I had a look at the sketch challenge at Stamping 411 this week and it really inspired me to get creative.
You probably don’t immediately think of monkeys when you think of Christmas do you! I don’t normally either, but I really love these little guys and I wanted to give it a go, they are so fun to play with.
If you haven’t ventured over to Stamping 411 (you should) they have all the dimensions for the card already done for you, which in theory would make life easier wouldn’t it, BUT, I don’t follow the directions! When I saw the 3 rectangles I knew I wanted to give my joyful monkeys a try. So I stamped and cut them out and was very happy with it but then realised that mine was not really going to be the same as the sketch because there was meant to be a lot of room underneath them. Their rectangles must have been a lot smaller. There was no way I wasn’t going to use my cute monkeys though! So here they are, greatly inspired by the sketch, but a “little different” in more ways than one!
Stamps : Party Hearty, Fox and friends
Card : wild wasabi, real red, white
Ink : early espresso, wild wasabi
Other : big shot, polka dot embossing folder, timeless type junior alphabet, rhinestones, mistletoe ribbon, clear rhinestone brad