Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Late November Challenge

This post is late.

November's challenge over at the HCCC was to use a stamp that I've never used before.  This worked out perfectly for me - I had a stamp set that I was itching to use, and the perfect excuse to use it - my nephew's birthday.

I picked up some great monster stamps at Michael's on sale one day and I thought that they would be great to make some birthday cards for my nephews.  Picked up some google-y eyes at the Dollar store and I was all set.  Here's a look at the finished product:

I love everything about this card - the colour combo, patterned paper, layering the stamped sentiment over the stars, the embossed strip of blue cardstock that I wiped my white ink pad over to add definition.  And last but not least the google-y eye.  It all works.


michib said...

awesome card! Love the one-eyed monster and the colour combination! was hoping someone else was playing along :)

Angela said...

Yay!! I love this card! Way too fun - I'll definitely be bookmarking it for next time I need a 'birthday boy' card. The layout is great and I love how you used that strip of embossed paper...and then made it even more awesome by swiping white ink over it! Looks soooo good. And that sweet, funny little google-y eye kills me. Perfection!!!