Fab BOO lous

October 2, 2016

Halloween is coming and I’m getting in the spirit. I made this card for a friend who just started a new job. The current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge inspired me to use a lot of embossing powders.

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Close up of the embossing

Details

Size:  Vertical Top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by clear embossing the chevron strips on a black card base. I still struggle with lining up background stamps and getting a perfect impression every time.  I still love the way the background turned out, it feels very Halloween-ie to me.

Next, I die cut a smallish stitched rectangle from water color paper. I created my own custom sentiment. I saw this sentiment on a Halloween decoration at a local store and fell in love with it. I used black ink and clear embossing power on the black parts of the sentiment and the little spider. For the ghost and Boo, I used silver embossing powder. I felt that my ghost was a little lonely on the bottom of the panel, so I added some stars with white embossing powder.

Once all the embossing was dry, I added color to the panel. I used Distress Inks for everything. I carefully ink blended some purple and green inks on the background using a foam tool. I water colored the ghost with the same ink. I added some very light grey ink to the ghost for shadows.

For added texture, I flicked some water on the panel and soaked it up a clean paper towel. I added my panel to my black card base and was done.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Powder Power

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6479

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-31/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Chevron Backdrops, Riley’s ABCs, and Sally’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, and Hickory Smoke

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Cookie Christmas Tree

October 2, 2016

I love the small cookie images in Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Joy stamp set.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of kraft card stock that was cut at 4.25 x 5.5”. I lightly marked out a triangle using a pencil and ruler. Then, I stamped the cookie outlines in a brown in to fill in the triangle. I used mostly the tree shaped cookie, but added a few of the other shapes to mimic ornaments.

Once the brown ink was dry, I stamped the solid frosting images in white pigment ink on each cookie. I waited for the with pigment ink to dry before added a colored dye ink on top.  I also used a gold pigment ink on the yellow stars.

Next, I stamped the sprinkles stamp on most of the cookie shapes. I added some clear embossing powder to the sprinkles and heat set it. I’m not sure I love the effect, but there is no going back now.

I added the sentiment in two colors; brown ink and white pigment ink.

The final step for the panel was to add some platinum ink to the edges with a foam ink blending tool. I adhered the panel to a kraft card base and was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Love

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s White Yeti Pigment Ink

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Dandelion, Rich Cocoa, Lady Bug, and Cottage Ivy

Brilliance Dew Drop Pigment Inks in Platinum Planet and Galaxy Gold

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tag Boxes

October 1, 2016

I loved the way the pillow box for the penguin tags (Christmas Tags 2.11) turned out, so I made some more for a few of the tag sets I already made.

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The three new boxes

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The box for the reindeer tags (Christmas Tags 2.12)

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The box for the pine branch tags (Christmas Tags 2.9)

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The box for the cookie tags (Christmas Tags 2.10)

Details

Extra Details: To make the pillow boxes, I used the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Board. I started with 3 strips of kraft card stock that measured 6” x 7.5” and created three pillow boxes. I die cut three stitched circles also to decorate the boxes. Using an alphabet stamp, I heat embossed the word “tags” on each circle. I used gold or silver embossing powder.

I decorated each box and circle to coordinate with the tags I wanted to put in each box. I also used different papers and twine on each box.  I used colored inks or colored pencils to add color to the images on the stitched circles.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cheery Christmas, Clark’s ABCs, Deck the Halls, Sprinkled with Joy, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow

White Dotted Velum

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops in Pear Tart, Lady Bug, Rich Cocoa, and Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card