This Sock Monkey card brings back memories of the sock monkeys my aunt used to make. They always looked so silly that they were funny! This little fellow is stamped in black StazOn ink and colored with markers and the Aqua Painter. The balloon is cut out, and the balloon string is actually a very thin strip of card stock. Our Stampin' Up! table top paper cutter does a great job of cutting the tiniest sliver of paper! I used a kraft knife to make slits on both sides of the left arm, and slipped the paper string through the slits. A piece of scotch tape on the back of the card holds it in place. The Just for You sentiment is punched out with the small oval punch and backed with a red oval from the larger oval punch. The background paper is the cute check pattern from the designer series Bella Rose papers. I usually paper-piece this monkey because I like to see different patterns on him, but this coloring technique was must faster, and I do like the effect! Hope you do too!