Silly Monkey

Okay, I promise the monkey on today’s card is just plain silly, not demented like the monkey yesterday!

The inspiration for this card came from two different places: Dawn Griffith used the same monkey in a similar fashion around the beginning of the year. I also saw a card on Splitcoast that used one motif, stamped three times in different orientations.

Swinging Monkey Card

Stamp set: Fox & Friends

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP (Mini), Welcome Neighbor DSP (SAB)

Accessories: Bashful Blue 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon, Playground designer buttons

Ain’t he cute? I like how playful he looks… kinda like he’s bouncing around the room.

So, the original idea was to stamp him on three squares, using the same orientation each time. After stamping, rotate the left block 90 degrees clockwise (to make him look like he’s swinging INTO view) and rotate the right block 90 degrees counter-clockwise (to make him look like he’s swinging OUT of view).

After I initially did this, I noticed I didn’t stamp all of his tail (see rightmost block). After several different attempts and a few different positions within the square, i selected these particular images for the card. They are not all the same, but I think the flow works better.

Did you see the clouds on the top of the card? That’s actually a strip off one sheet of the Welcome Neighbor DSP pack. Isn’t that fun? Also on that particular sheet is a row of trees. Come back tomorrow when I show you how I used that strip.

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