Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Inkspired Halloween Box

While purusing some of my favorite stamping blogs in search of inspiration I came upon a "new to me" challenge blog called Inkspiration.  The current challenge sketch was just screaming at me to use the Spider Web Doilies!  Then I stopped myself thinking, "Do I really want to make another Halloween card that won't even fit in my box of unused Halloween cards?"   I then realized I don't have to make it a card but instead make it into a box and fill it with Halloween candy.  I also had the brilliant idea of giving that box of Halloween candy to my teenage son who is getting too old to be seen trick-or-treating but not too old to still want free candy.  Combine all of that thinking with the fact that I am stuck here at home while the long-awaited carpeting is being installed on our stairs and I have nothing else I could be doing so I may as well do some stamping! And we'll, here it is....

The challenge can be found HERE.

STAMPS: Among the Branches, a past Paper Pumpkin bat stamp
INK: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Real Red
PAPER: Basic Gray textured CS, Whisper White
OTHER: Spider Web Doilies, 2" Circle Punch, White Bakers Twine, Crystal Effects, Gift Bag Punch Board

The "blood" splatters were made by mixing Crystal Effects with a couple drops of Real Red reinker. I mixed it and applied it with a toothpick.  

Stampin' Up Fall Fest

Back with a Halloween card inspired by two challenge sites.  Create a project with pumpkins on it is the challenge at Friday Mashup.  I was wanting a sketch for inspiration so I used this one at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.  

I can't remember the last time I used a Happy Halloween card so if you would like this one let me know!  If not, I'll just add it to my box of Halloween cards I've made in years' overflowing!

STAMPS:  Fall Fest, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK:  Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Old Olive
PAPER: Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Whisper White, Black Glimmer Paper, Fightful Sight DSP
OTHER: Spider Web Doilies, Fun Fall Framelits

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Vintage Leaves for Mojo Monday

I'm back at it, finally!  This is the first time I have created a card in four months and the first one in our new home.  I can't believe it has taken this long to be settled in enough to feel like I can devote a few hours to stamping. 

This card is for one of my favorite challenge sites, Mojo Monday, found HERE.  

STAMPS: Vintage Leaves, Tin of Cards
INK: Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
PAPER: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Mossy Meadow, Bohemian DSP
OTHER: 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Updated Essentials Piercing Template, Tags & Labels Framelits, twine string (non-SU)