Friday, August 7, 2009

2 Sketches 4U and No Matter the Weather

The sketch this week from 2 Sketches 4U is a really fun sketch. I love all the cards from their design team, so many awesome ways to use ribbon! Initally I wanted to do something with a big bow but I recently picked up the Changito the Monkey set with the umbrellas and rainboots by Stampendous and it hadn't seen ink yet.

Before I go on, I just want to point out that here in Central Texas we are in severe drought conditions and truly my card would be more acurate if it had a blazing sun with baked monkeys under it. The sentiment would still fit as no matter the heat I have not abandoned my husband to spend the entire summer at Grandma's house where it is only in the 70's and 80's. However a girl can dream about rain boots and umbrellas.

I also utilized some American Crafts paper with rain boots that I discovered while doing the scrapbook store tour in Mid-Missouri with my mom. Umbrellas and rain boots would only make a big beautiful bow soggy so I opted out of the bow...this time. I also used the Effervescence punch Fletcher had purchased for me for our anniversary on the long skinny panel. Then I threaded some very skinny ribbon through the small holes. When I had finished coloring the image I went over the lines in the stamp with the glaze pen. If you don't have a Glaze pen, you need at least the black one. It really blackens in the stamp lines and makes them shiny, almost like you had heat embossed the image (which I detest doing!).

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and the inside...

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Paper: American crafts and Bazzil card stock
Stamps: Stampendous
Markers and pens: Sharpie, Bick, Prisma color and a black Glaze pen
Ribbon: American crafts (rainbow) and Wal-Mart (yellow)
Tools: Effervescence punch by Fiskars


  1. goodnight, they are so cute, love monkeys!!!

  2. so cute! love the little monkeys!

  3. i love the paper - the monkeys are darling and the ribbon is fab too - gotta have a little ribbon.
    Great job
    Thanks for playing
    :) Kazan

  4. Cute card--love the way the paper and the boots on the inside came together.