Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Birthday Monkey - Meljen's Design Challenge

Hi ya everyone,
  This week at Melissa of Meljen's Designs has another adorable release:
 I love these little images!  The challenge this week at the Meljen's Designs Challenge blog is "You Are Such an Animal!" - which translates - use animals on your cards!!!  Now what better set to use - each of these can be found right HERE at Whimsy Stamps.  Not too hard now is it.  I need to make birthday cards! So I decided to use an older image that I LOVE!!!  Little sock monkey - isn't he the cutest??  I love him and so I colored him with my Copics and tried to make him look stitched.
I cut him out and placed him to the side.  Next, I took out my Gypsy and used the cartridge Simply Charmed to make this cute hat shaped card.  I used my DCWV Country Christmas stack actually for the papers. 
I popped a number of the layers up from each other to give the card more depth and dimension!  I think that it turned out really well. 
I also cut a piece of the cream paper for the inside which you can sort of see in the photo below.  Lastly, I made a little Happy Birthday tag that I tied on with cream crinkle ribbon!
If you get a chance - head over and join the fun at Meljen's Designs!  Don't forget to hit up the Whimsy Stamps store for all of the new releases!!!

14 comments:

  1. This little guy is just too cute! I love that your made this into a shape card too! It is just perfect and looks so realistic. TFS

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  2. Wow Melissa! I adore your card. It is so whimsical and sweet! I also love that you tied in the hat motif from the stamp. It's adorable!

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  3. This is just the cutest b-day card. I love the stocking cap shape and the way you colored your lil monkey is adorable!
    TFS
    Rachel

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  4. So cute Melissa! Love the shape of your card.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  5. This is so sweet Melissa. Love the monkey and that hat-shaped card is such a perfect idea.

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  6. OK, so you outdid yourself on this one! That hat-shaped card that matches the sock monkey ... pure genius!

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  7. How cute. You are so creative it amazes me. Now I have to make a shape card...thanks for the inspiration. I LOVE monkeys so much, and you did such a great job with this little guy. Love how you stitched him.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  8. This is just a wonderful card! I love the shape and the fun, paper pom pom. Your coloring on the sock monkey is just perfect.

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  9. I love this card....love sock monkeys too. I hope you don't mind if I scraplift this one

    Thanks

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  10. Oh Melissa this is sooo adorable! the colors are just perfect and the sock monkey the sweetest. Great dimension, too! xxD

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  11. So cute, love the hat card and that sock monkey is adorable. I am very partial to monkeys. :)

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  12. Such lovely warm colours on your shaped card

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  13. Oh he is sooo cute! I love the layering and that hat with the details... so perfect!
    tfs

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