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  • Halloween Greetings

    A stenciled & die cut mini slimline Halloween card. Easy to make & change up the colors or use a colored designer paper for the background. So many ways to customize the look.

    A big congrats to Dbamesburg, the newest Featured Stamper (FS866)! She has a sweet little gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the 1 layer style & left side arrangement but used different images, colors & made mine a Halloween theme instead of Christmas.

    My mini slimline card started w/ a yellow/orange/purple background I made ages ago. It was done by spreading Marvy metallic markers onto a brayer, spritzing w/ water then rolling it across the white card stock. The colors seemed very Halloweeny to me, so I used the stencil & azure ink to sponge in the tree & background bats. For the moon, I sponged the stencil w/ 2 yellow inks onto a small piece of white, die cut it w/ circle die & attached it on top. I used another stencil to add the grass across the bottom to ground it.

    A few die cut purple bats were added on top as well as the tombstone & hand.  A small piece of purple die cut grass was added across the bottom of the tombstone. I positioned the greeting tag so it would appear the hand was holding it.

    Thanks so
    much for stopping by! 






    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Cute Ghosts set (greeting)
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, dk purple, lt purple
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #1, set #7
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Mini Slimline stitch, Cute Ghosts set, Circles, Bats & Spiderwebs, Classic Grass, Spooky Hand, Offset Tags dies, Bats & Tree, Slimline Hills & Grass Stencils,  Crossover II, Misti, Marvy Metallic markers

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  • Stir Up Trouble

    A fun Halloween card w/ a cute smiling cup, stenciled background & glittery goo border. Easy to make & easy to change the colors to go w/ your selection of Halloween paper.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC927), we’re visiting Country Living Pinterest Board where I found THIS cute picture.

    My little Halloween card is pretty easy. I colored the cute little smiling cup then die cut it w/ stitched circle die. I used my out of the box  for the stir stick to keep from chopping it off. The designer paper strip & purple strip behind it were die cut using 2 sizes of slimline dies, since I wanted them narrower than normal rectangle dies. I used my resizing trick to make them shorter. For the top section, I used a fun jack-o’lantern face stencil & lost shadow oxide ink for that barely there look. The orange drippy goo die cut was draped across the top of the purple strip & I added stickles to it & a couple of areas on the cup.

    The center circle was popped up a bit & I added an extra layer behind the top half of the circle to even it out w/ the added layers on the bottom.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Spooktacular Coffee set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, black, purple,  dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Spooktacular paper)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Oxide Lost Shadow
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Spooktacular Coffee set, Slimline Stitch, Circle Stitch, Drips & Splatters  dies, Jack O’Lantern Stencil,  Crossover II, Misti, stickles

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  • Tropical Paradise

    A colorful, tropical card easy to make w/ these fun dies, some ink & a few colored pencils. Sure to brighten someone’s birthday, vacation or retirement.

    It’s my turn to host the Inspiration Challenge (IC926) and we’re visiting The Classy Home & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS picture to inspire me.

    To make my tropical card, I die cut the palm tree frame out of grass green & stacked it a few times to give it a little depth. I used green, brown & blue-green inks to sponge on top of it, then added some details w/ Prismacolor pencils. I also used the pencils to color in the water on the white layer behind it. The grass, sand & little hilly island were also die cut & shaded w/ inks & pencils. I added the other elements to the white bg before attaching the palm tree frame on top.

    The small flowers were die cut, shaped & added at the bottom of the frame. The coconuts were made using a small hole punch then colored in.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: none
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, grass green, scraps of yellow, pink, red
    Ink:   Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks:  set #2, set #3, set #9, set #10
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Palm Tree Frame,  Rainbow & Clouds, Tabbed Mountains, Slimline Hills, Classic Grass, Seagulls, Sm Flowers #5 dies, Prismacolor Pencils,  white gel pen

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