I feel like, if you don't already know what's upcoming in my home, I should share a little schedule of events:
April 21st - sofia's sewing party
April 28th - thomas' monster party
May 4th - maia's cookies 'n milk party
That's 3 weekends in a row, peeps! It's better than last year, when I had a pirate party one day, tore down those decorations and set up for a ballerina party the very next day. oy! This year, I decided to take it a little easier... I'm still DIY-ing everything, but maybe a bit less of everything (I say that now, but I know myself...)
I'm sharing this out of order, but I'm so excited to show y'all! Thomas asked me for a monster party... but a happy monster party ("no scary monsters, because scaring people is mean, mom." I may be known for sneaking up behind my kids and making them jump outta their skin... hee!)
It was a happy day when I spotted "my cute stamps" for 50% off... "eek! a monster" was the perfect set to use for our little event. I stamped the cityline in black ink, and then moved it around and re-stamped a few times without re-inking. I love how that gives dimension without adding bulk. I then stamped the monsters above the buildings (a la King-Kong), and colored them in with copics. For a final touch, I masked the monsters and their flames and stamped PTI's newsprint background overtop. I stamped off onto scrap paper first, and then onto the invite.
Then, you open up the card to find this! I went through all the same steps as on the invite cover. But wait! there's more!
...and ta-da! Open up that second fold to show the party information. The newsprint background is there again, although it looks really light in this photo.
And the monster stuffies? Yeah, I made 'em :)
Thank goodness they're monsters - they can look all kinds of wonky and still be cute, right? I love them!
Since I used the generational stamping technique, I'm entering my card into this week's MIM challenge :)
Thanks for peeking!