Friday, September 25, 2020

Too Cute to Spook! Second Halloween Critters Card

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic Friday so far. Today I'm sharing another cute Halloween themed card, using the too cute to spook Halloween Critters stamp and die set. 


If you saw my card I made for the Holiday Handmade challenge then you saw the other two critters taht comes in the Halloween critters set. I've also used even more of the fun and cute sentiments and some of the accessory stamps too! All these little elements come with the dies. I'll have the link to all the products down below and also the Copic markers I used. 


First I used Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint Distress oxide ink to create a messy water color background. This will be the focal point of the card. I stamped the ink on to a Glass Media Mat then spritzed the ink with a Distress Sprayer using clean water. I placed a piece of card stock on top and let the ink sink into the paper for a moment. If you don't get the coverage you want you can simply pat the paper back into the ink. I did this multiple times. This will be die cut using a die from the Art Impressions Circle Double Stitch die set. Let the ink dry fully before die cutting.

After coloring all my images with Copic Markers I used the coordinating dies and die cut them out. I also used the large flag die and a piec eof Fog card stock for the bottom sentiment. This is popped up with a strip of foam adhesive. All these layers are adhered overtop a piece of Royal Velvet card stock and attached to a top fold A2 card base. I also added a few more sentiments from from the Halloween Critters set and a couple of coordinating colored sequins. These critters are definitely too cute to spook!!


Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy Stamping!



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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Handmade Light Up Halloween Card - Wickedly Cute!

Hey everyone! Oh my goodness... I hope you like these cute Halloween Critters as much as I do! This is part of the new release from Art Impressions. Don't forget about the CURRENT challenge over on Ai blog, Handmade Holiday. Make sure to enter in your design for a chance to win! 


Art Impressions has some new holiday themed sets out including sweet Christmas themed and new designs from their Twister line of stamps and dies. Check it all out here. I'm using the new Halloween Critters set. This set has four cute critters (using the Fox and Bun today) and even comes with the dies! I love that these sets are including dies. If you've you been around here awhile you know I fussy cut a lot! 

Now onto the light up card! I'm using a Pear Blossom Press Power Pack and Chibitronic LED light, in yellow. This will light up the die cut pumpkin from the NEW Art Impressions Halloween Mini Die set. Using the Jack-O-Lantern from the Halloween Mini die set, I die cutted a piece of white scrap cardstock. I used a few Copic markers to color it in. These are the same colors I used for the pumpkin outfit on the bunny, which is listed below. I adhered a piece of vellum behind the die cut pumpkin and traced the outline on the bat pattern paper. Using scissors I trimmed out a shape where the pumpkin will sit. This will allow the light behind it to show through the vellum, making the pumpkin light up! 


For the background I added a piece of bat pattern paper. The bats fit perfectly with my halloween theme. I did die cut that pattern paper with Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitch die. I love adding a bright green with purple and orange. The green for this is done with Decofoil transfer flock and die cut with Art Impressions Hexagon die set. You can use heat to transfer the flock on to different mediums but I also like to die cut it with out transfering. Different textures are fun to use with interactive cards, since those type of cards tend to be handled a little more. These are all adhered together to the bat pattern paper. 

The light, Makers Tape and Power Pack will all be adhered on to the Burnt Orange cardstock. I added my light by making a notation on where the pumpkin will sit. These lights have self adhesive on the back. I figured out where I wanted to adhered the Power Pack so that the button would be easy to press on the front and adhered the Power Pack down. Using the Maker Tape, I made a circuit from the -/+ power pack areas to the -/+ on the lights. I like to draw a diagram with a pencil just so I can visual see where the tape will go. It doesn't have to be perfect. 


The foam tape is adhered on to the back side of the bat pattern paper. Leaving space for the power pack to sit. This foam tape is sold by Pear Blossom Press and is super sticky and the backing paper comes off sooo easy. It's also the perfect height for the Power packs, so no doubling up and having to make extra cuts. 

I adhered all those pieces together then attached them to a top fold A2 card base which has a layer of Fog cardstock glued on top. Now I can add the super cute critters, sentiments and little spider handing from a small piece of black and white baker's twine. 

For the inside I used the outside rectangle left over from the bat pattern paper. With interactive cards like these it's great to have a action stamp set that has words like; Push, Pull etc. I don't currently have a stamp set like this so I used my label maker and made a note on the inside for the recipient to know to push the candies so that they can see the spooky Jack-O-Lantern light up!


Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy stamping. 

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Witch Twister - NEW Art Impressions 2020 release


Hey everyone! 

New release new Twisters! This makes me so happy. The twisters are fun to color and have a cool interactive twist (hehe) to them. This little green witch is so cute and easy to pair with fun stencils.

First thing to do is die cut a A2 side fold card base. An easy way to prevent the lines on your cutting plate from embossing on to the inside of the card, is by layering a piece of copy paper in between the cut plate and the card stock. I like to use a side fold card base for the twist stamps and dies. That way the image is twisting upside down when the participant opens it.


I colored the witch with copic markers and then used the coordinating die to cut her out. For the stenciling I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil and two colors of Distress Oxide ink; Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint. I also used another piece of scratch paper to place inside the card before ink blending.  For the frame I used black card stock and the largest and second to largest Rectangle double stitch dies. 


I added sequins, in coordinating purple colors, to the front. Last few things to adhere is the sentiment on the front and orange cardstock adhered to the inside. 




Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy Stamping.



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Friday, September 11, 2020

How to create a Slimline Flip Card | Art Impressions new Mini Die Sets


Hey everyone! I'm sharing a card that is a little different, a slimline flip card! This is also using a couple of the new Mini Dies sets from Art Impressions. The cute Cat and Halloween sets, and also the Mice Flip card for all the stamping.


I'll start off with the dimensions.
The card is a slimline card 8.5in by 3.5in

After cutting a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock down to 8.5in x 5in, I made a pencil mark using a T-square and drew a light line where the 2.5in mark is going down the whole length 8.5in card stock.. This is where I lined up the score edges of the Flip Card die. The fun things is, you can position the Flip Card die on the left side like I have done or on the right side. You could also position it in the middle. The top rectangle part of the die is the flip. This will die cut though the card stock.

One you have erased the pencil marks, line up the score edges and score down to create your fold. Make sure to skip the die cut area and only score to the left or right of the die cut score marks.


I created a border with masking tape on the slim line card base and ink blended a Distress Ink sky and ground. The colors I used are listed below in the product list. The moon is a die cut circle. I used the largest Circle Double Stitch die to die cut a piece of Ranger Water color card stock. The colors of Distress Ink I used on the moon are Hickory Smoke, Mustard Seed, squeezed lemonade and Scattered Straw. 

I stamped the sentiments from Pumpkin Mice Flip stamp set, each on 1 half of the moon and stamped the Mice (both sides) with Gina K. Amalgam Ink. Copic Colors listed below. After coloring I die cut all the extras from the WC fence dies and the Cat and Halloween Mini Die sets.

I adhered the moons in place for the front and inside. Then added the mice, fence, cats and bats to create a scene. I tried to mimic what the back of the mice would look like on the other side of the fence for the inside. Don't mind my mistake on the fence, I was so excited on how it was coming together I didn't notice until it was all adhered together. 

Copic Markers Used:
Orange Pumpkin - R89, R37, R05, Y38, Y18
Teal Pumpkin - BG09, BG78, BG75, BG15, BG13, BG11
Yellow Pumpkin - E35, E34, YR27, Y26, Y23, Y21
Pink Pumpkin - RV89, R37, RV09, RV55, RV52
Mice - E57, W4, W1, C1
Witch Hats - V06, BV11, Y18


Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy Stamping!



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Friday, August 28, 2020

Interactive Fairy Flutter card | Limited supplies


Hey everyone! Today I have a funny interactive card to share with you. Have seen the Flutter sets? I've been looking at them for some time and... well... I have to say I was a little intimidated by them. Moving parts! lol. This little snarky fairy came together so quickly though. 

I'll have the list of Copic markers I used down below. I stamped the fairy on Neenah 80lb Solar white card stock with Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink in Jet Black. Then colored her in. This set comes with the dies for the fairy and wings. And also the brads (you get extras, so you can make a few!). I followed the directions on the back of the stamp packaging to assemble the fairy and to make her flutter. 


The clouds I hand drew. I had limited supplies again so I really had to stretch what I brought with me. I used a C7 Copic marker to sketch out the clouds then fussy cut them out and added a few more colors of gray. I also used Copic markers on the background. Fading for a dark blue to a light blue. This was fun to do! I did the same combo of blues for the pull flutter piece. 


I used one of the clouds to hold the sentiment that comes in this set. Lol, I just love it and I gave this card to my sister for her birthday! So it was even more hilarious to me, especially when she is the older sister. 

Here is an action shot of the fairy fluttering!


Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy stamping.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

CAS Halloween Card | Art Impressions Challenge Quick and Simple

Hey everyone! Have you tried making a CAS (clean and simple) card before? The new challenge up on the Art Impressions blog is all about Quick and simple which to me is the perfect reason to try out Clean and simple cards! I'm just going to go ahead and dive into a Halloween design. I'm still enjoying the summer but fall is fast approaching!

Head on over to the Art Impressions blog for the current challenge. Check out what the other Design Team members crated and also  enter in your own design for a chance to win!


 
The product list is down below along with the Copic Markers I used I'll just go over a few things and some thoughts on how the card came about.

So, suddenly I had it in my head to create a Halloween card. I've been slowly seeing more and more fall and Halloween themed items popping up on the good ole' inter webs. One of my favorite Halloween themed stamp is the Owl Cubbie. I just adore the cute little owls and their pumpkin house. Here is another card I made using this stamp. 


Since the current challenge calls for quick and simple though I decided to leave the pumpkin house cubbie stamp and die behind and just focus on the cute owls. And as a added bonus this stamp set has the sentiment "Whoooo's ready for Halloween" which was just to darn perfect! 

I used a piece of masking tape (from my local hardware store), nothing fancy and used it to mask off a straight line. This is where I will start my ink blending for the background. I used Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey for the top orange part. Once I had a nice blend, I moved the masking tape up and laid the bottom of it over the freshly blended orange. This gives me a clean line. Then I started ink blending the lower portion, this time using green colored Distress Oxide inks in, Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint. For the ink blending I used makeup blending brushes. Once I was relatively happy with my ink blending I removed the masking tape and spritzed the panel with water and set aside to dry.



The owls are stamped on Neenah 80lb Solar white card stock with Gine K. Amalgam ink in Jet Black. This is my go to combo for alcohol marker coloring 

Copic marker list

E77, E74 - Dark Brown
E35, E31 - Lighter Brown
Y26, Y21 - Feet
V06, BV11 - Witch hat
R81, R83 - Cheeky blush

Hey! I even went simple on the markers! 

I die cut the owls using the coordinating dies, which made the whole process really quick. The Owl Cubbie set does come with a die for the witch hat. I didn't use it. I'm pretty quick at fussy cutting so I figured I could cut out all 5 witch hats faster then I could die cut each one. But if your not a fan of hand cutting things... the die is included. 

Going back to the Distress Oxide ink blended panel.

I used one of the Art Impression Rectangle Double stitch dies, 3rd from the largest. Such a great size. To layer behind the panel I used a piece of Hero Arts Hues black card stock. Currently this is my favorite black card stock. It keeps selling out so I might not be the only one. Instead of using a die, I used a trimmer to cut down the black card stock to thinly layer behind. These are both adhered together and added to a A2 top fold card base. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. This is a fantastic ink for stamping over a ink blended background, especially Distress Oxide inks. Though I do let this dry for a while before touching it. Most of the time Versafine Clair inks dry pretty quickly. But the oxide ink acts as a barrier and just takes it a little longer. 

Now for the fun part!! I love adding the critters to backgrounds. It's just fun! Did I mention there was 6 owls in this set? There is! I only used 5, I like odd numbers. It's a design trick but I also just like odd numbers. lol. So I grouped the little owls together. Then added on their witch hats.

For a final touch I added some sparkle to the background with a Scrapbook.com Glitter Brush Marker. It's a cool effect and the glitter ink does react slightly with the Distress Oxide inks, but like all glitter markers the glitter does come off. Not a lot but if you touch it you will have flecks of glitter on you. I can't stand that, lol. So as remedy on my second card (not shown, and yes, I made 2!) I used the glitter marker on the witch hats and added Glossy Accents over the top! Trapping the glitter in a clear cage! 

Alright, that's it! Thank you so much for joining me today. Don't forget to enter in your own design for the Art Impressions Quick and Simple challenge!  Happy Stamping!


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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Art Impressions Challenge Tropical Treat!

Hey everyone!

Have you joined in on the challenge over on the Art Impressions blog? The theme is Tropical Treat. I decided to use the really cute smaller stamps that we call freebies. When making a purchase in the Art Impressions shop you might receive one of these sea critters in you package. I believe they are still being offered. 

If you didn't see the live with Claire Snyder showing off the freebies go ahead an head here to the Art Impression's Facebook page for this fun live.  She even names each one, which is something I would totally do too! 


For the coloring of the sea creatures I used Parkoo Markers. These were sent to me to try out. I've used them on several projects and they aren't bad. I'll be honest, I prefer Copic Markers for alcohol ink coloring. You just can't beat the color selection, refill-ability and the brush tip. The Parkoo markers have a bullet nib, which isn't a bad thing. I've used several marker brands before that have a bullet nib instead of a brush. For someone first trying out alcohol markers or anyone on a budget the Parkoo markers would work great. I tend to take these with me on the go. The case is handy! I'll have the list of colors below.

I stamped all my creatures on to Neenah 80lb card stock using Gina K. Amalgam ink. While creating this one I was also up at my Mom's house so I had limited supplies. But she had some really nice pattern paper from Sparkle & Co that has a colorful wood plank texture. So I cut down several different colors of that pattern paper and adhered them to a scrap piece of card stock. I ran my newly made pattern paper piece through a die cut machine with the second to largest Rectangle Double Stitch die. 

I also used one of the smaller circle dies from Art Impressions on some 110lb cardstock and layered the creatures over the top. The sentiment is a left over from when I made a card using the Reel Great Guy stamp set a couple of weeks ago. I was going to use this one then but I decided to go a different route. Luckily it works well with the sea creatures and I remembered to pack it!

Parkoo Alcohol Markers Used:

Thank you so much for joining me today. I can't wait to see what you create for the Tropical Treat Challenge. 

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