Friday, 13 February 2015

Monster Hugs Valentine cards for Simon Says Stamp:Red & Pink challenge.

Hope everyone is having a lovely week so far and being crafty!:)
I have 2 Valentines cards to share with you today. My first one I will be playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Red & Pink challenge. The second I used the same stamp set, Monster hugs by Simon Says Stamp, such a fun set! The second doesn't really fit the the pink and red challenge but thought i'd share it anyways:)

For the first card:
I kept the layout pretty simple, using some random cardstock I had, and used a circle die cut to cut a circle out on the side. I adhered this piece on cotton candy card stock as the card base. I stamped my sentiment using the same cardstock and cut into a banner, I used the same circle die cut to create the curvy shape in order to line this piece up with my cricle. I colored that cute little guy with Copic markers, cut out and added to my card. Added some sequins and gems as the finishing touch.
Oh and I covered his eyes in glossy accents, which came out yellow?
Hmm I colored them blue, weird! Maybe just lighting:P

Monster Hugs stamp by Simon Says Stamp
Cotton candy cardstock by Simon Says
Patterned paper from Recollections
Memento tuxedo black ink
Sequins from Fancy Pants
Glossy accents by Ranger

I stamped my images on a tag I created out of white cardstock and colored with colored pencils.
The sentiment looks a little faded in the picture but it's because I covered it with wink of Stella glitter pen and it doesn't show up on the picture.
I used Schoolhouse red cardstock as my card base and stamped the background images with the same colored ink to give it a tone on tone look. I also lightly sprayed the background gold Perfect Pearls Mist to add some texture.

Monster Hugs stamp set by Simon Says Stamp
Schoolhouse red cardstock by Simon Says Stamp
Schoolhouse red ink by Simon Says Stamp
Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist
Memento Tuxedo black ink
Artists loft colored pencils

Thank you as always for stopping by!! Hope you have a lovely weekend and Valentine's day if you happen to celebrate. I am lucky to have a long weekend this weekend as Monday is holiday here in Ontario, I'm beyond excited to have the extra day, I'm hoping to get a lot of crafting in:)


  1. Well these are the cutest cards I've seen in a while Shannon - those monsters are so sweet!
    Have a great Valentine's weekend.
    Carol x

  2. Aw, both of your cards are so cute! I just love these monsters. The stamped background of your second card is gorgeous! Love all of the fun texture!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend!

  3. totally cute, lovin this design!!!!! Wishing you a very happy Valentines day! :)

  4. Sweet! Love those monsters and they look fantastic on your valentines. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. These are both darling! Love the addition of the Perfect Pearls!

  6. Oh my goodness how cute are these! Those little monsters are just adorable! Such cute Valentine cards!

  7. Love those little monsters! Great designs and your stamped background with Perfect Pearls looks wonderful!

  8. hhahahah this monsters hugs stamps are so fun and your cards are adorable for a Valantines day.