Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge using Lawn Fawn's Monster Mash

I have a confession. I have been a bit obsessed with Lawn Fawn's "Monster Mash" stamp/die set. In fact, my daughter has been making fun of me because I keep using it on different cards. I even made a Christmas card using this set, which I will show you at the bottom of this post.

The first card I created was using the Fusion Card Challenge for this week as my jumping off point. For this challenge, I could use the photo, the sketch or both to create a card. I chose to use the photo as inspiration rather then the sketch, though I might go back and do another card with both.

Here is what I came up with:

I used different shades of aqua for this card, like the photo. I didn't do an ombre technique with it on the whole card but did break it up in the box with the way I cut the patterned paper with the card stock strip in the middle. I also colored the little monster with the bat wings in an ombre technique. The inspiration piece is below:

Each of the monsters was colored using Copic Markers. I used a three color technique and then dotted them with the darkest color to get the sort of pointillist look in the "shadows" of the monsters. 

You can see the coloring better in the image above. 

I really LOVE how this card came out. These little monsters inspire me!!

Okay, now for the little off the beaten path card. I decided to mix "Making Frosty Friends" with the "Monster Mash" set and create a Christmas themed card. As I have said, my daughter thinks it is just weird!!

To start with, I created the background using distress ink and the snowflake stamp from "Snow Day." The ink was applied using an ink blending tool and the snowflakes were embossed in white. 

I then die cut a hill and inked around the edges a bit with the blue. Next was to layer the creatures together. 

I started with the snowman in the middle, adhering it directly to the background but tucking it under the snow bank a tiny bit. Then I used foam adhesive to adhere his hat and the monsters around him.  Are they not the cutest?

I then adhered google eyes on two of the monsters to give them a little bit more character. All the images were colored using Copic Markers. I did the pointillist technique again but also added some tiny dots of Stickles for added sparkle.

I do not care what my daughter thinks but I LOVE this card. What do you think? It is unusual but oh so cute!!

Thank you for stopping by today!!

Stamps-Lawn Fawn (Monster Mash, Snow Day, and Making Frosty Friends)
Paper-Paper Trey Ink (Stamper's select white card stock)
Dies-Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp!
Ink-Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Stampin Up! Gray, Versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Other-Big Shot, Copic Markers, Ranger Ink Embossing powder (white), google eyes, Signo Uniball Pen, Stickles