More Little Birthday Monkeys

Hello there!  Since I needed another birthday card and I couldn’t resist playing with those cute little monkeys again, I made this fun little rainbow birthday card.

 

 

First, stamped the monkeys on X-press It paper with Copic-friendly black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching dies.  Used a label maker for the ‘HB2U’ sentiment.

 

 

Next, die cut a grid window from Whisper White cardstock and trimmed down to six squares.  Cut a rectangle piece also from Whisper White cardstock the same size as the grid and blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks using a mini blending tool.  Overlapped the colours to get secondary colours for a fuller rainbow effect.  Lightly spritz with water and blot with a paper towel to add some texture.

 

 

Adhered all elements onto a stitched A2 Whisper White panel based on the sketch #336 from Freshly Made Sketches.  Attached the panel to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to finish.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Freshky Made Sketch#336 Sketch by Jen M
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC169 Charlotte’s All About Ocassions
Always Happy Birthday — Birthday Anything Goes optional Flowers
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes Birthday optional topping It’s Just a Number

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #371 – Yellow Blue Grey

Hello everyone!  My teammates IzzyNonni and I have officially passed our one year anniversary as part of the design team at Less is More (LIM)!  Even in this short time, we saw some big changes, including moving from weekly to fortnightly.  It has been a lot of fun and I want to thank my LIM team and all of you who participate!  Last year we started off with a colour challenge, so it’s only fitting we celebrate with a new colour challenge!  The colours this time are yellow, blue and grey.  Our March winner, Joanna of Jo-Jo’s Stamping Spot, is our guest designer.  And we have a brand new sponsor to our challenge, but they are no stranger to the crafting community.  We welcome Winnie & Walter, who is generously giving this month’s winner a $25 gift card to their store!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANITA!

 

This card was created for my teamie Anita.  It was inspired by this card and since I had just purchased the Chameleon pencils, I wanted to test them out.  To begin, an A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from Toned Gray paper.   Next, ‘happy’ was stamped with VersaMark using the MISTI, then coloured in with several different blue pencils.  With ‘happy’ still in the MISTI, stamped it again along with the word ‘birthday’ in VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Initially, the bunny was stamped in black on Toned Gray paper and coloured with pencils too, but I was not able to get the colours bright enough.  So I went back to stamping it on X-press It paper, colouring with Copics and die cutting it out with the matching die.  A second piece was die cut from a white scrap to stack for just a tiny bit of dimension… after all, it needed to be mail-friendly. 😉  Added rhinestones to the flower centres and clear shimmer to finish.

 

Challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC169 Charlotte’s All About Ocassions
Always Happy Birthday — Birthday Anything Goes optional Flowers
Sweet Stampers — #20 Birthday
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes Birthday optional It’s Just a Number
Addicted to Stamps and More#291 Anything Goes

 

 

Now it’s your turn.  Want to see more ideas and inspirations?  Then check out the cards our guest and my design team has made over on the LIM blog HERE.  As always, I appreciate you stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Birthday Monkeys

Hello there!  So after three weeks (gotta love the US-Canadian postal service 😝), my Mama Elephant order finally arrived and I couldn’t wait to ink up the Little Monkey Agenda stamp set to create this CAS birthday card.

 

 

To start, stamped the monkeys on X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies.  These little monkeys were a bit challenging to colour due to their small size, but I persevered. 😉  Next die cut the stitched rectangle panel with the trio of peek-a-boo windows from Whisper White cardstock.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

For some colour behind the windows, ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueorint Sketch distress oxide inks on a piece of Bristol smooth paper with a mini blending tool.  Spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel for a bit of texture.  Adhered the monkeys, then mounted the panel with fun foam on a white top folding card vase for some dimension to finish.

 

 

 

These monkeys make me smile and I have other plans for them. 😂   Thank you for dropping in.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges: 
CAS Colours & Sketches — #271 Sketch
CAS on Friday#132 Cute
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC169 Charlotte’s All About Ocassions
Always Happy Birthday — Birthday Anything Goes optional Flowers
Sweet Stampers — #20 Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Mom Day

Hi there!  I am dropping in really quickly to share another mother’s day card.  This one is for my friend… my goddaughter’s mom.  😊  Updated to add: Oops… I wasn’t paying attention, but with the word ‘mom’ in the sentiment, this will now go to my mom instead. 😉

 

 

First, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the hummingbird and cherry blossoms with black Memento ink and coloured with Copics.  Masking was used to create the floral cluster.

 

 

Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder.  Mounted the panel onto a white top folding card base and added a few clear sequins and clear shimmer to the flowers to finish.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch — Sketch #269
Creative with Stamps#26 Mother
CAS-ual Fridays — #198 April Showers Bring May Flowers
Always Fun — #56 Flowers
Joy ClaireMay Photo Inspiration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello What’s Up?

Hello there!  So what’s up?  How about this cute little Spring card to start off the week?

 

 

The bunny image is actually lying down, but I thought it would be fun to have him floating away holding onto bunches of balloons.  To start, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Using Memento black ink, stamped and masked the heart balloon without the string to create the balloon bundle.

 

 

Next die cut a reverse circle mask from masking paper and positioned it in the center of the panel.  Stamped the bunny and bird then masked them.  Took a cloud stencil and created the cloud background with Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks and a mini blending tool.

 

 

Removed all masks and coloured images with Copics.  Drew in the strings with a ruler and a black Copic multiliner.  Added highlights to the balloons with a white gel pen.  White heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip.  Mounted the panel to a top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the balloons to finish.

 

If you’re interested, I have a 1k followers giveaway on my IG account (link on 👉 sidebar).  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Uniko#46 Colours, optional twist Easter
The Sisterhood of CraftersBunny Rabbits
Sweet Stampers#19 Too Cute
 Fab’ n Funky — #389 Cute Critters
Joy ClaireApril Challenge Anything Goes