Monster Mash Part 2

Britney here! I am so excited to be on the Pawsome Stamps blog today featuring the Monster Party stamp set. Since I was using the Monster Party set it only seemed appropriate to make a card where the little monsters are partying. 

You know the drill, we are starting on the background first. I cut a panel out of heavy weight white cardstock using a stitched slimline rectangle die. When I am ink blending with distress oxides, I like to use Bristol Smooth cardstock. I blended on Twister Citron, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. I flicked on some clean water and then some white ink. I set that panel to the side to dry. Make sure panel is completely dry before applying embossing powder as it will stick to the ink and splatter. If it does stick to places other than the sentiment, use a dry brush to remove excess powder. It helps to stamp the sentiment prior to adhering it to the card base with foam tape. Prep the paper using an anti-static powder tool. The Misti Stamping tool allows for stamping the sentiment multiple times to get a good impression. Arrange the sentiment and stamp using a clear embossing ink. Apply white embossing powder and heat with a heat tool to emboss the sentiment. I added some additional images from my stash to the background and embossed them using glow in the dark embossing powder to make the card extra spooky. 

Then I went crazy and decided I wanted a bunch of layers of cardstock. So I cut black to attach to the card base, then a nice lime green to match the Twisted Citron, and a purple to match the Wilted Violet. I figured out how much of each color I wanted to show, made a mark with a pencil, and trimmed the excess with my paper trimmer. Once I did that, I went online and ordered nested slimline dies because even with a paper trimmer, the paper never seems to be cut straight. I put all of that to the side.

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. I also added glossy accents to the balloons. I usually do this as the VERY last step because I seem to smear it or put my hand in it somehow. 

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 popped up my images using foam tape. Use a strong adhesive to attach the card panel to the card base. 

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


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