Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Trick Or Treat Make A Monster Card

Picture it… late in the afternoon, a nagging feeling that you had missed something.. or forgotten something.  Yikes… Paper Craft Crew challenge is due today!!  So… off to my stamp room I went.  Quickly glancing around my stamp table, I found a piece of whisper white card stock which I had embossed and colored a few weeks back.

LOL.. so I grabbed some color coordinating card stock, embossed the island indigo piece and quickly threw together today’s card sample for the PCCC4 Card Sketch Challenge!!  Given all the texture and elements… I added a moon, rhinestones and monster too.Sharon_field_0822_12_Pccc4

The Wood Grain embossing folder was a bit too long to fit sideways through the big shot die-cutting machine, and I contemplated shortening it as others have done… very briefly.  Ultimately I decided to have the embossing on the island indigo card stock at 90 degrees, one edge horizontally embossed, and the majority of the layer vertically embossed.  I think it turned out pretty cool, what do you think?P1150063b

Starry, starry night…. reminds me of the Vincent VanGough painting and song, LOL.  Perhaps it should be Scary Starry Night?  The moon was sponged using basic gray and daffodil delight ink with a stampin’ sponge wedge.  The banner/sentiment comes from the delightful dozen stamp set and was sponged along the edges with basic gray ink as an afterthought… kind of hard to sponge the edges when it’s already attached to the night of navy card stock with stampin’ dimensionals… DUH!!P1150060

Afterthought two:   instead of using wisteria wonder card stock, wouldn’t this monster be more fun in polka dot designer series paper?  Maybe next time.

What do you think about the Chevron embossed background?   It reminds me of trees and porch lights on the stary scary night…

After embossing the whisper white card stock, I swiped it with a daffodil delight ink pad, and let it dry before swiping it again (somewhat randomly) with midnight muse ink… pretty cool results, don’t you think? P1150068The twilight moon was glued direct to paper and there were two layers of 3/8” stampin’ dimensionals added to the card which overall still has a low profile.

Hey… aren’t those glimmery brads cool too?  The 3/8” brads come in a pack of 40… 8 each of 5 colors:  Black, silver, gold, Basic Gray (similar to gunmetal grey), Champagne (a great match to the champagne glimmer paper… LOL that gives me an idea!!)SQSC53_on_Createdbyu_Blogspot

Here’s the sketch for today’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge (formerly Stampin’ queens sketch challenge)… I hope you’ll play along with the team.  All stamp companies are welcome, all designer series papers, etc… we just want to see what you do.  Hey.. wouldn’t it make a great box of chocolates?  The center part could be a window… HMM…  Well, you know the drill, we look forward to viewing your submissions!

Hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow… I’m sure I’ll have something new and different to share!  Thanks for your online orders… You are the best!



Shop my online stampin’ up store for supplies used in today’s…

Trick or Treat, Make a Monster Texture Card PCC4 Challenge

Stamps:  Make A Monster WM 118742 / CM 120606, Delightful Dozen WM 122650 / CM 122652

Papers:  Whisper White 100730, Island Indigo 122923, Daffodil Delight 119683, Night of Navy100867, Certainly Celery105125

Inks:  Daffodil Delight 126944, Midnight Muse 126860, Old Olive Marker 100079, Calypso Coral Marker (In-Color 2011-13 Marker Set) 123002

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Chevron Embossing Folder 127749, Wood Grain Embossing Folder 127821, 1-1/4” Circle Punch 119861, Paper Snips 103579, Paper Piercing Tool 126189, Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199

Awesome Accessories:  Basics Glimmer Brads 121003, Rhinestones Basic Jewels 119246, Stampin Sponge 101610, stampin’ dimensionals 104430

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Susan Carlson said...

I love everything about your card! What really caught my eye (besides the monster!) is the inky chevron piece.

lisa808 said...

Hard to believe this is a last-minute card! I probably would of thought it through for days. It is super cute and fun (and a wee bit scary). Love your ideas of a polka dot monster and using the sketch to create a chocolate box.