Jul 30 2010
Happy Birthday Nate!
I made this card for my nephew, Nathan who is turning 6 this weekend. He phoned the other day to invite us to his birthday party. When I asked what I could bring, he answered "a present!" I should have thought of that!
Isn’t this new stamp set fun? It’s called Make A Monster so that’s just what I did. This set would be a great gift for the kids in your life.
I stamped the three monster bodies onto watercolor paper with Black StazOn ink and then added the various mouths and eyes. I didn’t even use all of the facial expression stamps that are included in this set.
Next, I coloured the monsters with an aqua painter and watercolor crayons. I am not a very good watercolourer. It’s kind of a catch 22 – I’m not very good because I don’t watercolor very often and I don’t watercolor very often because I’m not very good. But there is hope because I am getting better. (Can you just picture how bad I used to be? Shiver.)
I paired my monsters with the Play Date designer series paper and added a length of the wide Real Red grosgrain ribbon around the middle to hide the seam.
I hope Nathan likes his card and his present (Star Wars lego, shh, don’t tell him!)
TIP from convention: Scribble your watercolour crayons onto a clear block and then pick up the colour from the block with your aqua painter or blender pen. It works great!
Stamps: Make A Monster, Family Phrases
Inks: Black StazOn, Markers – Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Play Date DSP, Watercolor, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Punches: Modern Label
Other: Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painter, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Make A Monster Stamp Set, Set of 15
Clear – $21.95, #120606
Wood – $29.95, #118742
Don’t think it, ink it!