Ridiculously Awesome

Howdy, fellow campers. Unbelievably I actually completed my craft project on the day it was introduced for the second day in a row. Amazing,

And speaking of Amazing, that is one of the stamp sets I decided to use on today's project - Awesome Ombre. I was excited because it gave me a chance to try out my new Clarity brushes. Let me tell you - another Amazing! Love them. Spendy, but worth it. And they clean up so easily.

For the ombre part of my card, I created a panel in Sweet Tooth by cutting it with a Blueprint 29 stitched die. Then starting at the bottom right and top left corners, I brushed on Limelight Ink, then switched to Sour Apple as I moved toward the middle on a diagonal and finished by applying Green Room in the center. It's kind of hard to photograph how well it turned out. I had decided to use the Monster Love stamps and dies, but I wanted a die cut sentiment, so I used Amazing and did an ombre ink application on it with Periwinkle and Grape Jelly inks. After cutting my Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window and a piece of Boysenberry Tiny Dots patterned paper to back the windows, I glued down the sentiment and let it sit to dry under an acrylic block.

While the glue was drying I went to working stamping my monsters. They are so stinking fun to work with. Funny, I almost didn't get this set, but it is quickly becoming a favorite. It's just so versatile and fun! I stamped three monsters in Daffodil, Orange Fizz, and Summer Splash inks and the facial details in Black Licorice. The mini-MISTI tool makes it all so much easier!

When the monsters were all stamped on Smooth White, I used the matching dies to cut them out and arranged them in the peek-a-boo windows. I adhered everything in its place on a Boysenberry card base and added a few enamel stickers from Stampin' Up!. I finished off with a coat of clear Sakura Glaze marker on the eyes and Clear Wink of Stella on the sentiment.

I think this came out ridiculously amazingly cute even though the ombre looks a little mellow in the photos. I enjoyed the lesson and creating an ombre card. I think it is a technique I will be using often.

See you all tomorrow! Thanks for popping in. (NOTE: all items in italics are from My Favorite Things).

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  1. Awww your little monsters are so cute, great job with your ombre sentiment. Little Freddie is gorgeous too!

  2. Hi, saw your card on the MFT site and wanted to stop over and tell you that I LOVE IT! Those monsters are so darn cute.But I love the window die as well. Looks great together!


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