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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Halloween cards from the class

Finally got to post the halloween cards we made at the Halloween Card Class on October 13th.

The stamp set used in this one is Cookie Cutter Halloween. I heat embossed the skeleton with VersaMark and white embossing powder on Basic Black card stock, which was then mounted on a piece of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. The other pattern paper layers on this card are also from that same set. 

The 'swirly bits' are cut with Swirly Scribbles thinlits, and the bat is punched first with the Elegant Butterfly punch, and then the bottom of the butterfly is punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch, to make it look like a bat.

The second card is also using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits. Here you can cut both pumpkins at the same time (the smaller circle fits inside the large circle centre, so you have no waste!. The leafs are stamped with Swirly Bird stamp set using Emerald Envy ink. The background splatter is from Swirly Bird stamp set and the sentiment is from Work of Art stamp set and I used Emerald Envy and Sahara Sand inks.

The third card uses again Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set. The background smutch is painted with a paint brush and Crushed Curry ink refill. The leaves are cut out using Leaflets Framelits. The orange leaf is then embossed with Woodgrain embossing folder, and the Delightful Dijon maple leaf is texturized by breaking the card stock apart.

This creates a 'suede' feel and look to the card stock. This is how I did it:

1. cut out your shape
2. use a bone folder to break the paper fibres by 'curling' the piece in different directions. This curling motion will break the fibres, and you will see that the paper layers start to peel apart. Just be careful with your curling, specially smaller parts may break. Even my leaf had some tears, but I made sure those parts are covered with the other leaf.
3. once your layers start peeling, gently tear the layers apart.

And the last card uses the same Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and the Halloween Night Specialty Designer series paper. The sentiment is stamped with Labeler Alphabet stamp set, and the background behind the scarecrow is stamped with a stamp from Butterfly Basics.

Both scarecrows are coloured with Blender Pens.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Mojo Monday 471

Some of you might remember me taking part in the 'Mojo Monday' challenges a while back.
As life happens, I just got too busy with other 'stuff', so the challenge got dropped.

Now I'm getting back to it (hopefully sticking with it too), and here is the challenge template.

As I was creating my card, I had all the intentions of keeping the card upright as in the template, but when I was cutting the background circle, I cut the wrong edge, so I ended making my card landscape instead 

there are no mistakes in crafting, 
just opportunities to be creative! 

The stamp used to create this card is from 'Wetlands' and the pattern papers (both in the circle and at the background) are from Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack. The image was first stamped off to a scrap paper and then onto the Whisper White card stock to get a more subtle image.

The colours are Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Delightful Dijon. The thinlits used for the cutting are: Flourish Thinlits, Sunshine Wishes thinlits and Layering Circles thinlits.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon, Hot Chocolate.... Fall is here!

So I have been making these fall cards now for couple of weeks. I just love the colours and the cool crispiness in the air.

The first card is Soft Suede and Delightful Dijon card stocks and the leaves are cut out of Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze card stocks using the Flourish thinlits set. This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.

The second card was part of my Fall Card Class selection.
The background is Pumpkin Pie and the Hardwood is stamped with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake card stock.

The leaves is cut with Leaflets framelits. The second leaf is cut out of Champagne glimmer paper (retired), but looks very similar with Gold glimmer paper (I had stacks of the champagne one, so I ended up using that one instead - sorry).

The tree and the leaves are from Totally Trees and the line is from Mountain Adventure. The pumpkins are from Swirly Bird and I hand drew the lines on the pumpkins (I just didn't have small enough pumpkin stamps!)

This card is made with Sheltering Tree using Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon colours. 

The Bakers Twine is Crushed Curry and the tree trunk is stamped with Early Espresso.

This is one of my favourite stamp sets. So quick to use and works for every season.

But I have to say, I just LOVE to use it with all the warm fall colours!