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Cheerful Monkeys Swinging

Other Products: White & lime green cardstock, Copic markers: E00, 000, 0000, R00, E81, 84, 70, 71, 74, 79, Y21, G20, YG61, & 63, Diamond Stickles, green rhinestone trim, green webbed ribbon, glitter brad, pop-dots, Glossy Accents, Spectrum Noir Emerald Green Sparkle pen

Watch this video for tips on using the border basics dies. Watch this video to learn how to use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to shape die cuts.

Instructions: Make a 5" X 7" white card base. Cut a 4 7/8" X 6 7/8" lime green mat and glue to card base. Cut a 4 3/4" X 6 3/4" light green from paper collection. Glue a piece of webbed ribbon to right side of this piece, tucking and gluing ends to the back. Glue this piece to the green mat. Cut a slope of leafy green paper from the paper collection using the plain curved die from the borders set. Trim to 2" on one end and 3/4" on the other. Bend slightly and glue to card front as pictured. Trim off any excess from ends.

Stamp two palm trees, one monkey in swing and one monkey in hammock onto white cardstock using black ink. Color trees using E79, 74, 71 on trunks and YG 61 & 63 on fronds. Coat fronds with sparkle pen. Color all coconuts using G20, YG61, & Y21. Color monkey faces using E00, 000, 0000, and R00 on cheeks. Color fur using E79, 74, 71, & 70. Color swing vines with YG61, & 63. Color hammock using E81, & 84. Cut all images with matching dies. Shape trees and monkeys slightly with 8mm tip from tool kit. Glue trees onto card front by the trunks, adding a pop-dot under each coconut cluster. Make sure the hammock will string across trees. Glue monkey in swing under fronds by the vines, adding a pop-dot under monkey. Cut two tags with matching die, connect with a brad and attach to left side of card as pictured. Glue rhinestone trim over ribbon and across bottom as pictured. Scissor cut a leaf & flower cluster and glue to bottom right. Add glossy accents to monkey eyes. Add stickles to flowers and coconuts. Make a bow and glue in place to finish your card.