Monster Sized Valentine’s Day Card 2018 | Zig Watercolors & Distress Oxides

Hello, Friends!  One of my favorite things to do with my stamps is to stack them; I think it looks so funny and cute.  They don’t even have to be from the same stamp set; however, in today’s card I stacked all four of the monsters from MFT’s Monster Sized set.  When I stacked my monsters, they ended up being too tall for the standard A2 sized card I usually make, so this card ended up being 7 1/2 by 4 1/2.


To stack your images, you need to stamp from the top and work your way down.  So, I stamped the smallest of the monsters first, masked him and then stamped the next monster under him–and so forth.  This way your images will look like they are actually standing on the image beneath it.


I used Bristol Smooth cardstock so I could color in my monsters with some Zig watercolor brushes.  This is excellent paper for that–and it’s also excellent for ink blending.  It has a nice coating on it that helps your mediums to blend well.  I used three different colors of Distress Oxides to create an hombre effect on this panel.


The sticky note masking paper protected my images perfectly.  Once I pull off the masks, I can start painting.


I heat emboss the sentiment right onto my card panel this time with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I stamped it twice so it looked like a stripe running up the side of my panel.


I needed to create an envelope to fit my card, so I pulled out my 1-2-3 Punch Board.  This is a very fun tool to use, and so easy!


It comes with really great instructions to help you create the size of envelope you need.  I used a piece of 12 by 12 pattern paper so I could have a cute pattern on the inside of my card.


The sentiment on my card wasn’t popping enough for me, so I go back in with a little more distress ink and some masks to darken this up.


Here’s my video!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.  Thank you for visiting!!  Bye!

Supplies used:

Zigs: 042 Turquoise Green, 050 Yellow, 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 024 Wine Red, 036 Light Blue

Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick

Monster Sized Stamp Set MFT

Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

123 Punch Board

Monster Sized Dies MFT

Xtreme Tombow Adhesive

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

EK Success Tool – Anti-Static Powder

VersaMark Ink

MFT Poppy Cardstock

SSS Cotton Candy Cardstock


4 thoughts on “Monster Sized Valentine’s Day Card 2018 | Zig Watercolors & Distress Oxides”

  1. Hi, Jackie, love the card! Love the area of stacking images! WOW, I got to have the punch board, I do make cards but never the envelopes. I am in love with envelope art and would like to create my own envelopes too.

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  2. I use my 12 by 12 paper pads I have in my stash. I have some that are a very light-weight paper that I use the most, but the thicker card stocks work just as well. Some ladies use watercolor paper so they can paint on their envelopes.


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