Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Friday, January 19, 2018

A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

My latest recipe card is for coconut cream pie & it came from my nephew, Sean. I made the pie for my youngest son's birthday & decided it would be a good companion recipe card for Pam's Pie Crust that I did a few months ago.

It's hard to believe I didn't have any DSP that fit the recipe so I made my own background with a flourish stamp...can you envision the monkey swinging through the trees? The coconut tree trunk is a 1/2" strip of CS that was torn in small pieces then overlapped & adhered back together. The leaves were hand drawn then fussy cut.  I used fringe scissors, cutting at an angle to finish them off. I collaborated with my bestie, Lisa to design the coconuts.  We used a grass stamp on CS then embossed it with a flat EP.  Once cool, 3 circles were punched out then fussy cut around the edge so it didn't have a perfect shape. We used a stylist so it had a slight curve then they were added using dimensionals. The monkey was colored with Copics then fussy cut out & is holding a sauce pan brad.

Thanks for looking & hope you enjoyed my project!

SUPPLIES: SU Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake; Ink - Ranger Archival Jet BlackTim Holtz Shabby Shutters; Stamps - Hot Off The Press Cute Monkey, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Sketch Elements, Judith & Heather Grass ; Misc - SU Fringe Scissors, Eyelet Outlet Pan Brads, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Essentials, Copics E53 & E57, Tombow 992, WOW Clear Embossing Powder.

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