Sending Monster Hugs Easel Card

Woo-hoo! We’re half way through the week my friends! This is Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook today and I hope you’re having a great day! I have a really fun easel card to share with you featuring stamps and dies from Trinity Stamps. Let’s start with a look at the front and then we’ll get into the steps to make it too!

I just love monster themed things so I find myself going back to these great stamps and dies! For this card, I started by stamping one of the monsters from Monster Love and colored it with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

Now to switch to the card front and base. It’s not really as difficult as it looks. I broke it down into simple steps. First, I ink blended a white panel with distress oxides inks – festive berries and aged mahogany. I spritzed the panel with water and let it dry. Then I die cut it with the largest Embossed Edge Circle die, plus 2 more white circles the same size. Then I scored one of the white circles at 1/4 inch and 2 1/2 inches.

I burnished the score lines and carefully glued the white circles together by just the small tab – this is where your card opens. Then I glued the red card front to the larger bottom tab. So the middle section of the scored white circle has nothing attached to it at all.

To decorate the front of my card, I used the Sending Hugs dies and cut the elements from black and white cardstock. I like to layer my letters for extra dimension so sending and hugs are cut 4 times and glued together. I adhered “sending” and “monster” to the card front, then carefully wrapped my monster between the “hugs” letters and glued them all together before gluing them to the card front.

Last, I took the scrap of inked cardstock and die cut the small banner from the 4-Bar Card die set and stamped “just because” from the Sentiment for (almost) Everything set on it. I added a foam strip to the back and adhered it to the inside of my card. This forms the stopper for the easel mechanism of your card.

For finishing touches on this card I added black glaze pen to the monster’s eyes and then white gel pen accents to the letters in “hugs” and on the monster too. Instead of trying to keep track of all of the little dots for the “i” in sending, I let them fly wherever they may and used Nuvo Crystal Drops in black ebony to add my own dot. So much less stress and you’d never know.

I hope you enjoyed this project and will give it a try sometime!

Products used on today’s card:
Monster Love stamps and dies
Sending Hugs dies
Embossed Edge Circle Stack dies
A Sentiment for (almost) Everything stamps
4-Bar Card die set
Distress Oxide ink – festive berries and aged mahogany

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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