Thursday, February 14, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop: #SimpleStamping

Hey there stampers! Welcome back for another fabulous One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  It's time for some #simplestamping.

Before I share my card today- I want to give a little background on how I came up with what I created.  When I was little (and I do mean little- think mid 70's or so) The Grape Ape was my favorite cartoon.  I don't really remember exactly why- I just remember always wanting to watch it when it was on and loving every minute of it.  Fast forward to last night- I opened my Stampin' UP! order and the first stamp set I grabbed out of the box was Hey Love.  One of the images in that set is an ape.  Literally the first thing that popped into my head was "Grape Ape".

Which brings us to today.... Super simple stamping!

It's not the most fabulous card ever- but it does remind me of the Grape Ape (even though Grape Ape wore a green jacket, a baseball cap, and a green bow tie).  Yes- I used the blends however I did not do any shading at all.  I simply just colored the ape in.  As the ape image doesn't have a bow tie or a green jacket- I've added a piece of Granny Apple Green ribbon to add that "Grape Ape" feel. 

The inside of the card was stamped with the I'm ape over you image.

My 3d project is a little but more involved but the stamping is once again super simple.  

Angie J. shared this project on her blog a few weeks ago and I thought it was super cute.  I however changed mine up a bit!  I didn't go with the Grape Ape theme here as I didn't have any DSP to match. I instead chose the stinkin' sweet skunk from the Hey Love Stamp Set.  Isn't he adorable?

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today!  Be sure to follow along on the hop! 
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