Friday, May 20, 2011

Monster Birthday Card

Hello all my very talented and crafty friends. I hope you have had a great week so far.

I finally made it up to my craft room this afternoon to make a birthday card for my other nephew Tanner. His birthday is still several months away but they always seem to sneak up on me.

I'm entering this litte monster in two challenges today.

Whimisical Wednesday Challenge - Make a shape card. Well as you can see I made a monster shaped card and this is my first ever shaped card and I'm pretty darn proud of myself.

Beety Bee's Challenge - Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. For the something old I re-used the white and black cardstock from my scrap stash to create the monster. The something new is the shaped card technique that I tried for the very first time. The something borrowed was the idea to use buttons behind the google eyes to add a little more demension. This idea came from Disney Dreamer Designs. Melissa used this technique on a Bee that she put on my wonderful birthday card that she made for me. Isn't she clever? For the something blue I added two blue buttons behind the moster's google eyes.

Here's the recipe:
Mini Monsters Cart - cut 3 monster card shapes, using white and black cardstock. For the 3rd shape use DCWV Guy Stack patterned cardstock.

Stampenndous Birthday Brackets Clear Stamp Set - Stamp Happy Birthday on inside of card.

Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Faded Jeans - Use to ink edges and detail to monster and use for B-day seniment.

Glue dots - used to attached buttons and google eyes.
Buttons from my stash
AC Moore - 7mm Google eyes

That's it for now. I'm off to AC Moore tomorrow from 10 -6pm to crop the day away with some of my friends. I'll have more projects to post soon.

Have a great Friday.

17 Bunny Hugs:

TropicalWon said...

I love the little monster birthday card!! Too cute!! How'd you get that steel textured look to the monster?? That's pretty cool as well!! I liked the button eyeball thing as well!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

GiGi said...

THis card is SO CUTE! I love the embossed texture and those cute button eyes! THanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Amanda said...

Oh my word this little guy is just the cutest

I love your blog, and will be sticking around to see what you make in the future


Melissa said... you are just showing off!!! His birthday is more than FIVE months away! Very cute indeed, good luck on the challenge!

Kim H said...

YOur card is so darn adorable! I love the monster shape card! I am sure your nephew is going to love it! I love the embossing folder you used.. one of my favorites! Thanks for playing along with us at whimsical wednesday's!

BettyBee said...

Tami, This is definitely the cutest monster I've met in a long time! WOW! And using the super cool Armor Plate Cuttlebug folder for texture is genius! Thanks SO much for sharing with us at Betty Bee's Buzz. We are delighted to have you in the hive, and hope to see you often. Great job on the challenge!!!

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH! This is sooooo CUTE! I love the eyes! :o)

thekolbes said...

Cute cute cute.
Thanks for sharing

Sandy O said...

What a fun card. It must be wonderful to have a card made ahead of time, lol. I have yet to done that. You go girl!!!

ScrappingStephanie said...

Wow, this is too too cute. Love how you embossed. So cute with the button eyes. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.

Cathryn said...

Adorable card, you sure rocked your first shaped card!!! Those button eyes look fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

jessica said...

Great shape card!! I love that monster and his eyes!!
Thanks for sharing and joining up at Whimsical Wednesday :)

The Archiving Angel said...

Wow, I have never seen a card of this shape. It is great. So fun, whimsical & playful. The dimension of the embossing is a great touch. The button clever!
Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,
Your newest follower,Sonia

Staying Crafty said...

This is SUPER cute! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday - your monster card really made me smile :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Soooooo adorable! Love the texture from the dry embossing and the button eyes! I never would have thought of a monster-shaped card, but I will now! Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks for playing along with the Betty Bee's Buzz challenge!

June Houck said...

This is SUPA-cute! I love montsah cards and shape cards and dry embossing...and you combined all three perfectly :)

Thank you for joining us at Betty Bee's Buzz!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your monster card is absolutely adorable! I love the color and texture! The little monster who receives it will be so happy!