So, you might look at this card and think that I made a cute birthday card for a child. Umm...no. This card was for one of my adult friends. Apparently, I am the one who is childish. Actually, I am kind I sorry I didn't save the idea for my brother's birthday in June. It would have been perfect.
The monkey and leaves come from a Hero Arts clear set. I stamped them both with Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and colored the monkey with Prismacolor pencils. For the leaves, I smushed some Colorbox Chalk moss ink over the top and cut them out. When I added the ink direct-to-paper, some areas were lighter green and some were darker. I liked the effect, and it was really quick. Of course, then I had all those leaves to cut out, which wasn't quite so fast.
The saying is by DRS Designs, and I knew I had to have it when I saw it. Again, my maturity level sometimes runs kind of low.