Monday, May 19, 2014

Monster Fun Children's Cards!

There are two challenges posted for the next card run to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children by Kards for Kids. We've got a "May Monsters" challenge and a June "Sea Sun and Surf" challenge. (Cards must be received by the Kards for Kids founder and coordinator by June 30.)

I have been having a real ball with the monster theme.  I have three young nephews, so monsters work fantastically well for me.  I made this birthday card for my youngest nephew who is born in May to get my monster madness flowing.
The stamp is "Lil' Monster's Balloon" by Annabelle Stamps.  I sprung for the matching die cut to save myself the fussy cutting. I intend to use this one quite a bit.  I LOVE this stamp!  It is so easy to colour and so gosh dark cute!  You can cut off the balloon and put a flower or a sign too.
This one I coloured with Copic markers and Bic Mark-It alcohol based markers.  For budget markers, Bic Mark-Its work very nicely.  They don't blend as well as Copic markers on regular cardstock and they are not refillable like Copics, but they are an excellent foray into alcohol markers and they come in a fantastic array of colours all in a set.  Even the case they come in is cleverly designed for full transportability of your whole collection. I coloured this one on Copic Xpress It paper that really helped the blending.  On this paper, they blended like Copics do.

It definitely got my brain on the monster theme. Over the past three weeks, I have designed three monsters for my electronic die cutter. Here are two of the monsters:

And here is the third:
I made some of the two-eyed ones in girly themes too for the Kards for Kids contest.
For every 5 cards you send in for a theme, you are eligible for a prize draw. Join us and let out your creative monster!

1 comment:

  1. Your cards are so cute, I am sure the Kids will love them and they will put a smile on their faces.
    I love the monsters you designed on your cutting machine :)


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