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My First Sock Monkey

 

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it.  It’s so cute and, better yet, so versatile…it can be used for children’s cards and adult card’s alike, and I think it would be really cute on a scrapbook pages of my boys.

This is the first Sock Monkey card I made.  The neat decorative corners on the Chocolate Chip matte under the main image were made, believe it or not, with the Scallop Edge Punch.  I will show this in a post I have coming soon.

I stamped the “thanks a bunch” sentiment from the set and then punched it with the Circle Punch.  I then layered it with a matte made with the Designer Label punch.

For the banana, I actually stamped the image on Barely Banana cardstock.  I used my blender pen with So Saffron and a touch of Chocolate Chip Classic Inks to colour in the banana peel.  I cut it out with my Papersnips, and popped it up with a dimensional.  Hopefully you can see this in the photos!  I think it really makes the banana “pop”.

Recipe:

Stamp Sets – Sock Monkey
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel and So Saffron Classic, Black Staz On
Cardstock – Baja Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Accessories – 1/4″ Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Blender Pens, Scallop Punch, Designer Label Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Paper Piercer (Crafter’s Toolkit), dimensionals

2 Comments

  1. Tanja says:

    Hi Cathryn,
    I got one of your “Sock Monkey” cards too and I loved it. The set is on my wish list too 🙂

    I really enjoyed Sonia’s party and the cards we made. And I’m really looking to the Christmas card class.

    I won’t make it to your open house – I’m taking my parents to see the Cirque du Soleil that night.

    All the best
    Tanja

  2. CeeCee says:

    Oooh, your coloring is awesome, Cathryn! I love how you did the banana and blended color over colored cardstock. Very smart! Your monkey looks all fuzzy and cuddly. Beautiful card.
    CC