Monday, January 9, 2012

((hugs))...


My little guy is into "monsters" right now -- he's not afraid of them, exactly, but he thinks they are really funny if a bit strange. When I saw this week's Paper Players "Love" Challenge, I was inspired to make him a little card with some of these little critters, and I grabbed the new Love Monsters set from Taylored Expressions.

I wanted to keep things very clean and graphic, so I chose some bright, bold colors in my patterned paper. I trimmed the paper and then die-cut a circle window, stamping the little monsters on the background cardstock as a guide. I stamped each monster again and colored with Copics. After fussy cutting, I adhered each to the window so that they appeared to be peeking out. Simple to do, yet it makes for a fun effect.

I hope your day is filled with love...and ((nice)) monsters!

BEAN NOTES
Stamps: Love Monsters (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Monster Mania (Doodlebug)
Cardstock: Classic Solar White (Neenah); Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
Dies: Nesting Circles (Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz)

13 comments:

Annie Rose said...

Ha! This is darling. I'm going to have to copy your critters-peeking-from-a-hole idea. I love it!

Nicolemj said...

This is so cute!!! I struggle with gender neutral valentines! I can't wait to get this stamp in the mail. I really enjoy your blog thanks so much for sharing!

Expressions & Inspirations said...

TFS your cute card! I <3 it!

Nasir said...

Very cute design ,I really like this design.

Plastic cards
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Karen Motz said...

Oh my this is cute!! It just makes me smile!!

Karen Giron said...

Oh my goodness, this is the most creatively cute card ever! LOVE this and I'm totally stealing it! LOL!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

LOL! This is absolutely adorable! I love all the monsters peaking out! Your son will love this card! ;o)

Lesley said...

I have been eyeing up that set and trying to convince myself that I do not "need" it! LOL! This card is so much fun and brought a HUGE smile to my face. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players.
Lesley

Gretchen said...

I think you should ask Taylor for commission on this set. Once I saw this card I had to have it.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my gosh is this so stinkin' ADORABLE!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Regina! This is one of those cards that makes you smile the moment you see it! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Butternutsage said...

Regina I loved your FUN card the most...Congrats for being chosen as A CUT ABOVE!!!!!~hugs Donna

silkeshimazu said...

I saw this card on SCS, it's adorable! I'm sure your son will love it.