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Have a Monster Birthday

Hello to all the creatives out there! Janette here, I have returned from the CHA trade show and am so excited for all the new items that will be coming to the shop soon. If you have been following the BRI Instagram feed, you have seen just a glimpse of the goodness!

Today's card features Create A Smile and Colorburst powdered watercolor. The images I used are digital, but a stamp set is available with the monster and similar sayings, Big Time stamp set. I wanted to foil the greeting, so I simply printed it from my laser printer. Want to foil a stamped image? You can stamp images in black and then copy those with a laser printer for the same result.

I began by printing the greeting and monster on 110lb white card stock. Then, I colored the monster with Copic markers in BG57, BG49, BG45, YG23, G14, Y13, YR15 and added white dots with a gel pen. Of course, after I added the white dots I could hear this monster begging for a bit of texture. I wet the sleeve of the sweater I was wearing with a bottle of Copic Various Ink Blending solution (colorless blender in a bottle) and dabbed him with it. The texture of the sweater was perfect for his fur. No damage done to the sweater, and the white dots remained white, Yes!

Next, place the Lots of Stars stencil by Create A Smile on watercolor paper and then mist over the top with water. Follow with the Colorburst powder of your choice. I used a yellow and red. Add more water or color to your heart's content. Do be aware that too much water may allow seepage under the stencil. The background may still look great, but you may lose the stencil design. The colors will move, spread and blend until it dries, as well, so keep that in mind. I picked up the stencil while still wet and this awesome background was the result. Cool, right?!?! (Keep your eyes peeled for the Colorburst arrival at BRI! Hint, hint - metallic and pearlescent on the way!)

To complete the card I added a base of almost tissue, but not quite vellum like origami paper in black and white geometric. From that same paper stack I colored the black and white chevrons with my BG57 Copic and die cut it with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die. The positive cut is on the top of the greeting and the negative on the bottom. Pop up the Colorburst background, then the greeting and finally the monster. And because I couldn't be done just yet, I added Glossy Accents to his eyes and yellow/orange dots.

Have a Monster day, my friends. Thanks for stopping by!


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