Big Pumpkin Watercolor Card | Colorado Craft Company

Today is all about watercoloring! I had so much fun painting this big pumpkin stamp from Colorado Craft Company!

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So, to start this card I stamped the large pumpkin from the Jack-o-Lantern stamp set onto Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I painted the pumpkin using Prima watercolors. I used a dry painting technique where I would load up my brush with color and paint onto the dry paper. I would add the paint only where I wanted the color to be the darkest and then I would clean off the brush. Using clean water I would then drag out the color on the paper from the area I added the color. The further I dragged out the paint, the lighter the color would get.

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For the background I used my Prima watercolors as well, but I also added in a few colors from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I started out really light on the background and worked on deepening up the color with lots of layers.

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When the painting was finished I cut the panel to 5.75 x 5.75 and popped it up on a 6 x 6 card base with foam tape. I used a white pencil and white gel pen to add glowing lights to the background. I also used the white pencil for some highlights on the pumpkin. I used a dark blue colored pencil to deepen up some of the shading.

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For the sentiment I picked out the stamp which says “Happy Halloween” and embossed it in white onto Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock. I cut it down into two strips and popped them up on the card. To finish the card I went over the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.


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Spooky Action Wobbler Card | Spellbinders Small Die of the Month

Hey guys! I am excited to share today’s card with you. This one is so cute, I love the little ghosts from Spellbinders’ Small Die of the Month Club. And the best part? The little ghost in the middle wobbles!

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I started with a piece of Lavender cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I placed the Diagonal Stripes stencil over that and went over it with Nuvo Black Diamond Glimmer Paste.

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I took the ghost die from the kit and cut two out of white cardstock and one out of white glitter cardstock. I also cut the pumpkin out of some orange cardstock. I cut some small pieces of black cardstock and glued them to the back of the ghosts and pumpkin to cover up the holes where the eyes and mouth are.

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I glued two of the ghosts and the pumpkin with some liquid adhesive. For the third ghost (the glitter one) I used an action wobbler to adhere it to the card. This is what makes it wiggle! Using foam tape I glued the panel onto a black card base.

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For the first part of the sentiment I die cut the word “boo” from the kit out of both black and green cardstock. I glued the green letters on top of the black ones to make them thicker and then glued them to the card. For the second half of the sentiment I embossed a stamp from the Best Witches stamp set onto orange cardstock with white embossing powder. I cut that into a strip and popped it up on the bottom of the card, and that actually finished this card up!


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Best Witches Halloween Card | MFT August Release

Hey crafty peoples! Today I am sharing a card created with some of the products in the My Favorite Things new release. I absolutely love making Halloween cards, so this Best Witches stamp set was right up my alley.

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I started by stamping a bunch of the images from the set onto Neenah white cardstock with black ink. I colored in the images with Copic markers and then cut them out. I cut a panel of Bristol Smooth paper to 9 x 4. I blended over the top half of the panel with Distress Oxide ink. I used the colors Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot.

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I free-hand cut some hills out of Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock and Slate cardstock. Next I used the Eerie Tree die from the new release to die cut a few trees out of the same colors of cardstock. I glued two of the trees to one of the black hills and then glued it to the card. I then glued down the gray colored hill and popped up the gray tree on top of that. I popped up the final black hill with foam tape along the bottom edge.

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I arranged all of the images on the panel and glued them down with either liquid adhesive or foam tape. I picked a sentiment out from the set and stamped it onto black cardstock with Versamark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment into two strips and popped them both up on the card.

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For this finishing touches I went over the sentiment strips with a glitter brush and I added highlights to the images with a white gel pen.


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Halloween Card Using a Negative Coloring Technique

Today I made another Halloween card using two different stamp sets. I used the "Witch Way is the Candy" stamp set by My Favorite Things and the "Creepy Cute" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

I started out by stamping a bunch of pumpkins on a black piece of card stock with Versamark ink. I embossed these pumpkins with a white embossing powder. Next I stamped a bunch of stars to fill in the spaces between the pumpkins and embossed those in a clear embossing powder.

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I colored the pumpkins using my Prismacolor pencils. I used a white pencil and a black pencil and shaded them using a negative technique. So for the negative technique I used white for shading and highlight with the black. I was inspired by film photography for this coloring. In film photography the film is your negative. The lights and the darks on the images are inversed on the negative because when you develop them they inverse back. I also used my blender pencil a little bit for this coloring.

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For my sentiment I chose a stamp from the Creepy Cute stamp set that says "Boo!" I stamped it with my MISTI tool on some white card stock using Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. I cut the sentiment paper down to a small rectangle and glued it to a piece of vellum so that it has a nice vellum border.

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I took a piece of Gina K Tangerine Twist card stock and glued it to a card base. Then I adhered my pumkpin background to that with foam tape. I popped up my sentiment on the card with some foam tape as well. For the finishing touches I added a bunch of purple half pearls to the background to fill in some empty spaces. I glued them down using my Gina K Connect glue. I then went over the letters of the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.


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Which Way is the Candy Halloween Card

For today's card I used the Witch Way is the Candy stamp set from My Favorite Things.

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I started by stamping four of the images from from the stamp set onto some Bristol Smooth paper with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. I colored them in using my Arteza Real Brush Pens. Check out the video to see the coloring in detail. Once the coloring was done I fussy cut the images out with my scissors.

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Next I taped a piece of Bristol Smooth paper to a board to create a background. I made sure to lay down the tape so that it was flush with the paper edges so that I had nice straight lines and an even boarder all the way around. I then blended two colors of Distress Oxide ink on the paper to make my background. I used the colors Wilted Violet and Black Soot.

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I popped my background up onto a card base with foam tape. I then glued down my colored in images using Tombow Glue and Foam tape.  I created a sentiment for my card using a stamp from the set which says "A Halloween Hello." I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card stock. I cut that down to a strip and popped it up on my card.

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For the finishing touches I went over the sentiment and the witch's hat and cape with my Wink of Stella glitter brush. I added highlights to the images with a white gel pen. Finally I added two different sized of silver star sequins with my Tombow glue.


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