Stampin Up Make A Monster


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!)


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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!



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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


Make A Monster Stamp Set, Set of 15

Clear – $21.95, #120606

Wood – $29.95, #118742

Page 95 of the Idea Book & Catalogue


Don’t think it, ink it!