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Neat & Tangled March Release Week Day 4

 Welcome back! For Day 4 of the Neat & Tangled March Release, we introduce to you this little monster! Little Monster is our newest mini set this month by Elena, and he is just such a cutie! I always end up loving these little sets, and this one is definitely up there among the cutest.

When working with mythical creatures, I love to get a little extra creative with the coloring, so after I stamped the image with dark brown hybrid ink, I did a lot of ombre coloring with copic markers, including the sentiment ‘MONSTER’. I primarily wanted to work with orange, pink, and turqouise, but there is a little bit of light blue thrown in there as well. Once all the coloring was done, I die cut all the images out with the coordinating dies.

As I work on my release projects all in the same session, sometimes there are pieces of my previous projects that inspire me to add it to my project. That’s when I noticed I had these zig-zag strips left over from my die cut of the Squares and Chevrons cover plate and thought it would be a fun little design to add to the background. To bring this design out, I added some ink blending from the top and bottom edges with Peacock Feathers distress oxide inks. I added splatter with the same ink as well as splatter with white acrylic paint.

And finally, I stamped the smaller sentiments above and below where I planned to position the ‘MONSTER’ in black ink. Then adhered all my colored pieces onto the card with foam tape. I love how this card turned out! I need more little monsters! His smile just brings so much joy.

Want to win this stamp and die set? Be sure to follow the Neat and Tangled blog and leave a comment there and here, and all the design team member blogs for extra chances to win! Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more March release projects!


Supplies (Product list to be updated with January release products on Friday, March 9th)

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  • 1
    Kelli Horger says:

    Love your adorable card – great colors! So fun and so springy

  • 2
    Arianna Barbara says:

    Awww!!! Too sweet and cute!!!

  • 3
    Susan O'Halloran says:

    Adorable card! That little monster is so bright and happy with your coloring choices! Great idea to add the chevron as a frame. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  • 4
    Cynthia Cole says:

    Adorable monster card!

  • 5
    Sue D says:

    Cute. I like the colors and the leftover zig zag strips.

  • 6
    Heather Nelson says:

    Love your amazing background and adorable Monster!!

  • 7
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love the background with the chevron pieces and pretty colors! Adorable monster and sentiment!

  • 8
    Allison Bell says:

    Love the colors and the zig zag background adds so much to it.

  • 9
    Sharon Gullikson says:

    He is SO CUTE!! I LOVE the colors you chose to make him so, well, colorful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 10
    Amy M says:

    Your card is delightful! I love the colouring and the way you reused the leftover bits from a previous card!

  • 11
    Kathy McCluskey says:

    This card couldn’t be any cuter! That monster is so adorable and love that background!!

  • 12
    Ta-Tanisha J says:

    I can’t get enough of this adorable little monster with his huge smile. I like your color combo and the “monster” sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

  • 13
    Becca Yahrling says:

    So super cute & colored so pretty!

  • 14
    Brandi R says:

    This is sooo cute! Love that lil monster. Great card design ♥

  • 15
    Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    You’re right, Elena’s little monster is just adorable !!

  • 16

    Super cute and adorable 🙂

  • 17
    Miriam Prantner says:

    Love the colors you chose for him and I love how you used those negative cut zig zags to frame him!

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