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Relaxing Monkey Special Day

Other Products: Paper: Neenah Solar White, White 12" x 12" (Recollections), Early Espresso (Stampin Up); Inks: VersaFine Onyx Black, Peeled Paint Distress; Accessories: Pink Shimmers Chalk, Clear Wink of Stella, mineral spirits, paper stumps, Prismacolor Pencils: Sepia, Espresso, Black, Putty Beige, Pink Rose, Nectar, Olive Green, Jasmine, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre, Chocolate, Cool Greys 20%, 70%, 90%, Scotch Mounting Tape, glue dots, die cutting machine, button, Ivory Burlap String (May Arts)

Instructions: Card measures 6" x 6". Cut white cardstock 6" x 12", score at 6" and fold to make card base. Cut Early Espresso 6" x 6" and glue to card base. Cut 6" x 6" card panel from Monkeying Around Paper Collection, trim 1/8" off all 4 sides and die cut center with large rounded square die from Cut Mat Create 2A Set. Ink all edges with Peeled Paint Ink. Set aside.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink stamp relaxing monkey from Relaxin' Monkey Set. Color with pencils and mineral spirits. Add pink chalk to monkey's "cheeks". Trim image down to fit behind card panel window and tape to back so image appears as pictured. Add card panel/image to card base with Scotch Mounting Tape.

On Solar White with Onyx Black Ink stamp palm tree, flowers (Palm Tree & Monkey Set) and palm branches (Monkeying Around Set). Color with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with matching dies. Add tree and flowers as shown with Scotch Mounting Tape and glue branches behind flowers. Trim sentiment from paper collection, ink edges with Peeled Paint Ink, curl using a pencil and add as pictured with glue. Add Fuzzy Navel Prills to flower centers using Designer Dries Clear Glue. Once dry, paint flowers and prills with Clear Wink of Stella.

Thread string in button, tie bow on back and add to top right of card using glue dots.

Stamp Mat Pad


Spellbinders Tool N' One


Cut Mat Create 2A Die


Palm Tree & Monkeys Die


Monkeying Around Die