Sunday, October 20, 2019

Colorful Boo


I've had this idea in my head with all the big stamp companies coming out with Boo dies. I did these on my Scan n Cut using Doodlebug Design Candy Carnival 6x6 paper that I colored up using Copics. I could easily replicate this look using paper that is already in color.


I paired the BOO with Mama Elephant Little Boo Agenda ghosts that are also colored in Copics.  The background paper is Sunny Studio Subtle Grey Tones which is fun but allows the busy BOO to take center stage.


I popped the BOO on Scotch foam tape and used Gina K Connect Glue for everything else. The ghosts peeking through are especially cute!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Halloween, SIP #203 Halloween, CAS(E) this Sketch! #344

Saturday, October 19, 2019

SOSS #146 - P is for Pink Halloween


Today marks the start of the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #146 P for Pink Halloween. Halloween is my favorite but throwing pink into the mix throws me off usually but not this year. Hot pink Gelli print to the rescue!


I cut the print out using a Honey Bee Deckled Edge Rectangle die and adhered it to the card front that I had stamped using the Whimsy Illusions background stamp with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron.


Next up I stamped the Whimsy Zombie Boy image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Copics. I love the expression on his face!


Final steps included stamping and embossing the sentiment using Versamark and Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder, with the retort printed on my label printer, and adding a few Whimsy Dracula Going Batty bats.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Fall to One and All


This card makes me do a happy dance.  It features everything I love about fall:  changing leaves, harvest, Halloween, and chilly days and nights. Yippee!

I first diecut the Sunny Studio Comic Strip die out of Sunny Studio Colorful Autumn 6x6 Paper. I then made tick marks with a pencil to demarcate the boxes for coloring each scene.


In the upper right and left scenes, I used Sunny Studio Scenic Route, partially masking the houses to keep them in their own box.

I also tossed in the trick-or-treaters and a pumpkin from Lawn Fawn Spooky Village.

For the bottom right sentiment box, I ombre-colored the background with Copics, stamped a few Sunny Studio Woodsy Autumn leaves and stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black onto the Sunny Studio Comic Strip speech bubble and card base.


I used a ton of Copics for this card, given the different images as well as different times of day. So worth it tho.


For final touches I added the raccoon and tree to the lower left scene, popping up the top of the tree on foam tape. The speech bubble is popped up too.

I'm entering this in Cardz 4 Guyz #230 Spooky or Orange, Just Add Ink #478 Just Add H (houses, Halloween, harvest), Addicted to Stamps and More #362 Make Your Mark

Woodland Hugs


My entry for the Christmas Kickstart #21 Woodland Creatures.  Finally.  I had an idea for the previous challenge, which I've now forgotten, but no matter since I never got around to it anyway.  I'm also entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Christmas.

I sponged the card base with Distress Oxide Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed. I diecut the Mama Elephant Winter Forest Cover twice. Once planned and the other later to cover up inky fingers. I stamped the Mama Elephant Fuzzy Hugs image with Memento Toffee Crunch and colored it up with Copics. I stamped the sentiment with Distress Oxide Broken China and used a Marvy Snow marker on their cottontails.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

ATCAS #170 - Plaid


Time for another Addicted to CAS Challenge!  This time our inspiration word is "Plaid."


I stamped the MFT Sweet Birthday Wishes image then sponged the Newton's Nook Snowfall stencil using Distress Oxide Broken China.


I colored her up with Copics then paper-pieced her dress using MFT Plaid Patterns Merry and Bright 6x6 Paper.

The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Whimsy - Ellie's First Christmas


Oh, this Ellie's Question image from Whimsy Stamps is so darn cute!  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her up with Copics.


I coordinated the colors with the background paper which I had cut out with a Wavy Pierced Rectangle and a Pierced and Stitched Circle Die.

I used a white pigment pen to add lots of details to the ornaments.


I didn't use a sentiment since the image and background paper do that for me. I just added a little candy cane twine to finish the card off.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Haunted Gingerbread House


Boo!  All are welcome here!  LOL. My stepdaughter was visiting and we found a haunted gingerbread house kit at Costco.  Of course.  It was a great family activity; even her dad got involved.  Check out my IG for some fun pics.

In addition to what was provided in the kit, we used some of my cardmaking supplies--fun! It all started with my SD saying caution (washi) tape on the door would be so cool.  The ideas just kept coming after that.



I used the MFT Small Brick Wall stencil along with my Copic airbrush for the exterior of the house. I also airbrushed the windows with a bit of yellow for glowing lights, the roof and spiderweb with some lovely violet, and the ground with shades of brown.


The ghosts are from Mama Elephant Little Boo Agenda. Did you recognize the Lawn Fawn Spooky Fence die or the Whimsy Stamps Dracula Going Batty diecut?  Could it be any more perfect for this???

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Whimsy - Zombie Herd


I'm over on the Whimsy Stamps blog today celebrating both Whimsy's 31 Nights of Halloween and World Cardmaking Day. Woo hoo!

SOSS #145 - Z is for Zaphod Beeblebrox


Our challenge this fortnight at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is Z for Zaphod Beeblebrox.  Your creation doesn't have to be from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy but just science fictiony.


I'm using Richard Garay 360 stamps, Distress Oxides and Copics for this card. May the fork be with you!


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Whimsy - Da Brains


Have you heard the news?! Whimsy Stamps is celebrating Halloween all month long with lots of prizes and inspiration to be had! Read more about it HERE.


For my first card of the month, I've using a variety of new products from the October Whimsy release? Zombies, people, zombies! I had such fun creating this card (and more to come!).

I first stamped the Zombie Boy images in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them up with Copics.


The expressions on their faces and those eyes (you can add pupils wherever you want) make me chuckle big time.


I used a variety of the Hocus Pocus 6x6 Paper along with the Wavy Pierced Rectangles to create the card front.


And, of course, I had to finish the card using one of Zombie Boy sentiments stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black onto a Quick Strip. Feed me!