Thursday, 5 December 2013

Little monster

I needed a light and flat card (it needs to go trans-Atlantic) for a young man celebrating his seventh birthday. None of the kids I send cards to are really little monsters but he probaby comes closest!

He's certainly not the tidiest of children so what started out as a very clean and crisp design (just the lettering and the monster) looked a bit too tidy somehow. Once I'd added the splotches it seemed much more "in character". Being able to stamp them gave me a sense of still being in control though!

Stamping individual letters might seem a bit of a pain but I like the bigger format for the sentiment and the fact you could do any wording you liked. I gave mine a sort of "ombre" shading to go with the funky lettering style and deliberately didn't try to stamp on a straight base line.

I used Glossy Accents to give the eyes some sheen and dimension and rounded one corner for a casual feel. The inside of the front is lined with plain paper to hide the bleed-through of the Copics that's pretty much inevitable when you add shading as it tends to soak the cardstock.

Stamps:
Monsters Ink by Technique Tuesday
Brush Strokes by Hero Arts
Journal Letters by Hero Arts

Paper: Smooth white

Ink: 
Brilliance Graphite Black by Tsukineko
Adirondack Sunset Orange by Ranger


Other:
Copic markers
Corner Chomper
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

Kath said...

A good fun birthday card. I am sure he will love it!

sam21ski said...

Love your orange splats

Sam xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

A fabulously fun card

Effie said...

That's one bright funky monster!

Caroline said...

Great card, very fun and funky!

gardenpinks said...

A perfect card for a little boy - love the splats too!
Lynn x

Kaz said...

This is such a fun card Joanne. Perfect for a boy xx

Manuela said...

this card is so funny, great colors, love it