Friday, August 12, 2011

Four Ways Friday #57 - Make A Monster!

This week's Four Ways Friday is all about the adorable Make a Monster stamp set!  This set is a ton of fun.  It also lends itself well for stamping with children and creating coloring books for kids to color.  I hope you enjoy the following four cards!
This first 6"x 3" card is so simple to make!  I stamped the monsters using different eyes and mouths and then punched them out with a 1 1/2" circle punch.  I glued them to black circles punched with a 1 3/4" circle punch.  The greetings are from the On Your Birthday stamp set.  Of course, you could color the monsters if you wanted, or give the card to a child to color for their birthday :)  I really liked the black & white look.
It doesn't take long to be overcome by the urge to color these adorable monsters!  Here I simply stamped the monster using Staz-on onto a Whisper White card base.  I colored in the monster using markers and then stamped the greeting from Bring On The Cake using the stamp-a-ma-jig.  Finally, I took some crystal effects and added it to the monster's eyes and teeth and the word "cake."
Remember that you can use your monster parts in non-traditional ways!  Here I used the monster "hair" stamp to create grass!  I stamped the image multiple times using Wild Wasabi ink and then sponged over it with Certainly Celery ink.  I then sponged the background with So Saffron ink and stamped the dot stamp at half-strength using More Mustard ink.  The monster was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White card stock with Staz-on.  I then colored in the monster with a Bashful Blue marker and cut it out.  I added crystal effects to the monster eyes.  The greeting is from the Pennant Parade stamp set and was stamped with Staz-on with the stamp-a-ma-jig.  I mounted the panel onto a Perfect Plum card base that I had stamped with Basic Gray ink and the Wonderfully Worn background stamp.
This card began with a black card base.  The eyes were stamped with Versamark and the heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The word bubble was drawn freehand with black marker and then cut out.  I used the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set to stamp the letters.  The bubble is popped up on the card front using dimensionals.  Of course, this card makes no sense until you get to see the inside! :)
It makes me smile even as I'm typing this :)  I stamped the different monsters with black Staz-on and then colored them in with markers.  A few of them were then covered with dazzling diamonds by using a 2-way glue pen.  The message was stamped with the Calendar Alphabet & Numbers stamp set (the exclamation points were hand drawn).
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!  May you have a relaxing, inspiring and creative weekend!!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This set has been on my wish list for a while. I think you've just made me move it to the top! These cards are adorable!! I especially love the last one!!! Your creativity is amazing, Michelle. I just love your Four Ways Friday series. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work! Doris