Saturday, June 22, 2013

brass monkey

i'm a big fan of beastie boys! LOVE them! and i have been wanting to use the monkey from avery elle's 'funky monkey' stamp set in true beastie boy spirit forever! today my ideas finally came to fruition! it helps that the sketch from the most current AEI(love)U challenge is super fun and inspiring:
i bought these really cool light wood/vellum tags (yeah, you heard that right, wood AND vellum tags, they're pretty sweet in person!) from hobby lobby today (shhh!) and i heat embossed the monkey in...what else? brass!

then i stamped the monkey image onto some cool patterned paper and paper pieced those onto the tag over the monkey, just to give the monkey a little extra elements. the jungle branch was paper pieced and popped up for dimension.

for the sentiment i masked the 'thanks a bunch' saying that is on the sentiment to spell the word 'that', and then stamped 'funky monkey'. say it with me now!! 'brass monkey! that funky monkey!' he he he! ok, so i added some yello striped washi to the side (sunshine) adn some fun different sized teal and yellow sequins (if ever there was a sketch that called for sequins, it was this one!)!

i really do, love this card!! i hope it make you chuckle or at the very least smile - and if you're like me...the song is now stuck in your head! there could be worse songs to have in your head though. :)


  1. Thank you, the song is now stuck in my head. :-) the monkey turned out super cute.

  2. ACK! I love love love that monkey!! This is such a fun card-- FAB use of papers and sequins! YOU ROCK!

  3. You've got the song stuck in my head, Samantha! Haha! I had a good giggle out of this card! It is amazing how a little play on texture (the brass and the paper piecing) can bring so much life to a card! Love the washi and sequins too! And I need to check out the cool wood vellum tag at Hobby Lobby! So glad that you joined us! Sketches are so much fun, right? :) Have a great week!

  4. This card is just adorable! I love the way you paperpieced the monkey's face and belly:) Too cute!


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