbles and Just Sayin' stamp set, from the new Occasions 'Let's Celebrate' mini catalog are adorable!!  Make ANYTHING say what you want (from pictures in your scrapbook to card and paper-crafting projects).  Here the 'Love Ya' says it all!
 
This Just Sayin' and Word Bubbles are a great savings at 15% OFF when you BUNDLE them! 
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Swing by with this cute hand-stamped, punch-art Monkey card!  Show that you care while guaranteeing a smile!  Monkeys are one of my favorite animals and one of the biggest draws at zoos!  So when you are 'ape' over someone, show them some love with a cute card like this!  Don't monkey around, Join Me for some fun and create great punch-art, hand-stamped cards like this!
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