Saturday, August 29, 2020

Swing It, Baby

     I have a really quick & easy card to share with you today.  This funny little monkey is from Bugaboo Stamps and I think this is the first time I've ever used him.  It took me all of 5 minutes to color the image and cut it out.  The fussiest part was layering the scrap pieces of satin and mesh ribbon, and hand tying the bow.

     Bows are my favorite way to add ribbon to any card because they are easy to grab from the stash - no measuring or wrapping, just pop it on and it's done!  I do tie lots of bows at one sitting so that I have a good stash of them when I need them.  I also tend to use white ribbon for the bows and that way I can 'dye' them any color I  need.  I do that with a marker, usually one I've used in coloring the image, so that the bow color matches the image.

Colored w/ ProMarkers
Cut w/ Tutti Designs die
Ribbon scraps from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Background dp from scrap basket

As You Like It
Catch the Bug
Creative Fingers
Cutie Pie
Dragonfly Dreams
House that Stamps Built
Outlawz SAR
Passion for ProMarkers
Simon Says Stamp

     Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Crafty KJ said...

This is such a fun card and that cheeky little monkey is so cute! Your mesh and ribbon looks great - a brilliant idea to colour white ribbon to match your card, I always forget to do this! Great sentiment too - love it! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers. Hugs, Karen x

*Vicki* said...

Your little monkey is too cute! Really love how you've done your tibbon on this one and the green colors go perfect with your image as well!

meg said...

Love this fabulous image,he looks so cheeky,great layout and ribbons

Liz said...

Lovely card. What a cute image and I love all the texture. xx

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Thos is just too cute
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Heather said...

Aww . . . so cute!! That monkey is adorable and your ribbons are fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Nat said...

Love this cute monkey! and your bow is fab. Thank you for sharing at PFP

Linda Simpson said...

I love this Connie, the monkey is a cheeky chimp. Beautiful design.
Linda xxx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Cute card and a clever way to do your bows, especially that you dye them to match your card. hugs, Teresa

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh so cute - loving this silly monkey. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Great card, thanks for joining us @ Cutie Pie Challenge.
Sue x

The Crafty Den said...

Such a fun card Connie. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect.
Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Glittered Paws said...

I always enjoy seeing what you have come up with for our challenges. This monkey is too cute. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

Donna said...

Fabulous card with this sweet image and great sentiment! Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built! Donna DT

Pia S said...

Cute monkey, love the die you’ve used to cut it with, as well as the clean, decorative ribbon arrangement. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

Brenda said...

I love your fun monkey and that ribbon is perfection. You are so smart in making the white bows, it took me awhile to figure that out and in the meantime have a bunch of ribbon begging to be used. =} Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge!

Squirrel x said...

Cute and cheeky! Thank you for sharing your great make with us at AYLI for our ribbon challenge! Hope to see you again soon. Hugs Squirrel x

Helen said...

A great card - very cute.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Monica C. said...

He is delightful! Love the textured ribbon you have used here, perfect for taking the "leafy" look outside of the image.
Hugs Monica