- Stamps – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection: Winter Watercolor and Festive Overlay
- Patterned paper – BoBunny – Once Upon A Lifetime collection
- Paper Accents Mirror Paper – green
- Marvy LePlume II markers
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Nuvo Crystal Drops – silver
- Red “pearls”
- Embossing powder – silver
I just finished teaching a class featuring this and two more cards using these stamp sets and a watercolor technique. The watercolor is done using Marvy LePlume II markers direct to rubber and then spritzed with water. Wreath-building is very popular among stampers currently. For this card, I simply penciled in a circle and stamped the greens around it using different marker colors and stamps. It feels just like the process one undertakes when actually creating a wreath for the front door–only quicker! Once the stamping was all complete, I added a few silver Nuvo Crystal Drops for a little shine in a view areas on the wreath. Finally I added a sentiment in the center of the wreath and gave it some more shine with silver heat embossing, plus a bow on top. I should probably put a real wreath up now! Thanks for stopping by.
Challenge – Mod Squad Challenge: Build A Wreath
- Die – Sizzix/Tim Holtz – Flurry #2
- Stamp – Lawn Fawn – Simply Winter Sentiments
- Watercolors – Windsor & Newton
- Silver mirror cardstock – Paper Accents
- Cardstock – Bazzill
I created this card based on inspiration from Day 2 of Online Card Classes Clean & Simply Holiday class. You need to take the class to get all of the steps, but it was fun to get back with my watercolors again and a technique I learned long ago in college. I layered the watercolored panel onto a shiny piece of silver cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment for a bit of gloss and sheen. Thanks for stopping by.
Today I’ve got a two-fer! I’ve made two Halloween cards with Lawn Fawn products featuring a number of cute creatures!
- Stamps – Lawn Fawn – Spooktacular
- Dies –
- Lawn Fawn – Spooktacular, Stitched Windy Backdrop, Stitched Hillside Borders, Spooky Fence Border, and Trick or Treat Border
- My Favorite Things – Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square
- Cardstock – Bazzill and Lawn Fawn Sparkle Cardstock (Autumn)
- Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
I created a spooky scene with some cute stamped images and a lot of dies! I colored the creatures with Copic markers. I cut the spooky fence from Lawn Fawn sparkle cardstock (Autumn collection). It provided nice contrast among the matte black cardstock layers. The sequins provided a bit more sparkle to spice up the card.
- Stamps – Lawn Fawn – Pick of the Patch, Spooktacular and Some Bunny
- Dies –
- Lawn Fawn – Pick of the Patch, Spooktacular and Some Bunny
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix – Swirling Stars
- Ranger Distress Oxide inks -Seedless Preserves, Black Soot and Peeled Paint
- Patterned paper – Authentique Nightfall Five
- Cardstock – Paper Arts gold metallic mirror paper and Bazzill
- Ribbon – Offray
I began this card by making a Ranger Distress Oxide ink background and then die-cut it so that the shiny gold below peeks through the star openings. I colored the bunny, pumpkin and squirrels with Copic markers. I created this card with a bunny witch for a swap. The recipient is a fan of rabbits, so I wanted to be sure to incorporate one into the scene. It is always fun to combine several sets to build the perfect scene and I did that for both of these cards.
Thanks for visiting today and Happy Halloween!
Challenge: Lawnfawnatics – Bling it Out
- Stamps – Inkadinkado – Trick or Treat
- Patterned paper – Echo Park – Bat Festival
- Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides: Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
- Stickers – Jolee’s – Trick or Treat Bags
- Sentiment – DCWV – The Midnight Stroll
I created the background with several Distress Oxide inks and then stamped the Inkadinkado image in black onto it. I layered the patterned paper and the stamped image onto the card base. I cut the Trick or Treat sentiment from a piece of printed cardstock. I distressed the edges of the image and sentiment just by running scissors over the edge of the paper until it got a bit ragged. I adhered the stickers that really look like candy along the right hand side of the card (it must have flown out of the trick or treat bags!).
Challenge – Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog – Halloween/Spooky
- Stamp – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection – Mini Blueprints – CMS 136 (bat)
- Stencil – Stamper’s Anonymous/Tim Holtz Collection – Shatter – THS 014
- Patterned paper – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Kraft Stock 8 X 8″ pad – Halloween – TH93609
- Twine – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Jute String – Halloween – TH93315
- Inks –
- Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Dusty Concord, and Shaded Lilac
- Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress: Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire
- Metallic Sticker – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Quotations – TH93559
I started out creating backgrounds with no other plan but to make some Distress Oxide backgrounds using Halloween-y colors. The background for this card started out with Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot and Dusty Concord and lots of water and leaving some white space. I then applied Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink through the Shatter stencil. I edged it with Black Soot and added a little more water splatters to the blended inks.
Meanwhile, I stamped the bat in black Archival ink on white cardstock and trimmed away the labeling on the image. I colored it by blending Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire (regular) Distress ink to color the bat. I then adhered it to the background with dimensional adhesive. I added the “Free to Fly” sticker to the scene. I assembled the card by adhering the patterned paper to a card base, tying the twine around the top of the bat scene and adhering it all onto the card.
This was a fun one! Thanks for stopping by. For a closer look:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Halloween/Spooky
That’s Crafty – Spookalicious Challenge
- Die cuts:
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations – Skeleton Leaves
- Avery Elle – Pierced Mat Die
- Stamp – Stampendous “Seasonal Swirls”
- Inks – Ranger Tim Holtz Distress: Aged Mahogany, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Wild Honey and Walnut Stain
- Embossing powder – Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Pumpkin Fiesta
- Cardstock – Bazzill
It was fun to use this new leaf die set and then combine the leaves with items I’ve had in my stash for quite a while. I started off by applying five colors of Distress ink to mixed media cardstock with a foam applicator tool, blending the colors as I went. Once I was happy with the colors, I die cut the leaves from this fall-colored paper. I then die cut the dot-embossed kraft cardstock with the Avery Elle die and adhered it to the card base. I arranged the leaves on top, adhering them when I was happy with the composition. From there, I added the sentiment with dimensional adhesive and called it done! Thanks for visiting.
The Paper Players Challenge #413 – Leaves and Trees
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