Monday, July 29, 2013

Hero Arts Starburst meets Sizzix Starry Night

The background on these cards was made using the Hero Arts Single Starburst stamp and the Sizzix Starry Night embossing folder.  The two go great together.  Just stamp the starburst stamp all over the paper, stamp on your greeting, then run the paper through the embossing folder in your machine of choice; I use the Cuttlebug for all my embossing :

More Halloween cards

Finally making a dent in the embellishments I had left over from 2011 when I made a Halloween mini album.............. here are some more cards.  If you want details on any of the tools used, please email me and I will be happy to provide that information to you.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Haunted House Halloween card

Spooky tree punch by Fiskars, SandyLion Essentials haunted house, Fright Night stickers from Michaels a few years ago....................background paper from a Tim Coffey Halloween paper pack.

Tim Holtz Mini Cabinet and Vintage Cabinet tri-fold card

All of the punches are Martha Stewart and the tombstones are stickers by SandyLion Essentials that I had left over from when I bought them year's ago at Joann Fabric.  This is a card that I would have a class on in late Sept., early October if anyone was interested.  You can make the card tri-fold or just two-fold; it's all done the same way.  Send me an email or leave a comment on this post if you think it is something you would  like to take a class on at Hobby Lobby.

Halloween card for a girl

I thought I would give something different a try...........using pink on a Halloween card instead of purples, yellows and oranges.  Memory box spider web and spiders and Tim Holtz Alterations spider web embossing folder were used.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up as is the label.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Halloween Cards Day 3

Hero Arts Starburst stamp for the background on the card base and embossed in a Sizzix embossing folder that looks just like the starburst stamp

Most of the above cards were made using Halloween buttons I found at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.
Just put them in the middle of a rosette and it makes for a quick card.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Halloween Cards day 2

I pulled out my stash of Halloween stickers and old cards we had made in class over the past years ........ have way too many stickers (they will be at my garage sale soon).  I did some fresh touching up to the cards and used a few of the stickers.

Have you seen the Halloween dies that Memory Box makes?  They have everything you could possibly want. I don't have any but they would take card making to a whole different level.    If you find something is out of stock at Simon Says Stamp (by the way, use code SCC2 thru 7/31 to get 10% off your order), you can be pretty sure to find it at The Frantic

Here are the cards I made today:

Monday, July 22, 2013

Halloween cards

Last year I didn't make any Halloween cards; this year I've had a request for them so I've made a couple to start with.  I am waiting for a better Happy Halloween stamp so I don't want to make too many cards yet, but here's what I've made so far:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sizzix Thanks cards

The last two cards have the "thanks" die actually layered where I cut out two dies, one in blue and one in a darker background color to give a shadow effect.

The Thank You on the above card was cut out using Sure Cuts a Lot on the Cricut.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

God's Love

I had some fun playing around with stippling again and also painting on wet watercolor paper with distress inks.  God's Love stamp is by Inkadinkadoo which I purchased on  The raindrops are a stamp by Designs by Ryn which can be purchased online.  The umbrella die is by Impression Obsession which is available at Simon Says  This is the first time I've used the umbrella die; I hope to come up with other ways to use it soon.  My favorite of all of these cards is the first one where I just wet the watercolor paper and painted on wet distress inks.