Sunday 15 February 2015

Monster Hugs

Isn't that lil' monster just the CUTEST??!!
I am a follower of Jen Shurkus aka {Creative Chick}. When I saw her initial card kit/online class, I had to try it out.  The stamp set (designed for Simon Says Stamp by Sandy Allnock, I believe) has the most adorable images! I love the big eyes.  I added a little shading to them, then Wink of Stella, then Glossy Accents to make them shimmer and shiny... But I'm getting ahead of myself!

I made four of the cards in the Valentine's and Friendship Card Kit for my hubby and sons. Then I made a shaker card with little Wendel (yes, those monsters have NAMES!).  I used a trick seen on Jennifer McGuire's blog, where rather than using adhesive foam tape as the spacer between the card base and overlay, she die cut craft foam sheets. This seemed like a good idea to me, as I find my sequins tend to stick to the edge of the foam tape.  
Here's a closer look:
There's the water-coloured Wendel image surrounded by the craft foam cut-out. I used Lil'Inker Designs stitched hearts dies.  Using the actual shape evacuated from the foam, and working from the bottom up, makes it easier to add your sequins and punched shapes because they are contained.  I cut out some little foam hearts to add to the shaker mix, while I was at it. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh (came in the card kit) and Neat & Tangled.
Then I die-cut another heart from card-stock, and layered it over the foam, sandwiching the acetate in between.
I wish I'd left a little more space between the shaker box and the sentiment, however its still pretty darn cute, eh?
Since I used Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and Paulina is sponsoring the challenge, this card's being linked up to Virginia's View shaker card challenge. I also hope Jen Shurkus gets to see it!

Happy crafting,


  1. Totally adorable!! Love the use of foam and the sequin mix and added heart dies are super sweet! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Shaker Cards” Challenge!

  2. omgosh!!!! I love it!!! your watercoloring of wendel is FABULOUS too!!! thank you so much for being part of my online class and for sharing your creation with me- i love it!!!

  3. Another simply adorable all that pink and cutie pie monster.

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