Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tag : Batty

Only a couple more days 'til Halloween and I have another Halloween tag to share with you.  The La Creme paper that I used already had the flocked border at the bottom.  For the flourish detail at the top, I used clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder then inked over it with black ink.  Love those spooky red bat eyes!

La Creme (DieCuts With A View)

Card Stock

Die and Embossing Folder
Creepy (Cuttlebug)

Flourish from the Urban Grunge stamp set (Tim Holtz Visual Artistry)

Additional Supplies
tiny red gems
assorted black and red beads
red wire (Darice)
jump ring
black ribbon (Offray)
red metallic tread (DMC)
black eyelet

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tag : Beware

Halloween is just around the corner!

The Spider's Web (My Mind's Eye)

Card Stock
tiny scrap of green for the pumpkin stem

Jack-O-Lantern #2 (Sizzix)
Phrase, Beware (Sizzix)
Ghost, Bats & Boo (Sizzix)

Faded Text Background (Stampabilities)

Additional Supplies
black glitter
black felt swirly die cut ribbon
assorted black and orange ribbon
large gold eyelet
tiny black gems
gold Pearl Ex wash*

*Pearl-Ex wash recipe:
4 parts  Pearl Ex powdered pigment
1 part gum arabic
sufficient water to mix

Put these ingredients into a small container with a lid. This mixture can be allowed to dry into a cake and reconstituted with water to your desired consistency.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Card: Happy Day

The October theme for the My Mind's Eye blog challenge is "Fall."  I used the Stella and Rose - Gertie 6x6 to make this birthday card.

Stella and Rose - Gertie 6x6 collection (My Mind's Eye)
plain paper for the card liner

Card Stock
Butter Dotted Swiss (Bazzill)
Merry (Core'dinations)
small scrap of ivory

Birthday Blossoms (Stampendous)

Silhouette Shape

Fall Leaves (Cuttlebug)

Additional Supplies
Lush Red ribbon (My Mind's Eye)
handmade cording

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Card: Birthday Bicycle

I am loving all the the bicycle imagery that's been showing up in papers and stamps.  This birthday card was made for my sister who rides her bike quite regularly.

This particular bicycle was cut with my Silhouette.  I cut it once in green and once in the dark brown and then cut the green shape down until I had what would be the painted metal parts of the bike and then glued it over the brown bicycle. 

Marjolaine 6x6 Collection (BasicGrey)
Marjolaine die cut shapes (BasicGrey)
Scrap of light blue for the inside

Card Stock
brown (Bitter Chocolate by Bazzill)
olive green (Core'dinations)
blue (DieCuts With A View)

Silhouette shape

Additional Supplies
silver mini brads
mini alphabet stamps
daisy applique
bit of lace
bit of ribbon
blue seam binding
mini green button
paper flowers and leaf (Prima)
Marjolaine brad (BasicGrey)