Sep 28, 2020

SPOOKY

 


Hey everyone, Anne from Anne-Made here with you today.  Halloween will be here before you know it, so I decided I needed to get a few cards made.

Today's project uses the following dies:


I die cut the shoe from white cardstock and outlined the die onto the patterned paper so I could fussy cut it out.  


I had one idea in my head but once these were die cut, I changed my mind and decided I wanted the entire shoe red instead of just the sole. My trusty Copic red took care of that issue for me.  To emphasize the red sole, I added Fairy Hugs Glitter Powder (Currant)


I also added Fairy Hugs Glitter Powder (Plum) to the spider webs and Fairy Hugs Glitter Powder (Raven) to the shoe buckle and the dangling spider.


Next for the sentiment, I chose the new Spooky Boo die as I thought it would pair well with the shoe. I also wanted to scatter several more spiders around the card. (I might have gotten carried away with all the spiders 😄)


Here is one final look at today's Halloween card:


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Sep 25, 2020

Rainbow Bats and More

Hi, Mary here... 

My desk is full of Halloween crafty goodies, so I'm back on the blog today with two more Halloween cards.  I used this cute bat die from Impression Obsession on both of the cards I'm showings today.  

I started my first card by die cutting several bats from white mixed media 184lb (400 series) cardstock. Please note this die includes tiny dies for the inner ears, nose and belly, which I didn't use on my card. 


Initially, I inked the bats solid with their Distress Oxide colors, but ended up adding black at the bottoms of all the bats for added interest.  


When I placed the bats on my card background I felt the bats didn't pop enough, so I went back and die cut more of them, so that each inked bat had a white shadowed bat underneath.  I glue the inked and shadowed bat so just a little bit of the white showed. 
 

Here's a picture of all the bats with their white shadows.


 I love how the finished card turned out.  The black card base, I splashed with white ink.

For the inside, I die cute the bat from foam to create a stamp... notice, that it doesn't matter what color foam you have.  



On my second card, I started by die cutting a Double Stitched Oval from my card front.  

I glued the die cut and inked bat on the front over the oval opening and backed it with another die cut bat on the back side.  On the card's inside, I glued the die cut cat.  


I used Cheery Lynn Designs' Whimsical Halloween Cat die set, which is currently not available in the store, but the Large Mod Cat, the Creepy Cat are good alternatives die set if you want to create a similar card.   


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Sep 24, 2020

Ghost Ride

 


Hey everyone, Anne from Anne-Made here today with a cute Halloween tag.  This tag uses two of the newly released Halloween dies from Tutti Designs and an older Tutti tag die.

The following Tutti Design dies were used for today's project:

Tutti Designs: Cross Stitch Tags (these Nesting Stitched Tags would also work...same size, different edging)

I started out by creating my own sparkly black cardstock with a homemade spritz that is so easy to make.  I added a little bit of Perfect Pearls (Perfect Pearl) mica powder to a spritzer bottle and then added some water.  No measuring....if I don't like it, I add a little more Perfect Pearls to the water and shake it up again. The great thing about this is that once you make a bottle, it lasts for a long time.  Just shake it up before you use it every time.


Then next step was to die cut all my pieces.  I die cut the Spooky Fun truck from this black cardstock and a couple other colors so I could paper piece.  I also die cut the Spooky Boo twice; once from the remainder of my black cardstock and again from the purple used it paper piece my truck.  (I didn't take a photo of the purple cardstock being die cut as I only wanted the negative pieces.)



Now it's time to die cut the tag base using the Nesting Tags die.  I decided to go with this cute plaid cardstock.


And finally, it's time for the assembly.  I added the negative pieces from the purple onto the black Spooky Fun truck and fussy cut out the ghosts to adhere on top of the black ones.  I offset them a tiny bit so the black would create a slight shadow. 

I fussy cut the "boo" from the rest of the die cut and adhered it on top of the purple, offsetting it slightly.  I also added some sparkle to the web using a Nuvo Glitter marker. After adding it to the web, I decided the truck parts needed it as well.  So I carefully added the glitter marker to the small negative pieces. 

I also added a couple confetti pumpkins to the back of the pickup bed.

Here's a side view of the assembled tag so you can see the dimension and the sparkly goodness.


And one final look at today's project:


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Sep 23, 2020

Girl in the Garden Card

 Happy Wednesday, friends!

It's Nancy, from The Nickel Nook, here with you today!
I am sharing my final Design Team post with you.

I have to tell you that I had the BEST time putting this one together!

Here's my card:


Isn't that the sweetest image?
I used the "Tremendous Friend" stamp set from AALL & Create Stamps.
Unfortunately, this particular set has sold out since I made my card.
You'll find more sets just as cute as this one HERE.


I stamped the little girl and the butterflies, colored them, and fussy cut them out.


Then I went about creating the fun scene.


This is the sentiment that came with the stamp set.
It's stamped on the inside of the card.


Here's one last look at the finished card:


Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I hope you found some inspiration in my fun card!
I've enjoyed sharing my projects with you over the past several months! :o)

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Sep 22, 2020

Bird and Blooms Birthday Card

Hey there!                                                                                                                                                       It's Judy here with what I'm calling a bird and blooms birthday card project.


I chose some metallic and glitter card stock and a coordinating print and white.




I knew I wanted to put a rectangular frame on the card and chose some dies that 
I thought would work well for my design.








I added the frame I created by using 2 rectangular dies.
Next I started arranging the flowers and leaves on the frame.
I decided I needed to add a little more color so cut the corner die
I used again out of the metallic paper and cut apart pieces to add.
I basically cut out the holly leaves, as this is a Christmas themed die
and my card is not. Just an example of how to use parts of die cuts
rather than the whole thing, which will make your dies go farther.




I also layered the Happy Birthday dies for a little more color and dimension.

This is the finished product.





I hope I've provided some inspiration for you to
 play and create with your dies and we'd love for you 
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