Oct 31, 2008
Today's challenge is of course a Halloween Challenge. I created this card for my Stamp Club this month.
Card Base: Kiwi Kiss layered onto Basic Black and then Basic Gray stamped with the Sanded Background in Craft White Ink.
I added a strip of Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper and a Scallop punched edge of Basic Black . Then I tied some Kiwi Kiss Satin ribbon around all the layers. I stamped my focal image (Batty For You) with Kiwi Kiss ink and then colored the sentiment with a Basic Black Marker before stamping it down. I punched it out with the 1 3/8" Circle punch and layeed that onto a Scalloped punched piece of Basic Black card stock. This was then layered onto Tangerine Tango and Basic Black and I pierced the corners and mounted it with foam mounting tape. Simple, Easy but FUN!
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Happy Haunting and be safe out there tonight!
Oct 25, 2008
I think I'm "Addicted" ----Addicted to Taylor's Cupcake Friday sketches that is! For the past few weeks I've tried my best to make time for her fun sketches and this weeks was a super fun one. I love Taylor's Sample and also Kathie's sample was just wonderful. Now you aren't required to use cupcakes but if you have them, "Why not use them" is the motto there.
This week though I decided to go Christmas and since I haven't yet purchased Taylor's new Christmas set (What's Wrong With Me?) I opted for Christmas Trees instead.
My Card Base is Real Red (which I think is very Christmasy looking) and I layered it with a layer of Old Olive and then Tempting Turquoise that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Snow Dots embossing folder. Then I added a piece of designer paper (Bunny Beanie Ski Bunny by Artic Frog) which I based my color scheme on. I stamped my Christmas tree (Studio G) with Palette Noir Black ink on Papertrey Select White card stock after cutting them out with my circle Nestabilities. I colored the tree with a Copic Marker (Pale Olive YG95) and colored the star with a Yellow Spica Glitter Pen and then added the faux jewels (I used Crystal Effects to glue them down.) This was then layered to a circle of Pretty in Pink and mounted using foam mounting tape.
For my 3 long layers I used Whisper White Card Stock and layered Old Olive Card Stock on top. Then I tied the bows using Ridinghood Red Taffeta ribbon. I also added a piece of Pretty in Pink to the bottom and pierced it. I wanted to add a sentiment but there didn't seem to be room until I hit upon the idea of using the word JOY which I computer generated and then punch out with my small star punch (SU). It's really very sparkly in real life (to bad scans don't show that so well.)
So now go check out the other cards by clicking on the (links to this post) at Taylor's Blog here.
Oct 24, 2008
Oct 20, 2008
While browsing some of the blogs I follow today I came upon this entry at Inky Paws that sounded like fun. It was a challenge for the Dirty Dozen Alumni over on SCS - They had to use Googlie Eyes on their cards and absolutely NO pumpkins. After looking through my Halloween stamps I realized just how hard that had to be because so many of my stamps featured a pumpkin in them somewhere. I opted to use an Epoxy Sticker (Creative Imaginations) and spiders from (Batty For You and Booglie Eyes-SU) fo my card.
The card base is Pumpkin Pie layered with Kiwi Kiss distressed with the cutter kit and KK ink. Then I added a layer of Basic Black that I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Spiderweb embossing folder and brayered White Craft ink ove it. I tied a sheer white ribbon around all the layers. I stamped the Spider from Booglie Eyes with Black EP and colored it with a Blue Berry Copic Marker(BV04) and then cut it out. I layered it onto some Kiwi Kiss that I also ran through the Cuttlebug and embossed with White Craft Ink and Iridescent Ice EP and then punch out with 1 3/8" Circle Punch. I stamped 2 spider with Kiwi Kiss ink and colored the legs with a black marker on Whisper White card stock and punched them out with the 1" circle punch and layered them onto punched out circles (1 1/4") of Lovely Lilac card stock. I added Googlie Eyes to all the spiders. My Sentiment sticker was layered onto a Pumpkin Pie rectangle cut with Nestabilities Die. All images were raised with foam mounting tape.
This was a fun challenge to try and now I have one more Halloween card ready to mail out!
Oct 18, 2008
Oct 17, 2008
Hello and Happy Friday! - I for one am happy that this week is about over. It's been a super busy one for me. Monday we took Coleen to the pumpkin patch and also celebrated my niece's 25th birthday, Tuesday was our Bowling League day,
Wednesday I took my mom for doctor's appointments and worked on cards for my Stamp Club meeting. Last night was the Stamp Club and I didn't get to bed until nearly midnight and then was up about 5:30 as hubby made a little to much noise after he got up and I couldn't go back to sleep. So needless to say I was a bit late getting around to making my card for today's Blogger's Challenge Group.
Today was a COLOR challenge day (Old Olive, Really Rust, Ridinghood Red) and Neutrals (White, Vanilla or Confetti)
When I pulled out the 3 colors and put them together they just seemed to bring to mind the colors of the Fall leaves and that's how this card was born.
My card base is Really Rust distressed with Rust ink. Then I layered Very Vanilla with a piece of Old Olive that I stamped with the Sanded Background in Old Olive ink. I added a Scallop piece of Ridinghood Red and a strip of textured Really Rust card stock and pierced holes in the scallped piece. I also added 3 Really Rust Eyelets (I hate it that SU discontinue the small eyelets)
For the focal piece I stamp an Oak leaf from Autumn Leaf Prints (SU-Retired) using Old Olive, Really Rust, Ridinghood Red. I used the "Rock-n-Roll" method to stamp the leaves in mulit-colors. I then stamped my sentiment (Creative Cousins) with Basic Black ink. That may have been "cheating" a little since it wasn't one of the colors mentioned but the saying wouldn't have shown up any other way. I added Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon to the corners and mounted it on Really Rust card stock and mounted it with foam mounting tape.
Then I punched out 3 leaves in the challenge colors and distressed them with the same color of ink (the punch is also an SU Retired punch) and raised them with the foam mounting tape as well.
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Finally I leave you with one of Coleen's picture's from the Pumpkin Patch
Oct 12, 2008
Then I wanted to use some of the Creepy Crawly Designer Paper (retired SU) that I hadn't used up and several of the patterns featured cool circle patterns which were perfect for this sketch. My only problem was that I wanted to use this spooky epoxy spider sticker (Creative Imaginations) in the center of my spiderweb but I didn't want the card to be to scary so I opted for some fun Ghost images and a few more spiders for a little scariness as well.
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Stamp (Dancing Skeletons by PSX) I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol. The Polka Dots on her dress were highlighted with an Orange Glitter Pen which sparkles in real life but didn't show up on the scan. I mounted the image to Lavender Lace card stock. They were cut out using Rectangle Nestabilites. I added a Felt Flower (Maya Road) and a Prima Flower and Purple Brad. The sentiment was computer generated. I'm sure hubby will like the card and I hope you do too.
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