Sunday, October 14, 2018

October 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop / Theme: Autumn Color Challenge



Welcome to the October 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who Love what we do and share what we Love. Our theme for the Hop this month is Autumn Colors. We have a photo that we were to use for our inspiration, and it shows all of the beautiful colors of fall. I live in the mountains in a little town called Evergreen in Colorado. The Aspen Trees are turning, the Elk are bugling. Fall is in full swing up here.

I chose the Falling For Leaves Bundle to create a card for this theme. I've used a couple of different techniques on this card. I used the Rock & Roll Stamping on the Stitched Shapes Sentiment Square. I layered this onto a Gray Granite Scalloped Layering Square.  The multicolored leaves first started as piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock that I Sponged with Granny Apple Green, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Inks. I covered the entire piece with these colors. I then brushed on my Fine Tip
Glue with a small stiff bristled brush. Going in all different directions. This did 2 things, blended the colors a bit and added texture. I allowed this to dry and then cut my leaves with the Coordinating Detailed Leaves Thinlits (You can save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and dies as a Bundle). My Card Front is stamped with the remaining two colors, Gray Granite & Soft Suede. I stamped all of the smaller leaves, stamping off once each time to create a lighter effect.
Turning the stamps every time to fill  the Card Front. Then I speckled the Card Front with Soft Suede Ink.  To assemble the card I added a panel of Soft Suede Cardstock to the Card Front. I added some Dimensionals to the back of the Sentiment Squares and then added my Leaves. I adhered all of this to the Soft Suede Panel with some more Dimensionals. I did stamp one of the leaf sprigs onto the Inside Layer before I adhered it to the inside of the Card Base, which by the way is Gray Granite Cardstock.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

GSF Extraordinary Hop: Halloween



Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Extraordinary Blog Hop! The Theme for this hop is Halloween. We are a group of Stampin'Up! Demonstrators who Love what we do and share what we Love. This time we are hoping to provide you with some Halloween Inspiration.

My choices for this are the Cauldron Bubble Bundle which includes the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and the Cauldron Framelits. By purchasing them together in a bundle I saved 10%. I also used the Spooky Sweets Bundle which included the Spooky Sweets stamp set and the super cute Spooky Bats Punch. I saved another 10%.


I had so much fun with these products. Did you know the Framelits will cut some of the images from the Toil & Trouble DSP (Designer Series Paper)? On the card that I made the cat and the cauldron are cut from the DSP.
Ok, I'm getting ahead of myself. I stamped the Sentiment on the Granny Apple Green Card Front with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I cut a black fence with the fence die from the Farmhouse Framelits. I adhered this to the Card Front with Liquid Glue. I adhered the Cauldron to the Card front with Dimensionals. Next, I added a Crushed Curry Moon. I tucked it behind the Black Fence a little. I added the Cat behind the Fence too. I stamped and cut the Bats with the Spooky Bats Punch and adhered the bat with Liquid Glue. The Witch & the Broom were colored with our Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. Popped them up with Dimensionals onto the Card Front. The Inside Layer Sentiment and the Bats were stamped with Tuxedo Black, as well as the Envelope Flap. The Little Treat Box is one of our 2 x 2 Acetate boxes that I lined with the DSP. I added a Cob Web that was cut from the Black Foil Paper and then tied a bow around it with the Glittered Organdy Ribbon. You can see the Hershey's Nuggets that I wrapped with adorable Froggy's DSP. Those went into the Treat Box.

The Card-in-a Box was so much fun. It's hard to believe that it will fit into a A2 Envelope but it does. The front flap with the Cauldron and the little Frog in the corner on top of the Froggy DSP made me laugh. It's as though the purple stuff was spewing Frogs everywhere. The Witch on the back Fence looks surprised to see her Cat escaping on the Witches Broom. The little Frog is smiling at the Cat's antics.  The back panel has a moon and a little Branch I used as a tree with a Black Foil Bat. The left side flap has a Black Foil Web with a Bat tangled in it. The right side flap has a cute little ghost tangled in the web. I left a little space on the back of the box card to add a note for the person receiving it. Hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been playing with.



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Thanks for Looking!


Now it is time to hop on over to Anastasia's blog to see what Spooktacular Projects she has for you.


Look at what is coming in November!!


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