I am absolutely in love with yet another Katzelkraft stamp set. This one, called Monsters is filled with six quirky monsters that all seem to have a personality. I wanted to really let the actual stamp images shine so I decided to create some CAS (clean and simple) single layered cards that would be great for boys kids of all ages!
I stamped out 3 of the monsters from the set and also created some post-it note masks of each of them. I covered up the monsters with the masks and blended on some Tim Holtz Distress Inks through a Diane Reaveley Dylusions Quotes Bubbles stencil behind them. This masking and stenciling backgrounds technique is a favorite of mine, and I love how the Claritystamp Stencil Brushes make it so easy to do smooth blending like this (no sponge or felt marks here!) for a soft ombre look. For the red monster, I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink; the blue monster got Dried Marigold Distress Ink; and the ladybug monster got a combination of Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar.
Then I Copic colored each monsters with the following colors:
Gold: YR21 and YR24
Red: R14, R24, and R29
Yellow: Y11, Y35 and Y38
Blue: B21, B24 and B28
Gray toes on blue monster and ground shadows: N0, N2, N3 N4 and N7
Next I was on the hunt for sentiments that I thought would compliment the monsters well. I found two from an old Inkadinkado stamp set called “Kids Quotes” that I thought went well with the red and blue monsters. The third one I made up using the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp Set to spell “monster” and hand writing in “hugs!!!”
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The following is a quick card share video:
These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to CAS Gold Challenge – blue monster with gold accents and stenciling
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Mostly Blue Challenge – WINNER
Crafters Castle Anything Goes with Optional Share a Technique Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Ombre Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday for the Boys Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Add a Sentiment Challenge