Saturday, 4 February 2012

Monkey Valentine's Day Card

My Boyfriend went to a buck's party tonight, so I thought while he was gone I would make his Valentine's Day card. I also made this card for my entry in this week's Willow Sketchie Challenge. Hope you all like it. :D

Monkey Valentine's Day Card



I used white card for my base card, which I covered with a glitter black spot patterned card.

I then coloured in a free Dustin Pike Monkey Digi Stamp in Photoshop, printed it on white card and then cut it out to a rectangle. Next I matted the digi to a piece of black card, which I then matted again to a piece of red foil card. I then attached it to the center of my card using double sided tape. I attached a red love heart ribbon across my card towards the bottom of the digi. I then made a bow out of a red love ribbon and attached it to the center of the love heart ribbon. Next I glued a red diamonte heart to the middle of the bow. Lastly I made and attached the sentiment.


1. First of all to make the sentiment I made and printed out on white card a long strip of red with the text "Happy Valentine's Day" in the middle. I then decided to roll the ends in, just to make it a bit different.
2. To roll the ends in, first you need to fold the end back (make sure you leave a few cm between the end of the text and the fold).
3. Then it's as simple as bending the edge of the fold over and rolling to where desired (make sure you stop at least 1cm before or after your text).
4. Then carefully roll the ends over so that you can flatten them out.
5. I then trimmed the ends into a  "V" shape.

I really enjoyed making this card, particularly the sentiment and I would like to thank Lisa from Willow Sketchie Challenge for a fantastic sketch. Good luck to all that enter. :D

24 comments:

  1. Aw Teegs this is gorgeous! I love that cheeky little monkey.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Thanks Linda :-* Lol... It reminded me of him, he's so cheeky ;)

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  2. Ah Teegs thats brilliant, what a great card, That monkey is so sweet, He is a cutie. Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week. I am thinking a Bucks Party is the same as a Stag Party here (Where the Groom and his friends all go out before a wedding??)

    Love Hazelxoxo

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    1. Thanks Hazel :-* Glad you like it :D Yeah it's the same thing (we call it both over here ;) )... It's where the groom and all his friends get to go play up for the night... Lol... I got told all about their naughty misadventures when he got home... And by the sounds of things there will be a few sore heads tomorrow... Lol ;)

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  3. Fab card Teegs, such fun image and lovely ribbon and bow, your boyfriend will love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week, can't believe you are the first entry.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thanks Pauline :-* Glad you like it :D Lol... Me either... I thought for sure there would have been other entries... Was very surprised that I was the first... Oh well guess if I'm going to do better than last it may as well be first... Lol ;)

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  4. Such a sweet card, I love the monkey and the paper is fab
    Lindsay xx

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    1. Thanks Lindsay :-* I'm glad you like it :D

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  5. Fab card Teegs and I always wondered how you could get white writing on a coloured background now I know!

    I love this card its just so sweet from the sentiment to the cute little heart in the ribbon and the fab digi.

    Thanks for joining in again this week at Willow Sketchie.

    Kelly x

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    1. Thanks Kelly :-* Lol... Glad I could help ;) I'm really glad you like it... It just all seemed to fall in place really well :D

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    1. Thanks Anne :-* Glad you like it :-*

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  7. Great card hun, I'm sure he will love it! Great tips for the banner thanks xx


    Thank you for sharing with us at Willow Sketchie this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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    1. Thanks Shell :-* He likes Monkey's... Lol... So I think he will be very impressed with it ;) Your welcome... When I come up with the idea for the banner I just thought it was such a different way of doing it and I just had to share it ;)

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  8. Aww I love your monkey! Well done on the colouring!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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    1. Thanks Dawn :-* Glad you like it :D As soon as I came across the monkey I knew he just had to go on my Boyfriend's Valentine's Day card ;)

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  9. Now that's what I call a cheeky monkey! Love it.

    Catherine x

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    1. Thanks Catherine :-* Glad you like it :D Lol... A cheeky monkey for a cheeky monkey ;)

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  10. It's good that your playing along Teegs, your card is gorgeous. I especially like the monkey, very cute.

    Thanks for playing with Willow Sketch Challenge this week.

    Anne-Marie x x

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    1. Thanks Anne-Marie :-* Glad you like it :D Still can't believe I was the first entry this week... I'm usually the last... Think I might do another one seeing as I have plenty of time ;)

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  11. Lovely card hun, my Daughter loves monkeys and would love this LOL. Thanks for playing along with Willow Sketchie this week. Hugs, Claire x

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    1. Thanks Claire :-* I'm glad my boyfriend's not the only one then... I have been with him almost 7 years and for every Birthday, Christmas and Valentine's Day since we started dating I have given him a soft toy monkey, needless to say he has a cupboard full of monkey's... Lol... He told me that he thinks he has enough now, but I can't stop as it's tradition... Lol ;)

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  12. Love the cheeky monkey and colour combo.Thanks for sharing how you made the banner.Great card and work with my sketch :) Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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    1. Thanks Lisa :-* Really glad you like what I did with your sketch :D I'll be back next week for sure... Need my weekly fix... Lol ;)

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