Mama Elephant – Go Bananas

Hello and welcome to another #tagtimesaturday! It’s still competition season in our house until the middle of March so I’ve got more fun tags to make and share with you! Today I pulled out the Mama Elephant Zodiac Monkeys and had a little fun.

I really wanted to use the sentiment in the set so I made sure to choose my monkeys but also stamp a few bananas for them to hold. Also, how can you resist these adorable coordinating balloons in all of the zodiac sets!?! So fun! I colored everything with copic markers. The monkeys are E30s with E50s faces and the bananas are Y10s. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and glued everything together with liquid glue.

I made my tag base out of the Combo Circle dies. The scallops are die cut from the same yellow cardstock but I ink blended one set to make it a touch darker. Then I cut the stitched circle from white cardstock but I ink blended the center of that with yellow and splattered it with gold watercolor from LH Colors too. It’s subtle but still pretty and I love the texture!

I adhered the circle pieces with liquid glue, placing black twine between the scallop layers and holding it in place with reverse tweezers until the glue dried. I did add a white stitched circle to the back of this since it’s a tag so I had somewhere to write a message.

Next, I stamped part of the sentiment in the set and heat embossed it on black cardstock. I used a banner die to cut it out and added foam to the back of all my images and banner. I removed the release paper and popped everything in place.

For finishing touches I went back to my images and added dot detail with the darkest marker – E34 – so there was subtle texture but it’s not distracting. Then I added black glaze pen to all of the eyes and set it aside to dry.

My daughter loves monkeys and yellow so I’m sure she’s going to giggle at this silly tag today.

Products used:
Mama Elephant Zodiac Monkey stamps and dies
Mama Elephant Combo Circle dies
Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Strip dies
Pink & Main embossing ink, powder and anti-static brush
Foam squares
LH Colors watercolor – gold
Bearly Art glue

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

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