Thursday, March 19, 2015

Star Monster Card

Hi everyone :-D  

Today I made this Star Monster Card

I love this black/yellow/white color combination and I used it on several cards. You can see them here, here, here, here, here and here. :-D

For my card layout I used wonderful sketch from Your Next Stamp, designed by Julie Elak. I love her sketches! :-D

First I made a card layout using a black cardstock paper and printed Prettygrafikdesign digital paper. I colored/distressed edges of patterned papers using Tim Holtz´s Distressed Ink Black Soot and blending tool. I always do that when I use dark colors on my cards. It looks much better. :-D 

I used super cute and fun 'Monster' digital stamp (freebie) from Create a Smile. Love this little Monster and I used him twice before on my projects. I am sure I´ll use him again. :-D He is my swap for the circle shape on the sketch.

Image is paper pieced.
I printed two 'Monster' images on a white cardstock paper and colored the pieces in watercoloring technique using only one color (Tim Holtz´s Distressed Ink Mustard Seed), water and brush. I added few dashes to his feet and hair, and colored dots with black permanent pen. I love glossy accents, so I covered Monster´s dots with thick layer of transparent glossy varnish. This way black color looks much prettier. I added some varnish to his teeth too. :-D
After drying, I fussy cut all parts, colored edges with black permanent pens and glued two pieces together. I also added googly eyes onto the Monster, to make him even more funny.
Here is a photo of pieces I used.

He looks like Monster I colored three weeks ago (here), there are just few differences (slightly brighter hair and feet, dashes). 

I love dimension on my cards. I added dimensional foam behind the Monster and placed him on the card.

Card dimensions are 149 mm x 105 mm (5 7/8" x 4 1/8").

List of supplies:
  • Create a Smile 'Monster' digital stamp (freebie)
  • Prettygrafikdesign digital paper (stars, polka dots)
  • black cardstock paper
  • white cardstock paper 
  • Tim Holtz´s Distressed Inks (Mustard Seed, Black Soot) 
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm 
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen M (medium) 1.0 mm
  • googly eye Ø 10 mm
  • googly eye Ø 8 mm 
  • Pritt universal glue
  • white water based glue 
  • dimensional double sided adhesive foam  
  • transparent varnish with extra gloss 
  • printer
  • scoring board
  • trimmer 
  • scissors 
  • crafting needle 
  • Marabu fine paint brush no. 1
  • Tim Holtz´s blending tool 
  • water

I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge Blog, Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Create a Smile March projects

3) Lawnscaping Challenges, Challenge no. 102 - Distress Addicts
Watercolored the image with Distress Ink Mustard Seed. 
Distressed edges of patterned papers with Distress Ink Black Soot.

4) Your Next Stamp, Sketch Challenge #9

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :-D

Crafty Milka


  1. I too love the black and yellow combo - it is so striking!!! So glad you like the sketches :>) Your monster is adorable and looks great with the accents. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

  2. Milka, this is totally adorable I like the Monster and the fabulous papers
    Kevin xx

  3. I love the yellow and black together, it works so well! Very fun card :-)

  4. A great colour combo and I love the starry DP.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

  5. Adorable card! I love the silly little monster, and the color combination is just so much fun! Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  6. Love that little monster and great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at YNS!

  7. Love this colour combo and the stars look great with your little monster. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  8. This is really cute!! I love those wiggle eyes on him!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  9. so bright and fun!!! thank you for playing a long with us at lawnscaping challenge!

  10. Fun card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping 
    Hope to see you again next challenge
    Xx Tamara



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