greeting cards

Purple monster

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Another masculine card to make. They’re hard enough to come up with ideas for when you know the person well, but when it’s a nephew who you haven’t seen in ages and who is somehow now 22 years old, well… If it was a niece, I’d do flowers, but my fallback for men seems to be monsters at the moment.

And I do enjoy colouring fur. For this one, I added fine lines using a lavender Copic multiliner — it looks a little scruffy in the detail photo, but that’s because that’s so much larger than the real-life version. At actual size, it just adds a nice bit of extra texture.

For the sentiment, I reached for my Dymo labeller and some black tape; I don’t use it often, but it does make an interesting sentiment with a bit more personality than a simple stamped “happy birthday”.

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Copic markers:

fur – BV02, BV04, BV13, BV08
ears – BG53, BV02
horns/feet – BG53, BG15, BG49, BV13
ground – E31, E55, E44

Other colouring:

fur – lavender Copic multiliner 0.05, 0.1
eyes/teeth – white Gelly Roll


  • digital stamps:
    Useless Trinkets – fluffy Gustav casual pose
  • paper and card:
    Neenah Solar White 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
    black card
  • miscellaneous:
    Dymo labeller and black tape

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