The Stamps Of Life: Monster Cards – 2 Ways


I don’t know about you but I love monster stamps – the cute kind, not the ugly ones! 😉 It’s already been a while since I last made a card with monster stamps so I was very excited to use the “Monsters4celebrations” stamp set and coordinating “Monsters2celebrate” die set that The Stamps Of Life by Stephanie Bernard kindly send me to guest design with! 🙂 I made TWO fun cards – one using just the die set and another one using the stamp set and Copic coloring.


What I found really unique about the Monsters2celebrate die set when I first saw it is that it comes with two different kinds of dies: First, it has the coordinating dies for the stamp images from Monsters4celebrations. But secondly, it has stand-alone dies that cut and emboss mosters! So if you don’t feel like stamping and coloring you can use just those dies! And that’s what I did for my first card. Here is a picture of it where you can also see two matching dies in the bottom left corner:

Stamps Of Life Monster Card 1

For the background of my standard A2 sized card I used a pretty rainbow-colored patterned paper from The Stamps Of Life’s “Thank You” paper pad. I foam mounted a second, white rectangle onto that to which I added a bit of ink blending and splattering with Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I die cut one of the monsters from the die set from Ocean Cardstock and the eyes from Powdered sugar cardstock. To give my die cut monster some more details I colored the mouth with Copics, a black fine liner pen and a white gel pen for the teeth. I also glued a piece of black cardstock onto the mouth’s opening from the backside. For some texture I added Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to the edges of the monster and splattered a bit of water over it. I mounted the monster onto my card using an Action Wobble spring – they are just so fun and addictive! 😀

Stamps Of Life Monster Card 2


For my second card I pulled out one of my oldest die sets: The Balloons Step-Ups Card Die Set by Stephanie Bernard. I die-cut the step-up card base and the stamped monster from Powdered Sugar Cardstock and the balloons from Ocean Cardstock. The dotted patterned paper is from the “Thank You” paper pad again. I added some dimension and extra color to the balloons with Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks. For my cute monster I chose Copic Markers as my coloring medium. The label sentiment is also from the “Monsters4celebrations” stamp set by The Stamps Of Life.

Stamps Of Life Step Up Card Monster 1


Y08, Y06, Y11 (base layer from top to bottom)

G02, YG05, YG03 (on-top layer from bottom to middle and for the antenna)

Stamps Of Life Step Up Card Monster 2

Have an amazing day and see you soon with a set of floral cards! 🙂 ♥


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Stamps & dies:

The Stamps Of Life – Monsters4celebrations Stamp Set
The Stamps Of Life – Monsters2celebrate Dies
Sizzix / Stephanie Bernard – Balloons Step-Ups Card Die Set


The Stamps Of Life – Ocean Cardstock
The Stamps Of Life – Powdered Sugar Cardstock
The Stamps Of Life – Thank You Paper Pad


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Inks & Distress Oxide Inks
Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black Ink (sentiment)
Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink

Other supplies:

Action Wobbler Spring
Copic Sketch Markers
Scotch – Foam Mounting Tape

8 thoughts on “The Stamps Of Life: Monster Cards – 2 Ways

  1. I think these are wonderful! I am not familiar with this company but after seeing your cute cards I must check them out. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Wauw they are absolutely amazing!!! Both really stunning and so cute and fun. Great card designs and your coloring is absolutely stunning💖awesome cards!!😍😍


  3. Can you really call them monsters if they are so funny and cute? I just love that blue one – so happy to be a monster. Really great cards! xx


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