Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Tuesday with Tara {take 224} get your candy on

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Happy Tuesday! I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get a Halloween project ready to share with you today. Then I remembered I had a background I’d prepared at a local make & take day and fun Happy Halloween die cut from Impression Obsession to use! I hope you like what I came up with 🙂

I chose to combine the two prepared elements with some wide, sheer black ribbon and paper dolls & chit chat sticker by Tim Holtz. The glittery paper Happy Halloween die cut is pretty fabulous, but didn’t stand out like I wanted it to without that black layer behind it. I hated to cover up the fun background, but the sheer ribbon allows the design to peek through a bit.

I added a bit of color to the witch paper dolls with a matching purple Copic Marker, then added a bit of bling in the same purple to the card as well. A Quickie Glue Pen was just what I needed to adhere the die cut to the card. It even sticks to the ribbon! (The ribbon was stuck down with a bit of Sookwang/ Be Creative tape hidden behind the die cut as well as on the back of the panel.)

Hope your week is a good one! Have fun getting your candy on 🙂 I’ll be back on Friday, Nov. 1 to kick off our November blog hop… can’t wait to share what the team has been working on with you!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Lawn Fawn, The Great Stitched Pumpkin

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Happy Almost Halloween. Nancy F on the Scrap’n Stamp blog today with a fun little easel card inspired by the classic Peanuts book, “The Legend of the Great Pumpkin”. For this card, which should have been two but I had a little oops along the way, I am featuring the Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin dies, as well the amazing Tim Holtz distress oxides from Ranger Ink.

I am going to share the close up of the cards here and link to my blog for the full description of the process.

Easel card inspired by the legend of the great pumpkin, using Lawn Fawn stitched pumpkin die and stitched frame die, along with distress oxide backgrounds

My inspiration as I stated above was the classic Peanuts book, “The Legend of the Great Pumpkin”. I had it sitting in my room thanks to my little monkeys. I knew that the Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin dies would be perfect to try and recreate the cover of the book and that I could continue with the distress challenge when creating the backgrounds. These inks are my go-to for everything the last few years, they are just so versatile.

I created the night’s skyline with more colours than I think I needed by the time I assembled everything, lol. I used mustard seed, carved pumpkin, seedless preserves, wilted violet chipped saphire and blueprint sketch.

Easel Halloween card, featuring Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin dies distress oxides and pattern paper

I die cut numerous pumpkins and leave from the Lawn Fawns Stitched Pumpkin and Stitched Pumpkin frame dies, which also have the little face, leafs and stems included. I also die-cut grass from another Lawn Fawn set and created my own stencil for the moon using a circle die and acetate.

Side view of the easle card, with the cute pumpkin

I decided to create an easel card to switch it up a little as I have been getting bored with the same old thing. I hope I can inspire you to try something a little different

For more of an in-depth look at how I created the card please head over to my blog.

Hope you have a wonderful week and a fantastic and safe Halloween.

Nancy F


Tuesday with Tara {take 223}

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I thought I’d share some Halloween tags with you! I made these a couple of years ago for a blog hop we had featuring Tim Holtz’s “Ancestors” Paper Dolls (which are on sale right now) and all my tags show how fantastic Distress Oxide Inks are simply stamped or stenciled on BLACK paper. Hope you like them!

Freaky Friday Tags

(see the full original post from Oct 13, 2017)

I’ve been enjoying getting creative with the Paper Dolls by Tim Holtz, and these new additions add a creepy touch to the mix. There are a few seasonal images included, with costumes and pumpkins, as well as some regular type portraits with creepy expressions!  It’s a nice mix if you want a variety of paper dolls to work with!  I chose to use some of the ‘regular’  images and make a creepy/romantic tag, pairing a couple of single dolls together.

My plan was to create a set of tags that could be attached to treat bags for Halloween- if it happens, this one will go on the one I give my husband!

The technique

I started with black #8 tags and Distress Oxide Ink, stamping a background pattern (numbers by Dyan Reavely) directly on the tag. Then I continued, applying the same ink through a stencil (birds by Dina Wakley) over it to create my background design. I am not a big Halloween crafter, so chose some ‘neutral’ designs that I thought would work with the overall feel I was going for.  It’s good to have basics in your stash!  I selected my paper dolls and chose to add a few spots of color to them with Distress Markers.  I didn’t have a perfect match, but wanted a monochromatic look for this tag so went with a similar shade of purple.  The ink puddled a little bit in some places, so I dabbed with a cloth until I got the desired look.

I wrapped some sheer black ribbon with twine to add texture. Then I finished it off with a metal embellishment (this fancy lock is by Prima) and some occasions chit chat stickers.

The tags

I created a couple more tags as well, which you can see all together here.   Here’s a shot of the backgrounds I started with… 

… and the set of finished tags:

There is still some time for Halloween crafting, especially if you keep it simple & spooky 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara