Wednesday 14 August 2013

Ben's Beer Monster

I like this image for men's cards. It's an oldie but a goodie from Pollycraft. Even if the male in question isn't always propping up the bar of his local hostelry, monsters & dinosaurs still seem popular with all those men who never really grew up (I apparently know a few!) LOL. Actually, once I had started colouring this particular monster in with my Promarkers, I started to wonder if I was making him a bit frightening..?  He might well be toasting the 'birthday boy' but let's just say, I wouldn't want to meet this 'Beer Monster' on a dark night - or even during the day if it comes to that!

My Cameo cut my lettering for me - the 'drunken' 'B' a single print & cut layer, but the rest of the name is actually cut out of the image's mat to reveal the card beneath & the image off-set & welded onto it's rectangular mat. My tip for Silhouette users is to remember to stop the centre of lettering (such as the 'e' shown on this card), from becoming a waif & stray & remaining on your cutting mat when you peel off your project. If your lettering is too small, then obviously it would be a little too difficult but works well with larger lettering. To do this, after typing out your letter, draw a narrow rectangle & place it over the letter where you want the 'link' to be.  Select all & then choose the 'subtract' option from the 'Modify' drop-down list. Et voila! 'The layering I kept pretty simple otherwise with just one spotty dp echoing the embossed dots of the card mat behind my monster. I used my Cuttlebug dotty folder for this & my ever faithful, Big Shot.

I kept the insert simple & uncluttered which I thought would be better appreciated by the 26 year old recipient. (Gosh, that frightens me -26...... where do the years go!!!)  The sentiment (from Ginger's House), is something that he would  find amusing & seemed perfect for my image. LOL. I popped this to one side of the insert so that I can add the 'from' on the other.

Thanks for coming by my blog today.


Tine :)

Crafts4Eternity - corrosion colour palette (2 or all of colours)
Creative Corner - eat, drink & be merry
One Crazy Stamper - birthday
Natalie & Amy's - celebrate something
Pink Elephant - use the colour orange
Die Cuttin' Divas  (+die-cuts) - use orange & white (cut with Cameo)
Cuttlebug Mania - anything goes ( with embossing)
Tip Top - embossing
Milk Coffee- show us your colouring skills
OSAAT - use a digi
Country View Crafts - use an attributable quote/sentiment/stamp
Crafty Sentiments - dies/punches
Whimsy - clean & simple
Crazy - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes.


  1. Your scary monster looks quite contented ... must be the bear. I like tje spotty froming using two different methods. Good luck with your entry into our challenge. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  2. Beautiful card. Cute image and fab coloring.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Evie DT.member

  3. Oh Tine,

    thats super funny and cute! I find that its great to re-visit old stamps, you never know when the exact perfect project will arise and it fits perfectly.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Perfect for a 26 year old or any aged, Male, as you say Christine, they tend to stop growing up at about age 8...or there abouts, LOL. fantastic card and brilliant image xxx

  5. Hi Tine I love the card...great as always...I used this image for my youngest son a few birthdays to hand it to you though Tine your colouring outdoes That sentiment you used is just perfect for the card too...!! Super...!!

  6. Oh this is fantastic. Love how you cut in the letters and this guy is so funny. Glad you could join our orange and white challenge

  7. fabulous card and love all your texteuing on the monster too! and a great tip too, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  8. Great card Tine, fabulous colouring of your digi :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  9. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  10. Love the way you colored your Monster. Thank you for playing at OSAAT.
    DT Nataliya

  11. Love the sentiment inside!! LOL and the cute monster on the card is so amazing! Very colorful card!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  12. What a great card, your monster is such fun. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  13. This is such an incredible example of the "dots" technique, WOW! Just love it! And the CAS background is just perfect. I've got to get a Cameo! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Best, CG

  14. Fantastic card Tine, your colouring is outstanding. Congrats.

  15. Great coloring and love the image. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  16. This is goreous...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments..And good luck.

    Caz xx

  17. This is AWESOME! Such a perfect card for that age - LOL! Love how you colored the "monster" and your sentiment is hilarious! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

  18. My favourite Pollycraft image and you have coloured it so well. I love the way you have done the name too. Thanks for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania x

  19. Great card! you did a fab job with it :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

  20. I am sure this make will be loved! Thanks for joining us at countryviewcrafts challenge this time for our quotes/quotations challenge Trace x