Monday, September 8, 2008

Daniel is 19!

Here is my one and only on Saturday, which was his 19th birthday. (Don't even ask about the hair and the beard! He's 19. What am I supposed to do??)
For Daniel's birthday I made him a spring card using the Sock Monkey. No, it's not a card for the springtime; it's a card with springs inside! This technique was demonstrated at Convention, and it has been all over SCS ever since. The awesome Jenn Diercks, our September WICKED stamper, chose the spring card for the WICKED technique. She posted a terrific video here. If your internet doesn't handle video well, I've got a few photos below.
Here is the inside of the finished card. I've used stamped images from the Sock Monkey set, but you can use flowers, butterflies, punched circles, you name it. The springs each start life as a 1 3/8" circle. Then you just cut it into a spiral.
Adhere one end to the inside back of the card. (I used Mono Multi--just a drop!) Put a little adhesive on the other end of the spiral, hold the spirals down so they look like a circle again, and close the card. This adheres the other end to the inside front of the card. I put a little weight on top of the card and then let it sit for a few minutes so the adhesive could set. Then open the card and use a little drop of adhesive to adhere the embellishments to your springs.
You can also use embellishments to cover up your ends. On the top of the card, I used the ribbon to hide them.
The reason I used Sock Monkey, besides the fact that he is fabulous, is because Daniel won a sock monkey for me at the fair a couple of years ago.
TIP OF THE DAY: The scallop border punch cuts 5/16" off of your cardstock, so I added 3/8" to my normal mat dimensions to get the right amount of mat showing.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Sock Monkey, Heard from the Heart; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Black StazOn, Close to Cocoa; Accessories: watercolor wonder crayons, paper snips, aquapainter, 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop border punch, Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon
Happy stamping!


Nicole said...

Love the card, Jana! Sock Monkey is also near and dear to my heart! LOL!

Nope.. nothing you can do about son's hair and beard. My 20 year old DD comes home with green hair on occasion. What's a mom to do?? ;)

Laura Brown said...

Great card! That monkey is soooo cute.

Stamp #3 blog sister - Laura.

Kathy W said...

so fun! love the card! This is what i have to look forward to in a few years huh?

Carol Matthews said...

Lucky Ladie to have such a fine son! Lucky son to have such a thoughtful Mom!

Jenn D said...

This is adorable. I hope he loved his card. Happy Birthday!

Amanda said...

I love the spring card, thanks for directions.

Marilyn said...

They sure grow up fast!! Cute card and tell your son Happy Birthday!! Love how you did the springy things on your card - such a fun card!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love your monkey card!!! Too cute!