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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Out of this World

Hi, everyone!

I'm here to share a card inspired by the current Cards in Envy Green Thing and CAS-ual Fridays Going Green Challenges.

Annie used some cute monsters on her CIE card, so I chose to stamp up a few monsters of my own for a little one at Nationwide Children's. And, in keeping with the green part of each challenge, I used green exclusively for these little guys to accentuate them against an otherwise neutral palette.

Graphic45 dp; Bazzill cobblestone and Stampin' Up! black cardstock
Lawn Fawn monster mash images, stamped in My Favorite Things black licorice
Lawn Fawn out of this world sentiment, heat embossed with Versamark ink and SU white powder
Spellbinders Nestabilities circles and Lawn Fawn planet dies
various SU embossing folders
adheisves: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way glue pen; SU mini dimensionals

  • Three different embossing folders were used to create different textures for the three planets and the largest planet's crater. (Can you tell the monsters are hiding out in a crater? Hope so. Hmmm... Maybe I should have added a few more holes to the planet's surface. The idea was for the little ones to look like they are hanging from the rim of a crater. And, I used dimensionals on each monster's head to give each one a little lift.)
  • In the absence of coordinating dies, each monster was fussy cut twice, stamping on dp and white. Then they were stamped again on white to punch out those eyes, which were are enhanced with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.
  • I actually would have loved to use googly eyes. When I placed googly eyes over the dp monsters the results were adorable. But, since this is headed to a children's hospital, I chose safety over cuteness. 
Parting Thoughts

As I mentioned yesterday, a Women's-History-Month-inspired challenge started up Wednesday at Words 2 Craft By. There's still plenty of time to play along for a chance to win $10 to the e-tailer of your choice. Hope to see you over at W2CB.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. ahhh your lil monster is super cute!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

  2. Hey Sybrina! I love these adorable Green Monsters! Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy.

  3. Love your green monsters. They fit in perfectly for this challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!