Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Tropical Aloha



Aloha!   
I have a fun and colorful tropical card for you today from the wonderful stamp and die sets from the Tropical paradise Collection!    Heartfelt Creations really aced it this month!  I must say, I have really been enjoying all the fun tropical bird and flower stamps and die this month.   It allows me time to imagine that I am in the midst of tropical gardens with the beautiful sounds of birds singing in the background.     Come and join me!   



Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die Set, HCD1-7137
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC 3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-HCD1-7136
Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die Set, HCD1-7135
Tropical Parrots Die, HCD1-7138
Double Dots 100 pc - 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Olive Grove,  TSMP708
Memento Lu Lu Dye Ink Pad, TSMP504
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST10401
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Pins, Pins6
Sizzix Vagabond2-53242
White Cardstock, HCPP-451
Gala Glitz- white, 12wht



Dark blue cardstock, light green cardstock, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink,  Misty, Ink Dauber, Mini Mister, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers (R20, R22, R24, R27, W4, T1, T3, T5, T7, E30, E33, E35, E37, B000, B00, B21,  B24),  opaque white ink, X-Press It Blending Cardstock,  twine, double sided tape, paper trimmer.



Create a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch top folding card.  Cut base layer from blue cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.   Select the designer paper with the parrot as shown in the picture.  Cut layer at 5 x 5 inches.  Adhere the designer paper and base layer.   Tie twine around the layers.  Adhere the layers to the card base with heavy double sided tape.

Stamp the  parrot from the Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set on X-Press It Blending Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink.    Color the bird with the following Copic Markers (R20, R22, R24, R27, W4, T1, T3, T5, T7, E30, E33, E35, E37, B000, B00, B21,  B24).  The tip of the wings were highlighted with opaque white ink.  Die cut the image.  For added strength, die cut the bird 4 times from dark blue cardstock and adhere together.  

Stamp the leaves from the Tropical Cockatoo Stamp set and die cut.  Repeat this process multiple times to add fullness behind the parrot.   Sponge with Memento Olive Grove Dye Ink.  Shape the leaves using the flower shaping tool.  

Stamp the plumeria using the Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set.  Die cut the flowers and sponge with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and Lu Lu Memento Ink.   Shape the petals and adhere the layers.   Emma Lou has a wonderful video on creating the plumeria flowers HERE.   Clear adhesive was applied lightly to the petals and white Gala Glitz was sprinkled on top.

Adhere the leaves, bird and plumeria with dimensional dots and clear adhesive.

The sentiment "Aloha" was die cut from the bright yellow and orange designer paper using the Tropical Parrots Die Set.    The sentiment was applied using clear adhesive.








































Thank you so much for stopping by.   I always enjoy your visits!




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Tropical and Relaxing Kind of Day












It's time for another fun inspiration Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations.    This is the month for showcasing the Tropical Paradise Collection.   Doesn't it make you want to backup and head off to some tropical island?   I know it tickles my travel fancy!   LOL   



Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-277
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die Set, HCD1-7137
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC 3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-HCD1-7136
Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die Set, HCD1-7135
Double Dots 100 pc - 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Teal Gala Glitz, 6teal
Crystal Ultrafine Glitter, 85-glitter
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink, TSMP707
Memento Olive Grove,  TSMP708
Memento Teal Dye Ink, TSMPTSMP602
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious - 71053
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST10401
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Pins, Pins6
Sizzix Vagabond2-53242
White Cardstock, HCPP2-451
                               

Green cardstock, paper trimmer, mini mister, Prismacolor pencils (French Grey 10%, French Grey 20%, French Grey 50%, Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Chartreuse, Dark Green, spring Green,   Kelly Green, True Green. White, Magenta), Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink. sponge dauber, double sided tape, Misty, Stonehinge colored pencil paper, Spellbinder circle nesting die.

  • Cut heavy weight white cardstock at 5 1/2 x 11 inches.    Score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top-fold card.    Cut green cardstock at 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Cut designer paper at 5 x 5 inches.   Adhere the layers of cardstock using double sided tape. 

  • Stamp the cockatoo image on colored pencil paper using memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Color the cockatoo using Prismacolor  French Grey 10%, French Grey 20%, French Grey 50%, Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow and white. Color the the leaves with  Chartreuse, Dark Green, spring Green,   Kelly Green, True Green and  White. The small plumeria was colored with Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow and Magenta.   Die cut the image with the Tropical Cockatoo Die Set.   Die cut 4 additional images from green cardstock.   Adhere the layers together to add strength and dimension to the cockatoo image.    
  • Cut a circle from green cardstock and a smaller nested circle from the designer paper.   Adhere the cockatoo to the mat circles.   Add dimensional dot adhesive to the back of the mat and adhere to the cardstock as shown in the picture.   
  • Stamp the leaves with the Tropical Paradise and Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set.   Stamp  plumeria flowers with Memento tuxedo Black Ink.   Color the leaves with Prismacolor  Chartreuse, Dark Green, spring Green,   Kelly Green, True Green and  White.   Sponge the edges with Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento Olive Green and Memento Teal Die Ink. Alternate the sponging ink among the various leaves to give variation.   

  • Die cut the leaves with the Tropical Paradise and Tropical Cockatoo Die set.  Sponge the plumeria with Berrylicious Chalk Ink  and Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink.   Shape the flowers.   Emma Lou has a wonderful demonstration on how to shape a Plumeria flower here - https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/150/ez-steps-to-create-plumerias

  • Apply a light coating of dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with crystal ultra fine glitter.  Adhere teal Gala Glitz to the left left side of the designer paper.  Adhere the leaves with dimensional dots.   Adhere the plumeria flowers.  




Thank you so much for stopping by.  If you like what you see, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!   


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Aloha!







Aloha! 

 Escape to an exotic paradise where the air is warm, lush rainforests are filled with the calls of outlandish birds of paradise, and the day begins and ends with the most spectacular array of colors!  Heartfelt Creations invites you to slip away to utopia with the new Tropical Paradise Collection!  Filled with bright and vibrant colors, the exquisitely designed paper collection will transport you to a tropical island with its fiery sunset reds, dazzling sunny yellows, deep ocean blues and rich leafy greens!  Discover the unique and breathtaking birds that call this exotic place home, from toucans to parrots, flamingos and cockatoos which have all been beautifully illustrated and assembled into three dynamic cling stamp sets and coordinating dies!  Further your equatorial escape with realistically shaped plumeria flowers most commonly known for their inclusion in traditional Hawaiian leis boasting blossoms in pinks, whites, reds and yellows amid their large, leafy foliage.  Join us as we walk the warm, sandy beaches and the glistening ocean laps at the shoreline and help us bid a warm Aloha to the new Tropical Paradise Collection!

Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection, 
Tropical Paradise Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3783
Tropical Paradise Die Set, HCD1-7137
Tropical Cockatoo Stamp Set, HCPC 3781
Tropical Cockatoo Die, HCD1-HCD1-7136
Tropical Plumeria Stamp Set, HCPC-3782
Tropical Plumeria Die Set, HCD1-7135
Fleur Border Basics Die, HCD1-7120
4 1/4 inch x 5 1/2 inch Foldout Cards-White, HCCF1-443-2
Ornate Borders  and Pockets Die, HCD1-780
Double Dots 100 pc - 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Bamboo Leaves Dye Ink, TSMP707
Memento Olive Grove,  TSMP708
Memento Teal Dye Ink, TSMPTSMP602
ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Berrylicious - 71053
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST10401
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Pins, Pins6
Sizzix Vagabond2-53242

                                                                        


Green cardstock,  black cardstock, Stonehenge  paper for colored pencils , white cardstock,  Misty, mini-mister, paper trimmer, Prismacolor Pencils,  Diamond glitter, Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink, 

The designer paper was selected from the Tropical Paradise Designer Paper Collection. Use the Foldout Card as a template for cutting the panels.   I chose to cover the panels on the front and back of the foldout.  

 Cut the trim from green cardstock using the Flour border Basics Die six times.   Each panel has the trim applied to the front and back.   This is a great tutorial from Emma Lou on creating Border Essential Die - https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/136/quick-tips-and-techniques-with-border-essential-dies-to-create-stunning-cards HERE.      Cut four  ornate border die and adhere together with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. This will give the die a lot of strength.   Adhere to the  top of the base panel. 

Stamp the tropical bird images on Stonehenge paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.   
Color the birds with Prismacolor pencils.  The following Prismacolor Combos were used. 
(Cockatoo Image) - Jasmine, Terra Cotta, Peach Beige, White, Putty Beige,Spring Green Kelp Green, Sepia, Lemon Yellow, Pink Rose, Mulberry, Lavender.
(Flamingo)- Putty Beige, Peach Beige, Terra Cotta, Sienna Brown, Dark Brown.

Die cut the birds with corresponding die.   I prefer to cut 3 extra layers of each bird from left over scrap cardstock  and adhere the layers with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.   This will add thickness  and dimension to the images. 

Stamp the Plumeria on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink.  Die cut  the flower with the Tropical Plumeria Die.    Sponge the petals with Berrylicious ColorBox Ink and with Squeezed Lemon Distress Ink.  Stamp and die cut the leaves from the Tropical Cockatoo set.  Sponge with the Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove and Teal Memento Ink.   Shape  the Plumeria and leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Tip -  It helps to lightly mist the back of the water before shaping.  This will help to break down the paper fibers!   Watch this tutorial by Emma Lou on how to shape the Plumeria!  https://youtu.be/6B5t9exttw0 

Die cut the "Aloha" from the Orange designer paper the the Tropical Paradise Paper Collection.   Pop up the tropical birds with dimensional dots and adhere the word  "Aloha" with Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. 




Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed the new Tropical Paradise Collection.   You can check it out at Heartfelt Creations' New Products.



Friday, April 7, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - With Love and Sympathy



Just another quick post using the Cascading Fuchsia die and stamp set by Heartfelt Creations!    



Cascading Fuchsia Designer Paper Collection, HCDP1-254  
Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3668  
Cascading Fuchsia Die, HCD1-763  
(Sentiment) Courage and Strength Cling Stamp Set
Fleur Borders and Pockets Die, HCD1-778  
Classic Leaf Die, HCD1-  
DDots  3 D Foam Circles
Designer Adhesive - Dries Clear, 159723  
Metal Glue Tip  Art Institute, 352854  
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401  
Embossing Powder - White,  RPEJ685  
Scor-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board, SKU-173842 
Cardstock - White, HCPP2-451
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423



120 lb white card stock, Layering olive green card stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock, Versamark stamp pad, heat gun, Ranger Super Fine Detail Black embossing powder,  trimmer,   Copic Alcohol Ink Markers, Misty,  oval die, mini water mister and double sided tape.





Heavy white card stock was cut at 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches.  The paper was scored at 5 1/2 inches to create a "top-fold" card base.   The base layer green card stock was cut at 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches.   The designer paper was selected from the Cascading Fuchsia paper Collection and was cut at 5 inches x 5 inches.   The layers were adhered with double sided tape.  You can cut an additional base layer and designer paper if you want to decorate the inside of your card.  If you choose to have white space for writing a note, you can cut a 4 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 inch white card stock layer and apply to the top of your designer paper on the inside.  

A decorative corner was cut from light weight white card stock using the Fleur Borders and Pockets Die.  Designer Adhesive (dries clear) was applied to the border and adhered to the upper left hand corner of the card.   

The large fuchsia flowers were  stamped using the Cascading Fuchsia Cling Stamp Set. The stamp was embossed with  a Versamark Embossing Ink Pad and  Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder.  The flower was heat set and allowed to cool.   Using the same process, the smaller fuchsia flowers were embossed with white embossing powder .  The flowers were colored with a RV17 Copic Marker and then blended with a RV11 marker.   The flowers were lightly misted with a small amount of water and shaped using the  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Emma Lou, Creative Director of Heartfelt Creations has a wonderful video on how to shape the gorgeous fuchsia flowers.  You can view her video tutorial HERE.

The leaf was cut using  X-Press It Blending Card  Stock with the Classic Leaf Die.  The leaves were colored using Copic alcohol ink markers - Y02, G21, G24, YG63.   The leaves were lightly shaped and adhered over the border die cut.  The fuchsia flowers were adhered using Designer Adhesive (Dries Clear).   

The Sentiment was stamped with embossing ink and white embossing powder.  The sentiment was heat set.   The green and white card stock was cut with oval nesting die.    

Have a wonderful day!    
Keep crafting! 



















Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Monkey Antics Shaker Card







Today is inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations.    The stamps for this month are so cute and so much fun to use.    Here is a fun shaker card  I created using the Monkeying Around Collection!   







Monkeying Around Paper Collection, HCDP1-276
MonkeyAntics, HCPC-3779
Monkey Antics Die, HCD1-7134
Palm Tree and Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3777
Palm Tree and Monkeys Die, HCD1-7132
Double Dots 100 pc - 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring and  Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Pins, Pins6
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423
Cardstock - White, HCPP2-451



Heavy white card stock, green card stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock, Copic Markers: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47,  E49, E30, E33, E35, E37, E39,  R20, R22,  G40, G45, G28, 70% alcohol, terrycloth towels, Shaker card window,




Cut heavy white card stock to measure 11 inches x 4 1/4 inches and score and fold at 5 1/2 inches.  Cut green card stock to measure 5 1/4 inches x 4 inches.   Select designer paper from the Monkeying Around paper Collection and cut to measure 5 x 3 3/4 inches.  Adhere layers as shown in picture.

Stamp  the monkey face and the  tropical tree with coconuts on X-Press it or any Copic compatible paper.  Using Copic markers, color the money face with E40, E41, E44, E47, E49, R20 and R22.   Allow to dry and texture the image using 70% alcohol on a scrap of terry cloth.    Color the tree and coconuts with E30, E33, E35, E37 and E9.  Color the leaves of the tree with G40, G45, G29.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you check out this fun collection!  


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Monkey Antics Card









































It's Inspiration Wednesday from Heartfelt Creations with more cards and projects using the Monkeying Around Collection!   Today, I used the Monkey Antics  and Monkeying Around Cling Stamp and Die sets.   Hope you like it!    



Monkeying Around Paper Collection, HCDP1-276
Monkey Antics Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3779
Monkey Antics Die, HCD1-7134
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3779
Monkeying Around Die, HCD1-7133
Double Dots 100 pc - 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles, 352854
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, TSMP900
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Desert Sand, TSMP804
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Glue Pins, Pins6
Cardstock - White, HCPP2-451
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423









X-Press It Blending Card Stock, green card-stock, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers E000, E40, E41, E44, E49, E74, R20, G28, G40, YG61, YG63,  70% Alcohol,  scrap of terry cloth, Signo pen - white, sponge dauber, Misti Stamping Tool,








  • Cut heavy white card-stock to measure 11 x 4 1/4 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top-fold card.  Tip:   When you score - fold away from the embossed line (valley) to prevent the card-stock from cracking.  Avoid folding toward the mountain.  Cut green card-stock at 5 1/4 inches x 4 inches.   Select the designer paper from Monkeying Around Paper Collection.   Cut the designer paper at 5 inches x 3 3/4 inches.    Adhere the base layer and designer paper to the card base.    



  • Stamp the monkey stamp set from  Monkey Antics  on X-Press It Blending Card Stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye. Color the monkeys using Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - E000, E40, E41, E44, E49, E74 and R20.  Make sure to add your shadows and highlights at this stage.  Add texture to the monkeys by applying 70% alcohol to a scrap of terry cloth.   Pull the little terry cloth fibers out so they will make a great impression (LOL - just a little pun).   Apply the cloth to the fur for 4 seconds and then lift.   Repeat process on the next section of fur.   The image will begin to show texture as it dries.  Avoid getting impatient and going over the area  again until it is completely dry.   You will find that it becomes very light and your texture shows when it dries.    The image can be cut with the corresponding Die - Monkey Antics Die.    



  • Stamp the leaves - large and small multiple times using  the Monkeying Around Cling Stamp set. I used two of each size for my card.   Color the leaves with Copic Alcohol Ink Markers - G28, G40, YG61, YG63.  Cut the leaves using the corresponding  Monkeying Around Die Set.    



  • Adhere the leaves behind the monkey using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.  The focal image was popped up with dimensional dots.    


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you check out the wonderful Monkeying Around Collection from Heartfelt Creations!    







Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - Life is Good





Aloha from the wonderful island of Hawaii!   You may have guessed - I am still on vacation and this card is just appropriate for the occasion!    Heartfelt Creations really outdid themselves with this fabulous Monkeying Around Collection!   I decided to use the Relaxin' Monkeys Stamp Set.

 It's rare that I do not use the fabulous die that come with Heartfelt Creations - but I was practicing one of my classes from Kit and Clowder and I couldn't resist having this little guy relaxing so much that he forgot that the waves are coming in!  LOL    I know - I should have had him back on the grass a little and could have showcased the wonderful tropical trees and monkey and flowers -   but as I said...   I couldn't resist the ocean waves.   I promise to use the die next week!    



Relaxin' Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3780
Card Stock - White HCPP2-451
Acrylic Block Set, SUAH05
Stamp Mat Pad, SMP001
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, TSMP900
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad, TSMP800
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842



Cocoa card stock, X-Press It Blending Card Stock,  double sided tape, acrylic paint, small paintbrush, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers,  paper trimmer, sponge dauber, 70% alcohol, scrap of terry cloth.   


Cut an 11 x 8 1/2 inch white card stock at 4 1/2 inches using portrait orientation. Score at 5 1/2 inches to create  a top-folding card.    Cut a base layer from a dark brown card stock measuring 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches and adhere to the card base.   

Stamp the Relaxin' Monkey image using Memento Tuxedo black Dye Ink on some Copic compatible paper.  I used X-Press It.   The image was colored using the following color combos - 
Monkey E40, E41, E43, E44, Ef9, R20, R22 and texturized 70% alcohol and terry cloth. 
Straw Hat - Y23, Y35, YR24 and texturized with 70$ alcohol and terry cloth. 
Straw umbrella, B24, B21, Y03, Y00, R20, R21,
Wood chair - E50, E51, E54, E49,
Sky and water- B29, B18, B16, B14, B00, B000,
Sand - E83, E53, E52, E50,
White Caps and wave foam - white acrylic paint.  

The white caps and waves were applied with  white  acrylic and a small brush.   Texture was applied to the money with 70% alcohol and a scrap of terry cloth.   

Trim the focal image to 3 3/4 x 5 inches.  Sponge the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink and adhere the focal image to the brown layer.  Many members of our community ask for clean and simple cards -    So here is a  clean and simple card that  can easily go through standard  mail. 







































I hope you liked this little card.   I enjoyed using this wonderful Heartfelt Creations Monkeying Around Collection so much!   I hope you stop by and check out the wonderful monkey stamp and die sets!  

Have a great day and keep crafting!

 



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Heartfelt Creations - A Little Bit of Paradise




I am sharing a card I created with the "Monkeying Around Stamp and Die set from Heartfelt Creations!    Isn't it fun and relaxing?   I am in the mood.  I am spending two weeks in Hawaii at a mystery conference - Left Coast Crime.   I too feel like I am just lounging around, sleeping and eating!    I love the beach and I think this is one of my favorite places to vacation!    



Monkeying Around Paper Collection, 
Monkeying Around Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3778
Monkeying Around Die Set, HCD1-7133
Palm Tree and Monkeys Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3777
Palm Tree and Monkeys Die Set, HCD1-7132
Monkey Antics Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3779
Monkey Antics Die Set, HCD1-7134
Card Stock - White, HCPP2-451
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive, 352854
Glue Pins, pin6
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, 173842
Double Dots 3D Foam Circles, DDots
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, TSMP900
Memento Rose Bud Ink Pad, TSMP400
Mini Pearls Prills -ANC803
Sizzix Vagabond 2, 532423


Olive green card stock,  X-Press It Blending Card Stock, double sided tape, paper trimmer, Copic Alcohol Ink Markers- Y00, Y11, Y15,  YR23, E40, E41, E44, E47, E49, G40,  E30, E31, E33, E35, E39, R20,  G28,  YG61, YG63, YG65, Copic Colorless Blender, 


Cut heavy white card stock at 5 1/2 x 11 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches to create a top folding card.   Cut Green card stock at 5 1/4, x 5 1/4 inches.  Select the designer paper as shown in the picture.   The paper was from Monkeying Around Paper Collection.     Adhere the layers with double sided tape.   

X-Press It Blending card stock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and Copic Markers were used for the images.   Stamp the hanging monkeys and banana from the Monkey Antics stamp set.  The monkey in the hammock  and fern were stamped with the Monkeying Around Cling stamp Set.   The flowers and palm tree were stamped from the Palm Tree and Monkeys Stamp Set.    

The following color combos were used to color the focal images - 
Monkey in hammock and monkeys hanging from tree -   E40, E41, E44, E47, E49, R20,  colorless blender, - banana Y00, Y11, Y15 - hammock Y11, Y11, Y15, YR23 - Palm Tree Trunk - E40, E41, E44, E44, E47, E49 - Palm tree branches and ferns- G40, G28, YG61, YG63, YG65 - Coconut - E30, E31, E33, E35, E39.  The flowers were stamped using Memento Rose Bud Ink Pad and sponged with he same ink. 

The images were die cut with the coordinating die.   The flowers and fern were shaped using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.   Emma Lou has a wonderful video on using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnu_xqlx060

The Palm tree was adhered using dimensional foam dots.   The monkey in the hammock was placed on the card in a way that make it look like it was hanging from the tree.    Fern was adhered from behind the hammock and on the left side.   Flowers were applied as shown in the picture.   Minnie Pearls Prills were applied to the center for embellishment.    The sweet little chain of monkeys were  adhered to the right side of the card - hanging from the tree as shown.  The banana was placed in the hand of the smallest monkey.   

There are layers, layers and layers in this card but very easy to create!   What a fun card to make!  



Thank you for stopping my and keep crafting!