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Bat Slider Halloween Card

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Today I have an interactive card that has bats flying in on the cute Halloween scene. I can’t help using the Boo Crew critters yet again, they are so adorable.

Briefly

  1. I die cut an A2 panel into 2 pieces: a frame and a smaller rectangular panel.  I stamped the smaller rectangular panel with the Haunted House stamp set, made a mask, and then ink blended with wilted violet distress oxide ink.
  2. I die cut 2 grass panels, some clouds and stamped & die cut the critters from the Boo Crew stamp set.  I copic colored the Haunted House and used soft grays to color the critters.
  3. I cut a series of notches into 2 small rectangular pieces and adhered them to the small panel containing the Haunted House.  Using some Stretch Magic jewelry cord, I adhered the end piece of the cord to the back of the panel, threaded 2 bats (2 bat sequins adhered to a bead) on each path and then threaded it through another notch and created another path for 2 bats to move up and down.  This creates a way for each bat to move up and down.
  4. Finally I adhered the small inner panel to the frame with several pieces of double sided foam tape and adhered all the die cut pieces prior to adhering to an A2 card base.

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Spooky Critter Card

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Today I finally got a chance to use almost the entire adorable Boo Crew stamp set on a slimline card.  I tried to make a set of photos of the critters in front of the graveyard scene mounted on 2 panels that I had ink blended distress oxide ink on.

Briefly:

  1. First I made a slim line card with the dimensions 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches out of Neenah solar white cardstock, as well as a 8 inch by 3 inch panel.  I recently got a die that cuts “photos” from Ellen Hutson- so I prepared 3 for the card- again, out of Neenah solar white cardstock.
  2. I stamped all the images with Memento black ink, created masks, fussy cut the masks and applied them prior to ink blending. I used chipped sapphire and dusty concord distress oxide inks for the sky and scattered straw and a little dried marigold for the moon.  I put distress ink chipped sapphire on the card base and dusty concord for the card panel.  I made speckles on all the panels with Lawn Fawn liquid stardust and white acrylic paint.
  3. I copic colored all the images, the ghosts were colored with C3 & C00.  The pumpkins were colored with YR68 and YR27.  Finally I added some gold sparkle sequins and some spider sequins, as well as a black banner with a white heat-embossed sentiment.

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Nuts about you card!

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Today I have an interactive card using the adorable “Oh Nuts” stamp set and my favorite background stamp set “Woodgrain Background“.  This interactive card allows the recipient to put acorns in the squirrels home in the tree; a hidden pull tab allows the acorns come out the bottom.

Briefly:

  1.  I stamped the Woodgrain Background several times with Memento in Rich Cocoa on Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I then blended Distress Oxide Ink in ground espresso over the entire panel.  I fussy cut out the spindle shaped area and adhered it to another cardstock panel behind the tree.  I also did ink blending on this same cardstock piece that had the adhered piece with distress oxide ink in rusty hinge and wild honey to create a fall early sun rising.
  2. I adhered foam to the back of the tree trunk and created a slot for the acorns.  Another foam piece (1/2 inch by 3 inches long) blocked the lower part of the slot; when you slide this piece back and forth it releases any accumulated acorns.
  3. I stamped all the images for the wreath and the squirrel & acorns with Memento black ink on Neenah solar white cardstock.  All the images were cut with a Brother Scan n’ Cut 2 and copic colored.
  4. Final touches included die cutting some grass, adding some sequins and heat embossed a sentiment with white embossing powder.

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Mondo Flower Bouquet

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Hi everyone! I can hardly believe that it is Labor Day Weekend!  Hope that you are enjoying the extended weekend with your family!

Today I’m up on the Miss Ink Stamps blog with a card using a little bit of masking.  I had envisioned one of the adorable critters from the Miss Ink Stamp lines holding a huge bouquet of flowers, but I didn’t know which one or if there would be multiple critters involved.  After looking at the size card I was making & the huge size of the Gardenia Stamp set, I decided that one little hedgehog from the Bubbles stamp set would be it!

To make the card:

  1. First I stamped the large gardenia stem in tuxedo black Momento ink on an A2 sized panel of Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then stamped the same image onto masking paper so that I could mask off the bottom stem before stamping the hedgehog in the same black ink on top of the mask with the stem.  I did wipe off the ink on bubble wand prior to stamping the hedgehog.  I then stamped and fussy cut out a few extra flower images.
  2. I googled gardenias prior to coloring, as I truly love to have the real thing in front of me when I color.  I copic colored the flowers with Y11 in the center and Y0000, YG61 on top of the petals and C00 on the underside of the petals.  The leaves were copic colored with YG61 & YG67 on top and Y28 on the underside. The hedgehog was colored with Y28, E37, E50 & E51 and some white highlights from a white Gelly Roll pen.
  3. I always have to have sparkle in some manner, so I added some Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste in
    to the buds & centers of each flower.  I finished off the card with a frame in antique gold cardstock and patterned cardstock with a pretty script and a couple of yellow sequins.

Here is a close up of the shimmer:

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I hope that this card inspires you to do some masking!  It is so much fun once you get the hang of it!  Happy Labor Day Weekend!

There is a huge Labor Day Sale going on at Ellen Hutson!

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Collaboration: Trinity Stamps & Miss Ink Stamps

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Today I’m up on the Trinity YouTube channel with a video featuring a card made with products from Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps!  You can find the video here. I used the Trinity Stamps Mermaid Wishes stamp set and the Waves stencil from Miss Ink Stamps.

Briefly, I stamped the mermaid with Memento ink in tuxedo black on Neenah solar white cardstock and then fussy cut it and then copic colored it as shown in the video.  I used versamark ink to ink up the stencil on Lawn Fawn acetate sheets and then used several wow embossing powders and a heat gun to heat emboss the waves on the stencil.  I cannot say enough good things about the Lawn Fawn acetate- it holds up to heat from a heat gun and does not warp!  I then fussy cut the acetate sheets.  Not having white embossing powder (I only have the puffy kind), I had to improvise and use Hero Arts white unicorn ink and pearl white embossing powder to heat emboss my sentiment on navy cardstock.  A few clouds from the Trinity Stamps Puffy Cloud embellishment mix and a frame cut from antique gold cardstock finished the card. The waves move back and forth when you pull the tab- you will be able to see it best on the YouTube video!

Please stop by Instagram today; Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps are having an Instagram hop filled with fun projects and prizes.

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Watercolor coffee card

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Today I watercolored the delightful Springtime Banners and Brewtiful Stamp sets.  I tend to put a lot of images in my cards and wanted to keep it more simple, with ample white space this time.

I used Distress Ink Watercolor paper for the circular panel and the rectangle panel. I experimented quite a bit before deciding to stamp the coffee mug and steam in Ink on 3- fade out no-line coloring.  I stamped and watercolored all the leaves in Distress Oxide ink in bundled sage and stamped and watercolored the flowers in Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar.  For the final sparkly touches, I used the Gansai Tambi gem colors in Gem Green, Gem Pink and Yellow Gold.  I used a C00 copic marker to provide some shading on the coffee cup. Easy peasy!

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Wave interactive card

Hello!  Today is the first day of sneaks for a mini-release of stencils!  I’ve used the wave stencil in a sneaky manner to create this card. I’ve used the stencil on the water, but only partially to create some waves.  In addition, I’ve used the Punny Farm Pigs stamps and die set to create a scene at the beach. My card on Tuesday will show much more of the stencil.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut an A2 sized panel (5.5 inches by 4.25 inches) and taped off certain areas so that I could apply distress ink in a neat manner on the panel.  I used mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink and a color blend I made for the ocean, distress oxide ink Tea Dye for the sand, and distress ink tumbled glass for the sky.
  2. To make the waves, I used Miss Ink wave stencil and either a white gelly roll pen, white acrylic paint or versamark ink and Wow embossing powder in “under the sea” color.  I splattered white acrylic paint and copper acrylic paint with a brush over the sand.
  3. I stamped and die cut all the images from Punny Farm Pigs, as well as copic colored all the images.  I die cut a wave groove into the ocean using Lawn Fawn’s Slide on Over Waves die set; I glued the piece I had die cut on an A2 card base.  Using a My Favorite Things slider piece, I glued the die cut chick to the slider piece and a piece of acrylic that was then glued to a penny.  This provided some weight for the chick to move back and forth without turning upside down.
  4. Finally I adhered some clouds to the sky and the remaining chicks and pigs to the sand.  To make one pig appear buried in the sand, I cut a slit into the panel and cut most of the pig’s body off.  Layering on versamark ink and Sand embossing powder from Hero Arts created a “buried” look.  Finally I applied a double layer of double sided adhesive foam to allow the slider enough room to move back and forth.

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