Hi everyone, it's Christine!
First of all - I have to say a HUGE sorry! I've been missing post and messing up a little.
I had two theatre shows with kids and teenagers last week (I was responsible for that whole project and we had rehearsals for 5 months, so it was pretty exciting - and so so time consuming at the end!) However, this was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed it - I just couldn't make up the time to post because I went to work as soon as I woke up and came back late, falling asleep kind of instantly ;)
After that project was finished I got sick. Dam-dam..... Life happens.
So that's why I also have to say a super big sorry to Sarah Gray who was meant to be our MARCH Guest Designer. (Uhm... where has march gone?)
So please welcome her with an enormous applause - she deserves it!
Hello, Sarah here from Funky Fossil Designs.
I am so excited to be a Guest Designer over at Create A Smile. I have been a huge fan of Christine's fun designs since the beginning and I have built up quite a collection! I am looking forward to the arrival of my March release stamps and in the meantime I have made a few cards featuring a little cutie from the Monster Party set.
I made 'before' and 'after' cards. Here is the before version:
I just love this sweet furball and decided to stamp and mask him lots of times to create a pyramid in a cheerleader style!
I coloured the little monsters in with my Chameleon Pens. I stamped the flag that comes with the set at the top and cut out the pennant part for a bit of extra dimension. The central panel is popped up and there are two strips of washi tape at each side.
Now, are you ready for the after card?
As I was stamping up my cheerleader formation I started thinking about the little furballs collapsing in to a heap and made a second version where they are all topsy turvey.
The same technique applied – cutting out lots of furballs with sticky notes (several at a time) and masking them to build up the picture. This time I twisted them around so they were at all sorts of angles depending on how they have fallen. I finished this simple card with a lovely sentiment from the Botanical Love set. Have you seen the beautiful flowers on that set? Another of my favourites.
My tip would be not to forget the little guys – just one small stamp from a set can become the focal point of your card through repeat stamping and masking.
I hope you like my colourful and cute monster cards – they made me smile