Hi, there. I wasn’t planning on sharing a card today, but last night Liz Vefall messaged me asking if I was up for a challenge. I’m always up for a challenge, and hers are so much fun. She wanted me to join the current color challenge over at MFT.
That wasn’t the challenging part – she wanted me to finish the card last night. I work best under pressure, and she knows it. Short deadlines are great, they force me to come up with ideas and execute them quickly. And that’s what I did, this card only took me about 2.5 hours to make, which is fast for me.
I chose to color three of the monsters from the Monster Sized stamp set. I tried to get as close to the colors in the challenge as possible. I die cut the monsters, and added four more white die cuts behind the monsters on the sides for dimension. For the middle monster, I added eight additional die cuts behind the colored one, I wanted it to really stand out on the card.
I needed to incorporate the gray, and chose Gravel Gray card stock for my card base. I don’t have the Eiffel Tower color (yet), but I thought this might be close enough to work. I stamped the Four Corners background stamp onto white card stock using Soft Granite Ink from Hero Arts, and die cut the white panel with the second largest die in the A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX 2 set, mounting it on foam tape to the card base.
I adhered two of my stacked die cut monsters directly to the white panel, the one in the middle is actually hovering. It’s glued to the monsters behind it. I even added Glossy Accents to the eyes of this monster for a fun little accent.
I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Monster Sized stamp set onto a separate piece of Gravel Gray card stock, cut it down to a strip and adhered it below the monsters on my card. The banner actually covers the feet of the monsters on the sides.
A quick peek at all that dimension. I think this is about 1/2″ thick at its thickest. Dimension is life 🙂
Limited color palette. 4 Copics for each of the monsters and black for the mouths on all.