Monday, October 19, 2015

Embossed Monster Flip Frame

Hi friends! Thank you so much for all the comments on my SSS Create Joy blog hop post on Friday, I had such fun reading them all. Now it is Monday again, and a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Halloween is soon here and this week we have a Monster Mash challenge. 

Layers of ink - Embossed Monster Flip Frame by Anna-Karin
I interpreted the challenge quite literary this time, because I wanted to use Tim Holtz Sizzix Monster Thinlits die. The Monster die is similar to the Zombie die that I shared some time ago (you can find the Zombie tutorial here), in the sense that you die cut a number of pieces and then piece them back together to create the monster. I die cut the monster from different colours of cardstock for my son and his friend and they had fun putting their monsters together, almost like a puzzle. This is a great Halloween activity for children. But I hadn't used the Monster die myself yet. I decided to make another panel that can hang from a Flip Frame. I really love the Flip Frames, and that you can just put something else in it when the season is over.

 Here you can see all the pieces you need to make the monster. I die cut them from manila cardstock.

I decided to use embossing powders to create my monster, so that he would have an enamel and grungy textured look. I used Verdigris, Rust, Watering Can, Platinum and Cement, all from Ranger. The Emboss It dabber works great for these types of projects, or you could press the paper into an embossing ink pad. The bottom piece (not shown here) was inked with Black Soot.

I inked the pieces with Black Soot, to cover any areas that were not embossed, as you can see here on the eye brows, it gave a cool distressed look. Assemble the pieces starting with the bottom. Bend or fold the green piece, the hair and the nose slightly. It is hard gluing things to an embossed surface, but I find that Ranger's Matte Multi-Medium worked really well.

All the different powders look cool together. Here you can maybe see the shine of the different embossing powders a little better.

Layers of ink - Embossed Monster Flip Frame by Anna-Karin
For the background, I used cardboard paper from Tim's Textured Surfaces set, as well as a torn, sanded and inked paper from the Regions Beyond Paper Stash.

I also added some Halloween Trimmings ribbons, a token and an Occasions Small Talk sentiment.

The bat comes from the Wicked Alpha Parts set. I punched holes with my Crop-a-dile and set eyelets in them.

The bat and spider were given a little Ground Espresso paint. I also used a few strips of Regions Beyond Design Tape.

 Love this spooky skull sitting on top of the frame.

Here you can see the dimension of the monster a little better. He looks really fun next to my Zombie panel. Here is another example of a Flip Frame project. 

I hope you will join us in our Monster challenge! As always you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

If you want to, follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 

If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads, so that we can see them on there too.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy Crafting!




  1. Your monster flip frame is just cool! I love how the frame finishes it off, like it could be a piece of art hanging in a haunted house. So much fun glitter and embossing for sparkle and shine! Happy Halloween!

  2. I love all the texture on your monster. A really cute project!

  3. STUNNING texture!! I love this!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Very fun shimmery Frankenstein! Love the way you have framed him out!

  5. Such a cool and awesome project, Anna-Karin. Love the fantastic monster. :)

  6. Oh so cool. Love how much texture the embossing powder gives the monster.

  7. So cool, Anna-Karin! Love the Frankenstein mask! What a fabulous idea to make it into home decor like that! Fantastic! Hugs, Sandra

  8. What great texture this guy has!! Is it weird that I wanted to touch the face of a monster? I really did because seriously- that texture is amazing!

  9. Your Monster is stunning! I love the textures that you've added with embossing powder! great idea! Barbarayaya

  10. Oh how wonderful! This is so cool Anna-Karin and I love the texture you've created with the embossing powders, he looks brilliant! Fabulous work, as always! :)

  11. I love Tim's series of classic horror characters. You did an amazing job with Mr. Frankenstein with that embossing powered finish you gave him. Blessings, my friend!

  12. I absolutely LOVE this monster frame! Great colors and so much glittery goodness.


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