We are just 7 days away from the Holiday catalog going live for orders!! I figured it was definitely time for a Sneak Peek into some of the wonderful products in this fabulous catalog! If you have followed me for a while you probably know I am always going to start with Halloween because it is my favorite holiday! Today’s creation showcases the new stamp set called The Raven!
Doesn’t it look Spooky!! This stamp set is perfect to scare up some Halloween wishes for your friends. 👻
I started with a card base in Basic Black cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4. The next layer is Smokey Slate and it was embossed with the new Stylish Scroll Embossing folder. I needed it to look a little more spooky so I used the edge of my scissors to rough up the card stock all around. Next it was time to stamp my raven on Whisper White paper. I did that with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then stamped over the Raven again with my Versamark pad, added clear embossing powder and heat embossed the image. Can you see that my stamping was just a little off center? I actually thought it looked really cool that way so I left it! Of course if you want yours to be exact then the Stamparatus is the way to go. I think the reason this offset look works is because after the image cooled I used my my sponge dauber to lightly add in Smoky Slate ink and some of the new Delicata Metallic Ink in Gold. The sponged on ink will not stick to the embossed area so it makes that look almost like a reverse shadow.
Now it was time to stamp the branch so the Raven would have something to stand on. I used Soft Suede to stamp the branch and then cut out the image with the Stitched Nested Labels and cut off one end. I adhered this to the card and wrapped some of the new Basic Black 3/8 Scalloped Edge Ribbon. I added a bow at the top but I really needed that to look more spooky too. I decided to cut the tails of the bow into lengthwise strips and then fray that a bit. It really works, right?
The sentiment I used is also from The Raven stamp set and I used the same sponging technique on that and then cut it out with the new Ornate Frames Dies. I added a black layer of the same die to give the sentiment dimension. It is hard to tell but I also added a block dot on the Raven’s eye from the new Monster Bash Enamel Shapes embellishment pack.
If you are a Halloween lover then this stamp set is a must have to add to your collection! Come back in 7 days and you can purchase it by clicking here.
Thanks for checking out my blog today. I hope to have at least one more sneak peak for you before the catalog goes live!
The big day is here so of course I have to share one last Halloween card for the season. I have once again used the Trick or Tweet stamp set (because it has so many cute stamps!).
I created this card for my best friend. She loves Elephants and she loves Halloween just as much as me. After 37 years of friendship I am still batty for her so it is the perfect card to give her!
I made this card using a 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic Black card base. I then cut the bat paper from the Toil & Trouble DSP to 3 3/4 x 5 inches. I also cut another layer of Smoky Slate paper to put behind the bat paper.I thought should help to make the DSP pop on the card. This layer is just 1/8 inch larger around than the DSP. I stamped my cute elephant using Black Memento ink and then used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut him out. I added a Basic Black layer with the same framelits. I used my Light Basic Black and Light Smoky Slate Blends markers to color in the elephant. I stamped the Batty for You Sentiment in memento ink and used my Classic Label punch to punch it out. I didn’t want the sentiment to blend into the paper so I cut out circles with my Layering Circles Framelits. I even used the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some texture to the circle behind the sentiment. To finish things off I added a bow using the 3/8 Inch Glittered Organdy Ribbon and some Black Metallic Sequins.
I hope you are getting to enjoy this spooky Halloween and get to see many cute little kids enjoying their trick or treating. I don’t have many trick or treater’s come to my house, so I will likely be enjoying a spooky movie with my husband this evening.
Come back soon as I will be busy making many more Christmas Cards now that it is time to move on to the next holiday!
I am very late in posting this information but the new Catalog is here!! I have yet another Halloween creation to share with you. ( I promise I will be making a few other types of cards soon!)
I used a few of the new catalog sets to make this card. The swirling branch was cut out with the Night Owl Thinlit dies. There is a great coordinating stamp set that goes with the dies and it could easily be used for more than Halloween! The bats were cut out using the new Spooky Bats punch. The Happy Halloween sentiment came from the Spooky Sweets stamp set. This stamp set coordinates with the Spooky Bats punch. The make the gray appearance behind the sentiment I just may a few swooshes with my Light Smokey Slate Blends marker. The background for the scene was made using a aqua painter, smokey slate ink and watercolor paper. I took a acrylic block and stamped the ink pad directly on it. This became my palette for picking up as much of the ink that I needed with the aqua painter. To make the moon I punched out Whisper White with my 1 1/2 inch circle punch and then added Daffodil Delight until I liked the appearance. I finished things off by adding some of the Frosted Droplets that are also in the new catalog.
I hope this gives you some more ideas for making spooky cards!
I am back again with more Halloween goodness to share with you! This time I decided to make my own little goody box!
I decided to use more of the cute ghost paper I used for the card I made. The witches hat, cauldron, and black cat were all cut directly from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper. Isn’t it awesome that Stampin’ Up! made sure the Cauldron Framelits fit the images in the paper as well as the stamps? The spider webs are also part of the Cauldron Framelits. I made the Lolly or Accordion paper decoration by cutting a strip of Highland Heather card stock at 1 1/4 by 11. I then scored it every 1/4 inch. I adhered the ends together and pushed it all together to make the lolly. I have found the best way to keep it together is with a glue gun. I made a belly band out of the Highland Heather paper as well. This was cut at 1 1/2 x 11. It was just a little short going around so I added a patch of paper that you can’t see under the lolly to keep it all together. I have the Lolly popped up with dimensionals and also added some off the black 1/8 cord to finish things off. To make the bottom of the box I started with a piece of Basic Black Card Stock cut to 7 1/2 x 7 1/2. I then scored this paper on all 4 sides at 2 inches. For the top of the box I cut out a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square of the Toil & Trouble DSP. This was scored on all 4 sides at 1 inch. To make it into a box you need to cut flaps on each end so you can fold it into a box.
Now I am ready to give someone an extra special treat this Halloween. Will you be making any special treat for your favorite ghouls and goblins?
Remember you will be able to order these wonderful new items as of September 5th! Still need a catalog? Let me know and I will send you one!
I am so excited to get to work on Halloween cards! It is my favorite holiday so any chance I get to play with Halloween goodies is a treat! The card I am sharing today is extra special because it is both a card and a Tealight Holder!
Isn’t this fun? This card is full of new items from the Holiday catalog. To make this card I started by cutting a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock. Then I scored that at 4 inches and 8 inches. When you make those folds you get a little tent structure that allows you to add a tealight inside. This card requires that you cut through three layers of paper and that is a little too thick for the bigshot to do all at once. The best way to do this is to start with the top layer (patterned paper in this example) and also cut the base layer at the same time (pumpkin pie). Once you run that through you then put the black paper on you cutting mat and add the patterned paper back on top. Then you put the die in the already cut hole so that it cuts the black in just the right place for you. The adorable pumpkin die used here is from the new Patterned Pumpkins Thinlit Dies. I added a layer of vellum on the back of the black card stock and then I took the Pumpkin die cutout and adhered that to the vellum. The black cat was punched out with the awesome new Cat Punch from the fun Spooky Night Designer Series paper. Stampin’ Up! is so smart to make paper that coordinates with their punches! I then added some of the adorable new Vintage Crochet Trim and Happy Halloween sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set. The finishing touch is the new Black Rhinestones Jewels. I think I need lots of these because I really like them!
This card is great for double duty as home decor and maybe even a table place setting!
I hope this has inspired you to start making your spooky creations. Are you a maker of Halloween cards?