Thursday, 2 December 2010

Monster fun

I have taken some snowy pix to bore you with - but my camera batteries are flat and I can't find the spares. I wonder which remote control toy they will be hiding in? I'm sure you don't need my pictures of snow anyway - as most of the country is covered in the stuff! 

So, to distract you from the winter wonderland, here's something non-Christmassy, and not at all wintry!

How fun are these monsters? I actually sat chuckling to myself as I played with this set. This is my version of a card demonstrated at Convention by SU’s Charlotte Harding. Charlotte’s card had funky rhinestones around the spaceship – so, naturally, they are now on my wishlist!

I love the brightly-coloured monster – created by stamping the image on some Old Olive cardstock and cutting it out. I coloured the arms, legs and antenna with a So Saffron marker because I didn’t have a Daffodil Delight one to match the cardstock. The eye was stamped on to the Old Olive and again on Whisper White and cut out, as was the tongue. I confess that Kelly did the tongue for me because I get so irritable when cutting out small things!

Oh, and no Stamp-a-ma-jig® was used because my monster set is unmounted!

Below is the inside of the card. Fun, eh? I told you I had found a fun use for Party This Way – this is the balloon from the set and the arrow on the front is from the same set, too. The planet is created with a circle punched out with the 1 ¾” circle punch, holes added with the Crop-A-Dile™

To get the hole in the right place on the front, see Birthday Pants card for instructions.

Stamps: Make a Monster, Party This Way
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Wide Oval Punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, Stampin’ Write markers - Basic Black and So Saffron, 1 ¾” circle punch, Crop-A-Dile™

All products by Stampin’ Up!®            


  1. love it!! and it's one of my favourite sets at the moment too, such great fun to play with, particularly when you're bored of christmas already :)

  2. That IS fun! Great colours too.


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