Out with the old and in with the new. It's the time of year when Stampin' Up! retires some older yet beloved stamps, papers and accessories and replaces them with brand spankin' new stuff. And speaking of stuff one of the soon to be released sets is the Sock Monkey stamp set that is not only stuffed with some of that fluffy stuff you can use to fill your pillows but also a couch full of fun. Needless to say I couldn't resist ordering this charming fella on my demonstrator pre-order, as well as some pretty new cardstock and a fun punch. :) But enough chitchat and on to the notes!
Sock notes: The monkey was stamped twice. One time on Naturals Ivory cardstock and a second time on Outlaw designer paper. The body was cut from the designer paper and adhered to the monkey stamped on the ivory cardstock. The remaining parts of the monkey were colored with a Blender Pen and/or AquaPainter and Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Earth Elements collection). I used the AquaPainter mainly for washing out the blue shadow. A cupcake was stamped on a scrap of ivory, again colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and then cut out. Both the cupcake and the monkey were sponged with Really Rust Classic ink before adhering together with dimensionals. I also added a touch of Crystal Effects to the light brown parts of the monkey. Oh and added paper piercing. :)
The other item of note is the the scalloped border: I used the new Scallop Border Punch from Stampin' Up!. Oh yeah, no more having to use a corner rounder!!!
*Just a note the Sock Monkey stamp set and Scallop Border Punch will not be available to the public until August 11th... less than a month away! Woot woot!
All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Sock Monkey. Paper: Blue Bayou, Really Rust, Naturals Ivory, Soft Sky, Outlaw Designer (retired). Ink: Black StazOn, Really Rust Classic. Other: Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons, vintage brads, 1/4" circle punch, Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon, Crystal Effects, mat pack, paper piercer, sponge, dimensionals, Scallop Edge punch, AquaPainter, Blender Pen.