6/17 Sweet Monkey Thanks

Here is a card using my sweet Sock Monkey set. It has lots of awesome NEW colors on it . . . colors like Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede. The designer series paper is also a sneak peak. This particular pack is called Razzleberry Lemonade and I also used it in on a 12x12 scrapbook page you can see here. Oh, and that reminds me . . . . have you heard that I am doing a Perfect Paper and Ribbon Share? You will get a sampling of all of the NEW to the CATALOG designer series papers at a fraction of what it would cost you to purchase all of the paper packs. And, for the first time ever, I am offering a ribbon share, as well! See THIS POST for all the details!

I made this card totally flat . . . not a single dimensional on it. I challenge myself to do that once in a while just to prove that you can make your cards "pop" on color and layers alone. Plus, it makes mailing it off just so much easier. One of my favorite features of this card is the flower. It comes from the set called One of a Kind and I punched it out with the BoHo Blossom punch. This punch will also work with a stamp set soon to debut - except instead of flowers, you will be punching a trio of snowflakes! How fun is that?

The monkey is aqua painted, yes, I 'm sure you wonder if I ever use another coloring technique. Not too often! I feel like I can do almost anything with an aqua painter - love that tool! The monkey is also paper pieced. That is where you stamp the image a second time onto patterned paper and then cut out just the portion that you want to layer. Notice the wonderful yellow on my banana? The new In Color called Crushed Curry makes a marvelous looking banana!

Shop Stampin'Up 24/7 HERE and check out my paper and ribbon share information HERE.

Stamps: Sock Monkey (111552), One of a Kind (113624)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Debuting on July 1: Dusty Durango in plain and textured, Crushed Curry in textured, Soft Taupe, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Debuting on July 1: Crushed Curry, Soft Taupe
Accessories: Large Oval Punch (107305), Small Oval Punch (107304), BoHo Blossoms Punch (110711), Aqua Painter (103954)