Saturday, October 24, 2015

Monstrous Birthday Card

My nephew is turning 10 years old in a few days! It's hard to believe he's going to be in the double digits already! I made this card for him with a Halloween theme since his birthday is so close to Halloween.
I started with the cute trio of monsters. These were digis I chose from Gerda Steiner Designs when I won last month's freebie progressive challenge drawing. Gerda very generously allowed me to choose any 3 digis or digi sets from her online collection, and these guys caught my eye. These are my kind of monsters! Not scary, just cute!
I imported the digis to my Silhouette Design Studio software and got busy sizing them and arranging them. They came as 3 little monsters in a row, so I had to erase the octopus-looking creature from the first set and then erase the other 2 monsters from the second set I added to my virtual mat. After that, I just needed to decide where to place the "octopus" behind the other two. I think this arrangement worked out well.
After arranging the monster trio, I got to work on the sentiment. I chose "Scary Halloween" font for the lettering. I made it orange and turned off the cut lines since I wanted to print it and die cut it instead of having each letter cut out individually on my Silhouette. I printed everything out and colored the monsters with Copic and MEXPY markers.
I used a 5X7 inch white card blank for my card base and then trimmed some black cardstock as a mat. I embossed some green cardstock with a 5X7 Cuttlebug folder and trimmed it to fit the black mat. Then I die cut the sentiment using Spellbinders Labels 33 and the image using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 25. I distressed the edges of the die cuts with a little orange ink and adhered the sentiment to the corner using a candy-shaped eyelet and my Crop-A-Dile tool. I adhered the image with foam squares to pop it up. The mat layers were adhered with glue tape.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #206 - Anything Goes
  • Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land - #28 Embossing (heat or dry) PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales
  • Inky Chicks W, 3E, cards & altered items - #59 - Halloween (Week 1)
Crafty Chicks - W- #269 Happy Halloween
  • Cards 4 Galz -W, E3 - #4 CAS
  • Craft Rocket Challenges 2W, E3 - Spooky

  • 4 Crafty Girls Creations 2W, E3 Always Anything Goes
  • Crop Stop Linky Party
    • Hanna & Friends - 2W, cute/stamped/person/animal (W1 of 2) - #233 Halloween
    Gerda Steiner Share Your designs
  • Moving along with the Times - 2W, E3 (W2 of 2) Halloween
  • Sassy Studio Designs - W, SIO: #304 Colour, Black with Orange Green or Purple

  • Star Stampz Challenge - 2W, E3 SIO - (W1 of 2) Halloween
  • Brown SugarW, E2 - No. 169 - Anything Goes
  • Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - 2W, 3E - No. 102 - (W2 of 2) - Halloween
  • Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - W, 3ENo. 249 - Halloween
  • Crafting-With-Friends - 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Always Anything Goes

    • Crafty Catz - W, 3E #298 - Monsters - spooky or cute


    1. This is just monstrously fun! Glad you were able to join us at Get Creative Challenges!

      Camille - Design Team Member

    2. Love your cute little monsters. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

    3. What a super cute card!! Love the fun monster images!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

    4. A fun card. I love the embossed background to compliment the image. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

    5. Fabulous card, so cute too, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxx

    6. Spooky spooks Glad you shared at Craft Rocket Challenges......Lis DT

    7. Cute card.
      Hope your nephew likes it.
      Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
      AnyOldCraft (DT)

    8. Fab embossing on the background, Carrie, and I love the monsters. :-D It's wonderful to see you playing along in our Halloween challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck and come play again, won't you?
      NanaConnie DT

    9. A FABulous Fun image! LOving your colours too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

    10. Great card, Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

    11. Adorable monsters and I am sure he is going to love his birthday card! Thanks for playing along with us in the Monster challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

    13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MWLW, good luck!!! Amy DT

    14. I love your fun monsters and the great sentiment

      Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Galz this week x

    15. Cute card. Thanks for joining our Monster Mash challenge at Lacy Sunshine. Good luck.
      Kitty DT

    16. Super adorable monster card!
      Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!
      Anna Dt

    17. such a fun card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

    18. Very cute and fun card! Thanks for playing along at Eureka! Stamps Halloween Challenge. Lisa DT

    19. Happy Birthday to your nephew, Carrie! Darling card! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
      happiness and hugs,
      {Creative Smiles}

    20. Those monsters makes me smile...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

    21. Oh this is so cute and definitely not scary! Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT. We would love to see you again. Good luck. Christine DT x

    22. Fabulous and fun card thank you for joining us over on Morgans Art World Challenge Blog
      Dianne x
      MAW CT

    23. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#63

    24. Great job love the card, Could you please change the link to 4 Crafty Chicks and there is another blog with the other name you have there please. Thanks for playing our Halloween Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

      Leanne 4CC DT

    25. Really cute card! I'm sure your nephew will love it! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Share Joy Challenge!

    26. Super fun and monstrous. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.

    27. Hey, fun montsers, for sure.. Cute card.

      So glad you joined us at Morgan's Art World.

    28. Awww . . . your monsters are really cute! Love that embossing folder and the sentiment is super fun. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

    29. Oh this is super cute! Love your little monsters! I am sure your nephew will adore this! Thanks for linking up in our Funday Friday challenge this week!
      ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

    30. very cute! perfect for your nephew--hope he likes it as well as I do!

      Great Impressions DT

    31. Adorable card. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-dt

    32. Thanks for sharing your card with us at AYLI this week.
      Lorraine DT

    33. Carrie, this is SO darling! I LOVE the fun way you colored your monsters in--they are fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    34. Fab, fun monster card thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
      lorraine x

    35. Such a fun card, I love those gorgeous little monsters! Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

    36. Cute card! Love the image! Thanks for joining our "Monster Mash" challenge at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

      DT Lacy Sunshine

    37. Your card is "monsterously fun!" Such a great card. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    38. What a fabulous fun card !
      Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenges Blog and Good Luck
      Maryvonne Guest Designer DTScrapyland Challenges

    39. What a cute card. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

      SSD DT

    40. A super fun card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT

    41. Such a bright and cheery card for a lad and perfect for AYLI this time too!! Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

    42. a super bright and fun card, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

    43. Great card for our theme at allsorts Tracy x

    44. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity :) hugs x

    45. What a great Birthday card! Love your embossed background and all the little goblins! Thank for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #28!

    46. Cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
      Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    47. Great card. Thanks so much for joining us over at Star Stampz Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
      ~ Denise DT ~
      Star Stampz Challenge Blog
      {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
      {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

    48. So cute, I love these little monsters. Thanks so much for playing at our Digi Choosday Birthday challenge. Hugs my friend:) Audrey