“Far Out!” Monkeys in Space Card

I stretched OWH Sketch #136 so I could play with the “Changito in Space” Clear Stamp Set and make a kid’s card.

Here is the sketch: And here is my card:

"Far Out!" Monkeys in Space Stamped Card

I usually stick to sketches pretty closely, but we were challenged to twist it up a bit and use punches.  As you can see, I took that challenge and ran with it!  I used stamps instead of punches for the three main images (but I did use a circle punch to cut out my stars and sentiment accent).  I made a few changes to the layout:

– I stretched the center rectangle to be the full-length of the card front

– I offset the 3 monkeys and sentiment

– I framed the sentiment with punches instead of a rectangle

It’s a little busier of a card then I usually make, but I hope it’s at least cheery.

Stamps: Changito in Space (Stampendous, Inc.)

Other:  Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento), Burst Punch (Fiskars Everywhere Punch Starter Set and Burst Cartridge), 1.5″ punch out circle, Small Circle Punch (EK Success), Silver Sharpie, Art Performance Markers for the button accents, light brown paper for the monkeys’ heads

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September 3, 2012. Tags: , . Card. 2 comments.

Encourage a Friend with a Stamped Card

Hang in there and You go girl

Most mail these days are just bills, ads, and other junk mail . . .how boring!  Don’t you love receiving a piece of personal mail?  Give a friend this gift of a mailbox surprise.  Do you have a friend going through a rough or tough patch?  Encourage them with a card!   I had made the card above to encourage a friend going through a week of studying and taking final exams and let her know I was praying for her.

Also, to get involved with OWH, I wanted to make some cheerful and encouraging cards so I used the same “You go girl!” stamp and also added the sentiments “be you” and “live life to the fullest.”  A picture of a couple of them is below.  Hopefully they will encourage the final recipients!

Who could use some encouragement in your life?

Encouragement Card for Woman with Bright and Cheerful Colors, Brown and Pink

Card #1:

Stamps: Monkey – Changito Swing (Stampendous); “Hang in there . . .” (Stampendous); “You go girl” (Kolette Hall)

Other: Plaid Paper (Mind’s Eye)

Cards #2 and 3:

Stamps: “You go girl” (Kolette Hall), “be you” and “live life to the fullest” (clear faith stamps from studio g), daisy flower

Other: Heart punch (McGill), butterfly punch, patterned card (DCWV)

August 14, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Card. Leave a comment.

Jungle-Themed Birthday Card

Stamped Monkey and Vine 1st Birthday Card

My friend was having a jungle-themed birthday party for her little one’s 1st birthday, so I decided it would be a great time to use some of my animal stamps and design a card to celebrate.  I knew I had to use the cute little monkey stamp:)  My detail-scissors came in handy for trimming the vine closely and I also used colored pencils to color in the stamped images so that the monkey’s cute expressions wouldn’t get hidden by dark marker.  For the final touch I added some neatly written text to the simple card and it was ready to go!

Stamps Used:

Monkey and Vine (Clear Stamps by Autumn Leaves from the Mindy’s Zoo Set)

June 29, 2012. Tags: , , , . Card. Leave a comment.