Saturday, January 7, 2017

Word Up Weekend with Stampotique!

I know that I've been MIA from the Blogosphere for the last little while. The holidays were relatively insane and were complicated by a bunch of family fun, some estate messiness, and some relatively nasty dental work. Take care of your teeth. Really.

If you've been here at all, you know that 2016 was not the best year for me, which definitely impacted my crafting time. I'm hoping that 2017 will be much better in all regards for all of us and will be filled with love, laughter, health, happiness, peace, and prosperity!

Stampotique's Facebook Group has started "Word-Up Weekends" where we share projects created with Stampotique's many Words, Phrases, Letters, and Numbers.

Here's my entry for the week featuring Love and Laughter (Carol's Collection),  Happy, Happy (Janet Klein), and Whisker Monster with Sign (Kira Nichols).

The Whisker Monster with Sign was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts). Using my stamp positioner, Happy, Happy was stamped onto Whisker Monster'sign. Many of the text stamps fit perfectly onto his sign, which makes him ever so useful and versatile.

The Whisker Monster with Sign was colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a black marker. Several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) were added to Whisker Monster's horn, teeth, and claws. He was set aside while I created the rest of the card.

Old double-sided patterned paper was die-cut with the Polaroid Frame die (Kaiser Craft). The polka-dotted patterned paper was the reverse of the yellow patterned paper. Brown-wood patterned paper was adhered over the bottom part of the polka dotted paper and a Whisker Monster was placed atop it, and a shadow was traced with a Copic marker. He was set aside again and the layered polka dot paper was edged with Fossilized Amber Distress ink (Ranger). 

The Polaroid Frame die cut was also edged with the Fossilized Amber Distress ink, then adhered to a yellow pre-made A2 card from my stash. Love and Laughter was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink under the aperture of the Polaroid Frame die-cut. 

Yellow cardstock matching the pre-made card was die-cut with a Happy New Year die (Cottage Cutz), an ampersand (QuicKutz), and my new Birthday Balloons die (Die-namics). Black cardstock was also die-cut with the the same die. The sentiment die-cuts were adhered to the card front. Simply Sweet Rub-Ons (Doodlebug Designs) were used to add 2017 to one of the balloons.

Whisker Monster with Sign was adhered to the card front, the balloon strings were tucked under his paw, and the balloons were adhered to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

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  1. Wishing you a happy, healthy, creative and prosperous 2017.

    Great card!

  2. Wonderful design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us often.
    Kathy DRU DT

  3. LOL ... very, very cute! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  4. What a fun card for New Year's, Kathi! How fun is this monster, and the polka dots behind it make everything more festive, like bubbles of champagne! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. What a fun fun card, very 'cute' little monster!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT

  6. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne – DT member