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.
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).