Not my circus, not my monkeys

Hi!!

I have a fun pop-up box card to share with you today featuring Mama Elephant “Little Monkey Agenda” stamps and dies. These monkeys are the cutest!! The idea behind this card is the saying “not my circus, not my monkeys”, which I think is super funny.

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I began inking some Bristol paper to have an striped pattern, which gives the look of circus, and run it through my Big Shot using Lawn Fawn “scalloped box card pop-up” dies. I decorated the outside with the first part of the proverb using Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies. I covered the letters with Glossy Accents after I glued them and added the little Son GokĹ«, the Monkey King 🙂

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I added a lot of monkeys from Mama Elephant ” Little Monkey Agenda” stamps and dies to the inside of the card. Some of them are hanging from the tightrope, some others are making acrobatics… I wanted to have a lot of things going on here!

The second part of the expression is on the front flap. I used Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABCs” stamps to spell it, stamping it on a white panel with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

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I decorated the lateral flaps with more monkeys!

I love how this card tuned out. I think it is super fun! I hope you like it too!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Last cards

Hi!!

I’m here again after a hiatus. With the new GDPR I panicked and close the blog for a while, till I could write a proper privacy and cookie policy section to comply with the new regulation. Now I think everything is ok in this blog and I can continue publishing new cards.

I have a couple of cards I shared on Flickr and on Instagram, but I wanted to do so here too. The first one features Purple Onion Designs rubber stamps, designed by Stacey Yacula. Her images are gorgeous and it’s really easy to make beautiful cards with them. I stamped the image on kraft cardstock and colored it with Faber-Castell Polychromos color pencils. I also decorated the envelope to match the card.

For the second card I used Lawn Fawn “Beam me up” stamp set. I love these aliens! When I first saw this set I have the idea of making a Space Invaders video game themed card. I made a slider card and to make the card look like the screen of a video game console I used black cardstock for the background and added a red frame.

Here you have a video of this last card:

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That’s all for today!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing day!

The best ninja

Hi!!!

Sorry for been MIA! I haven’t post anything lately because my hubby and I have been road tripping the US. We drove between Chicago and New Orleans and visited many cities, and we really enjoyed our trip.

Today I’m sharing a birthday card I made for my brother featuring Mama Elephant “Tiny Ninjas” stamps and dies. I’m a sucker for any Japanese themed stuff, so this is one of my favorite ME stamp sets.

First, I stamped the two ninjas which are mirror images on Neenah white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored them with alcohol markers and die cut them. Next, I stamped other ninja images on a white panel with Mama Elephant Winter ink. The idea was to record the trajectory of the ninja on a subtle color and spotlight the spinning ninja, if that makes sense.

Here you can see the front and the rear of my envelope. In case you are wondering, my brother’s favorite color is yellow!

Then, I used a star shaped die from Lawn Fawn “Puffy stars” dies to make the window for my spinning ninja. I used the shame die on the card base as well. I sandwiched a clear thread between the two ninjas, glued the threads ends to the card base and adhered the front panel to the card base. The sentiment (from Mama Elephant “Brushed florals” stamp set) was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I wanted to highlight the spinning ninja, so I die cut a star from Simon Says Stamp “Glimmery Sunshine” cardstock, a little bit bigger than the window, and glued it on the inside of the card.

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I also decorated the envelope stamping two ninjas, one on the front and one on the rear, and colored them with Prismacolor pencils.

Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing day!