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!    


  1. Wow...love this! Your coloring is gorgeous!

  2. Very impressed how you managed to colour the background so full and yet the monkeys still pop as the focal image. And the monkey's fur looks so natural.

  3. Love how you've used the designer paper in the background to set the scene for you adorable dimensional monkeys! Beautifully colored and designed, Marie!


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