Monday, October 3, 2011

Sending Monster Love

(This is my 2nd post of the day, so please scroll down if you want to see my Christmas card).


I finally broke out the lovely "Falling For You" set from Paper Smooches which Kelly had sent me in our RAK exchange.  There is a challenge over at CR84FN blog, to use yellow, orange and brown, and I though I would give it a bash using this set.  I know, the inspiration photo is Fall, and I feel quite silly posting my rather, well, silly card, but it's a colour challenge, so, I used the colours!

Paper: notecard (Hero Arts); Neenah; cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Walnut Stain DI; Memento Tuxedo Black & Tangelo; Copic marker
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Falling For You); Hero Arts (Envelope Pattern); PTI (Bakcground Basics: Houndstooth)
Other: Twine (The Twinery); dimensional tape; Large Scallop Edge Die (MFT)

I stamped that monster onto some Neenah white cardstock and overstamped him with that gorgeous Houndstooth background from PTI, and trimmed him out.  I then stamped him again and cut out the tooth and the two eyes, coloured them with Copics and adhered them back onto the main image.  My monster is popped up using dimensional tape to the background mat which was stamped using the Envelope Pattern stamp from Hero Arts in Walnut Stain.  I added a strip of chocolate brown cardstock which I had used a scalloped die on and a little bit of twine.  The entire centre panel is also popped up on the notecard.

It was a quick, fun card to make and it has me smiling! 

16 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

Brenda, I think this a brilliant take on the colors! Love this super-masculine guy....makes me smile so big! The Paper Smootches designs are so darn cute - I haven't gotten any yet. Love this adorable card!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love that monster :) and what a great use of the colors!

Sue Lelli said...

Brenda, this card is DARLING! I LOVE the herringbone monster with that FAB background! LOVE the scallop and the twine! That sentiment is TOO CUTE! Hey this is a color challenge and didn't have to be fall so I am glad you posted. Your card is so FUN! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Rosemary said...

what a cute card, brenda! love the little monster...

Lisa said...

So happy you are having fun with this set :) I think the houndstooth and these colors suit him perfectly! Isn't he hilarious?!!

Dawn said...

Had me smiling too Brenda. What an adorable monster... not scary at all....

Michelle said...

I love this little monster in houndstooth!!! so clever and cute, brenda!!!

Barb said...

I'm smilin' too! :) This is darling, Brenda! Just love that cute monster!

Kelley Eubanks said...

I don't think it is silly at all!! I think it is adorable!! PS... I am glad to know that I am not alone with the anti-social thing! :)

Marie said...

Oh my what a fun, darling card, Brenda. TFS. Thanks for playing along at CR84FN.

alexandra s.m. said...

Seeing this adorable card not only makes me smile it also makes me want to run to my scrap table and make one myself ;-)

Thank You ~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a cute card Brenda! Your little monster is ADORABLE! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, this is so, so cute, Brenda! I love your design,colours and patterns!

Elizabeth said...

This is such a fun card Brenda! I like how you created your own patterned paper designs with stamps!

walchowDesign said...

Cute little monster and love the color combo, Brenda!

Thanks for your caring comment and I wished too that we could just pop over to have a cup of tea/ latte!

Debgem said...

That monster is just so adorable!! Love his bright orange eyes and the houndstooth design - such fun! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!