As much as I love watercoloring, I had to do something else to shake up my creative juices and a recently ordered stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps caught my eye. I had originally seen it used first on Mia’s Zaubereien, a super cute blog by the owner of one of my favorite German craft supply shops (Stempelkueche). Now I finally got around using it.
|I stamped the monsters onto patterned paper first, arranged them on a piece of scrap paper to figure out the placement, and then stamped the outlines onto the front of the actual card.|
|To match the color scheme of the monsters, I used a Winnie & Walter stamp set (Confetti) to create the bubble background. I protected the back of my card with some masking tape so I wouldn’t accidentally stamp onto it.|
|And then, of course, when I was adding the horns to the monster (the very last step before gluing down the monsters themselves, I dropped the stamp onto the back of the card … noooooo!|
Because of my above mentioned snafu, I could either throw the entire card or continue just with the front. I opted for the second option because I had already invested so much effort into it. I think that mounting the front panel onto colored card stock was actually a better choice, especially considering this is a card for kids and I think kids prefer colorful to CAS 😉
The sentiment was white heat embossed black card stock; I added some glossy accents to the eyes of the monsters (don’t have googley eyes yet) and also some Wink of Stella clear to the bodies of the monsters. Throw in four sequins and the card is done!
- Monster Mash from The Alley Way Stamps
- Confetti stamp set from Winnie and Walter
- The Big, The Bold, and the Happy stamp set from Winnie and Walter
- Avery Elle pigment ink
- Hero Arts shadow ink
- Stampendous super fine white embossing powder