Hi everyone! I wanted to create a couple of clean and simple card using the Monster stamp set. These little monster can stand out on their own and need little more on the card to make them sing. I decided to pair them with a bright colour alcohol ink background and allow the strong bold colours sing with the funny cut creatures. In addition, I also added some Gunmetal Mixative when creating the backgrounds for some fun interesting texture to the alcohol inks. These two fun cards certainly have a monster hug that comes with them!
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Monster Hug Card Process Overview
Apply alcohol inks to a non-porous cardstock such as Yupo paper – must be non-porous otherwise the alcohol inks won’t move and blend but instead soak into the card. The colours I used were Stream, Mermaid and Sailboat blue. Before I set this to dry I added the Gunmetal mixative along with some blending solution and used a straw to move it around. Make sure you are working in a well-ventilated room when using alcohol inks.
Once dry, trim the panel into a small and large piece. Foam mount the large piece onto an A2 card. Heat emboss in white a sentiment from the Monsters Stamp set onto black card and adhere to the top of the panel. Stamp one of the monsters onto the card above the panel in a corresponding colour. I used OZ from Brutus Monroe. Lastly, embellish with sequins – I used some Glass slipper bottle cap sequins from Brutus Monroe.
For the second card, I trimmed the end into a flag end and foam mounted onto the card along with a black card strip. I heat embossed in Sterling a monster from the set onto vellum. As well, I stamped the balloons to make it look like the monster was holding them. This was added to the banner and a sentiment was stamped in Oz. Lastly, I used the Acrylic Bubbles from Brutus Monroe along with Clear Tonic Nuvo drops to embellish.
Monster Hug Card photos
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*this post was produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Brutus Monroe to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert.