Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Monsters

The theme for Lawn Fawnatics' Challenge #16 has been to use your oldest Lawn Fawn set. This was admittedly a tough one for me, since I don't really date my stamp & die sets. But I have their "Grand Greetings," which I know I've had for a loooong time (and is retired), and paired it with a newer set, "Monster Mash," to create this congratulations card for Send a Smile 4 Kids.

I began by die cutting my frame from some "screaming green" cardstock. I used 2 Simon Says Stamp "Stitched Rectangles" dies to do this. I traced the window opening onto a scrap of Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper to use as a guide for my stamping. I stamped 5 of the monsters from "Monster Mash" on my panel, masking as I went so I could create a large group of monsters piled around each other.

When I had finished stamping, I used my Tombow markers to color in the monsters. The blue especially was rather dark & ended up obscuring the eyes on that particular image, so I ended up using googly eyes for all the blue monsters. And of course, if I used them on him, the others whose eyes were not closed had to have googly eyes, too! :) So I glued them on the other monsters as well.

I had some trouble trying to decide where to put my greeting where it wouldn't look cramped. In the end, I stamped it on my acetate window. I used Crafter's Companion Heat Resistant Acetate, and heat embossed the greeting with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

I applied a layer of foam tape to the back side of my frame, and popped it over my bristol panel. I added Scor Tape to the back of the bristol, and adhered my piece to a panel of hot pink cardstock. I felt this not only played well with the frame color, but also echoed the pink monsters. Finally, I mounted my card front to a white A2 card base.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge: "It's a Stitch Up"


  1. What a fun bunch of monsters! Love how you've spread googly eyes among them, and their bright colors. So glad you’ve joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and shared your awesome project! hugs, Maura

  2. Your card is perfectly adorable! I just love all the colorful little monsters! I'm so happy you joined us for this challenge at Lawn Fawnatics!

  3. Such a vibrant creation! Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD ATG Challenge! Looking forward to seeing you again next time and good luck :-)!
    Sunila & Aditi


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