Love Monkeys - Sunny Studio Stamps

Hello, crafty friends!  I am so excited to be joining the wonderful talent on the Sunny Studio Stamps Creative Team!  I have a fun shadow box card to share with you today featuring the new and adorable Love Monkey Stamp Set.

Aren't these monkeys just the cutest?  They're perfect for Valentine's Day or pretty much any other occasion during the year depending on how you decide to color them.  To start, I stamped my images with Copic friendly black ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock.  I then colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Monkey Bodies: E30, E31, E23, E27, E49
  • Monkey Faces: E0000, E000, E21, E11, E04
  • Branches: E30, E31, E23, E27, E29
  • Copic Colored Leaves: G20, YG01, YG13, YG17, G28
  • Pink Hearts: RV0000, RV00, RV52, RV55
  • Red Heart: R05, R27, R46, R59, RV99

To create my shadow box, I simply cut two pieces of white card stock to 4.25" x 7" and scored each piece at 1.5" and 5.5".  I folded my paper along the score lines and used these two pieces as the outer portion of my box.  I then diecut a circular window in one of the pieces for the front of my card.  For the inner shelves, I trimmed two pieces of white card stock to 4.25" x 4.75" and scored them each at 3/8" and 4 3/8".  Once done with this part, I diecut a circle window into each piece to line up with the one that I made for the front of the card.  This helps to create depth and an easy way to attach your images from all angles inside of your card.

To create the large leafy greenery throughout the card, I used the gorgeous Botanical Backdrop Die and die cut it a few times on some Green Card Stock.  I then trimmed off a few of the green leaves in small sections and blended them with some Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, and Peeled Paint).  I then glued these to the back of each window section to add some more depth and look as if the monkeys were hanging out in the trees.  I also added a piece of patterned pink paper from the new Flirty Flowers 6x6 Paper Pad to the very back section of my card.

Lastly, I adhered a couple of the monkeys, the vines, and the tree branch to the inside of my card with some liquid adhesive.  I attached the last monkey to the outside of my card with some 3D Foam Adhesive Squares.  I then heat embossed my sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto some black card stock.

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Thank you so much for dropping by!  I hope you enjoyed my card today!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

♥ Rachel


  1. First of all, congratulations on joining the creative team! That is so exciting and well deserved. Hope you have loads of fun. This card is fabulous. I'm not a huge monkey fan, but you sure made me kind of want these cute little guys so I could try my hand at making this fun card. I adore how you colored them and added the vines. SO fun! Thanks so much for sharing. Your year is off to a fantastic start! :)

    1. You're the sweetest, Jeanne. :0) Thank you! <3