Miss Ink Stamps – Go Bananas

Hey friends! I have a really cool Miss Ink Stamps card to share with you today. It opens in a fun way and I did a little deco foil flock with my stenciling for added interest.

I started by die cutting a yellow panel from an A2 stitched rectangle die. I inked it up with the bananas stencil, first with yellow ink and then a little green on the tips of the banana stems for some dimension.

Next, I cut a stitched banner from kraft cardstock and started inking it up with the Jungle Vines stencils set. I started with two browns on the vines and green for one layer of leaves. For the second layer, I spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it and set it aside to dry. While it was drying, I stamped and colored a monkey and the vine image from Go Bananas and cut them out with the scan-n-cut. After the leaves were dry and the laminator was heated up, I ran the banner through with green deco foil flock in a craft & carrier sheet. I love the fuzzy texture in the background.

For this card, you lift the banner up to write your message. It doesn’t open like a traditional card at all. To do this, I cut two more stitched banners, the same size from kraft cardstock and also a scrap as long as the banner and about an inch wide. I scored that down the middle and adhered it to the back of the stenciled banner, then to the back of the other banner. I used the third banner to adhere to the back of the stenciled one, hiding the hinge I created. It’s purely cosmetic and not necessary to make your card open.

Before adding my images, I placed the banner in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment on the lower right. Then I added the images with foam strips and trimmed off the excess with scissors. Last, I added this to the yellow panel, and my card is all finished.

Isn’t it so much fun!?! If you wanted extra space to write or maybe hide a gift card or something, you could always mount this on a regular card base but you totally don’t have to!

Products used today:
Go Bananas stamps
Bananas stencil
Jungle Vines stencil
Thermoweb transfer gel blanco
Deco Foil Flock – green envy
Stencil pal
Foam strips

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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