Friday, February 14, 2020

Monster Valentine

One last Valentine to share . . . this one for our resident 14 year old male child.  Nothing to mushy for for the teenager!

I had a hard time deciding what kind of critter I wanted to use . . . so went looking through my stash and found these fun monsters from The Stamps of Life released in May 2017.
  • Searching through my stash of past mixed media experiments I found a sample of Amplify by Imagine the mixed Radiant Neon Electric Pink and Black.  It was rolled out onto cardstock then heated with a heat tool to have a slightly raised textured surface.  I die cut the three monsters plus a backing of black cardstock with the dies from Monster4Celebrations.  One monster has his features penned in with a Zig marker.  
  • Additional die cut pieces add the tongues inked with Radiant Neon Electric Pink ink, and white for the teeth.  I had three different sizes of googly eyes in my stash that worked perfectly!
  • The sentiment is Hero Arts CL498 Celebrate Every Day stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with Think Ink Magenta Bright Light embossing powder.  
  • The background is pressure embossed with Sizzix Hearts and Dots and then inked with Radiant Neon Electric Pink ink.  
  • The card base edges are inked with Delicata Black Shimmer.
  • All the layers are adhered together and parts of the monsters are trimmed off so they feel like they are just jumping into the scene. 
Overall I think the card is really fun and conveys the Valentine message well for a teenage boy!  Thanks so much for stopping by and know that I appreciate all your comments!


  1. That's such fun. I love that it's very different from an normal valentines card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  2. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  3. OMG how cute Neva! Love their eyes! LOL Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Perfect for a Teen boy! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw! Donna - DT Member

  5. So cute and fun. I am sure he will like it.

  6. Those monsters are the best. They look like a ton of fun as does your card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Barbara DT

  7. "Happy Valentine's Day" is the perfect sentiment. It lets the recipient know that you're thinking of him but doesn't get too mushy!!

    Your monsters are so adorable, peeking out from all sides. I bet the 14-year-old got a kick out of it!

    Thanks for sharing your Love is in the Air project with us at Cut it Up.


  8. Super fun card and I love the goggle eyes. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

  9. What a fun card for a teenage boy! Thanks for joining the fun at Shopping Our Stash!

  10. Perfect for the teen who doesn't was mushy LOL. Love your fun Valentine card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Heart challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT

  11. Such a fabulous valentine's card! The little monsters look adorable, such fun 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

  12. Neva - What a great card for a teenager! I love the graphic design of this project - everything works perfectly together! Thanks so much for joining us at the Cut It Up! Challenge!
    Rachelle - DT @ CIU : )

  13. Hello Neva, sheeesh!! I'm so late commenting but I must tell you, this is a fabulous card for a teen, love those monsters, happily sending a very sweet message without being to cutesy, (is this word spelled right???)
    Thank you for sharing at SHOPPING OUR STASH.

  14. Oh, that's such a cute card! I love the funny pink monsters. They are perfect for a Valentine's card - especially with the heart background you used.
    Thanks for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

  15. What a great love card for a man! Thanks for sharing your work with The Male Room. I hope you'll be inspired by our future challenges too!
    Maja DT at The Male Room
    My blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek
    P. S. Next time, please, the next time show The Male Room challenge badge on your blog.

  16. wow,such a funny card!Thanks for joining us at creative friday.

  17. Friendly monsters. Das ist ja schön, dass die rosa Monster doch lächeln.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei creative friday!


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