Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Stamping Bella Monstah Bash boy's birthday card
Hi and thanks for stopping by :-) Hope you've got your sunglasses handy for my super-BRIGHT card!
It is my nephew's 7th birthday so this is the card I made for him. Technically, he is my GREAT-nephew but is the same age as my DD - talk about a generation gap! I don't really like saying GREAT nephew - it makes me feel like a dinosaur!
The challenge over at Mark's Finest Papers Challenge #30 is "Circles" so I tried to have lots of circles on the various elements on the card which was lots of fun and I like how it all came together nicely (LOVE it when that happens - sometimes just finding a matching ribbon can be frustrating!).
When I saw this designer paper at my local scrapbooking store, I HAD to have it - I just LOVE the little monsters on it and LOVED the colours - and thought it would go perfectly with this Monster image - I think they were "made for each other"! I coloured the monsters with Prismacolor pencils, Derwent Coloursoft pencils and OMS, then added some white Liquid Applique to the bumps, feelers and teeth. Once that dried overnight, I heated the Liquid Applique with my heat-gun to make it 'puff up', then used a paper stump that had blue colour on it, dipped it in OMS, then coloured the bumps on the orange monster, and used a paper stump with orange colour on the teeth on all the monsters plus the feelers on the green monster. I added some blue glitter to the balloon with Designer Dries Clear adhesive. You can see a close-up of the liquid applique here - it's such cool stuff, isn't it?!
The green cardstock on the side panel was embossed using my Argyle embossing folder, and I ended up adding the orange cardstock underneath the blue/green panel because it looked a little "lost" on the background and the orange just seemed to add some brightness to it.
The sentiment was stamped with Lime pigment ink and heat-embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment has a blue Petite Scalloped Circle around it, but you can hardly see it! When I bought my Scalloped Circle Nesties, I bought the Petite ones by mistake instead of the Large ones so the scallops are really tiny on the smaller dies in this set.
Both the image panel and the sentiment are up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals). The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.
Because the designer paper has lines on it that are wavy, it kind of looks like my cardstock or the dp isn't cut straight, but trust me: it is - it's just an optical illusion! Lastly, I added the 3 different coloured brads in the bottom RH corner - I put the colours in the same order as I coloured the monsters.
Thanks for have a peek at my Blog - hope to see you again soon :-)
Stamps: Monstah Bash cc183 - Stamping Bella, Sentiment: Stampin' Up Riveting set (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Versacolor Lime pigment
Designer paper: Reminisce Monster Parade
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Argyle embossing folder, Spellbinder: Circle Nesties, Petite Scalloped Circle Nesties, Rectangle Nesties, Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, Bow Easy, orange polka-dot ribbon, 1mm mounts (dimensionals), clear embossing powder, heat-gun, white liquid applique, paper piercer, Art Institute fine blue glitter (from Shabby Chic set), Designer Dries Clear adhesive, brads: orange, green, blue, Cardstock: KW Doggett "Knight" white, Colormates Dark Belgium blue, Irish green, orange
Punches: EK Success Arrows border