Creepy Haunted House Card - Distress Oxide Sky Technique

For today’s card I used the Creepy Cute stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. I created a Halloween sky using my Distress Oxide sky technique.

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I started with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taped down to a board. I then blended Distress Oxide ink on the paper ink the colors Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, and Seedless Preserves. I then used a paintbrush to paint cloud shapes all over the panel using clean water. I used a paper towel to blot up the water which pulls up the ink leaving behind my wispy looking clouds. I went over the clouds using my Wink of Stella glitter brush to make them really sparkly. The last thing I did to create this background is take a white gel pen and outline the underside of each cloud. Check out the video to see this technique in detail!

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I stamped the haunted house image from the Creepy Cute stamp set onto a piece of dark gray card stock with Versamark ink. I heat embossed the image with a white embossing powder. I fussy cut the house out using some scissors and then used my N2 Copic marker to add a little bit of shading to the image. I took a scrap piece of black card stock and cut a curve out of it to create a hill for my house to sit on.

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Next I took and A2 sixe card base and glued a piece of black card stock to it. I then took my sky background and adhered it to a piece of vellum to give it a border. I popped up that panel onto the card base with foam tape. I glued the hill piece I created to the bottom of the sky panel with my Gina K Connect glue. I also glued down the house. For the sentiment I used a stamp which says “Witch way is the candy?” and heat embossed it in white on black card stock. I cut it down to a strip and glued it to vellum so that it would have a border. I popped that sentiment up on the card next to my creepy house.

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I used my Prismacolor pencils to add a little more detail to my house. I went over the windows using the white pencil and then the PC918 to make them look like they are glowing. I then took the black Prismacolor pencil and deepened up the shading and added a drop shadow. I went over the sentiment with the Wink of Stella glitter brush and added a mixture of sequins across the card. I spread them from the bottom left to the top right and glued them with my Gina K Connect glue. Finally I went around the border of the sky panel with a white gel pen doing some dashed lines.


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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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Halloween Shaker Card - Creepy Cute Stamp Set

Today I made a Halloween card using the Creepy Cute stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

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I started out by stamping the cat from the stamp set onto some Neenah solar white card stock. I then colored my little cat in using Copic markers. For the body of the cat I used N2, N4, and N6. For the hate I used V06, Vo9, and V17. For the band on the hat I used YG03 and YG17. After the coloring was finished I fussy cut the cat out with scissors.

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Next I used a square die on a piece of A2 size white card stock. I stamped a sentiment from the Creepy Cute set on the bottom of that piece of card stock using my MISTI tool. The sentiment says "It's Meow-lloween!" I stamped it using Simon Says Stamp intense black ink.

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I glued a piece of acetate over the square window using my ATG gun. Next I added two layers of foam tape around the window on the back to make my shaker area. I filled the shaker area with a bunch of black sequins and some tiny pewter star sequins. I then covered up the shaker with black card stock. I took the whole shaker panel and adhered it to a card base.

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I used my ATG gun and some Gina K Connect glue to adhere my cat image to the card. For the finishing touches I went over the cats nose and eyes with a Micron pen to darken them up. I also used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the cat. I wanted this to be a very clean and simple card design, so with that I called it finished.


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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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Love Your Guts - Halloween Themed Love Card

Today I want to share a card I made using products from My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, and Simon Says Stamp.

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First I started with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taper down to a board. I painted a very simple background using my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used color numbers 37, 139, and 38. Next I stamped two of the pumpkin images from the My Favorite Things stamp set "Which Way Is The Candy." I took out some of the cute little faces from the Lawn Fawn stamp set "Thanks a Bushel" and stamped them on my pumpkins.

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I colored in my pumpkins with Copic markers. I used YR02, YR04, and YR07 for the main portion of the pumpkins and for the stems I used YG17 and YG67. For the sentiment I chose a stamp from the Simon Says Stamp stamp set "Simple Sentiments No. 1." The sentiment says "Love Your Guts." I thought that that was hilarious and worked well with the pumpkins. Because...guts...pumpkins...get it?! I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed it in a white embossing powder. I glued the sentiment strip onto a piece of vellum to give it a little bit of a border.

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I popped up my watercolor panel to a card base with foam tape. I also popped up my sentiment and pumpkins onto the watercolor panel. Then I used my black Prismacolor pencil to add a drop-shadow under the two pumpkins.

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For the finishing touches on this card I added highlights to my pumpkins with a white gel pen. I also took the gel pen and added a border on the watercolor panel using my T-square ruler. I added a ton of tiny star sequins above the pumpkins using Tombow glue. Finally I went over the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.


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