Monday, May 31, 2010

Sock Monkey Graduation

My last graduation card for the year features the Sock Monkey and Accessories stamp sets.  My cousin graduated from optometry school earlier this month and yesterday was his graduation party.  I only have the one graduation stamp set, Great Grad, and I was getting tired of using it; then I remembered that this adorable set has a graduation cap stamp.  He graduated from Indiana University, so I made the base out of riding hood red card stock to match school colors.  I stamped the sock monkey on water color paper and used the aquapainter to color him in.  I then stamped the pennant and graduation cap and cut them out and adheared with stampin' dimensionals to get it to pop off the paper.  I layered the monkey with basic black and used the distressing tool to distress the edges a little.  Then added the retired riding hood red ribbon and whisper white button, stamped the sentiment using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and there you have it.  He loved it!  To personalize it even more, I wrote Indiana on the pennant that the monkey is holding.  Let me know what you think!  Hope you are having a great memorial day weekend and check back tomorrow to see the card for this week's curtain call color challenge!

Stamp Sets:  Sock Monkey and Accessories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Riding Hood Red CS, Basic Black CS, Water Color Paper
Ink:  Black StatzOn, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Creamy Caramel
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aquapainter, Linen Thread, retired Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Latte

Thanks for stoppin' by!!


  1. Hi Libby! What a great card! The 'Graduating' Sock Monkey is sure cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stampin' Celebration! Congrats to your cousin on his big graduation as well!

  2. Super cute! I love how you watercolored your monkey. Mine never looks that good. Fun ribbon treatment. Writing the school name on the pennant was a great idea. Thanks for playing with us at the SCIC!

  3. So cute! I love the personalized pennant. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration this week!

  4. Cute graduation card Libby! Love the bow and the button in the middle with another little bow in the middle of the button!! Hope to see you over at the Stampin' Cerebration blog again soon!