I've been itching to stamp again lately and when I saw this Sweet Sunday Sketch #75, I knew the perfect stamp to showcase - my C.C. Designs Flower Power set! I'd been eyeing this cute li'l monkey ever since it was released a few months back. He's even cuter than the original monkey stamps that C.C. Designs had before. He's more...round-ish which = cute, in my opinion.
Anyhoo, I'm really diggin' how this card turned out. Like, a lot. So much so that, well...here comes my guilty confession. Originally, I was going to make this a birthday card for my sister but it's so stinkin' cute that I am just going to keep it for myself!! Heheh...and my sister reads this blog so I'll probably hear about it later. In my defense, she's not even in the same country as me right now so it's not like I was going to send it to her anyways.
Anyways, I wanted to make a bright, cheery, and summery card, so decided early on that I wanted to use PTI Hawaiian Shores. I used a lot of PTI Hawaiian Shores stuffers: cardstock, saddlestitch ribbon, and BUTTONS!! The DP is October Afternoon's Fly a Kite in a bright cheery yellow pattern.
I was pondering what other color to use on this card, and was debating between a bright green or orange, but I decided that orange just worked a lot better for this card. Of course, I thought that PTI Orange Zest would be perfect...but I don't have any Orange Zest cardstock! BUT I had similar colored felt, and made do with that. But dude, it totally worked out! It added texture and makes the card POP (IMO). I used Nesties Blossom die on the orange felt to make the flower to surround the monkey. The monkey is stamped on a Cuttlebugged Nesties circle, colored in with Copics, and sponged with Memento New Sprout.
I used 5 precious PTI Hawaiian Shores buttons to decorate the bottom. As I mentioned in my last post, my scrappers' floss had mysteriously disappeared, but last night, it magically reappeared in a bin that I had checked like five times. But I ended up leaving my buttons naked anyways b/c the small button on the right only has 1 hole. I don't know how to make twine and 1 hole in a button work and it would've looked weird if that last button didn't have twine but all the others did. But now that I think about it...I should've just looped twine through the 2 big buttons. Arrgh!! Why do I always think of these things after the fact?
Stamps: C.C. Designs Flower Power
Paper: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Cosmo Cricket Fly a Kite
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & New Sprout, Copics
Accessories: Nestabilities Blossom & Circle dies, PTI ribbon & buttons