Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sock Monkey's Wagon Ride!!

Hello all!!!  I have been busy prepping for my upcoming Open House and an all make & take in the next few weeks.  All of this means not a lot of time for "pleasure" stamping!!  Oh, well, but I did manage to squeeze in a few cards this past week.

One of the new sets I HAD to have from the new catty was the More Monkey Accessories.  It is a set of 4; a wagon, twirly hat, tie and glasses.  The wagon is what sold me on this set.  I see so many uses for this little wagon, other than just with Sock Monkey!  Not that he isn't cute, too!!

I originally started this card as my swap for a new catty swap I'm in, but changed my mind.  Very simple to make, once I figured out what I wanted to do!!! : )

The card base Rich Razzleberry textured.  The Top Note die was framed a little differently than what I have done.  The Whisper White piece is full, while the Old Olive "frame" was trimmed around the inside edges.  I wanted it to look more like a framed picture than just putting a piece of Whisper White on top of the Old Olive.

I stamped Sock Monkey onto the Whisper White panel, but only half of him.  (Why do the whole thing when he's partially covered up, right??)  I colored him with my River Rock and Crumb Cake markers.  The wagon was first stamped on Whisper White and then stamped twice more, once on Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede.  The entire wagon piece is popped up with dimensionals.  Even the handle, but it's hard to see in the photo.  I then stamped just his one arm on Whisper White, colored it and popped it up over the first layer.  Clear as mud, right??  Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive brads finish it off, with the sentiment.  The flag was stamped onto a scrap of Newsprint dsp and cut out.

I still feel like this needs something more, but not quite sure what.  I do think it will be a great card for a younger child, or a couple of goofy male co-workers I have!!  They would get a hoot out of it!

Happy Stamping!!!!



StampinCathy said...

This is so cute.

Liz Goldhawk said...

very cute! I love the wagon and the brads under the sentiment!