10/20/18

Happy Pumpkin Pallet with ClearScraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clearscraps blog using one of their new products - the Pumpkin Pallet.



This Pumpkin pallet is made of pine and comes assembled.  All you need to do is decorate as you desire. First I painted it orange.


Then I used the stencil with molding paste to create a design along the bottom.




Since pumpkins are never smooth, I added some warts with a circle stencil.  then I spritzed it with Tattered Angels Mists.





Finally, I painted the warts with brown ink and also added some brown ink randomly about the panel.  A decorative bow finished it off.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

10/19/18

Happy Haunting Blog Hop


Hi everyone,  I'm participating in a blog hop today with Imagine Crafts and Crackerbox/SoSuzy stamps and I've got 2 cards to share.



My Happy Haunting card uses the Birthday Skeleton.  He was stamped with VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, then I used Memento Markers  to add color.



For the frame, I used Rinea Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, then I die cut it with Lawn Fawn dies for the perfect frame.


Creating a horizontal card, I framed my image with the foiled frame.  By adding Happy Haunting, he becomes a perfect Halloween card, don't you think?  


My next card uses the Halloween Tree and the awesome VersaFine Clair Inks.


Placing the stamp on my Misti, I first inked the tree with Fallen Leaves.  Using a dauber, I added additional colors to the stamp using Nocturne, Cheerful, Summertime, Tulip Red, and Green Oasis inks.


The card was created from orange cardstock.  A tartan panel was matted with green cardstock and strips of orange and green added across the center.  Twine was wrapped around the panel and it was then added to the card. The tree was die cut and matted with a larger die and added to the card with foam adhesives.


Happy Haunting was stamped in Nocturne Ink and then cut apart.  It was then matted with orange and green cardstock then added to the card.

Don't forget to stop by everyone's blog to see their amazing creations.  Start at Crackerbox/SoSuzy Stamps, then follow the links to the designers posting today:


You can find yesterday's links by starting at Imagine's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to leave comments on each blog during the hop so you can be entered to win a $25 Crackerbox + Suzy Stamps Gift Certificate or one $25 Gift Certificate from Imagine!!! Winners will be announced on the Crackerbox + Suzy Stamps and Imagine Blogs on October 26, 2018. 
 

Steph

10/17/18

Happy Fall with Rinea Foiled Papers

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog and I've been creating with the Autumn Foiled Paper Variety Pack.  This pack is full of vibrant colors that are perfect for fall.  The included colors are Mocha, Marigold and Ruby.


My Fall card starts with Ruby Starstruck Foil and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Rinea Foils emboss beautifully.  Varying the amount of pressure yields different results, so don't be afraid to have fun experimenting with these foils.  At this point, you can leave the panel as is or gently sand it.


I used a small hand sander and gently sanded the embossed panel.  Sanding takes off just the top layer revealing the underlying color creating a really cool effect.


Using a small punch, I punched leaves from a variety of foil scraps left over from other projects. 


To complete the fall effect, I matted the embossed panel with kraft cardstock, placed a strip of corrugated paper across the card and wrapped it with twine.  Then I adhered the leaves around the twine and added a die cut acorn design across the top which was die cut from Marigold, Mocha, and Emerald Green.


A stamped panel using Joy Clair stamps - Fall Time Planner - was added atop the twine and a gem was added to the middle of the leaves.



My second card uses a cute Unity Stamp Co. image which I stamped with Imagine VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black.  Then I colored the image with Memento Markers.  Who couldn't love this guy?


I wanted to frame the image so I die cut Marigold Foil with Lawn Fawn dies, putting the smaller panel aside for another project.


Using the Marigold Foil frame, I placed it atop the colored image and adhered the panel to a panel of black which I then added to my card.  The phrase was stamped, matted and adhered to the card with foam adhesives.


What do you think?  Don't the foils add amazing effects to cards?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



10/16/18

Bowdabra Wedding Decor

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the Bowdabra Blog.  The theme this week is rustic wedding décor.




This was a very quick project.  All you need is some tulle which matches the wedding décor and some chunks of wood.  I used some Christmas tree cut offs from last year and wrapped each with tulle.



Full details can be found on the Bowdabra blow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

10/11/18

Happy Thanksgiving with Bowdabra

Hi everyone, I'm on the Bowdabra blog with a new wreath.



I found this amazing 3" wide burlap ribbon and thought it would create a lovely Thanksgiving bow.


Stop by the Bowdabra blog to see how I created this bow.  It's easier than you think when you use the Bowdabra!

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph












10/10/18

Take Time to Enjoy Life with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card on the Just For Fun blog using some great stamps from the store to create my card.  



I went through my scrap pile and pulled assorted papers for this project.

Using a scrap of pattern paper, I stamped the Michelangelo Background stamp on top with black ink.  I love the effect.  It tones down the pattern paper and adds some visual interest.  Next, I matted the panel with cardstock, then added it off center to a gray card. 

A canvas tag was placed on top and the enjoy life phrase was added across the center.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


10/9/18

Good Friend Card

Hi everyone, I've got a new card to share today using Rinea Foiled Papers and Imagine Crafts Inks.



I used a MemoryBox butterfly die with Rinea Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and adhered it to a panel of Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


Isn't it lovely?  Who wouldn't love to receive this card?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

10/8/18

Happy Witching Day

Hi everyone, it's time to share a new project I created with Etchall.



I wanted to create a frosted candle jar so I etched the inside of the jar.  I simply poured etchall dip 'n etch into the jar and let it sit for 15 minutes.


After 15 minutes, I poured the dip 'n etch back into its original container as dip 'n etch is reusable and can create a lot of projects.


Rinse out the jar and allow to dry.  I added some shredded  Rinea Foiled Papers in the jar, adding a little bit of color to the bottom.


Next, I created a witch hat from Rinea Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  I also die cut 3 panels of Violet/Violet Starstruck Foiled using the Rinea 3D Hyacinth Die.  


I adhered each die cut piece around the edge of the witch's hat and used a craft tool to curl each piece individually.  This created a fun fringe around the edge of the hat.  Then I added  a strip of  Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper around the hat.  

Next, I also die cut Rinea Ebony/Ebony Starstruck Foiled Paper, and adhered the panels to a craft stick to create the witch's wand.  Each piece was curled individually.


I placed a tea light in the jar.



Doesn't it look amazing?



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



10/7/18

Happy Halloween Banner with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, Halloween is just around the corner and the Haunted Foiled Paper Variety Pack is perfect for creating Halloween decorations.  This collection has 12 sheets of  6" x 12" papers in wonderful colors and I chose to create a Halloween banner.



I created banner pieces from black cardstock and added a layer of pattern paper on each. Then I die cut images using my Cricut Expression and Glossy Ebony/Black Gold foil.  Placing my foil on a low-tack mat (or you can use an old Cricut mat), I taped the foil in place.  Setting my pressure to medium and my speed to high, my focal elements cut easily and quickly.



Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut ovals from Glossy Marigold Orange/Gold foil, then die cut the next layer from Starstruck Ebony Black.  All layers were adhered together with Beacon Adhesive.


To create the drippy edges on each banner piece, I used a punch and  punched strips of Emerald Green/Gold foil.


The drippy strips were adhered in place with Beacon Adhesive.  The die cut elements were then added to the banners with foam adhesives for dimension.


I punched holes in each banner piece, adhering them together with large brads.

To the edges, I tied twine to use as the hangers.


If you are creating Halloween decorations, then this collection is perfect for all your decorating needs.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

10/6/18

Happy Fall Scarecrow

It's World Card Making Day and I'm joining the celebration at Joy Clair Stamps.

The new challenge is all about letters and die cuts and I've used Joy Clair's Harvest Blessings stamp set.



The background elements are Spellbinders die cuts and they were cut from Rinea Foils - Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Foiled Paper and Copper/Copper Starstruck Foiled Paper.



I stamped the scarecrow and colored him with Copic Markers.  After fussy cutting, I added him to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


Lawn Fawn's Happy Fall die was die cut from Rinea's Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and adhered to the card.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Smooching with Joy Clair

Happy World Card Making Day.

Joy Clair Stamps has a challenge called Smooching!


I dropped some orange and yellow paint on a craft mat and mixed them around a bit with a paint brush.


I smooched white and kraft cardstock panels into the paint and allowed the panels to dry before continuing.


I used the Joy Clair Broken Brick Background stamp with VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves Ink, stamping directly on the smooched panels.


Using another smooched panel, I stamped 2 pumpkins from the Trick or Treat stamp set with VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves Ink.


Using a masking technique, I stamped a third pumpkin. Then added images to two of the pumpkins.


I placed some raffia on the card and placed the pumpkins on top.  Happy Halloween from the Happy Halloween stamp set was stamped on a scrap of smooched cardstock and added to the card.  I added a small clothes pin to the corner.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph