Friday, February 12, 2016

Myron Monkey's Heart Balloon

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Happy Friday! Today's post is a special one for me...this Sunday on Valentine's Day, my oldest child celebrates his "Sweet 16"!  Wow--where do the years go????  I wanted a card that was masculine and a little Valentine-ish, yet more Birthday-ish--so here's what I came up with...
This is Myron Monkey's Heart Balloon (M149).  Such a fun and adorable image...I really hope Mike likes it.  Some days, I think he is part monkey, in the way he moves around the equipment and farm - LOL! 

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I glued down the die cut numbers - "16" on the balloon, then applied some Glossy Accents on top.

The main image was die cut using a rectangle stitched die and layered with SU Chocolate Chip cardstock.  A strip of SU Alpine stitched ribbon was placed under the layered image.  The designer paper is from Bo Bunny-Safari 6x6 paper pad, along with SU Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Garden Green and White Cardstock.  Foam tape was used under the main image to add some dimension.  The sentiment was cut using SU Very Vanilla cardstock from an Elizabeth Craft Die called Happy Birthday.  For some embellishments, I went for a "jungle" type of look by adding parts from a Memory Box die called Swaying Palm Die.  I just used the leaves of the palm tree for decorating the two corners of the main image.  To complete this card, a couple of brown buttons were placed on top of the palm leaves to give it a coconut-kind of look.  
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
Ink - Tombow Markers - 969, 977, N75, N95, 761, 942, 990, 126, and 249.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
Paper - Bo Bunny-Safari 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Garden Green & White Cardstock.
MiscGlossy Accents, Memory Box-Swaying Palm Die (for palm leaves), Stitched Rectangle Die, Quikutz-Phoebe Skinny-Mini Dies (for the number - 16), Elizabeth Craft Die-Happy Birthday (sentiment), SU Alpine Ribbon, 2 Brown Buttons, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
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Dora said...

What a beautiful card. Everything fits really well with the monkey.
It looks like he is in the jungle with these paper and colours

Renae said...

Very cute card.

Stephanie said...

Love the monkey

José said...

I missed this card, shame it's a beautiful card, love the monkey