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Wednesday, May 1, 2013


  • ·        Cardstock: white (5 ½ x 8 ½ ; 3 x 3 3 ½ ) purple (4 x 5 ¼)
  • ·        Specialty Paper: watercolor paper (2 ½ x 3 ½ )
  • ·        Stamps: Paper Smooches  " Sentiment Sampler " stamp set; Stampbotique Daniel Torrente horned monster stamp
  • ·        Ink: Versafine “onyx black”; Distress “dusty concord” ink pad
  • ·        Pens/Pencils/Markers: Prismacolor (Scarlet lake; white, ultramarine”)
  • ·        Adhesives: foam dots;
  • ·        Embellishments: The Twinery yellow/white bakers twine (8”)
  • ·        Tools: Die cut machine; Lifestyle Crafts Genius Ultimate Platform and die set; Lifestyle Crafts “Sketchbook” Embossing Folder
  • ·        Paint: Splash Ink
  • ·        Other: paint pots; thin and medium paint brushes; Tim Holtz waterbrush

1.     Run your purple cardstock through the die cut machine using the “Stetchbook” embossing folder.  Adhere to card front.

2.     Using the Genius Platform, die cut the white cardstock using the curvey label die.  Stamp sentiment on one of the edges using the purple ink pad.  Set aside.

3.     Stamp the horned monster with Versafine ink on the watercolor paper.

4.     Use the Splash Ink Color Recipes chart to mix the green, blue and yellow to paint the monster.  If you label them A-J across and 1-10 down, I used C8 for the green, G7 for the yellow, and C6 for the blue.  You can multiple the recipes to make as much as you want and then store in a paint pot or waterbrush.

5.     Use the medium paint brush to paint the blue background.  Use the medium and thin brush to paint the monster.  You will need a thin brush to paint his thin legs/arms and toes/fingers.

6.     Use the waterbrush filled with yellow paint to color the horns.

7.     Use the white pencil to color the eyes just in case a little of the green got in there.

8.     Use the blue pencil to color the eyeballs.  Use the red pencil to color the nose.

9.     Adhere sentiment piece to back of monster piece.  Adhere to front of card with foam squares. 

10.  Tie yellow and white twine around sentiment in a bow.

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