I've had this stamp set forever and I thought it would be perfect for this occasion. The little monster is on an action wobbler! He's too cute!
He's colored with Copics, and I used similar colors of ink with the MFT Distressed Patterns stamp set for the background. I embossed it using a We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folder. The tiny hearts were made with a Simon Says Stamp stencil and I die cut it with a postage die from MFT.
I had to make a couple of shaker cards, and I finally tried a simple watercolor background.
I found this photo on my phone and thought I had posted it, but apparently not.
The ‘happy’ die (My Favorite Things) is adhered to craft foam cut with the same die for some added dimension, and the ‘birthday’ die (Papertrey Ink) was cut from yellow craft foam – apparently mounted a little wonky, although it could be the angle of the photo I think I added some Stick-It adhesive to the back of both dies before cutting. It is SO much easier than trying to get liquid adhesive on them. I just saw a post on Laura Bassen’s blog this morning where she adhered the cardstock to the craft foam BEFORE die cutting and she said it worked perfectly. I will try that next time.
The balloon was made using an MFT die. I embossed the stars with white embossing powder and sponged some Distress Ink over it before die cutting. I added some sequins (adhered with micro glue dots), some die cut hearts, and a little twine on the balloon.
I may have gotten a little over-ambitious with the sequins and stuff, but I love the way it turned out. I made one for a friend, and another one with different colors in the background for my son’s birthday in December. The Stick-It adhesive is what makes it so dead simple to create. They are just so much fun to make and fun to receive, as well.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year!