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May 1, 2009

Monster Scales

Sorry I have been a bad blogger this past month or so. LOL It has been one thing after another! I have been hard at work organizing my ribbon, which I can't wait to show you! Soon, I will explain WHAT I did and show you PICTURES! It took me a couple weeks! EEEK! THAT is when you KNOW you have too much ribbon! I think I actually reached that point and I didn't think it was possible! This ribbon addict is NOT reformed by any means, but perhaps I can be a TINY bit more conservative in my ribbon purchasing... MAYBE! heehee
For this card, I used my Monsters Ink stamp set by MFT. The little monsters are SO fun to play with. It was fun to make a card that wasn't girly and frilly... or PINK. LOL

The images were stamped in Memento black and colored with Copics. I used YG91, 93 and 95. The sidewalk was drawn in with an SU marker and a ruler. I used W1, 3 and 5 to color the sidewalk. The wispy shadowy thing was made using BG10 and BG13. I followed a tutorial found HERE to do it. I love the textured look on the boy monster. It is achieved using some Copic blender solution.

I wanted to mimic the boy tie on the boy monster, so I created one with ribbon and used it as an embellishment to balance out the card. I did some crazy stitching and added some simple black brads. To play up the sentiment, I cut out one of the girl monster's eyes and popped it up a bit.

To achieve the "scaly" background, I used my Cuttlebug mosaic embossing folder and then embossed in clear over the dry embossed piece.

I have a story about the sentiment used on this card. Kim sent me over the set while it was in the process of being finished and asked if I had any sentiment ideas. I printed out the set and stared at it and couldn't think of anything, so I went and asked my hubby to help me. He was deep in thought for a while and came up with 2 of the 3 sentiments for this set! Cute huh? The one I used is one of them and the other is: "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" which I thought was SO cute and fitting! Kim loved his suggestions and used them for the set! I was proud of him for really trying to help and loved his clever suggestions. :)

Stamps: Monsters Ink
Ink: black memento, Versamark
Paper: white, black , kiwi
Accessories: black brads, ribbon, Janome sewing machine, Copic markers, colorless blender refill, rag, SU marker, CB embossing folder, clear embossing powder, black dimensionals
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!


  1. Oh my goodness these guys are so fun and cute.

  2. Such a darling monster card! LOVE that CB embossed layer. Clever hubby, too. :)

  3. I love embossing folders and I love clear heat embossing and I love that you did both! Super cute!

  4. This looks awesome. I love the embossed background and the details on the monster!

  5. how fun and cute this is love the backgd

  6. Great card!! I love how you clear embossed the cuttlebugged background - super cool!

  7. What a great card. I love the way you've done the clear embossing, it's so fitting and looks fab. I've not tried that technique with them, will have to play now :o) Clever hubby too on coming up with the great sentiments

  8. LOL I giggled when I saw this pop up...too cute! Love your cool background and sidewalk you created!
    Can't wait to see what you've been up to with all your yummy ribbon¡

  9. So cute and creative. Great job

  10. Love the scaley paper you used/made on the left! And how cute (and sweet) that your husband so thoughtfully contributed to something that you do and is important to you! :>

  11. Love this - so cute - and that bow tie is just great! Can't wait to see what you've been up to with that ribbon! And wow your hubby is so clever!! :-)

  12. Too cute, love the cuttlebug bg!!


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