Create a Monstrous Card with Clever Prints

The Craft store recently caught up with Emma from Clever Prints, who frequently demonstrates their stamps, papers, dies and stencils. For May, Clever Prints have created a fantastic range of colourful and characteristic monsters as part of their new collection. In this tutorial, Emma will be taking us through a step by step tutorial on how to create the most monstrous of cards!


Clever prints monster backing papers

Cleverprints bashful bevvers stamp set 

Cleverprints grumpy stamp set 


Dolly dimples mixed media card

Gel pens (black and white)

Ink pad

Step 1

I started by stamping bevvers monster and colouring her with watercolours and then left her to dry.

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Step 2

Taking my backing papers I cut out some birthday cakes, candles and some flowers, I then took some of the mixed media card and did a colour of wash with water colours over the card. Spray the card with water before adding the colour so it blends really well, you choose your colours it will look completely different in different colours.

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Step 3

Going back to my monster I fussy cut her out and using the white and black gel pens I added her eyes and hi lights on to her.

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Step 4

I then stamped myself a boarder using the grumpy stamp set and fussy cut it out so that it still had a boarder and was left white apart from a dark ink around the edges to break up the layers. I also stamped out my sentiment on the mixed media card and mounted it onto black card.

Step 5

Using a black gel pen I made a doodled boarder all around the card and then glued on my cakes and flowers (remember to ink around all the layers to add depth) .

Step 6

Adding foam pads to the back of my monster I stuck into the place I wanted her to be on the front of my card and then used a dark colour under her feet to “ground” her to stop her looking like she is floating and to finish I added my sentiment and mounted the card onto black to make it pop.

Check out the full collection plus more here!

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