Friday, August 17

Halloween tiger???

These are extraordinarily old stamps from Stamps by Judith.
The car dis white card stock.
I stamped the ghost sheet first with StazOn jet black ink and made a post it note mask for the bottom.
Using one of her smaller cat stamps I stamped that to make it look like a tiger coming out at the bottom.
Using my Prisma pencils I colored the image to make it look like a tier.
The verse is two parts (unknown company) that I stamped with the StazOn.

fusing Halloween...

Ghosts fly around the galaxy as well as earth.
The base card is black card stock.
The main piece is black card stock that I used Distress crayons and water to make a sky.
I love the way Colorbox frost white ink and clear embossing powder gives a spooky look so I stenciled the sky (Newton’s Nook Designs “Starfield Stencil”) with the frost white ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
The ghost (Stamps by Judith) was stamped onto vellum.
I used a black Sharpie marker t color the eyes and mouth and after they dried I trimmed him out.
On a strip of black card stock I embossed the “Happy Halloween” (Hero Arts) with the frost white ink and clear embossing powder.
The ghost was applied by putting glue dots behind the mouth and eyes!

Jennifer McQuire strikes again...


One of the best things for me, growing up, was the new outfit I was allowed to get for the first day of school.
This car is based on that memory, with Jennifer McGuire’s help.
The base card is tan card stock with a layer of red sparkle card stock.
The leaf piece was made following the Jennifer McGuire link but I used tan card stock, Concord & Ninth “Thankful Leaves Turnabout” set with Distress Oxides inks.
On another piece of tan card stock I stamped the girl from MFT Stamps “Mon Cher” set with Versamark ink and colored her with Prisma pencils for a no be coloring look.
I trimmed her out with a craft knife and glued her to the front of the card.

Thursday, August 16

die cut birthday...

One of my friend’s has a Halloween birthday and all her friends send her non-Halloween cards.
I, on the other hand, enjoy finding ways to use colors or images that suit the holiday as well as her birthday.
The base card is white card stock with a layer of black card stock and then a piece of patterned paper.
Using the Our Daily Bread Designs birthday set I die cut the cupcake with black & green card stock & patterned paper.
I glued all the pieces to the card.
There are multiple verses in the set so I stamped some of them with StazOn jet black ink.

icy sport...

The little kitty is practicing for the Olympics!
The car is white card stock.
The “rink” was made by die cutting an oval (Lifestyle Crafts nested ovals) in scrap paper and sponging Distress broken china ink.
I stamped the kitty (Taylored Expressions “ice, ice baby”) with StazOn jet black ink.
I colored him with Arteza real brush pens.
The eyes were made with a gel pen and a fine line black permanent pen.
The verse (Stampin’ Up “So Happy For You”) was stamped with the StazOn.