Sunday, 13 June 2021

Swinging By


Meet today's card.
I have a few little people in my life that have birthdays coming up so here is one of the cards I made.
I thought it turned out pretty fun!

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of heavy white cardstock for my base.  I pulled out the Hanging Vines Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and placed it over my cardstock.  Using some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, I inked up the stencil on the top of the panel, then moved it to the bottom and did some more inking. ** I knew what sentiment I wanted to use when I finished the inking, so I was careful to leave some space for it between the vines. **
  • Next, I wiped off the stencil and repositioned it at the top and inked it up with some Peeled Paint DOX ink and repeated that for the bottom.  
  • Lastly, I repeated the whole above process using some Rustic Wilderness DOX ink being sure not to totally covering the first inkings.

  • I had some ink left on my blending brush so rubbed that along the edges and in the center. 
  • I diluted some of the Rustic Wilderness ink and splattered all over the panel with a wet paintbrush and set that aside to dry.
  • I stamped the Mini Monkey from YNS, painted it with some diluted DOX ink and die-cut it out.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Studio G and clear heat embossed it to make it pop against the busy background.  
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of dark green cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • The last step was that I pop dotted the little monkey to the one side.  

Here is the stencil I used:

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look

Stamps- Mini Monkey (YNS); Happy Birthday (Studio G)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Hanging Vines (ACLD), clear eb powder; heat tool; TE Blending Brushes;


cuilliesocks said...

A fabulous card Karen, and perfect for one of your little ones, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So cute and fun!

I Card Everyone said...

Who doesn't love to monkey around on their birthday? Ha! This is so fun, Karen!!

Christine Alexander said...

Fun card Karen, love your cute little monkey.

Pat said...

I love this cute monkey and a fun sentiment too Karen, and the foliage stencil makes a pretty background. x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great background you created on this fabulous card Karen
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun card with a fabulous stencilled background and a cheeky little monkey x.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Wow, love the bright green! A very fun card, XOX

Loll said...

This is JUST PLAIN FUN!! :) This card makes me happy! xx

Bonnie said...

What a fun stenciled background for this sweet monkey! Can't help but smile when I look at that face!