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Uptown Girl

Stampin up lovely sock monkey

My previous sock monkey  was feeling a little lonely in my photo gallery.  So he consulted eHarmony and found his perfect match.  She's an uptown girl, bedecked in hat and splashy polka dot ensemble.  The stamps used are from Stampin' Up!'s Sock Monkey, available for purchase from the Fall/Winter Catalog beginning Aug. 11.   Also, please don't miss Stampin' Up!'s Retired Accessories Sale, posted today!

My lovely girl was stamped 3 times (yes, she's high maintenance, too) in Basic Black (Ginger Blossoms Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla and River Rock) and paper pieced together.  Snip snippety.  TIP:  Her luscious lips were an additional stamp onto Ruby Red card stock.  I employed Stampin' Up's Basic Black Marker to isolate and stamp just her mouth.  No need to ink the whole stamp up.

Stampin up lovely sock monkey close
She needed a few feminine touches so I gave her a glamorous fringe of eyelashes with the assistance of a Basic Black Marker and punched out a fashion forward hat.  TIP:  The hat is simply a combination of the Large Oval Punch and a 3/4" Circle Punch. I used a hobby blade to ad a small slit and slipped in on her head. 

The flowers were each stamped in Basic Black and colored with Ruby Red and Always Artichoke Stampin' Up! Markers.  They were snipped out and each topped with an adhesive pearl.

The 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" card base features a Very Vanilla layer which was run through my Cuttlebug along with the D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder.  TIP:  A little Basic Black card stock is wedged between the two for instant impact.

The horizontal panel is layers of Basic Black, River Rock and Ruby Red.  The River Rock layer was transformed in a flash using Stampin' Up!'s soon to be released Scallop Edge Punch.  Tutorial and details here.  The vertical banner lends the limelight to the heart stamp from this collection, stamped 3 times on Ruby Red card stock.  The "just for you" sentiment was broken up into individual words by isolating each with a Basic Black Marker.  Each heart was trimmed out and mounted on 1 1/4" Squares followed by a 1 3/8" x 5 1/8" strip of Basic Black card stock. 

Won't my sock monkeys make a handsome couple?  Hmmm . . .  that just gave me an idea for a wedding card 🙂

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

Stamp Set:  Sock Monkey
Paper:  Ginger Blossoms Designer Series, River Rock, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Ruby Red
Ink:  Basic Black, Stampin' Up! Markers:  Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Cool Tools: Cuttlebug, D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
Punch Bunch: Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch
The Perfect Touch: Adhesive Pearls (non-SU). 

21 thoughts on “Uptown Girl”

  1. You are so funny! I love your story and of course your FABULOUS card! Do you really need all of your brain cells??? I’m sure there are plenty of us that would love for you to share some of your creative brain cells. Brilliant, just brilliant!
    Elizabeth Bead Diva

  2. Oh My Goodness…..I absolutely love her. She is so adorable….I love how you gave her a hat. Joan

  3. I did not like this stamp set until I just saw your card. You really brought the “sock Monkey” to life! Bravo.

  4. I don’t know how you do it. I would love to clone just a few of your brain cells. How can you look at a punch and come up with a hat? You definitely are the Queen of Punches. I can’t wait to get that stamp set.

  5. Mary…….you are a creative genius!!!This card is adorable! Can’t wait to see the wedding card!

  6. Oh Mary! I don’t know how you do it, but I wish I had an ounce of your creativity. She’s simply marvelous!

  7. Oh Mary! This is way too cute! One of the best sock monkey’s I’ve seen…the hat sends her over the top. Your color choices are superb and showcase this little darling so well!

  8. Mary, this is wonderful!!! Love the bedecked she monkey! What’s really funny is my MIL was just asking if I could make a red hat for a certain stamp image I have so she could give a red hat card…..well, you just “taught” me how to make a hat!!! I’m so thankful for your creativity and your willingness to share! Blessings!!

  9. Tim Gunn would be so proud and Nina Garcia would be begging to wear this ensemble. Not an “auf wiedersehen” would be heard in the house.

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