Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween with more Ghosts

Here is the second Halloween card I mentioned where I got to play with some more ghosts from the Booyah stamp set from Lawn Fawn using some of my favorite colors, Electric Red, Blue, White, and Black.  

Here, I wanted to create a clean and simple look so I pulled out one of my favorites...Storybook 1 die from  Pretty Pink Posh. I love this die as it's so easy to create little scenes in addition to all the stitching! 

To cut the frame, I used the small rectangle of blueprints 20 (MFT) and put the Storybook 1 die in the center. Next, I grabbed some paper from the Let's Bokeh in the Snow pack and ran through the big shot to get the stitched squares.

Colored in these ghosts and accessories using my copic markers and since I've been loving the embossed look, once again, used white embossing powder for the sentiment. I did use some foam mount under the ghosts and sentiment to pop it up a little.

For final touches, I took my white sharpie pen and added some details along with adding a few  sparkling clear  sequins. Joining again, over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Anything Goes" 

Do you like this color combination? As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out all the inspiration.

Happy Halloween with Booyah

Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween and hope everyone has some fun tonight with some trick and treats! Joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Anything Goes" 

Here is my card:
Just got this set late last week called: Booyah from Lawn Fawn and love all the variations of ghosts you can create along with the spiders, treats, and little accessories.

Also, had to play again with these fun Spooky sequins mix so I created another shaker card using this cute Stitched Duo 3 die from Pretty Pink PoshAlso, using the paper from the Let's Bokeh in the Snow pack from Lawn Fawn.

Look at those fun little pumpkins and colorful array of sequin. Plus those cute little spiders that were easy to just stamp in black with. Can you tell....I love sequins? 

Just loving these ghosts and playing with more of them so hopefully get one more card done before tonight. The sentiment was embossed again using some white powder by Ranger. 

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out all the inspiration.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Birthday to Someone Special

I'm back today with another birthday card to celebrate and wish one of my instagram friends Payel (beau_monde_designs) over at Beau Monde Designs a wonderful birthday and hope she enjoys each day all year round. 

She is super sweet and always so helpful aside from creating beautiful cards, so I wanted to create something special. Also, joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with  "Anything Goes" and Seize the Birthday where they have a topper of: Pocket card, but as always you can stick with "Anything Goes".
Here is my card:
Lately, I've been enjoying blending colors or should we say "practicing blending colors" and creating backgrounds with my mini blending tool. Therefore, I started off with creating a colorful background using some Simon Says Stampinks along with using the negative portion of a scallop border. 

I figured it's a good way to test out new ink colors I have and see what results I get. From the bottom up, I started with Duckling and than moved up to Green Apple, Scuba, High Dive, Hot Mama, and than went and grabbed  one mini distress ink (Spiced Marmalade) to finish the rainbow look. 
Next, went on to create this clear shaker using the new "Large Party Circle Wafer Die" (SSS) which I love the font and size, Added a combination of seed beads, both sparkling clear and silver shimmer along with 4m and 6m sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  

This sentiment is from the Happy and Smile set which I embossed using white powder from Ranger. As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out all the inspiration.


Chocolate Gift Bag Tutorial using Decorative Tag and Playful Pups

Thanks for being patient as I've had a relapse with this cold which has been no fun, but as promised and mentioned on my Instagram, here is the tutorial on creating this fast and fun little chocolate gift treat bag. 

Love this Decorative Tag die
These are so much fun and fast to make that I created another one, but changed the colors around along with adding this adorable little dog from the Playful Pups from Mama Elephant. The sentiment is again from the: Toboggan Together set (Lawn Fawn).  

You can click on any of the pictures to get a closer view.

Here are the steps:
1. Cut a piece of card stock 3 1/2 " width by 11" inches long

2. Score at 4 inches , 5 6/8 inches, and than at 10 inches

3. Cut any decorative piece of paper (3  1/16 in x 4  1/16 in)
(If you want more of a white border, cut the piece of paper (3" x 4")
Here I used paper from Lawn Fawn's Beachside collection  

4. Die cut two different colored card stock using the Decorative Tag die  as pictured above

5. Add the decorative paper to the section labeled 4 1/4 inches
6. Place the oval section of the Decorative Tag die  in the center and run through the die cut machine. 

After you run the die cut through, you should have this opening on the front 

7. Cut a piece of acetate approx (2  3/4 inches x 3  1/4 inches) 
8. Turn the card stock up side down and adhere the acetate covering the oval area, than flip back to the front.
The reason I added the acetate was so when I add the white decorative oval, it would have something to hold onto. Otherwise the white decorative piece will go through the opening. 

9. Fold and crease all scored lines to ensure folds are defined and easy to manipulate for closure in the end.
10. Add the Decorative Tag die portion to the front of the project (I used some Multi Medium Matte to glue it)
11. Decorate the front as desired by adding sentiment and or little critter.

12. Fill little bag with candy, chocolate, or anything desired.
13. Staple the little bag to the inside cardstock as shown in picture above
14. Last but not least, fold project at score lines and add glue to the 1 inch section before sealing

Here is the picture of the back of the project when all sealed up. This way, the staples are not showing. 

Again, these are fun and fast to make, but be aware you may want to keep making more. If you have any questions, please let me know and hope you have fun.  Thanks for being patient while I was able to take pictures of the entire process.