Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sketch Challenge # 216 & Stampabilities Sock Monkey


Hello everyone!
Today's sketch over on Operation Write Home's Stars & Stamps 
blog is # 216 and looks like this:

You can find details about the challenge here:

For this card I used Stampabilities "Sock Monkey" rubber stamp (mounted on wood and found at Hobby Lobby) and I paired it with The Paper Studio's "Sock Monkey" paper.  I layered everything on black card stock, found the red & cream polka dot paper from my scrap stash (from an Oriental Trading Company paper pack a couple years ago), and cut the scalloped oval using Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge.  

I cut out the little monkey and mounted him on the ovals, added some hand stitching using Omega Thread in red, and added a couple of buttons cut using an EK Success button punch. I was trying to edge the buttons in red ink and had an oops, so ended up adding more red ink to the buttons and then softened it with a Spectrum Noir marker in EB1. 
I also put a little dimensional adhesive under the buttons.

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Missing You" set. 

Thank you for stopping by!
:)


13 comments:

  1. This card is just a barrel full of fun with those monkeys! I love how you placed the monkey on the oval - that's such a cool look! All those monkeys in the background are too much fun along with those cute buttons! NJ on the sketch!

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  2. What an adorable card! Love how the papers go so perfectly with the sock monkey perched there on his oval.

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  3. Your card is adorable!! I love your sock monkey and the sock monkey paper!!

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  4. I love your card! Especially the stitching. It goes so well with the sock monkey theme. Isn't it fun to find an old paper to add to an idea? TFS

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  5. very cool card. love everything about it.

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  6. Super job! Just love how you cut out Mr. Sock Monkey!

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  7. You did a wonderful job with this Sock Monkey and that darling paper. Someone's child will be thrilled to be getting this one.

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  8. Great card for a wee little one. Envious of the stitching you do - I can't do it by hand or machine. I like how you turned the oval so you could use the monkey TFS.

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  9. Such a cute card, made me smile! I know some lucky person is going to smile. Love the extra details, the cut out monkey, the stitching, really special!

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  10. Wow..this is such a fun card! I LOVE sock monkeys so this is a care I would be excited to give or deceive. Great job on all the fun details....love the stitching.

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  11. This is adorable!! I love the sock monkey offset on the oval and your stitching & button details. This is going to put a big grin on the recipient's face!

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  12. Wonderfully well done! The stitching is a super touch! WTG!

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  13. So, sew cute !!!!! The paper buttons look so real, too !

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