October 2009: Monica H.

screen card by Monica H.

How long have you
been stamping?

For about 2 years, have been making cards for about 13 years but mostly 3 D decoupage and paper embroidery.

What is your favorite

I love doing watercolor and alcohol ink backgrounds.

Favorite stamp

Stamp Magic and About Art Accents

Favorite Asian stamp?

Geishas and animals

Favorite stamping

Watercolor paper

Favorite colors?

At the moment green, purple, red, black and gold. But that can change any time.

Your favorite embellishment
to finish a card?

Peel off stickers from “Starform”

What is the one
tool you couldn’t live without?

I have 3 tools I can’t do with out, my steel ruler, exacto knife and my fine scissors

Any helpful tips
for the group?

Only thing I can think off at the moment is make sure you cut straight.

As a member of
OSA, why do you like stamping in the Oriental theme?

I think it’s elegant and mystical.

Is there any one
place or city you’d like to visit to find rubber stamps, supplies, or
Asian art elements?

Seeing we don’t even have a store close by at all that sells stamps let alone Asian any place would do as long as they have lots of Asian stuff .LOL

What other stamping
lists or local clubs do you belong to?

We don’t have any local card making groups so I have to have it from the internet. I belong to “Hand Made Cards With Care”. These girls got me in to stamping. “Asian influence and More” a Dutch group called ‘KinpGedoe” and “Us _ Can_ Craft”. All the other ones I belonged to I quit when I joined OSA. We have a lot going on here to keep me busy.

What favorite stamping
magazines would you recommend?

Again, we don’t have any in my town. I just started getting VSN, which I really enjoy.

Published in any
magazines? If yes, please list.

No, I have never submitted anything.

Any other hobbies, talents or craft interests?

Lots of them. Besides card making I make wedding cakes, do photography, bake, cook, paint, crochet, swim, garden, fish, play games on the computer and spend lots of time with our grandchildren.

What inspires you
to be creative?

Lots of things. It could be a color or a picture and for sure a challenge.

Any art background


Have you used any
unusual item in your stamping that wasn’t necessarily meant for stamping?

I don’t know exactly what you mean, but I have stamped on glass, wood, and even fabric.

Any favorite websites you would recommend for inspiration?

I love going to “You tube”. At least I get to see how they do curtain techniques.

Do you have a day
job when you’re not stamping?

Yes I do. I work at our local mall at a small restaurant in the food court 4 days a week and I baby sit 2 of our grandsons 5 days a week.

Tell us about your
family and where you live.

Hi, I am Monica, a self-proclaimed card-making nut.

was born in the Netherlands and immigrated at the age of 2 with my parents to Canada. We lived in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. After my dad got very sick we went back to the Netherlands in 1960 when I was 9. At the age of 16 I married my dear hubby Tony. We are married 41 years this year and still nuts with each other.

October 2009 – Monica H.

“Screen Card “


Supplies Used


Step 1

Print out template ( print size 8 x10)


(full-size template is in the OSA files)


I use cheap card stock and save template for later use.

Step 2

Cut out template

Step 3


Lay template on your card stock and trace the out side lines.

Score the dotted lines.

Step 4

Cut out and fold on score lines, first MF second VF third MF

Step 5


Cut out 1 panel from your template as a guide line to use to make 4 panels for your card.

On the blue card I used Washi paper from ArtNeko

On the red card I used wrapping paper.

Line up your ruler to keep panels on the same height

Step 6


Cut 4 more panels about a ½ inch smaller all around adhere on top of first panel.

Step 7

Now we get to stamp, I used jet back Stazon to stamp on my water color paper and Sakura water color pencils to color my images.

All stamps used are from StampMagick .

Step 8

If you want to use peel off edging now is the time to put it on.

Step 9


Cut out stamped images and adhere to panels

Step 10


Finish off your screen card by either adding small stickers on the 4 tops of your screen card or use small jewels or if you have a tiny punch use it.

Card is Done! Hope you enjoy making it.

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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