When in doubt...rainbow!
Sometimes I know what I want to do on a card, but then the color scheme stops me in my tracks. For this card, I just wanted a bunch of monsters...but what colors? So then I remembered...when in doubt, pick a rainbow.
Whenever I have a stamp set with lots of images, I always start out by mass stamping the images and sentiments. I load all the images into my stamping platform (I have a Misti) and stamp in the appropriate ink. That way, when I sit down to make some cards, I already have lots of images and words to play around with for different layouts. I tend to like white heat embossed sentiments on black cardstock, so while my stamping platform is out, I just stamp several panels at one time.
I took 5 of my little monsters from the Monster Party stamp set and laid them out in the order I wanted. (Note: I cut off the wings of the little bat monster so he fit in the group!) Next I colored the images in rainbow order. (Note: Each monster has a bit of the color of the next monster to him!) With the coloring complete, all I needed was a bit of a background (some simple ink blending with some blue ink). I stamped the "Happy Birthday" under the monsters and added some Blue Lagoon Sequins mix and this card was done. Plus I have lots of other sentiments and monsters for my next crafting session. (I just store them in the plastic sleeve that the stamp set comes in!)
I'd love to see your monster cards! Tag me on Instagram @katedeignancards.