Friday, October 19, 2018

Scrap'n Stamp It's Halloween October Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrap'n Stamp October Blog Hop.
 This month the design team is featuring colours from the season being purple, orange and green. 
This month we are trying something new. We would like to invite you to play along with our blog hop this month. Check out on our new Facebook Challenge Page to play along. 

We also have three (3) $25.00 gift certificates to give away, so be sure to leave comments as you go through the hop to have your name entered for the drawing by October 25th. The draw will be held on October 26th and announced on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog.

These colours are fabulous together and screech Halloween for me, so I went with Halloween for one of my cards, where I used a new stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Pick of the Patch, which is just too cute. For my second card I used another Lawn Fawn set called Pumpkin Spice.

Starting with the It's Halloween card, I first masked off the area for the moon, then did a distress oxide background with wilted violet and twisted citron. I removed the mask and covered the sky area to do the moon, using squeezed lemonade and fossilized amber. Covering the grass area, I splattered the top of the card with water droplets. I then stamped the trees using Ranger's Jet Black ink then added Wink of Stella to some of the droplets and the tree branches and set aside to dry.
I stamped the pumpkins and squirrels on watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Inks in Monarch Orange for the pumpkins and Sepia for the Squirrels, cut them out, and watercoloured with distress inks in fossilized amber, carved pumpkin and ripe persimmon on the pumpkins. For the squirrels I used gathered twigs, hickory smoke and frayed burlap mixed with barn door.
On a piece of card stock I sponged on the fossilized amber and wilted violet, forming the moon in the sponging, then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment using white embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment and attached using foam dots. I then arranged the pumpkins and squirrels and attached, using foam squares for a few.
I finished up by stamping a face on one of the pumpkins along with adding a few sequins in various colours.
My second card is a fast and simple card to make.
I first stenciled an area of my card base using distress oxide in wilted violet. I stamped the cup on watercolour paper and painted the cup with twisted citron,  I used walnut stain to paint the cocoa and antique linen on the whip cream. I cut out the cup and attached it using foam squares. I then stamped the sentiment with Ranger's monarch orange, and finished my card with a few gumdrops in the challenge colours. 
I hope you have enjoyed these cards today as much as I enjoyed making them. 

On to the rest of the hop, next up is Nancy

If you have lost your way, following is a list of the team and their links.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

For You

 I have done this card for My Sweet Petunia (MISTI), Team Tuesday blog post and thought I would share it here too.
 I have used deco foil with the background leaf shadow, and it does not like to be photographed. 
 The above picture is the closest picture that I managed to get to show what it really looks like, so if you like foil, you will like this project.
 In my mini Misti I stamped the background stamp using versamark embossing ink and heat embossed using white embossing powder. While it was still warm, I put the foil over the top and ran it through my laminator, as suggested by Jennifer McGuire. I think the next time I may try embossing with gold embossing powder to see if this makes a difference in photographing. 
I then die cut the panel with my wonky stitched die and attached it to my teal card base.
 I put the coordinating stamp in my Misti, stamping and heat embossing with a Vintage Mint embossing powder. So pretty.
 I then sponged the leaf with cracked pistachio, evergreen bough, spiced marmalade and abandoned coral distress inks, then fussy cut the leaf.
 Back in my Misti, I flipped over the mouse pad and styled my leaf to give it some movement on my card.
I put the card back in my Misti and stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival ink in Paradise Teal. I also wanted some splatters of gold paint, so I made a cover from photo copy paper, and splattered away. This way I don't have to worry about getting ink on my card base. If I had done the panel before attaching it, I would have to wait for it to dry completely ... who has that kind of time, right?
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today, and would like to thank you for visiting.

Sunday, October 14, 2018


This card is my sample for the Splitcoaststamper Clean and Simple Challenge this week, which is to use only a stencil and a sentiment. 

I am using a yet to be released stencil and sentiment die for this card. I love both of these, so I wanted to give you a sneak peek. Watch for the Frantic Stamper release coming in November.
I used colours for this card that blend well into each other, so the eye sees only a slight difference. The impact comes from the stark white background, and the love sentiment.
I started by sponging on distress oxide inks, first in lemonade, then added abandoned coral and finished with candied apple. I die cut the sentiment, the love word using cardstock, and the shadow using white glitter cardstock. For the love word, I sponged on the abandoned coral and added the candied apple to the bottom of the word.
I really love this look, and I hope you do as well. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Boo to You

 I think it shows that I had a lot of fun making this Halloween card. I am using dies and a stencil from Frantic Stamper's Autumn & Halloween release. 

I first did an alcohol ink background using some darkish colours along with silver mixative. 

For the gate and pumpkins I die cut from watercolour paper and painted with distress inks. I used black soot, rusty hinge, pumice stone and faded jeans to do the fence, and carved pumpkin, black soot, peeled paint and candied apple to do the pumpkins, along with some Wink of Stella.
I attached the fence and pumpkins using foam dots. I then die cut my top with the semi-circle die and stenciled on the bats using black soot and the boo using wilted violet. I attached the top panel using fun foam to my dark purple card base to finish.

Thank you for visiting today.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Room for You

It took me "forever" to mask all of these birds to stamp them, then colour them, but I think it is delightfully cute, so worth the effort.

 This card came about from the inspiration challenge at Splitcoaststampers today, where we visited a site called Redbubble. What fun it was to visit this site, and I found loads of inspiration. But, anyone who knows me will know I love birds, so you will not be surprised to see that I picked this tote for my card today.
The colours are darker on the tote, and I wanted to keep my card on the bright side, so I opted for more vibrant colours, colouring with Copic Markers. For my white space, instead of leaving some of the birds with white faces, I opted for white space in between the stamping. 

I die cut my bird panel with the stitched rectangle die, and matted with black, then attached to a red frame that I die cut with the rectangle sweetheart die.
I finished my card by stamping the sentiment on some vellum, which I also had cut with the stitched die, and attached to my card panel using vellum tape. 

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it, and thank you for visiting my blog.

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