Sunday, September 29, 2013
A Little Fall a Little Spooky
The trees are turning and the nights are getting cooler, but wow we have had some gorgeous days to enjoy so far this fall. Fall is one of my four favorite times of the year, yup there I finally said! I just love all the seasons for varying reasons, but I find the change exciting and new and things just take my breath away.
So first up I worked on a fall card. I wanted to try the salt technique and I think it worked out pretty well! I love the how the colours blended and mixed and created new colours. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks a new find for me -- I know I know I am so late out of the gate - but hey better late then never!! I did throw in a bit of Cajun Craze to as I wanted to match up the colours within the card.
I stamped the leaves in versa mark and used clear embossing powder then I sponged the inks onto the card stock and used the resist technique. After that I sprayed the layer with water and added course salt to the mix -it really made some cool marks and blended the colours a bit more. I think it turned out awesome!. Next to the Big Shot!! I used one of the Phrases thinlits and ran it a few time through the Big Shot on Early Espresso. Added all the layers together then added a flower and brad and the saying and tah dah! All done!
Next things got a little spooky in the craft studio. I love making Halloween cards and this boot was the whole reason I purchased Bootiful Occasions. I saw a card on Stampin Connection or maybe Pinterest that inspired me to make this card. I wish I could give the person the proper recognition but I just cannot seem to find the card again!
I changed the card up a bit - I used an extra layer and embossed it with the cobweb embossing folder then added Stampin UP's fabulous new Halloween glitter -LOVE IT~! but of course it is glitter right ? So what's not to love. Next I stamped the awesome Boot with Stazon black ink and the saying was stamped seperately. I cut my saying off of the stamp and made two stamps from each design so that I could play around with them more freely. I used a circle punch to punch out the boot and the oval punch to punch out the saying. Also punched a scalloped oval to mount the saying on from Basic Black card stock.
Next I sponged Whisper White ink onto the cob web from the Big Shot and sponged it with Whisper White ink. Then used the two way glue pen and added the fabulous Halloween glitter - whoo hooo! It really made it pop! I cut some scrap pieces of Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, and Perfect Plum and tore one side of each. Then I sponged my white pieces that I punched earlier with Perfect Plum Ink and adhered them to the card with tape runner and pop dots to add dimension.
I am going to add some googlie eyes to the boot as well but I was all out tonight and wanted to get some posting done! I will post an update tomorrow night after I hit the dollar store in town. How cute is the this card anyway! I love everything about it!
Inside I stamped a saying from Wicked Cool and used the spider web from the same set. I also used the spider web to decorate the back where I put my Stampin UP stamp on and for the envelope because you always need to decorate the envelope right?
Well that is it for today - I hope you have been inspired to go make a fall or Halloween themed card - and just surprise someone with a card out of the blue! You will make someones day! I know where my cards are headed!
Posted by Kathryne Knowles at 11:09 PM