Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Card Swap - Treat Holder

Here is my treat holder for this month's card swap. I used the largest framelit from the Labels Collection and folded it almost in half to line up with the tab. The space created by the fold turned out to be ideal for pixie stixs, twizzlers and the like. I used the same size framelit for the piece under the turkey and used the Woodgrain embossing folder to create the texture.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Photo Tinting with Markers

Here is a tag that was inspired by Tim Holtz's photo tinting technique. Basically you can take any sepia or black and white photo printed on an ink jet and colorize it using markers. In this case I used Stampin' Write Markers to colorize the boys shirts. What makes this extra special is that the boys are my husband's uncles from Ireland.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy Birthday - Japanese Style

Since I'm currently in Japan at the moment I thought it would be nice to share two cards that I made for friend's teenage daughter. The theme for both cards is based on a lost city in Japan.  I found both images through a google search and printed them on cardstock using my inkjet.  The sentiment in Japanese says "Happy Birthday".

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Embossing Effects

Here are two tags I created as part of an online class I've been taking.  The focus of Day 5 was Embossing Effects.  The technique shown on the first tag is "Sticky Powder with Glitter". Since I didn't have Sticky Powder I used Stampin' Up's Heat and Stick Powder and then applied glitter. The stamp featured is part of the new Festive Flurry set.  

The second tag is showing the "Chalkboard Technique". For this this tag you must use Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder on black cardstock to create the embossed texture essential for applying the chalk. Yes, plain old school chalk.  I used a retired stamp set and brads from Stampin' Up!.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Witches Broomstick Lollipop Treat Holder

For this month's technique we created Halloween treat holders for Charms lollipops. In lieu of instructions, I'm linking to Beth's blog where she used licorice as the base for her broomstick but you get the idea. If you want your broomstick to stand up like mine you'll need to cut off some of the wrapper at the top of the lollipop and make sure your broom pieces are long enough to stabilize the lollipop once you turn it upside down.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013 (Oct)

Here is my version of Tim's tag for October. Since I didn't have any owl products I went searching on the internet and found this owl clipart (here). I printed the image on craft cardstock and used a brush and ink refiller as a watercolor. The background was distressed using several inks, stamp sets and a spider web rub on. The only other non Stampin' Up! product I used was the burlap stencil which I used with versamark and glitter embossing powder.

OWH - Sketch #193

Here is a quick card for Operation Write Home's sketch #193. I used the Witches Brew DSP as the focal point for the card and added three bats from the Googly Ghouls stamp set in place of the brads in the sketch.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day - Blog Hop

Welcome to my site and Happy World Card Making Day! For those of you not familiar with Operation Write Home (OWH) please take some time to explore their site and their worthy cause. It only takes a few minutes to make and send a card but it makes a world of difference to those receiving cards from loved ones serving our country.

Below is my "Thank You" card and here is a link to the OWH sketch #101.

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