Saturday, September 27, 2008

No monkey business here...

It's time for a little sneak peek, and I'm not talking any monkey business here! This card is made with the Clear Dollar Stamps Set called "Autumn Monkey" to be released October 1st.

Dimensions: 5"x5", Card opens from bottom
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Autumn Fun Stamp Set
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Prismacoloring with Mineral Spirits
Paper: Basic Grey "Mellow" Designer Collection, K&Co. "Fall Harvest" Designer Collection, Me & My Big Ideas "Cornucopia" Designer Paper, Colormates Dark Orange Dream Cardstock, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie& Garden Green Inks, Adirondack Pitch Black Ink
Tools: Nestabilities Regular Square Dies, Marvy Circle Punches, Karen Foster Click-It Punch, Signo White Gel Pen, Marvy Artist Felt-Tip Brown Marker, Primsacolor Pencils, Mineral Spirits, Blending Stump, American Crafts Dimensionals
Embellishments: Copper-colored maple leaf brad, Amber-colored adhesive rhinestones, Moss Green & White "Sweet Petites" Morex Gingham Ribbon

Instructions:
To create this card, I cut the patterned designer paper to size as well as a matching sized piece of white cardstock for the card lining. The image was stamped on white cardstock using Pitch Black Ink. The image was colored and blended with Primsacolor pencils and mineral spirits using a blending stump. The stamped image was cut with a Nestabilities square die, using the Cuttlebug. The edges of the white cardstock were sponged with Pumpkin Pie heavily and then dot doodles were added with a brown felt-tip marker. The coordinating green mat was created to frame the stamped image using a Nestabilities square die. More dot doodles were added, this time on the green mat with a white gel pen. The green mat was then glued to the stamped image. I created an orange patterned mat using the small pumpkin stamp in the Autumn Fun stamp set using Pumpkin Pie ink on the orange cardstock. I dot doodled around the orange mat edges with a brown felt-tip marker. I glued the orange mat down to the green patterned card base. A rectangular coordinating striped mat was cut with an Xacto knife and straight edge and glued over the orange mat. I anchored the moss green and white gingham ribbon to the card base back. Then the matted image was popped up on Dimensionals for interest.

The sentiment and mouse was stamped on white cardstock using Pitch Black ink. The mouse was colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with mineral spirits. The mouse/sentiment was punched with a Marvy round punch and heavily sponged with Garden Green Ink around the edges. A coordinating orange round mat was punched with a larger round punch and dot doodles were added around both mat edges using a brown felt-tip marker. The sentiment was popped up over the stamped image on Dimensionals. To finish the card, a bow was tied around the ribbon and the card base was glued to the card white cardstock lining.

8 comments:

Tori Wild said...

Adorable card and I'm excited to be on the team with you!

Mothermark said...

What a absolutely precious card! It's wonderful!

Katie Renz said...

Linda,
What gorgeous layering. Such detail.

My Paper Adventures said...

Such a wonderful Fall card Linda! I totally love the scene you created using the stamps and coloring techniques! You are so awesome!!

Laurie Wilson said...

Adorable and love the colors! Sweet layers and embellishments! Thanks for sharing all the fabulous instructions!

blossomfairy71 said...

This is just adorable!! I love your colors and he is just SO cute!! :)

My Paper Adventures said...

Linda, I forgot to tell you that I mentioned your name and work to Kelley over at Our Daily Bread Designs :) She loved what she saw!

Joan Ervin said...

How cute...what a darling image and wonderful layers! Such a sweet little scene....love it!!!