One More Card for Halloween

Hi, guys!

I’m back with another stamped Halloween card to share with you.

Meet today’s card.

A stamped Halloween card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

So yeah. It might seem a little similar to one of my other recent cards. In fact, you might call this one a bonus card of sorts as it is one more Halloween card that I made when I had Lawn Fawn’s Pick of the Patch stamps and dies out the other day.

I created the simple background for my stamped scene by rubbing orange and blue Distress Oxide Inks onto a panel of cardstock. Then I spritzed a little water onto the panel, patted it down with paper towels and let it dry completely. When it was dry, I stamped a few stars (from a stamp set I can not remember) with orange ink onto it with orange ink.

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I created the sentiment by pairing together a couple sentiment stamps from the set. I purposely curved the top phrase when I put it on the stamping block to create an arch of sorts.

The pumpkins and squirrel were all stamped and die-cut with the stamps and dies… and then colored in with markers. Nothing really fancy there. (Wink!)

After I completed the assembly of the panel, I added a few “water-y” drops with Glossy Accents from Ranger Ink. As I think back about my long (dinosaur-worthy) paper crafting life, Glossy Accents are one of those tools that I’ve had forever… and go in spurts with me. I use them a ton and then I stop for awhile… and then I use them again and again. Are there any crafting supplies like that for you?

Alright. That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later. Thank you, as always, for taking time to stop by my blog. I appreciate you taking time to do so.

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A Halloween Card with Sparkle!

Hi, friends!

Ever need a little creative shot in the arm? I’ve always admired how so many offer challenges for this purpose in the card making community. There’s color challenges, inspiration challenges, sketch challenges and tons offered by manufacturers.

I came across the latest Lawn Fawnatics challenge (Bling It Out #39) to create something with Lawn Fawn stamps and a little sparkle. I immediately was like, “I can do that,” and set out to make a card.

Now, in full disclosure, know I don’t awesome go wild with the bling… and doing it with stamps, that’s not something I do often either…. so yeah. It seemed like a good challenge for me.

So meet my take on the challenge. Say hello to today’s card.

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I created the backdrop for my little scene by sponging some blue and green Distress Oxide Inks on cardstock and spritzing on a little water. I then die-cut the panel so it would fit onto a standard A2 card.

I stamped the pumpkins and squirrel with the Pick of the Patch stamps and dies. I colored them in with markers, and then I added a little extra shading to the green part of each one (the vine) with a pencil. It’s subtle, but, if you look close, it’s there. I gave each pumpkin a little sparkle on the vine with a Wink of Stella pen. The pen is great because it’s subtle but it just adds that right amount of shimmer.

To make that middle pumpkin really stand out, I coated his pumpkin body with glitter glue. I used a clear glitter glue, which took on a little of the orange coloring. I love that.

A stamped Halloween card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To complete my card, I stamped a few stars (from Lawn Fawn’s retired Critters in Costume stamp set) and added some white and glittery dots. I also used another Wink of Stella pen to add some color and subtle shimmer to the stars. Oh yes, and I added the stamped sentiment too. I wanted the sentiment to pop so I adhered it to the card with Thin 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.

MFT Creative Challenge: Halloween Happenings

Hi all!

This is my maiden voyage taking part in a Creative Challenge with the My Favorite Things design team. Every month, the crew puts up some kind of challenge with team.

When they announced this month’s theme was Halloween Happenings, I was like… all in. đŸ™‚

So I’ve got a couple projects to share with you today. Brace yourselves. Not a single one of these projects involves a card. Yes, like I said, brace yourselves. Each of these things are little things to give out on Halloween so let’s do it.

Up first is this little jar package of treats. I filled up a little plastic tube with gumballs and then made a little tag to put on it.

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The base of the tag is MFT’s Just a Ticket Die-namics die. I stamped the pattern on top and then used the Spooky Scene Die-namics to … well… create the spooky scene.

Are you ready for project number 2? It’s coming right at you right now.

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Ta-da!

So I once again whipped out the Just a Ticket Die-namics to make a couple tags. I stamped the polka dot pattern on top and then stamped the words from the Spooky Sentiments stamp set onto one of them and the little monster guy from the Trick or Treat set onto the other.

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Oh, and how about that lid? I cut from a piece of felt with the Pinking Edge Circle STAX Die-namics. The jar itself is just an old jar turned into a gumball container. đŸ˜‰

With that, here is treat container no. 3.

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I found these tubes the other day at Dollar Tree and thought they would sure be fun to use for some Halloween treats. I filled this guy up with candy and then fashioned a circle to put inside it to use as a lid.

I created the ghosts by die-cutting them with the Spooky Scene Die-namics and then adhering them to toothpicks. To give ’em a little extra personality, I tossed on some enamel dots and bow.

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Lastly, I’ve got one more treat container to show you. It’s not really a treat. Instead it’s more a Halloween favor. One of my neighbors’ sons is not really a candy fan so I thought I always try to give him something trinket like.

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These are just little bottles of bubbles decorated up with the Spooky Scene Die-namics.

Of course, I just had to live on the edge and throw on a couple wiggle eyes to make the ghosts a little goofier.

By the way, you might be wondering where I found the bubbles. Well, I found them in the wedding supply aisle at Michaels. I’ve seen small packs of them at the Dollar Tree too.

Here’s a list of all the MFT supplies I used to make my projects today:

So that’s what I have!

Thanks for swinging by today. Be sure to hit the MFT Blog to see which other design team members are taking part in this month’s Creative Challenge.