I made this card early last week for the Whimsie Wednesday Challenge 77 - Fun Flock -http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/2011/04/whimsie-wednesday-challenge-77-fun.html as soon as I saw the challenge I knew what I wanted to do, but I think it is closed now but I’ll post it anyway it is such a fun image to use flock with that I actually had a hard time stopping. I was going to flock the red heart but thought I’d emboss it instead so the sock monkey would stand out a bit more.
I won this delightful stamp and some very cute others last year on one of the blog hops and shame on me I haven’t actually made any of them into cards until now but I seem to have got the bug and you will be seeing a few other little Whimsy critters appear on some of my projects in the future.
I stamped him on some scrap white cardstock and the coloured him with my brush markers- blending with a paintbrush then I coloured in all the other bits and used a red sakura pen for the cherry to give it a bit of shine but it’s a bit hard to see in the pictures. Then I painted the background with a very light wash of grey,purple and blue luminarte paints to take the starkness from the white. Then I covered the monkey with white glue and poured on my flock- It stuck ok but i wanted him a bit furrier so I painted some more white glue over him and repeated the process- much furrier. When the monkey was dry I decided to emboss his balloon and used glitter embossing powder but again I wanted a thicker cover so I actually used a clear embossing powder over the glitter powder and embossed again- I repeated this process a couple of times to give the balloon better dimension. Then I assembled the card as you see it with the other balloons cut from scraps from my stash and attached them with foam tape.- I thought I’d use some velvet Christmas ribbon to acentuate the flocking a bit more and made a bow to attach on top. Hope you like my card
Card Info:- Cardstock Red finished size approx. 5 1/2 “ square; Papers- bits and pieces from stash;Stamps- Whimsie Doodles; Ink- Archival Ink-jet black; Colours-Whispers Brush markers, Luminarte water paints, Sakura Aqualip Red pen; Other- Embossing powder- Alisonellisdesigns- firecracker Red, Zing clear; Flock-brown; Ribbon-Santa’s Christmas Wonderland; Doublesided tape-X Press-It; Helmar Super Tacky Glue; Foam mounting Tape.
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