Saturday, June 5, 2010


I really went outside of my normal box for this card. I've covered 3 challenges with this one though!!! First at Sherri's recipe is: follow sketch, use a monkey and use at least 3 types of patterned paper. This challenge ends Wed. 6/9.
Next at Mary said to make a Father's Day card using any cartridge and colors that you like. This challenge ends Tues. 6/8.
Last, but not least over at Emma is having her first 'Throwback Thursday' challenge. She is going to be using older cartridges for her challenges. This first one is 'Animal Kingdom'. Of course, if you don't have this cart, Emma said to use any animal from any cart. This one ends Sun. 6/6.
I did a 5 1/2x8 1/2 card made from craft cardstock. I used 3 patterned cardstocks from DCWV Animal Crackers stack. The cuts are 5 1/4x8 1/4, 3x7 1/2 and 2x4. The brown piece is 3 3/4x5 1/4. Then I got to work with my Gypsy. I used the ape from 'Animal Kingdom', pg. 104, cut at 2.30x3.45 in a gray textured cardstock. Highlighted all the little cut spots on his body with a black marker and used aqua pearls for his eyes. Then I used the monkey from 'ZooBalloo', pg. 94, cut at 1.17x2.25 in tan and the lower/layer at .98x2.25 in brown. I cut 5 each of these two. I pop dotted my ape and my little monkeys. Attached some twine I cut to each monkey and then put another pop dot on and put them on my card, bringing the strings down to the ape's hand. 'Monkey Balloons!' I used 4 on the front and saved one for the inside. I cut a Shapablities Standard Tag in cream and stamped my sentiment on it. Pop dotted it to the front. The inside, I used only 2 of the patterned papers cut at 5 1/4x8 1/4 and 4 1/2x7 3/4. The brown is 4 1/4x7 1/4 and the cream is 3 3/4x6 3/4. This I will use to write something witty to my Dad on. I think he will like this card. My Mom now is a different story. She may not think it looks at cute as I think it turned out. She'll let me know! Hope you all like my card.  :)


DoubleClick Connections said...

So Unique! I love the monkey balloons, so cute!

My Creative Time said...

OMG, VERY VERY CLEVER!! I AM SOOO IMPRESSED!! I LOVE this!! Thank you so much for participating in my 1st throwback Thursday challenge!
Big Hugs,

Sherri said...

Cool monkey balloons!

Thanks for Jitterbuggin'


BeeBeebabs said...

This card is so cute tfs

Anna K said...

Nice card!

Enfys said...

Ha! What a great idea for a macho dad card! He will love it,
big hugs
En xx

Jeri said...

Very cute monkey balloons. What a great design idea. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Janis said...

You go, girl! You really pulled that together. Looks GREAT! And I got your comment on EDPD. LOL I did actually use CAC today, but I've scheduled it to post on the 18th while we are traveling. LOL :) Janis

Scrapper69 said...

I really like the Monkey Balloons... Clever! Also a very unique card... :)