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Oct 28, 2010

absc31 - Monster of a Birthday

Hi!  Hope you all enjoyed the latest Annabelle Release and Please if you haven't popped on over to the Store why not do so now and pick up some of these awesome sets.

It's time for the latest Annabelle Sketch Challenge absc31 and here is the sketch:

This is a great sketch and works beautifully for adding "bling" to your cards.

For my card I chose one of the new release stamp sets:  Lil Monster because he's just so darn cute I couldn't help myself!

Now I had to do a bit of "creative" thinking here as to how I could stamp the monster without the balloon and then add it on top of my circular layer.  So I masked off (I use painters tape)all the areas of the balloon, inked up my stamped and pulled off the tape then stamped my monster down and cut him out with a circle Nestabilitie Die.  Then I stamped him down again and this time just cut out the balloon and part of his hand. 
I colored the image with Prisma Color Pencils added some Glaze (Glassy Glaze Enamel-SU) and popped up the pieces with foam dimensional tape.  His eyese were done the same way.
I also paper pieced the shirt.
Colors used:  Perfect Plum cs, Whisper White cs, Orchid Opulence cs.
Paper: Designer Paper from Die Cuts With A View - Midnight Spell matstack.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Glassy Glaze-SU, Olive Sprinkles, Annabelle Stamps, Punch from EK Success.

So now it's time to drop by the other DT members blogs and see how they used this sketch.  Remember you can participate in the Sketch Challenge or any of the other challenges (even combine them) and be entered in the drawing for a Gift Voucher to the Annabelle Store.  You have from now until the next Sketch Challenge at the end of next month.  Happy Creating!


  1. Stunning card Ida.....love your colours and the popped up balloon!

  2. Love your idea with the balloon! Adorable card, Ida!

  3. So sweet for a monster card...loving the bling!

  4. this is so cute ida-love the little monster-you really did a great job with this layout

  5. your card is so cute. The monster is adorable.