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Monkeys Sending Love Your Way

Other Products: White, & salmon cardstock, glossy accents, Nuvo Glitter Drops-white blizzard, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Eight, salmon twine and rustic ribbon, pop-dots, VersaMagic Jumbo Java & Sahara sand ink, three rust buttons, Copic markers: E79, 74, 71, 70, 04, 95, RV11, 00, YG03, 67, 63, scissors

Watch this video for the partial die cutting technique. Watch this video to learn how to create flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Instructions: Make a 5" X 7" white card base. Cut a 4 7/8" X 6 7/8" mat from salmon cardstock and glue in place on card base. Cut a salmon hue designer paper 4 3/4" X 6 3/4". Cut a 8" length of the rustic ribbon, & a 16" length of twine. Fold twine in half and lay over ribbon then glue in place 1" down from top folding ends to the back. Glue this in place over salmon mat.

Stamp one set of monkeys, five sets of floral border and fourteen palm tree, trunks only. Color monkey faces with E70 & 71. Color fur with E79, 74, & 71. Add color to cheeks using RV11, & 00. Color leaves around monkeys and all leaves on floral borders using YG03, 63, & 67. Color flowers using E04 & 95. Color all palm tree trunks using E79, 74, & 71. Using video listed above, and the labels thirty eight, die cut the monkey image avoiding lower edge. Fussy cut around monkey arms, hands and palm frond with scissors. Cut all palm trunks and floral borders with matching dies. Layer and alternate palm trunks along bottom of card, snipping some if needed to fit. Bend or curl ends up as pictured before gluing in place. Add image to card using pop-dots. Snip two of the floral border to create corners on the top of the card. Shape slightly with flower shaping tool and glue in place. Add floral borders to top of monkey image and bottom of trunks with pop-dots. Snip remaining border and trunks to add on each side of image. Cut the pictured tags from the paper collection using the luggage and tags die and bend each slightly. Make a bow with rustic ribbon and glue in place as pictured, then glue the tags, tucking them in place to the right of the bow. String the three buttons with twine and knot them on top. Glue one to bow center and one on each side of the monkey image. Add Nuvo glitter drops to flower centers to finish your card.