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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Funny Monkey card for an order

Hi bloggers, today I have another commissioned card for you. 
The brief I was given was that the recipient likes netball and monkeys. The client wanted a funny card with monkeys on so I used a digistamp set available from KPM Doodles  and imported the required elements into Serif Craft Artist. I added a netball and a hoop and adapted the hanging monkey so that he was holding the ball over the hoop. I printed the images onto Neenah Card stock and left it to cure for about half an hour (whilst I had some lunch !!) . 

On Thursday, I saw one of Leann Chivers Spectrum Noir shows on Create & Craft and she suggested using your alcohol pens on top of a wad of paper, so I tried this with my promarkers and have to say, was very impressed.

I also need to thank Darcy  for her help in directing me to a blog where I was able to get a blending chart for my promarkers. I followed the chart and am really pleased with how the leaves and tree trunk have turned out, so thank you Darcy xxx

When I design a hybrid card in Serif, I set my page up to suit the size card I am making. Without deleting the images, I then draw a rectangle and add any wording I want to use on the front. I used the 'bevel & emboss' function for the wording, matched the colour to a shade in the netball and created a second rectangle of solid colour. I know I could have done it in one go, but I wanted to mat & layer hybrid style. 

I then printed out just the sentiment topper and layered it up. 

I am loving the mini perfect layers ruler set and the 1/16th setting is my favourite right now. Just enough of an edge to make the image pop, without it overpowering the whole card. 

Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today x

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  1. Had to come see what was so appropriate for Sam - was thinking it would be green rather than the netball bit! Great fun card...

  2. yay turned out great, glad you found the charts useful!

  3. Hey, they are playing netball, fab images and great colouring, not too sure about that pink ball though - hehehehe!!!

    Sam xxx