Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Had fun creating this Halloween card!  The haunted house, Frank and moon stamps are all from the now defunct Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers and have been in my stash for years.  I stamped the house on white cardstock and colored with copics and then masked the house and stamped the moon.  (Remember you can click on an image to expand the view.)  Then the moon was masked and using my air compressor, sprayed the background with black and brown copics.  The fence punch is from Martha Stewart and raised with pop dots.  The bats were stamped last.  I used Versafine black ink on all the stamping.

I apologize for the blurriness of this photo but you get the drift.  The frank stamp was stamped on white cardstock and colored with copics and the sentiment was stamped in black ink and cut out as a tag.  I cut a slit in the roof line of the house so Frank's message can be tucked behind the house.

The inside of the card was air brushed with a black copic and the bottom was punched with the goo punch from Martha Stewart.  I cannot remember where the Happy Frank sentiment was purchased since it is an unmounted stamp.  The card measures 5 x 7.  Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Crayon Resist Technique

This card was created using the crayon resist technique and water colors.  I created the image some time ago and not with my stamps.  Half of the open line stamps were colored in with white crayon.  Squiggles were added with white crayon and a gold leaf pen.  Then a water color wash was added with various water colors.   The background piece was mounted onto red cardstock and then onto a folded black card.  Notches were punched in the corners and gold cording added (an old but effective embellishment).  The sentiment is from Flourishes and stamped on a Labels Four die cut from Spellbinders. 

Peak color in Northcentral Wisconsin along with temps in the 70s....doesn't get any better than this!  The bird feeders are alive with birds getting ready for migration or storing seeds for our long, cold winters. 
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another Card for Stamp Club

Members of our stamp club challenged each other to use the "No More Shims" pad on a card for our October meeting.  I used a Dreamweavers stencil with copper aluminum to create this raised image.  The sandwich I used for my Cuttlebug was A plate, copper sheet, stencil, no-more-shims and two B plates.  The image could have been used as is but I then "worked" the metal puffing out and sanding the leaves.  I mounted the image on some shimmery paper (which you can't see in the photo) and embossed with a leaves folder from Cuttlebug.  May I vent here???  Wish that Provocraft would put the names of their folders directly on the folders!!!  One of my pet peeves!  The entire piece was then mounted to shimmery bronze cardstock from the Paper Cut which I have had forever. 

Fun new tool to stretch the use of yet more tools!
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