Since I love Halloween I made several cards and most of them different than the others. The background I made from one of the lessons in the Back-Ground Check class from Online Card Classes. It is done on watercolor paper. The fence is a Jolee embellishment. The tree is cut with a Memory Box die called Small Alder Tree. The spider web is a Inkadinkadoo stamp and bats are from Hampton Art Halloween set (SC0658). The Hero Arts stamp is Scary Happy Halloween (D397) from 1993. The pumpkin is a Hippo Heart stamp. I must of stamped at least 10 pumpkins on various papers, with various inks and different pumpkins to finally get the one I liked. Some of you know how that goes.
I got up at 6:30 am this morning and watched the sun come up. This is a thing that only happens a few times a year. Actually I got up to participate in the Hero Arts Scramble. It is early for me but I love the Scrambles and there are only a few left until next year.
Heather hosted Scramble 121 and her theme was use some recycled items and make tags. What a great idea! Hero Arts is a green company and Heather noted that and I also appreciate that.
The reindeer tag is made from an envelope that a gift card came it that I have been saving. The brown twine I cut off from it and made the bow. I cut the whole back part off of the envelope. The red paper is Bazzill textured paper. The reindeer is Hero Arts stamp Reindeer (CG240) stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. I colored the reindeer with Copics. The antlers have Wink of Stella on them which you probably can’t see in the photo. The snow hill is made with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter. If you want a smoother glitter look don’t use 3-N-1 glue. On the one hand it makes it more textured but it just depends on the look you are after.
The sentiment is from the Hero Arts set Peace & Joy (CL880) and embossed.
The ink around the edges of the white card stock is VersaMagic Wheat chalk ink. Note to self this ink takes awhile to dry. I smeared it some while working on the other parts.
The peace & joy tag is cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die called Build a Tag Two (SCD-011). The sentiment is from a set I just got by Hero Arts called Peace & Joy (CL880) and embossed with Judikins Aegean Silver embossing powder. The recycled items are the ribbon and the poinsettia which came in the packaging with my Hero Arts order.
For this card I embossed the background with a Sizzix Tim Holtz embossing folder called Cobwebs. I went over the embossing with Quick Quotes chalk ink Coconut. The strip of paper at the bottom is Basic Grey Eerie paper. The purple and white circles are cut with Spellbinders dies. The pumpkin is a Hero Arts stamp from the Faces for Halloween set (LP362) in Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. Then some ribbon was added.
A little bit about the Chemex and the kettle. The Chemex is a great way to make your coffee if you really want a nice cup of coffee. It has a special multi layer paper filter that takes out a lot of the bitterness of the coffee. If you are really into your coffee I highly recommend it. It is not for those who drink half a pot a day but more for a person or two to have one really nice cup of coffee. The special kettle is called a goose neck kettle and really helps with control while pouring the water over the coffee which is important for this style of coffee making. The kettle is not absolutely necessary but does make a difference. My poor electric coffee maker is sad since I have not used it for several months since using the Chemex.
I made this card as a thank you for someone that gave us a great coffee maker. As you can see above I love the Chemex. It took me making many different backgrounds to get to this one. So those are saved for other projects.
The background is “water colored” with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I put the ink pad direct to my non-stick mat and sprayed water on it and then put the already misted watercolor paper down on it. That is also what I did for the blue strip. I used a stamp from the HA set called Not Perfect (CL698) to make the coffee rings. The sentiment is from the Stampin Up stamp set Regular Joe from a few years ago.
For the strip I water colored it as mentioned above with Broken China. I used a Stampin Up stamp called Regular Joe to stamp the coffee beans.
The circle I cut with a Spellbinders die called Big Scalloped Circles (S4-250). I seem to like the bigger scallops rather than the smaller ones. The coffee cup is heat embossed and also a stamp from the Stampin Up set. I colored the cup with Copics. The edge of the circle is inked with Quick Quotes ink called Mocha Mama.
I made this card with several different products. The background is Quick Quotes paper from the 49 Shades of Grey line. The fence is punched out with a Martha Stewart punch. The pumpkins are Hero Arts stamps from set Faces for Halloween (LP362). The mouths and eyes on the pumpkins are filled with a yellow gold glitter from Martha Stewart. A Quickie Glue pen worked really slick to fill in the mouths and eyes to glue the glitter on without getting the glue all over. The sentiment is a rub-on from Little B. The moon is cut with a circle punch from Quick Quotes paper and inked with Quick Quotes Peach Tree Powder Puff ink. The bat stamped with Colorbox Black Lava pigment ink.
Entering in the A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies Monthly Challenge for October. http://a2zscrapbookingblog.com/2015/10/01/a2z-october-2015-challenge/
I liked the ingredients in The Juice Junkie’s Master Juice recipe so I decided to try it. I do not have a juicer so I made it in a Ninja blender. It tasted really good but much thicker than a juicer would make. Here is a link to her blog. It’s a nice balance of veggies to fruit. I prefer that to all fruit.
I love all things Halloween except the gory stuff. To be honest I pretty much copied this card close to exactly. The card was in a Card Creations magazine from 2010 (Volume 8) page 79. I really like these magazines and I have almost every one of them. Now when I look at them I recognize some of the designers names from following card making the last couple years. Anyway… I had all the paper from Basic Grey to make this so why not. The top and bottom strips and the moon are cut from the Basic Grey paper called Eerie. The house and the circle strips are from a sticker sheet also Eerie. The differences are I stamped my sentiment and in the magazine she used letter stickers and it said Trick or Treat. The other difference is she used a sticker that had the moon and a witch. I punched out the moon and stamped the bat on it. I really like this line of papers.
This is a card I made for my hubby for his birthday. The background is stamped with an Impression Obsession stamp called Wooden Plank and some Quick Quotes ink if I remember correctly. The scallop circle is cut out with Spellbinders die Classic Scalloped Circles from kraft paper. The edges of the card base, the background, the circle and the owl are inked. The cute owl is cut out with a Tattered Lace die called Baby Owls. There are 3 owls in the set and they are super cute. The owl is also inked. His eyes and the squiggly’s on his chest are highlighted with a gold Wink of Stella pen. The greeting is cut with an Elizabeth Crafts die and is dark blue which is kind of hard to tell in the photo.
Lisa’s Scramble in Flickr today was Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine along with either Christmas or winter. I was struggling some trying to do something with a tree and it just wasn’t working. So I decided to use the ornaments. I like the way it turned out in the end. If you have never joined in on a Scramble it is a lot of fun.
For the background I used a Hero Arts stencil called Swirl and sprayed that with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine spray. I stamped the Hero Arts ornaments, from set Decorate Your Holidays, on kraft paper. I used some red embossing powder along with a little glitter to give them sparkle and heat embossed from the under side. For the hangers I wrapped gold ribbon around the top of the ornaments and then also used that for the hanger. The hard part was getting the red line tape to cooperate with the ribbon. The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Decorate Your Holidays which I heat embossed with red.
This was hard to photograph because of the sparkle and shine so here are two different photos of the card.