Catherine Pooler's Go Bananas

Catherine Pooler's Go Bananas

Posted by Marla Harris on

Hi friends, Marla here with another card share featuring products from the new Catherine Pooler and Sizzix partnership.  When I saw the monkey's and the beautiful tropical vibe of the stencil, I wanted to jump on a plane and head to Costa Rica.  How much fun would that be? Instead, I let my imagination fly and created this fun card. 
It's always a joy to ink blend on white cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I chose a variety of bold colors for the flowers and foliage.  Then, I inked a third panel using browns and cream for the monkey. 
Next, I used the "Go Bananas" dies to cut out the monkey, flowers and foliage. Then I assembled all of the pieces. I used a black pen to fill in the face of the monkey and a Copic R2 Marker for the hands, feet and cheeks.
Next, I cut a teal piece of cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5".  The green piece was cut to 4" x 5.25" and I used a couple of older dies from Lawn Fawn to cut two circles.  I then used the Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades Mini “Cobblestone” embossing folder, for added texture, to the smallest circle.
Moving on to the stenciled background.  I used three of the four "It's a Jungle Out There" layering stencils.  I focused on adding the foliage and omitted the layer with additional flowers.  Then I used my paper trimmer to cut the cardstock.  I cut at an angle at the bottom  of the piece for more interest.  I am not sure of the exact measurements because I simply eyed it.
Next, I heat embossed the bananas with "Versamark" ink, "white" embossing powder and the "Go Bananas" stamp set. I used Copic Markers E41, Y23 and YG01 to color in my bananas.  Then, I heat embossed the sentiment onto the green layer of cardstock.  
Finaly, I assembled the card.  I added thicker foam tape to the largest circle die and thin foam squares to two bananas, the monkey and some of the flowers before adhering them to my card. 
I hope you love this playful card as much as I do. Until next time.... Marla

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