It's so funny, once you reach a certain age, what you remember about your childhood, and what can come flooding back to you with just the smallest of hints. Toys, foods, TV ads, and smells, especially...Nothing is ever QUITE the same if you revisit it (IE, the BEEFARONI that I simply could NOT get enough of, much to the chagrin of my Italian food expert grandmother--gag me nowadays!!), but the memories sure can be nice!
I bought this stamp set from Too Much Fun Stamps a while ago, and I finally inked it up. It really takes me back to a very specific period of my boyhood, and I smile when I go back to those memories.
I made this--
So, this is a two stamp set, the barrel and the monkeys. Stand by for the monkeys.
I stamped the barrel onto a 4"x 10" brown card stock that was folded in half, and put the fold at the BOTTOM of the stamp. I used some black ink and a dauber to fill in any missed spots at the fold line, and cut out the image through both layers. I then used some 1/8" scor-tape to seal up the sides, but left the top open. I added some detail with a white gel pen, and made a tag to tie on with some baker's twine.
Cue the monkeys!!
I stamped the monkeys onto some white card stock, and then added the sentiment at the bottom. I used some ink pads and an aqua painter, and colored up these guys. I did a few coats to get the depth I was looking for in some areas. Aren't these monkeys a hoot?
I was concerned about not having a place to write a message on this card, and even if I hadn't put a sentiment on the bottom of the monkeys piece, there's barely room to sign your name.
So, I went to the back!
I think if I were to do this again, I would carry the red card stock all the way up to cover the monkey's heads, and then trim away what I didn't want to see from the front. The images are also small enough that you could make the whole thing fit onto an A2 card front, if you were so inclined.
Just a bit of fun, and some happy memories today!
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