Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night.
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.
In masks and gown we haunt the street
And knock on doors for trick or treat.
Tonight we are the king and queen,
For oh tonight it's Halloween!
-- Jack Prelutsky

Sunday, October 28, 2012

OWH - Sketch #144

Here is this week's card for sketch #144 from Operation Write Home.  I used the acetate and tissue technique that I learned back in February to create the focal point for the card.  The embellishment is Stampin' Up's brushed bronze button that I adhered using mini glue dots.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Technique #9 - Double Slider Card

Hi Everyone! This is the last technique for this year, the double slider card.  The instructions are fairly involved so I'm just going to link directly to them. Click here. Hope you had a great time following along.  I'll be posting my slider card swap before Thanksgiving.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

OWH - Sketch #143

This week's sketch from Operation Write Home turned out to be really tough. I thought a I had a great idea to modify the strips of paper using a framelits die but then I had a creative block.  I cut all sorts of paper and ribbon but nothing looked right. Just when I was about to give up I remembered that I had a bunch of butterflies left over from the kissing technique swap that I never used. I added a piece of whisper white cardstock to the corner to neutralize the graphic newsprint in the background and adhered the butterfly using stampin dimensionals.

Glitter Window Swap

Here is this month's glitter window technique swap. I started with Stampin' Up's Labels Collection framelits to create the window and then adhered clear packing tape to the back of the Holiday Thyme DSP. I sprinkled glitter onto the tape  and spread it out with my finger until the tape was no longer tacky.  I stamped the tree from the Flakey Friends set and cut it out using the same size framelit as the window, I just repositioned the framelit and cut it a second time to make  the image narrower.  I finished the card by attaching the DSP to the cherry cobbler cardstock using stampin dimensionals.  I would definitely recommend staying with a chunky glitter.  The fine glitter I used looks nice close up but I'm not sure if it will keep the window from sticking to the inside of an envelope.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

OWH - Sketch #142

Here is this week's card for Sketch #142 from Operation Write Home. I used the tissue paper newsprint from yesterday's tag and layered it underneath two colors from the Stampin' Up's earth elements cardstock. I stamped the Autumn Splendor leaf using black StazOn and colored it in with coordinating markers and blender pens.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2012 (October)

Here is this month's tag for October. Once again I used all Stampin' Up! products with a little help from my Silhouette. I started with Ghostly Greetings designer series paper and distressed the edges. I then copied Newsprint DSP onto tissue paper and adhered it with mono multi liquid glue. Next I sponged on pumpkin pie and lucky limeaid inks. I embossed both the spider and the text with black and hologram highlights embossing powders. The tags are from the It's A Date stamp set and the speckles in the background were created using the Wonderfully Worn stamp set.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

OWH - Sketch #141 + Bonus

Yesterday was World Card Making Day and I was so happy to see two new sketches from Operation Write Home.  Once again I used scraps.  The textured/crumpled kraft paper came as packing material and the labrador retriever was cut out of basic black cardstock using my silhouette.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Repurposed Halloween Tins

I've had these tins laying around for a few weeks and wanted to repurpose them for my niece and nephew.  My plan is to stuff them full of candy corn and send them along with coordinating Halloween cards.  I also used repositionable tape to adhere the cardstock so they could repurpose them again.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Technique #8 - Glitter Window

This month's technique is perfect for winter or Christmas and all you need is clear packing tape and glitter. As an alternative you could probably use a piece of acetate and crystal effects but the tape works perfectly. I would recommend that you use a piece of scrap paper and press the glitter down firmly onto the tape just to make sure that it's all sticking. The instructions are included below.

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