This weeks challenge from Kristina involves some very bold colours, which I am not normally in to. But the timing was right for one of my nephew's birthday cards, and the inspiration photo helped a bit too. A few weeks back I had been walking through the newsagents and spotted a gift back with monsters/aliens all over it, and the main one that caught my eye had an oval-ish body that reminded me of the new Wide Oval punch. My phone memory was full so I couldn't snap a picture of it, and I didn't have time to take down the designer so I just had to remember the basic idea. The photo for this challenge reminded me of that, though I'm sure my little guy looks nothing like the one I saw! There's very little stamping on this card, and I even made two versions of it because I couldn't decide whether to go with the glitter or not (so I had to do both!). There may be just a few too many stars, but I was rather frustrated with my VersaMarker soaking into the cardstock so quick I couldn't even get 5 done and sprinkle the Heat & Stick powder on in time to get a significant amount to stick. Plan B was the Tombow glue.
The layout for the cards is based on Weekend Sketch Challenge #82.
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
Stamp Set: On Your Birthday, All In The Family
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: sponge dauber, Stampin' Pastels, Tombow Mono Multi glue, wide oval punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, Crop-A-Dile, Crystal Effects, Chunky Essentials glitter, 3/16" corner rounder, Square Fire Rhinestone brads, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Show watched while creating: Doctor Who