For this month's myStamp Box blog post I want to introduce you to Mr. Sock Money... the My Stamp Box Holiday Monkey stamp set of this cute sock monkey that you can dress up for all occasions.
|Merry Christmas Card|
I think that he is just so perfect for any occasion that I just went to town and made six cards with HIM as the STAR!
And by using acrylic craft paint, some stencils and my brayer I easily created these pretty funky backgrounds in record time!
To make these backgrounds just squirt a little paint onto a plastic placemat and load up your brayer, you will be able to see pretty quickly how the paint lays and you can keep adding paint or even a second color until you achieve the effect you want.
Then use a makeup sponge and a second color of craft paint with a stencil to add the background images. I just LOVED this technique because I could so easily control the amount of the paint I was using plus I could get a really crisp image, (unlike when I use the sprays which I find a little messy).
|Birthday or "Gift" Card|
For this background (above) I rolled on blue paint first, let it dry and then rolled green paint over top. Then I used a plastic fork to make lines in the wet paint. I love both the texture and the subtle color change.
|Birthday or Congratulations Card|
For added detail, just pull out your black pen and outline some of your stenciled images. You wouldn't know it by looking at them but these cards came together in a very short time indeed!
|Valentines or Anniversary Card|
For this valentines day card I made my own stencil by punching out a heart shape in thick cardstock.
|Birthday or Get Well Card|