Thursday, January 15, 2009

Birthday Card

My Father-in-Law is going to think I'm nuts!!!! For his Birthday, I made this card, LOL.
I adhered several layers of cardstock onto the Night of Navy card base. I used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, then added a piece of Jersey Shore DSP (retired). Before I actually adhered the top three layers, I tied Night of Navy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around it about 2/3 down from the top. Then I cut two small pieces of 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (Night of Navy and More Mustard) and tied the two small pieces next to the original knot.
Using the "Sock Monkey" stamp set, I stamped three monkeys on watercolor paper using black StazOn ink (so it wouldn't run when I watercolored it). Then I stamped three hats on the water color paper. Using my "Aquapainter", I then colored in the monkey using Close to Cocoa for the monkey and Real Red for his mouth. Then I colored in the hats and alternated the colors for one of the hats. I used Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy Classic Ink Pads. I used my 1 1/4" Circle punch to punch out the monkeys, then the 1 3/8" Circle punch to cut out three Night of Navy circles. I adhered the two circles together, then onto the card front evenly across. I cut out the hats using my snips and attached to the top of the money, then punched out three small circles using my 1/4" circle punch for the tops of the hats. I stamped the BIG Celebrate from the Celebrate Everything stamp set underneath the ribbon.
We'll see what he says when he gets it!! LOL


JulieA said...

Very cute! I'm sure he'll think you did a great job. :-)

KarenR said...

this is so cute - thanks for dropping by my blog I think your upside down flowers are just gorgeous - lucky you get texturising plates & the big shot - 2 1/2 months to our new IB+C so who knows what we'll get - love your wee dogs they look sweet too