How much fun is this? Okay, I’ve been home for almost 3 hours now and I’m already getting a blog post ready for you all! I’m so good, no? 🙂
The card above was made for my GoDiva group card swap. I love this group. The ladies are just SO creative and I always love each and every one of my swaps. Beautiful!
I used the Make a Monster stamp set for this card because I love it and it’s super cute! The base of the card is Marina Mist and I stamped it with Marina Mist ink using the Woodgrain stamp set.
For the central panel, I started with a piece of Night of Navy cardstock and then layered it with some various pieces:
- Early Espresso which was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka dots plate.
- Crumb Cake cardstock which was stamped with the saying from Smarty Pants in Chocolate Chip craft ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder.
- Very Vanilla which was sponged with Crumb Cake (I’ll talk about the monster in a second).
- A small strip of Night of Navy cardstock.
Then, I took all these layers and sewed around the outside. Yes, I took paper and put it into a sewing machine. Yes, I did.
For the monster, I stamped him on the Very Vanilla layer in Jet Black StazOn and then again on the scale looking piece from the Elegant Soiree Designer Series paper. I cut out the body only and adhered over the stamped image (paper pieced). I took a blender pen and Marina Mist/Early Espresso inks to finish off the arms and legs.
I stamped the eyeball and mouth on some scrap cardstock. I adhered them onto the card with dimensionals and then added some Crystal Effects for an added boost of texture and dimension.
Lastly, I added an Antique Brass jumbo eyelet which I set with my Crop-A-Dile. I then added a piece of 5/8″ Marina Mist grosgrain tied with a small piece of 1/8″ Early Espresso taffeta.
I love this card! I think it has to be my favourite in a very long time! Hope you liked it too!
Products used to make this project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy.
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip Craft ink.
Stamps: Make a Monster, Smarty Pants, Woodgrain.
Accessories: 5/8″ Marina Mist Grosgrain, 1/8″ Early Espresso taffeta, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots folder, sewing machine, Crystal Effects, Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper, Clear Embossing Powder, blender pen, heat tool.