15 September 2017

Birthday Monkey

Hello there, I am delighted to be guest designing for Neat and Tangled this month. I will be sharing cards for the next three weeks on a Friday. My card today uses the super cute Wild Ones stamp set and coordinating Nice & Neat Dies. I just love that cute monkey!

I started off by stamping the monkey from the set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. the image was then coloured using Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section) and cut out using the coordinating dies.

I took a panel of Bristol cardstock, cut this using a SSS Stitched Rectangle die and blended over Distress Inks for a soft background. I used Broken China and Tumbled Glass for the sky and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the grass. I then flicked on a little water for some interest.
Once the piece was dry, I stamped the 'happy birthday' sentiment from the Big Top Birthday stamp set on to it using black ink. The panel was then adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape. I adhered the monkey to the background piece, also with foam tape. To finish off I added a few sequins from the Mermaid Tail and Ocean Waves mixes. I then added a coating of shimmer pen and Glossy Accents to the balloon.
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
COPIC MARKERS: Monkey - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, R00. Balloon - V17, V15, V12, V01.
This is such a cute set and I cannot wait to use the other animals in it for more cards :) Thanks so much for visiting me today. For more inspiration using Neat and Tangled products, please visit their blog. I hope you have a great day!


  1. Oh goodness! How adorable is that monkey? Love the soft colours on the background and the balloon - of course it had to be purple. Looking forward to seeing what else you make. Still yet to own some Neat and Tangled...... this could change! Xx

  2. Oh how exciting is this Guest Design spot! I had no idea, I must have missed a bunch of posts from you. I am very happy for you and this is such a sweet little card! Gotta love a monkey hanging from a balloon, always! And of course, impeccable colouring. Super sweet! Lisa xx


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