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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Card for Halloween Party by Magda - Put a Spell on You and Twillight Zone

For my last project of this month I suggest an invitation card:

  1. Colour the mat using the blending sponge with Distress Inkpad Carved Pumpkin and darken the edges with Distress Inkpad Black Soot
  2. Stamp the house from the Twilight Zone stamp set and the spider from the Put a Spell on You rubber stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black
  3. Connect all spiders with a black trembling line
  4. Stamp the ghost from the Put a Spell on You stamp set first on a sheet of paper with Versafine Onyx Black, in order to have less colour on the rubber stamp
  5. Put a coat of Soft Form Relief Paste Copper on the stamp and let it dry completely for about 24 hours
  6. Remove the shape from the rubber stamp and trim the excess 
  7. Glue the shape as decoration on the card
  8. Stamp the sentiment from the Put a Spell on You rubber stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black
  9. Lighten the eyes of the spiders with a white pen and the windows of the house with Stickles Star Dust. 
  10. Glue the mat on a black cardstock card cutting from A4 cardstock 200 gsm 
Thanks for passing by and enjoy your Halloween party night

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Christmas Birches card (by Anne)

Good morning. I have had some little Xmas bauble stickers in my stash for years and thought that they would be perfect hanging from the Tangled Birch for a Christmas card. Think that I will make a few more of these and get my stickers used up.

Unfortunately I had a little trouble photographing this one. It is mounted on shiny mirror card and has lots of sparkly glitter texture which is very difficult to see in the photo. It looks lovely in real life. It would still work without the baubles, or perhaps with some gems of die cut snowflakes. I hope that you like it.

  • Tangled Birch stamp and sentiment from Christmas Candlelight
  • 12 X 17cm black card blank, silver mirror card and white stamping card
  • Ink sprays (blue, yellow, orange, opaque white and clear mica)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and Memento (Tuxedo Black)
  • Heat embossing powder (silver with glitter)
  • Alcohol markers (black, mid and light grey)
  • Watercolour pen (yellow)
  • Glitter pens (red and green)
  • Christmas bauble peel off stickers
  • Fine crystal glitter
How to make it:
  1. Stamp the tree and heat emboss with sparkly powder.
  2. Cut a small circle to act as a mask and spritz the background with sprays. Remove the mask and colour the moon with yellow watercolour pen.
  3. Add touches of colour to the stamped image with glitter pens. Add some shading around the outside of the trees and at the base of the scene with grey alcohol marker.
  4. Trim the card, outline with black marker, mount onto mirror card and glue to the card front. Stick down the baubles.
  5. Stamp the Christmas banner with Memento ink. Colour with alcohol and glitter pens. Cut out and glue to the card front.
  6. Finish with fine crystal glitter on the foreground and tree branches.

Friday, 21 October 2016

'Tis Near Halloween (by Asha)

Hello again, friends! I'm back with another project for you. Today I want to share with you an easy Halloween card featuring stamps from the Witching Time stamp sheet.

I stamped the image with Archival Ink and used Distress Inks to create the background. Next, I coloured the image with alcohol markers. And to finish the card, I added a few black bling.

I have more pictures and details of tools and products over at my blog. Thank you for stopping by today and come back soon for more amazing creations by the rest of the Design Team.


Thursday, 20 October 2016

brusho halloween

 I watched Lesley demoing a new way of using brusho powders on the Craft Channel last week, and just had to try it out! To a certain extent it is more controllable, but you still get the colour variations.
I used tags, and they were small enough for a trial run but large enough to work on - and Halloween images as it is that time (and I'd managed to find a set!)
Stamp set was nevermore, and I stamped the images first, then added the brusho.
Basically, you sprinkle the powder on very meanly, then use a brush and clean water to activate the brusho, working on a small area at a time and keep wiping the brush clean as you go. I used black brusho, hoping for a varied sky effect, and was quite pleased with the effect I got, even if it was a bit blotchy in places.
I used a window stamp from gothic fragments as a base for the window shape on the top part of the tag, and a much heavier sprinkle of black brusho.

Similar method for the second tag, apart from using the window stamp as a more defined arch, and yellow ochre brusho to colour the stonework.

Thanks Lesley for the idea, will be using this again!
Hope you enjoyed seeing these, more details on my blog
Have a great weekend

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Pink Butterflies (by Brenda)

Hello everyone, today we have the second of three posts this month from our Guest Design Team contributor Brenda. She has created a very pretty card to share with us, which I am sure you will all enjoy.

Brenda writes:

I started by painting a piece of 600gsm watercolour card with gesso. I find Distress Crayons are far more workable over a gesso base.

Using a pink and grey Distress Crayon, I rubbed them randomly, adding water here and there, to allow the colour to move and run in places. I also flicked a little watered down black Distress Ink.

Next, I randomly stamped one of the images from the Decorative Edges stamp sets and a quote from the Words of Inspiration stamp set, using second generation stamping, to achive a softer look.

The butterflies were stamped from the Butterfly Flourish Swirls stamp set, and the two butterflies were stamped a second time and cut out before colouring with the same Distress Crayons, and decoupaged, with wire antennae and pearls added to the thorax.

Thank you for another lovely project Brenda. We will see Brenda back again next week for her final visit of the month.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Witching Time (posted by Claire )

Good morning, Claire here with a quick and easy Halloween card made using stamps from 'Witching Time'. I decided to dust off my angelina fibres and fantasy film to make this project as I thought they would be perfect for a spooky card. 

I began by making a sandwich of the film with assorted colours of the fibres in the middle and then popped the film onto the the stamps which were inked with black stazon ink .I used a layer of greaseproof paper and ironed over the top for a few seconds. I love this technique it's such fun to do!

I cut the images out and layered them up,m adding ribbon, a button and some of the left over angelina fibres for a border.

I hope you're enjoying all the inspiration from my teamies this month.
Thanks for visiting today,

Monday, 17 October 2016

'Shrooms and Leaves (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I am back with another Autumnal project for you, and I it seems that I can't leave these zingy Brusho colours alone at the moment. I created a background using a combination of Autumn tones, which I spritzed, and blotted with a spare piece of card. I then stamped an image from the Autumn Poppy stamp set randomly around the edge of the background, using Archival Ink.

I cut a smaller piece of card, and stamped and embossed the central image, using copper embossing powder. I coloured the image using Brushos and a water brush. I edged the card using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, and chose another leafy image from the stamp plate and the same Distress Ink, to stamp around the edges.

I edged both pieces of card with green Distress Ink, before adhering them to a card blank, onto which I had added a piece of pale green card.

I will be back later in the month with another project to share with you. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx