Hi there! I am really excited to share that I was asked to be a Guest Designer this week over at A La Card Monkey. I was picked as a "Challenge Princess" two weeks ago and that is one of the fabulous perks that come with the "title". How fun is that? This week the theme is all about the furry friends! Simply use an animal, ANY animal, with the sketch below and play along.My card started out as a kitty card. As I was searching through my patterned papers, I just couldn't find anything that was really "working" for the feline theme. I found this retired Tall Tales DSP and loved the color combo.
What goes better with trees then MONKEYS? Haha! I thought it was fitting for the challenge, too. I embossed these little fellas then colored in their faces, bellies and cheeks. The tree branches were made from the 2-Step Bird punch. After I cut and glued the Old Olive "leaves" I thought I would add a little dimension to them by adding some flocking. (I have a ton of this "Flower S---" stuff and never seem to use it!) I made a huge mess PLUS the cat got into it...yup, took a little break from making the card to get the carpet cleaner out. Gah!! I really like the effect, though.
I actually made this card for a special, little gal who is having a birthday this month. She really loves animals, so I hope this one is a hit. I used some retired rub-on's for the sentiments. I really liked that I could cut them up to place them exactly how I wanted them. I completely messed up the inside sentiment, though. It was SUPPOSED to say "Let's Celebrate!" but the "Celebrate!" got stuck to my finger in the process of adhering "Let's". No problem, I just found another rub on and made it work. :)
There you have it! I hope you will ink up your CRITTER stamps this week and play along at A La Card Monkey. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Until next time...
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Fox and Friends
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft ink and Crumb Cake Classic ink (for sponging around the edges)
Paper: Tall Tales DSP (ret.), Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon (ret.), Square Lattice Embossing folder, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Linen Thread, 2-Step XL Bird punch, Circle Scissors Plus, Glass Mat, Sponges, Hobby Blade, Cutting Mat, Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Chat Room rub-ons (ret.) and Chit Chat rub-ons (ret.)
Non SU! Accessories: alcohol based markers, glitter glue and green flocking