Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Tuesday with Tara {take 172}

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all have had as much fun with our latest blog hop as I have, and I can’t wait to see the response we will get to our new challenge!   I’ve got a second card with the challenge theme (Purple, Orange & Green- not just for Halloween) to share with you today.  I made several backgrounds with the same three colors of Distress Oxide ink colors (wilted violet, spiced marmalade, twisted citron) as I was preparing for this so naturally had to turn at least two of them into cards…

This background was created on glossy Alcohol Ink card stock, then finished with a light cover of Distress Micro Glaze, which brings the gloss back out and reveals all the layers of color.  Prior to glazing, you have a very muted background.  I found using a sponge made my glaze a bit too thick, so I applied a small amount with my finger and buffed it over the surface with a cotton rag.  I selected a paper doll from Tim Holtz Ancestors embellishments (I think this was in the ‘halloween’ themed release, but can’t be sure since mine are all stored together!) and added some butterfly wings (from the botanical ephemera pack).  I wanted to pair her with this cute sentiment I picked up, by Impression Obsession.  I rarely purchase Halloween stamps myself, but thought this one would work with a variety of images 🙂  It was stamped in Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink.

I highlighted the word “BOO-TIFUL” in my sentiment by tracing over it with Nuvo Jewel Drops in Key Lime.  I needed a little something to finish off my card, and remembered these lace borders by Tim Holtz.  Mine are ‘vintage’ strip dies from before he started making thinlets, but this lace design has been re-imagined as a thinlet and looks like it’s even better now!  I cut it from book print, inked the top edge with spiced marmalade and threaded some thin purple jute through the holes.  Normally I like to trim a clean edge on a card front, but since this was so delicate and had jute through it, I wrapped it around the back and inside front of the card slightly to give a stronger finish.

It’s a simple card, but I hope you enjoy the mix of elements with the background colors & textures!  And I hope you’ll join us with our #SNSpurpleorangegreen challenge on facebook as well 🙂  Remember, you’ve got until Nov. 1 to play along with our challenge and have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store!  Woo!

I hope you’re having a great week!  I can’t wait to see what you create…

Inky hugs,


Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Hello all! Kia here with you today. I would first like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

I decided to do a Halloween card to share with you today. I have used stamps and dies from two different companies, one being Concord & 9th, the other My Favorite Things. It was just too hard to resist putting these together, it is like they were made for one another. As I had a lot that I wanted to fit on my card, I decided to make a tall 3.75 x 8.5 card.

I started first with the night sky by first masking off where I wanted the moon to be. I then sponged on my inks, working with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and starting with Shaded Lilac, moving on to Blueprint Sketch and finishing around the edges with Wilted Violet. I then removed the moon mask, and applied the sky mask to protect the sky while I did the moon. Again using Distress Oxide Inks, I started with Antique Linen and finished with Wild Honey. Once finished, I removed the masks and ran the hose from my Mini Mister along some areas on the moon, then sprinkled the entire area with water droplets.

I stamped all the images from both sets using Memento Ink in Jet Black, and die cut using my Gemini, then coloured with Chameleon Markers. For the grass areas I sponged on distress oxide in Peeled Paint. I attached a row of the trees and the houses using foam squares and glue, and used foam squares for the critters. I added Wink of Stella to the cape on the fox, and really wished I had room for the extra pumpkin and candies, but I will use them inside instead.

I hope you have enjoyed this Halloween card. I have listed the products below, which can all be found in the Scrap’n Stamp Store.

Thanks so much for visiting Scrap’n Stamp today.

A Lawn Fawn Halloween

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

A Lawn Fawn Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en is right around the corner.  Lawn Fawn’s most recent   release  embraces the upcoming  festive occasion  with   die sets  called “Add-Ons”.

Add-On’s are designed by adding new pieces  or themes to encourage different  or novel uses of existing dies.

This project uses Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box with  the newly released Tiny Gift Box Bat Add-On and Tiny Gift Box Deer Add-On. Although only  a bow tie die was used from the latter Lawn Fawn Add-On Set. Both were used with the existing Tiny Gift Box Die Set.

Bazzill Premium Card Stock in two grey   shades,  black ,white,  pink,  and a  purple texturized  sheet  were  used in this project . Tonic  Glitter card  in red, purple , and black and  scrap of orange  from my stash added to the required colours and textures to complete six tiny bat boxes. 

Lawn Fawn Tiny Gift Box scores as well as cuts. The score marks were burnished well.   Be Creative Tape was applied to the back side of four flaps. The flaps are located on either side of the long centre piece ( box body).

The flaps are adhered to  the inside of the notched rectangle sandwiched between   the two forward flaps. The sides of the rectangle sandwiched between  the final two flaps are brought forward , adhering  the flaps to  the inside of each side of the rectangle.  The box is now assembled.

Working on the bat from the back to front applying the eye, mouth and teeth coverings on to the back. The black piece first and then the white to the bottom of the black piece paying attention to the notches.. Flip the bat over and add, the checks, tuxedo and wings as desired. The finished bat is now attached to the box front with Be Creative Tape. Ranger Glossy Accents was added to the eyes of three Bats.

This project is now complete. Until next time – xo – Karen