Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Have a FaBOOlous Day

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Wow, it’s the last week of October already! That means it’s time to finish off any Halloween prep you might need to do, you know, like buying your favourite Halloween treats. 😉  And if you like to send Halloween cards, it’s time to get them in the mail! I’m here with possibly the least spooky card you can imagine, for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt, BOO.

 

 

These little ghosties from Lawn Fawn’s Booyah stamps and dies are so sweet! I stamped a few, mixing up the shapes and faces, then picked two that seemed to get along well together for the “O”s in my BOO. I added a bow tie to one, and a sparkly flower to the other. And let me tell you about my background! I was using distress oxides for a different card background, and had been brushing the excess off on the back of a Scrap ‘n Stamp postcard from an order. As I was cleaning up, I realized I had the start of a spooky sky! I used mermaid lagoon, faded jeans and wilted violet for the background. My large “B” is from Concord & 9th’s Tall Type Alphabet. The secondary banner sentiment is from another fun Lawn Fawn set, Tiny Halloween. I tried different ways of mounting my panel onto the card base – directly onto a white card base, a black mat on a white base, but decided I liked this one, directly onto a black card base, best.

 

 

If I knew anyone getting married on Halloween, wouldn’t this be a fun wedding card? 😀  Thanks for checking in today – hope your week’s off to a faBOOlous start!

 

Orange You Glad It’s Thursday?

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

I couldn’t resist the corny joke! My word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘orange’, so I just couldn’t resist the ‘orange you glad it’s Thursday’ joke.  Actually, I’m running behind – I was supposed to have shared this card on Tuesday the 11th. So if you’re confused, it’s okay; it’s not you, it’s me!

ORANGE MOON

I recently received the new Tim Holtz Layering Moon Mask set, and just had to use it!  We’ve had so many spectacular moons this year – blood moon, harvest moon, blue moon, super moon, that I thought I’d go with my version of the blood moon – but in orange!

Orange You Glad it's Thursday?

Plus, since Hallowe’en is coming up in a few weeks, I thought I’d make it a bit spooky, too.

CARD DETAILS

If you haven’t seen this new Moon Mask set yet, you really have to check it out! You get 3 masks and 3 stencils, in 3 different sizes.  I chose the middle size moon. First, place the mask onto your white cardstock, and then blend Fossilized Amber around the edges. Leaving the mask in place, next blend Dusty Concord, then Chipped Sapphire, and finally Black Soot distress oxide inks. Now, remove the mask, and blend Spiced Marmalade distress ink to fill in the moon. Next place the moon stencil, and use the Black Soot distress oxide to stencil in the craters of the moon.

After completing the moon, remove the stencil, and then stamp the Lavinia Stamps Seasonal Tree in Nocturne ink.  Then blend a bit more Black Soot around the bottom, so that the tree doesn’t look like it’s floating. I didn’t have a suitable spooky sentiment, so I didn’t add one. But if you do, to the left of the tree at the bottom is the perfect spot!

Now, layer your image panel onto a piece of dark yellow cardstock with foam tape, and then glue it onto an orange card base.

JOIN THE DAILY CHALLENGE

It’s fun and free to join the daily challenge! Just join the Facebook Group page HERE. Find the list of word prompts – there’s one for each day of the month. Play along with as many prompts as you like! Share a photo of your card to the page, and use hashtag #snschallenge.  At the end of the month, one lucky participant is randomly chosen to WIN a $50 Gift Card to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp!

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Tuesday with Tara {take 271} Plaid & Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card is for those people in our lives with birthdays on/around Halloween.  I’m combining my new MFT Buffalo Plaid Background stamp with a birthday wishes die cut and some autumn pumpkins… with an easy Halloween twist! As it turns out, everything is by MFT.

This card came together pretty quickly for me, since I used a few pre-inked/colored pieces that I had on my work space.  I stamped the plaid in black on a green inked panel of water color card stock.  Because of the texture in my paper, it has more of a vintage feel rather than a crisp new plaid.  I’d also colored up these pumpkins as extras when I was working on another card.  These were my ‘imperfect’ ones, with a bit of bleeding outside the lines, so I inked up the edges with a brown Distress Ink.  Again, this works with the vintage feel the card was getting.  I continued on with the theme and added a bit of white crocheted lace trim.  Next to the white sentiment, the trim seemed to really tie everything together!

As I played around with the arrangement for my pumpkins, I got the idea to transform one of them into a jack-o-lantern. Since I don’t have any ‘face’ stamps to use, I pulled out a black marker and got to work.  Anyone can draw a simple face like this- especially if you practice on a scrap of paper first to get the sizes right!  I finished everything off with a few dots of Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops for that little bit of shimmer.

Hope it makes you smile!  Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara