Friday, 10 February 2012

So Sweet for Monkey Challenge 95

I was asked to be a guest designer for this week's A la Card Monkey Challenge sweet!  And that was this week's theme.  With Valentine's Day this week the challenge is to create a "sweet" Valentine card.  Although I've been consuming candy at an alarming rate in the past week I don't own any candy stamps so I went with a "sweet" image and used my "Gnome Sweet Gnome" set.  Take a look:

Aren't they sweet!?
 I had seen some fellow demonstrators use these stamps in a similar way on the Stampin' Up demonstrator forum.  I thought it was really cute and replicated it for this card.  I stamped the gnomes first with Basic Black ink and then used my Blender Pens to "watercolour"  the images.   I had fun using my Hearts Framelits to create the hearts and then used my Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz to sparkle up the little heart.  And, while you can't see it here, the bottom strip of Twitterpated DSP has been embossing using the Adorning Accents Textured Embossing Folder (hearts).

Here are the rest of the details:

Stamp Sets:  Gnome Sweet Gnome

Paper:  Twitterpated DSP (Occasions Mini), Island Indigo, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White

Inks:  Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizazz, Basic Black

Big Shot:  Hearts Framelits,  Adorning Accents Textured Embossing Folder

Embellishments:  Pear Pizazz Pleated Satin Ribbon (Occasions Mini), Island Indigo Baker's Twine (Occasions Mini), Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz

Be sure to check out A la Card Monkey this week and the other examples.  I've also added this to Shirley's Look at My Cute Stuff Valentine's Blog Hop....check it out:

Happy Stamping!


  1. Laura
    I love those little gnomies!! I can't get enough of that stamp set, I have to control my self not to whip it out everyday. lol Your card really shows this set off, and I am sure its going to make more people love it!! Thanks for being GD this week. We Heart you at A La Card Monkey!


  2. Great work on the sketch and congrats on being a Guest Designer on A-la-card-monkey!!
    Following your site

  3. Hey Girl... loved your card so much, it is my pick of the week for my Valentine blog hop!!



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