Friday, July 14, 2017

MonsTEArous Brew

Tim Holtz has done it again! He created the cutest little silly monster dies for his Sizzix Alterations line of die cuts.  The Silly Monsters are part of Tim's seasonal Halloween/Christmas release through Sizzix.

These little guys make me smile! And being a Disney scrapper at heart, I immediately thought about using them to scrap some Monster's Inc and Monster's U pages.  That also may have played a part in my choice of colors for these cards, but more on that later. Let's get to the cards Tim showed today in the reveal.

I made two cards using the Silly Monsters, one with Ideaology paper and one with paper I made using Distress Oxides.  Let's start with the Oxide card.

First I made the background by rubbing the Old Paper Distress Ink pad across the surface of a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. Then I stamped the same color onto the background just on parts of the background by using the Wallpaper CMS126 stamp and my hand and not a stamping block. I wanted it to have a worn wallpaper look. I edged it lightly with some Vintage Photo Oxide and then spritzed it to make it look even more worn. Then I ran it through the Ink Splats Texture Fade and water-colored with Peeled Paint Oxide on the raised areas.

Then I made a bunch of backgrounds for the Silly Monsters, Tea Time, and the Drip Edge Border die.

First I colored a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavy Stock with a Blending Tool and the Oxide color of my choice. I spritzed it with water lightly and then dryed it.
Most of the backgrounds were stamped with a background stamp using the same color of Oxide as the background color.  But I wanted to make one look a little like Sully from Monster's Inc, so I chose a different color for stamping. The Mixed Media CMS125 stamp set worked perfectly for many of the monsters, and just repeated them across the piece of paper.
The Oxides really make delightful background papers. Once it was dry I cut one of the Silly Monsters out of this paper.

Then it was just a matter of adding a little paper behind the eyes and mouth.  This step doesn't need to be done. You can leave them open, but I like the way the white made the eyes stand out.

This card was made as an invitation to a Halloween Tea, so stay tuned because I have some place cards and bookmarks for the tablescape to show you in another post.

Before I go, I thought I would show you the second card I made with the Silly Monsters die. This card uses no techniques, I just cute all of the pieces from Ideaology Paper Stash Destinations and Ideaology Paper Stash Lost and Found.


Bobbi said...

So adorable, loved getting to see them "live" on the Sizzix reveal today!!

yoorah said...

I absolutely love these!

Noli WIESEN said... usual. Can't wait to get ahold of those cute dies!

Kat said...

These are beyond adorable! And the tea card is very unique

Deborah Johnson said...

Love them. The stamps and dies are definetly on my list to purchase. Already have the 1st set of oxides , just waiting for the 2nd to arrive .

Theresa said...

I think these are perfect cards for my English and Canadian card pals. They don't celebrate Halloween but they do love their tea! thanks as always for sharing.