Monday, September 29, 2014

2014 Halloween Card 3

Here is the third cad for the year.  This one is 4 x 5.5. 

For the card, I used:
  • Paper Trimmings Cricut
  • Stampendous Detailed Black Embossing Powder
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • WOW Glow in the Dark Embossing Powder
  • Hampton Arts Halloween Stamp set
  • Recollections Halloween Stamp set
  • Martha Stewart Halloween Stamp Set
  • Versamark
To make the card, I cot the spider web and background from the Paper Trimmings Cricut Cartridge.  I adhered both together, and then attached them to the card front.  Although its not visible in the picture, I then used a Versamark pen, covered the spider in ink, and added the Glow in the Dark Embossing powered and heat embossed it.  I added the eyes with the Versamark pen, and then added Detailed White embossing powered and heat embossed.  The small webs in the corners were stamped with Versamark, then Detailed Black embossing powered was added and heat embossed. 

Inside of the card:

The spider webs on the inside of the card are from the Martha Stewart Halloween stamp set, and the sentiment is from a Recollections Halloween stamp set.

Monday, September 22, 2014

2014 Halloween Card 2

Here is the second of the Halloween cards I made.  This one is similar to ones I have made in the past. 

For the card, I used:
  • Paper Trimmings Cricut Cartridge
  • Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
  • WOW Copper Pearl Embossing Power
  • Versamark
  • Recollections Halloween Stamp Set  
To make the card, I cut the witch and moon from the Paper Trimmings Cricut cartridge at 3.5 inches. The bat is from the Wild Card cartridge and a left over from a previous project.  I adhered the witch and bat to the moon, then to the card front.  I stamped the sentiment on black paper with Versmark, then added the Copper Perl Embossing Powder and heat embossed.  I cut the black paper in a banner shape to 1.5 by 3.75 inches and attached it to the card front.

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Halloween Card 1

Its that time of year again!  Every year I make Halloween cards for the grand kids.  Here is the first of the cards made this year.

This card is 4 x 5.5, and one of the simpler cards to make. For the card, I used:
  • Paper Trimmings Cricut cartridge
  • Hampton Art Halloween Stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
To make the card, I cut the image (and the background for the image) from the Paper Trimmings Cricut Cartridge at 4.5 inches. 

I adhered the image to the background for the image, and then to the card front.  I stamped the sentiment from a Hampton Art stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Stampendous Hydrangea Garden

Here is a card map using Hydrangea Garden Stamp set and dies.  This card is 5 x 6.5.


For the card, I used:
  • Stampendous Hydrangea Garden Stamp set and coordinating dies
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear 
  • Glossy Accents
  • Copic Markers E33, G21, G24, G46, BV000, BV00, BV11, BV13, Y06, Y13, Y15, Y17, B24, YR31  
To make the card, I stamped all of the elements from the stamp set on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then colored the flowers with BV000, BV00, BV11, and BV13.  For the center of the flowers I used YR31.  I then added Wink of Stella to the centers, and finally covered the centers with Glossy Accents.  The leaves were colored with G21, G24, and G46 (my favorite combo for leaves).  For the butterfly, I used E33 for the body, B24 for the eye, and Y06, Y13, Y15, and Y17 for the wings.  I covered the wings with Wink of Stella for a glittery look.  

I then cut all of the elements out using the coordinating dies.  
I put the card together with pop dots to add additional dimension to the finished card.  


This card was entered in the following challenges:
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes:
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 228 ~ BUTTERFLIES:
Try it on Tuesday: How Does Your Garden Grow:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog:
Craftin Desert Diva's:
Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog:

Monday, September 1, 2014

One Stencil, Different Techniques

I recently purchased several Heidi Swapp stencils.  I tried three different techniques with the stencils to see which looks I liked, and liked doing.

For the first one (Blue on Blue), I created a background using several different colors of Pan Pastels, then using the template I applied Versamark,  I then went over the entire image with the lightest color of Pan Pastels. This created a soft background.

For the second one (pinks and reds) I simply used the stencil and applied several different Distressed Inks with a Mini Blending tool.  This was the easiest, and I liked the result, although it was a bit flat.

The third one (white and blues), using the template, I applied Versamark, and then embossed with white embossing powder.  I then used several colors of Distressed Ink.  While I liked this one the best, it was not as easy to create, and for a background, I don't think I would use this technique.