It's a Monster Mash!
Britney here! I am so excited to be on the Pawsome Stamps blog today featuring the Monster Party stamp set. I have a nephew turning 2 this November and I was really thinking of him when I was making this card.
You know the drill, we are starting on the background first. I cut two panels out of heavy weight white cardstock using an A2 stitched rectangle die. When I am ink blending with distress oxides, I like to use Bristol Smooth cardstock. One panel I blended on Twister Citron, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks. I flicked on some clean water and then some of the Mermaid Lagoon ink. I set that panel to the side to dry.
With the other white panel, I used my stamps to determine where I wanted my images to go and then I found nested circle dies that were the right size and determined where they would go. I taped the dies down using low tack tape and sent it through my die cut machine. I stamped my sentiment using a dark blue ink. I wanted to do this before adding foam tape so I would get a good impression. Then I went crazy stamping the stars from the set all over the top panel alternating the colors used from the bottom panel.
Using the Misti Stamping Tool and a Copic-friendly ink, stamp images onto a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Use your favorite color medium to color in the images. I prefer Copics usually. You can fussy cut the images or use the coordinating dies. I like to use a white gel pen to create some highlights. I added some glossy accents to the eyes to give them some shine and it kind of made them look like googley eyes…which I love.
Stamping an image and sentiment on the inside finishes the card off nicely. It is easier to stamp an image and/or sentiment on the inside of the card before adhering the card panel to the base. The bulk of the foam tape can make it difficult to get a good impression using a Misti Stamping tool.
To complete the front panel of the card, lay out images to determine perfect placement. I attached them directly to the ink blended panel. I popped the white panel up using foam tape. Use a strong adhesive to attach the card panel to the card base. Once everything is completely done, then I added Nuvo drops in coordinating colors. If I do it too early, I always end up sticking my hand in it and smearing it earywhere.
I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Have a wonderful day and make sure to check out all the goodies in the Pawsome Stamps shop.