Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spooktacular Halloween mini

For my finale in the Halloween series I had originally wanted to video this mini but my computer had other ideas. So I will try to explain this as much as possible.  The outside is an unfinished wooden gravestone that I had bought at Michaels and painted with black acrylic paint and sponged with gray and gold shimmer paint. I left the bat emblem black. I then sealed with a sealer. I added the stitch witchery (thanks Yolie for the tip) to the front for a spider web and added some spiders from halloween confetti. Then I added the skeleton and added some bling in the eyes with my I-rock. You open the gravestone to reveal a mini inside. The papers I used on the mini were from last years Recollection and Making Memories Halloween papers. I used the Martha Stewart bat fence for some of the pages and the Cuttlebug cut and emboss gravestone for the journalling tags. I used Martha Stewart's drippy goo punch and EK Success Hole border punches for the photo mats. I then placed various epoxy stickers throughout the mini and used the web confetti for photo corners. On the front of the mini, are two charms from Michaels that I got last year I believe they are from the Spook Alley collection. I had fun putting this mini together with my daughter. She had fun painting the gravestone and picking out the stickers.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween series #6 Card Set

Sorry for the delay in postings, been having computer problems. Don't you just hate that when you need to get something done and it doesn't work.

Well for today's halloween series I have a card set. These are a standard A2 size cards. For the background I used Coredinations paper with the pumpkin embossing folder from cuttlebug and sanded the images to make them pop. The stamped pumpkin images were made using Stampin Up's wide oval punch, I punched out 5 from designer paper and sponged the edges and layered each one behind the other to make a pumpkin, then I punched out a circle in the middle of them. This was then layered on top of a stamped image that was colored with watercolor pencils and the water pen. I then layered it onto a black cardstock layer and then onto rich razzleberry layer. I attached a black twine bow and leaves from the SU leaves sizzlet. I then placed it onto the card with dimensionals. The stamped images are from The Angel Company.  I added a strip of gathered designer paper to the front of the card and stitched down the middle. The hat and kitty are mini punches that I punched out and used glossy accents on. The sentiments are from a Studio G stamp set and punched out with an EK Success ticket punch. The card front was layered onto an orange cardstock and attached to a Rich Razzleberry card base.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween series #5 Frankie

This card was made using an older Stampin Up set. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored the image with my Stampin Up markers and distressed the edges. I then layered the image on a purple designer paper layer and distressed the edges. The ribbon was added on the side with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (love this tool), and then I layered it on a piece of Coredinations paper that I ran through my cuttlebug folder and sanded the top. I sprayed this layer with Smooch Spritz. The saying stamped on the card is "Kick up your heels with a halloween squeal". I stamped Kick up your heels on the front and "with a halloween squeal" on the inside of the card.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween series #4 Puss and boots halloween

This card was made using the Cat and Friends stamp set from Inkadinkadoo. This cat reminds me of Puss and Boots. I stamped the cat on watercolor paper and colored in using Stampin Up markers and a water brush and then distressed the edges. The stamped layer was layered onto a orange layer which had the edges distressed and the they were layered onto a purple patterned paper layer. The dotted background was layered on a purple patterned layer and added to the black card. A 1/2" strip was cut from the purple patterned paper and attached diagonally to the card front layer. I used my dymo label maker to add the trick or treat. I finally added sparkle to the leaves, patches and buckle on the hat.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween series #3 Ravens

This card was made using Stampin Up's "Aviary", "Graveyard Gala" and "From the Crypt" stamp sets. The purple background paper was stamped with the skull in From the Crypt and embossed with clear embossing, then crinkled to get the aged effect. I tore the edges of one side and sponged around all the edges. The black background was embossed with the swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder and the edges were distressed. I stamped the birdcages and ravens and cut them out. I attached the birdcages with dimesionals and placed a brad in the top of each cage. I strung some beads on a corsage pin for the stick pin and placed it into the ribbon. The orange tag was a Studio G stamp clear embossed and then cut out and attached to the ribbon. I added some black brads around the corners of the purple layer and added some sparkle with Scribbles glittering crystal 3d paint (great alternative to stickles).
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pink Stamper Challenge

This card I am going to include in the halloween series that I made for Robyn's challenge on My Pink Stamper. The Challenge was to used the colors; pink, green and purple. I used Paper Doll Dress Up cricut cartridge for the monster costume and ran it through the Cuttlebug using a fiskars texture plate, then I ran my melon mambo inkpad over the top to bring out the embossing. The bag is also from Paper Doll Dress Up and I went over the trick or treat on the bag with a black gel pen. The ribbon and patterned paper I had gotten last year from Michaels on clearance. This card was fun to make and I made it in 20 minutes (would have been shorter but my daughter kept interrupting me). Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Let the Trick or Treating begin

I will start out my Halloween series with this cute little treat bag that was made from a standard A2 size envelope. The stamped images are from Stampin Up's "Fang-tastic" set. I used watercolor pencils and the water brush to color them in and sponged around the edges of the white cardstock. I used Glossy Accents on the bat and bow tie. I mounted the stamped image onto a piece of old olive cardstock and placed on the bag tilted. The bag front was covered with a piece of patterned paper. The top of the bag was scallop punched and folded over. I used Stampin Up's scalloped ribbon border punch for the lace, then a black ribbon was tied between two punched holes to secure the bag closed. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stampin Up Fishing card

This card was made for a co-worker who loves to fish. I first stamped the fishing lures on the card in crumb cake for a background, then I took glossy white cardstock and added ink and alcohol on a sponge to add the marbled effect on top of that I stamped the fishing stamp using black stazon ink. I matted that on a piece of yellow cardstock that had the lures stamped in gold and then matted onto a piece of old olive cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on yellow cardstock with the lures stamped in gold on the background and punched out with the word window punch and layered on the modern label punch and brads were placed at both ends. All stamps are from Stampin Up.

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Stay tuned, I will have a Halloween series coming up with a few Halloween ideas running through my mind.