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
Daisy Chain Challenges #24 – Autumn/Fall
- Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Coaster Critters”
- Dies – Lawn Fawn “Coaster Critters,” “Coaster Critters Slide on Over Add-on,” “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square Stackables,” and “Stitched Hillside Borders”
- Patterned paper – Lawn Fawn “High Seas” from Beachside Collection
- Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, Broken China
- Cardstock – Bazzill
- Copic markers
- Detail White Embossing Powder
I was very proud to create this interactive card and have it work correctly the first time! This is Trenton’s birthday card (20th! Yikes!). He always likes critter cards, so I think it will be a hit.
I started out by creating the Distress Oxide paper using three different blue inks and lots of water drops. I used this for the sky in my scene. I cut it out using the scalloped square die and did the same with bright green cardstock. I then cut “hills” from the green and layered them onto the blue piece. I stamped, colored (with Copics) and cut out all of the roller coaster and critter pieces. I die-cut the slider with the roller coaster in place and then popped up the background, attached the pieces and inserted a penny with the roller coaster car adhered to it, into the slot. The bunny in the roller coaster car slides along the roller coaster very nicely! Love it! I heat-embossed the sentiment onto a strip of red cardstock and cut fish-tail flags on either end. I adhered all of the pieces onto a card base, making a 5-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ square card. I confess to playing with it, sliding the bunny car back and forth, before I put it in the mail. It is only slightly used!
Happy Birthday, Trenton!
Challenge: Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #37 – Something Old, Something New – I used “Stitched Hillside Borders” and the “High Seas” paper with the “Coaster Critters” stamps and dies, which I had never used before.
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- Die – Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
- Stamps –
- Stampers Anonymus/Tim Holtz “Falling Leaves”
- Spellbinders “Wishing Expressions” stamp and die set
- Stencils – Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz “Autumn,””Ornate,” “Burlap,” and “Dotted”
- Texture paste – Prima Art Basics Light Texture Paste
- Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, and Aged Mahogany
- Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray – Brushed Pewter
- Ranger Perfect Pearls Perfect Copper Spray
- Tim Holtz Ideaolgy Tissue Wrap (plain)
- Cardstock – Bazzill
This was one of those backgrounds that involved layers and layers, which is one of my favorite things! I began by stenciling texture paste through the leaf stencil onto smooth Bristol paper and allowed it to dry. I stamped some leaves on tissue wrap and added them with gel medium onto the piece. Then I added and blended Distress Inks to cover the background with color. I stenciled some pattern as well with the ink until I was pleased with the colors and overall appearance. For some final sparkle, I sprayed and spattered some copper and pewter inks in a couple of places. I added the die cut and stamped sentiment, then tied the charm and twine onto the card with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch as inspiration. I mounted the card front onto the card base with an extra vertical strip of cardstock for visual balance. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #349
- Stamps –
- Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Little Things”
- Hero Arts “Petite Birthday”
- Patterned paper – BoBunny “Enchanted Garden Periodical”
- Ranger Distress Collage Medium – Crazing
- Washi tape – Little B and Tim Holtz Ideaology Tissue Tape – “Sketchbook”
- Stencil – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Houndstooth”
- Ephemera – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Thrift Shop
- Cardstock – Bazzill
I created this card for my brother-in-law’s birthday. I started with the BoBunny paper, which I lightly gessoed and layered some ephemera and tape on top. I covered the entire surface with collage medium. I applied some Distress inks through a stencil and more inks with a sponge applicator to add some more color. Once everything was dry, I stamped the globe and postage stamp images, along with the birthday sentiment. Finally I adhered the whole panel onto a card base. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge: Crafting by Designs “For the Boys”
- Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides:
- Background – Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
- Flowers – Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Lucky Clover
- Sentiment – VersaFine Clair: Medieval Blue
- Stamps –
- Hero Arts – F2665 – “A Real Field Wildflower” and H3259 – “Real Fuchsia”
- Avery Elle – “Loads of Wishes”
- Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities
- Metallic embellishments – made with Imagine “irRESISTible” Silver Pico embellishing drops
- Cardstock –
- BoBunny Ocean Double-Dot
- Neenah Solar White
It was fun to pull out these wood-mounted stamps that I’ve had for years (copyrights on the stamps are 2003 and 2005, when I most likely purchased them)! I started out by making the backgrounds with Distress Oxide inks and water in some of my favorite color combinations. Then I applied ink directly to the rubber stamps and spritzed them with water, then stamped onto the backgrounds. These stamps lend themselves well to a watercolor effect. For a clean and simple card, I just added a die-cut (split one between the two cards), and stamped a sentiment. For a final flourish, I added some subtle bling with the irRESISTible drops and mounted onto a white card base. Thanks for visiting.
Always Fun Challenge #56 – Flowers
Crafty Friends Challenge #82 – Flowers
- Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Hang in There”
- Dies – Lawn Fawn “Hang in There”
- Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop Rebekah Meier Designs “Connected Dots”
- Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Fired Brick and Antique Linen
- Zig Clean Color markers/waterbrush
- Gold Mosaic Stickers – Mark Richards, Ltd.
- Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Come Away with Me”
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers – “Snarky”
I made this card for a young friend who turned 21. I knew I had to take advantage of our mutual sense of humor, so I used the “Snarky” sticker from Tim Holtz! I created the background with Distress Oxide inks and a stencil. I colored the sloth and branch with Zig Clean Color markers and watercolored the ink with a waterbrush. Once the images were dry, I die-cut them and placed them onto the background, stamped the birthday sentiment and added the sticker. I edged the watercolor paper with Distress ink then layered it onto the patterned papers. The gold stone mosaic stickers gave the card a little pizzazz. Thanks for visiting.
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