Hello! It’s Amy here and I’m sharing a halloween themed slimline project today. I really love making fall themed cards and halloween is generally a favorite. This year I haven’t made as many as I have in the past, but I still have a couple of weeks to remedy that.
Today I’ve combined All Hallow’s Cuteness and It’s BOO-Tastic! These sets are so much fun and two of my favorites! I added a non-traditional color to my halloween designs and love how it turned out.
Every image on this particular card is on foam dimensionals. I love how it adds more interest to the overall design.
Hello everyone! Jenn Shurkus from shurkus.com back here today to inspire you with some fun masking and stenciling techniques. Fall is here, a perfect time to create some Halloween cards. I know trick-or-treating may look a little different this year, so I wanted to create some fun cards to send to my niece and nephews.
I used the Its BOO-tastic and All Hallow’s Cuteness stamp sets to create this set of cards. Firstly, I started off by stamping one critter per sheet of cardstock. Then, I colored them with Copic markers and stamped the images again on masking paper, fussy cut them out and covered each of the images with the mask.
Next, I started to build a scene for each critter using some stencils. I used a grass, clouds, a starry background, and a moon stencil. The moon stencil I created myself, by die-cutting out a circle from a plastic piece. You can see in the first photo below. I will end up using the positive and negative of this “moon stencil”.
Using the Wendi Vecchi Stay-tion, which is a magnetic board has made working with stencils SO MUCH easier, and more enjoyable. I find myself wanting to stencil more! I start with that and lay down one of the critter cardstocks. Then I use Thermo-Web purple tape to create a clean line and hold the paper in place. Because I knew I was going to do a lot of ink blending above the tape, this will keep any ink from getting where I don’t want it.
Next, I started by inking the grass, using a stencil, blender brush and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. This particular grass stencil has a mask on the other side, so I slid the stencil down, to mask it and layered on top the sheet of plastic I cut a circle from. I then ink blended the moon with a blender brush and Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I also used a touch of Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to ink the bottom edges of the moon to give it dimension.
If I wanted to cover the moon, so that I could add clouds and or stars like above, I used a piece of Purple Tape, rolled to hold that circle that I die-cut out of plastic over the moon. I then ink blended the clouds using a blender brush and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Keeping the moon mask in place, I then placed a starry stencil over it, and ink blended that with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.
When masking, and layering a one layer card or background like this- plan out what you want your scene to look like and work backwards. Whatever is furthest away, or back in layers is what you would do first. The items that you mask will be in the front or foreground when all is done.
For the witch card:
Masked the witch
Stenciled in the moon
Masked the moon
Stencil in the clouds and stars.
For the jack-o-lantern card:
Ink blended the grass
masked the grass
ink blended the moon
masked the grass and moon
ink blended the whole background with Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed Distress Ink
ink blended starry stencil with Black Soot Distress Ink
Finishing touches I did for each card:
I stamped, fussy cut out the “BOO” speech bubble, and adhered with a foam dot
I added some prisma glitter to some of the stars using a Quickie Glue pen and Prisma Glitter
TIP: with the Franken-bear card, my stencil moved a bit when adding the stars, adding glitter on top covers that small mistake up
Trimmed down each card to 2.75″ x 4″
Die-cut a scalloped frame from various sparkle cardstock for each card. Adhered the card to the frame
Stamped a sentiment on each card
Using foam, adhered these panels to an A2 card front made out of woodgrain cardstock
Time Saver Tip: If you go through the trouble of cutting a mask, adhere the mask directly to the stamp set so you will be able to use them again. When using masking paper you can use them over and over and over if you are gentle with them.
I’m so excited to share this card with you because it turned out exactly how I had hoped it would! I had this lovely idea of a girl reading a spooky story and her interpretation of the story is brought to life in the vision above her.
I made this card by stamping images from Best Friends Fur-Ever and All Hallow’s Cuteness, then creating masks for them. I used a retired Quotables Die (alternates are listed on my blog) to create the separation between reality and fantasy. Then I used a Cloud Stencil to sponge the background.
After the background was completed, I sprayed water droplets on the top panel and removed the masks. Then I watercoloured the images with distress inks and adhered the two panels to the card base. To add mystique, I used Iridescent Stars on both panels.
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Today, I’m sharing a Chinese New Year card with a video tutorial. I love making Chinese New Year cards every year, especially if I have the appropriate animal stamps for that zodiac year. As it turns out, this Saturday, January 25, 2020 is the start of the Rat Year and I’m a rat! My husband and son are also rats so this is a big year for us.
I stamped the images on to a watercolour panel. I also created masks for them so I could sponge the background before watercoloring the images with distress inks. After all the colouring was done and the panel dried, I heat embossed the sentiment with gold tinsel embossing powder.
The Alpha Blocks stamp set is great to use on any card. Just make your own sentiment and color whatever color you like. It is almost Halloween so I created this Happy Halloween card. Not spooky at all just cuteness with this adorable images… right?
I created a simple watercolor background and colored the images with Copic sketch markers. I also thought it would be cute to add some more stars so I used some Teeny Star dies. The stamp set does come with some stars too if you don’t have a die of stars. I wanted to use glitter paper that is why I went with the die.
Hello Everyone! So thankful to be here with you all and especially my talented friend, Evelin! I’ve met Evelin in California at the CHA shows and have been on teams with her before. I always knew she would succeed with her amazing talent! My main love is memory keeping, but I do love to make cards and do mixed media. I dabble in a little of everything. But before I actually make anything, I really enjoy tinkering and playing with product and then see where the creativity goes. So for today’s post, I will share some of that tinkering with a Traveler’s Notebook I created inspired by the products.
The Coffee Art stamp set really had me inspired to create this Traveler’s Notebook to document small happy moments. I started by measuring, trimming and then stamping some of the images using black ink onto grey cardstock. For the inside pages I used a Strathmore Sketch Paper Pad. The reason for this paper, is I wanted the pages to be thin. I can then either create on top of the pages, or my favorite is to work off the page, and then adhere my creation on top. Will share more of that in a bit. I also have a video showing how the inside pages came together, you can find at the end of this post.
For my first inside page, I wanted something there but very simple. So I used a stencil and inks to create a blended ombre look, then stamped some of the leaf images from All Hallow’s Cuteness and Coffee Art in shades of green ink. I finished it with a chipboard piece in the center.
Now for my first full page spread in my album, I was inspired by the Coffee Art stamp set again to use with this photo, which happens to have a coffee cup 😉
Because my inside pages are thin, I could see the ink from the first inside page showing through. To Fix this, I either adhere two pages together, but in this case, I wanted to work off-the page first and then adhere to the TN page. I first started by stamping the leaves from the All Hallow’s Cuteness stamp set, then used a ruler to draw lines. I used this to type my journaling.
I stamped and colored a good bit before creating this project. The little toadstools I stamped and watercolored from the All Hallow’s Cuteness were the perfect touch to this woodsy, whimsical memory. To add a little more texture, I used a light green ink to stamp the circle heart image from the Coffee Art stamp set. I finished that page with washi tape, die cuts and puffy stickers.
For the right side, I wanted to show more of the cup images, so I created a repetitive pattern on a separate piece of the same paper. Then stamped in the ‘Hallo There!’ sentiment from the same stamp set. I am choosing the green and the orange inks to complement my photo, the colored images and die cuts I used on the left.
I finished this side with another die cut which covered up an imperfect stamped image I did (oops), and then finished with enamel dots. The die cut also helps to balance with the left side. Then I adhered both of these pages onto the inside pages of my album.
The sentiment ‘coffee + you = happiness’ inspired me to document me and my daughter at Starbucks with her new phone, taking and sharing her first selfie photo for my next spread in my TN album. I also kind of love the bear and the snowman marshmallow images from the Coffee Art stamp set. The bear went perfectly with my daughter’s fuzzy headband too 😉
I worked directly on the pages of the album to ink a starburst that repeats the image in the top left from the photo. I wanted the sentiment to be the focal in between the stamped images.
I typed and then detail cut and stitched labels together to add my journaling.
For my last page to share today in this Traveler’s Notebook, I created a Halloween page. I had lots of the Halloween images stamped and colored as well. I used a cut file from Citrus Twist Kits that went perfectly with my photo but also great little spots for those adorable, little images from the It’s Boo-Tastic! and All Hallow’s Cuteness stamp sets.
All of the images here were colored with watercolors, except the three jack-o-lanterns. I love how well the mixed together to create a fun cluster with the stamped ‘Happy Halloween’ right in between them.
I used foam alpha stickers and enamel dots to finish this spread.
I did not have a plan for each one of these pages. But I love how the inspiration comes as you stamp and color. Hope this inspires you to try your stamped images in your memory keeping or gives you some ideas for your next card! I will be back in November to share cards as a guest again here with Evelin T Designs!
I do have a video showing how these pages came together. You can watch it in HD on my YouTube Channel here or below. Thank you so much for letting me share and guest!
I colored these sweet images using Copic Sketch markers. At first I was going for an inside themed card and then I remembered this cute snowman and well that changed it all for me. I went with an outside scene and this cute snowman peeking up behind just makes me smile.
I used a die cut for the background. I wanted a snowfall look and polka dots totally worked for me. I used foam adhesives to give my colored images some dimension. I also added a little white gel pen polka dots and strips here and there.
Next up I created this card using Evelin T. Designs: All Hallow’s Cuteness. I mean come on I am so in love with this set. Totally fun to color.
I used an embossing die for the background and added some Ranger Oxide ink for a bold fun background. I splashed some Copic opaque, water and black soot oxide ink on the background. The images are all colored with Copic Sketch markers and I adhered them to the card using foam adhesive.
That is all for today.
I hope you enjoyed both cards today. I love this time of year when I get to make Christmas and Halloween cards. Make sure to shop the new release HERE.
Happy Monday! I’m so excited to be posting on the Evelin T Designs blog with a card featuring the new stamp set All Hallow’s Cuteness. These Halloween illustrations are as cute as can be! I used the bird, bear, bunny and cat who are all ready for trick or treating in their costumes. It’s so easy to create scenes with these cuties.
I stamped all of the images and coloured them using Copic markers. Then I stamped the images again on masking paper and covered the coloured images so I could sponge the background with distress inks.
After all of the colouring and ink blending was done, I used shimmer mist to splatter the panel. It adds a feeling of ‘magic’ to the scene, as if the bear fairy and cat witch are casting a spell on the bunny. The shimmer is hard to capture on camera but is so pretty in person.
Hallo and Welcome to the first day of Sneak Week for our September Release. This will be our second release and we are so excited to share what we have in store for you!
First up is this set called All Hallow’s Cuteness. I have had so much fun creating an interactive card with this set but of course, you can also create CAS cards with it. It’s a really fun set that will coordinate effortlessly with tomorrow’s set (you will have to wait for tomorrow to sneak a peek!)
Our September Release will be available in our Store on Monday, September 9th at 9am EST. It’s super easy to remember the date and time for this release… it’s all N-I-N-E-s!
For more sneaks from our Designers, hop on over to Instagram where I linked their accounts and their sneak pics.