Halloween Cards 2022

I have a few Halloween cards for you today. I got behind in October/November so here they are.

Brutus Monroe Seasonal Gnomes

I used the Tim Holtz The Scarecrow stamp set. I colored the scarecrow, moon and background using the Distress Watercolor Pencils. The scarecrow is colored without watering the color down. The moon and background is water washed to spread the color. The stalks and bats are stamped with Distress Oxide inks.

I used the Brutus Monroe/Simon Says Seasonal Gnomes Stamp set for the gnome. For the background I used Tim Holtz stamps The Scarecrow and Mini Halloween 3. Some ink blending on the background and I think I colored the gnome stuff using Distress watercolor crayons.

For this card I attached some Tim Holtz Halloween Collage paper to white card stock using Collage Medium. Then I stamped a bunch of spiders and the skull. Then came the die cut kids wondering what is going on behind that gate/fence. I have 3 layers of the black kraft stock for the die cut.
Halloween Collage Paper
Black Kraft-stock paper
Vault Series Halloween 2021 die set
Mini Halloween 3 stamp set

This is one of my favorites. The witches are fun…
Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Deco Sheets (glitter paper)
Tim Holtz Toil & Trouble die set
Tim Holtz Spider Web die set
Idea-ology Curiosities sticker book
Tim Holtz The Scarecrow stamp set
Distress Oxide ink
The background was paper in my stash that I stamped on and added the moon.

Coffee Mug Card Fun

I have another card today that I made for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter 2022 Hop. This time a Christmas card. I got in a big old hurry (what’s new) so my photo isn’t the best one. I will post another one too.

Here is the info about the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. You have the rest of today 11/18 to join in on the fun.

Here is a bit better photo of my card.

For the background I used Tim Holtz woodgrain paper with Oxide ink and Distress Crayon.

The mug is die cut and ink blended with Oxide ink.

The scene on the mug and the sentiment is from the same Tim Holtz die set. I colored all of those using the Tim Holtz watercolor pencils.

The snow is watered down Distress paint and of course splattered.


  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die set
  • Tim Holtz Christmas Cutouts die set
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Distress Watercolor Pencils
  • Distress Crayons

Tim Holtz Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Fun

Here’s a Halloween card for you today. I pulled out a Tim Holtz set that I have had for a very long time.

Tim Holtz Vault Series Halloween 2021

These are some quirky pumpkins from years ago. I stamped and die cut them from an orangey panel I had in my stash.  The fence is die cut and I tore a couple pieces off of it to make it look more rugged. I probably could have done a few more. The moon is made using Distress Oxides and a moon mask. The right and left pumpkins are popped up using foam tape.

The background for the pumpkins was created using a piece of grunge board that was in my stash. Talk about a supply that has been around awhile… I ink blended with two purple Distress inks along with a little Black Soot at the very top. The bats were stamped on the grunge board.

The background/background…  was created with stamping with a wood grain stamp and then ink blending over that.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Jack-O-Lantern stamp and die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Vault Series Halloween 2021 die set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz The Scarecrow stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Moon Mask
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Tim Holtz Grunge Board

Spellbinders Colorblock Landscape Fathers Day Card

And now for the other Fathers Day Card I made for my hubby. He likes the desert so desert it is. I bought this die with him in mind.

And another one with not to much explanation needed.

I ink blended the sky behind the rays.

The hills and ground were cut from Tim Holtz kraft-stock.

The birds were stamped.


  • Spellbinders Colorblock Landscape die set
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock – warm
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink


Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero Beach Card

And now for a beach style card.

Hero Arts Color Layering Waves

To start I used the February 2021 kit to stamp the girl, palm tree, tiki guy and surfboard. I colored them with Copics. Then I die cut them out. The surfboard has glossy over it. I forget exactly what a used, either Nuvo drops or Glossy Accents.

I created the wave part using a color layering stamp set. I ink blended the sky. From that set I heat embossed the sentiment using sand embossing powder.

The leaves in the background were stamped with a background stamp.


  • Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Waves stamp set
  • Hero Arts Jungle Bold Prints stamp
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts sand embossing powder

Hero Arts Coffee Christmas

Today I have a interesting themed card for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge for April. The challenge is coffee, Christmas and rainbow. Kind of a challenge for a Christmas card for me anyway.

Here is what I came up with using the Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero card kit. It is a good one, full of coffee stuff!

Ciao Bella Coffee Stains

For the background I ink blended using Distress Oxide ink. I then used a coffee stains stencil over that also using Distress Oxide ink.

The coffee cups were cut out using the dies from the Hero Arts MMH set and I inked around the edges using you guessed it Distress Oxide ink. Merry was die cut using a Momenta die set and Christmas was die cut using a MFT die.


  • Ciao Bella Coffee Stains stencil
  • Momenta Alphabet dies
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • MFT Merry Christmas die
  • Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero


Die Cutting Using Tattered Lace Baby Owls Dies

Today I have a quick card I made to send in a package.

Picket Fence Studios Hello Word Topper

I had this background sitting around and finally used it. It was white and came with clear embossing on it. I inked over it.

The sentiment is die cut along with the awesome owl. I just love this owl die  set. There are 3 of them and I need to get that out more often!


  • Recollections Resist Paper Pad
  • Tattered Lace Baby Owls die set
  • Picket Fence Studios Hello Word Topper die

Tim Holtz Flower Field Die Cut Birthday Card

I had some fun using a new to me product on this card for my sister. It is Metallic Wax by Art Alchemy.

To create the background I ink blended Distress Oxide inks. I dropped a little water on it and added some splatters using Glimmer Metallic Ink. I used a butterfly group stamp to stamp the butterflies but only applied ink to the butterflies on each end of the stamp.

I die cut the flowers two times. On one of them I used some Metallic Wax to go over it. I used a finger dauber to apply the was. This wax is new to me and I ended up watching a cool video to learn more about it. I trimmed a little of the black die cut and shifted them when I layered them to give more dimension.

The sentiment is die cut.

The photo below is a close up of the wax on the flowers. It’s a nice consistency and I feel like I have a bit more control with it than another wax I tried.

Tim Holtz Papillon stamp


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Flower Field die
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Papillon stamp
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon
  • Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink – Copper
  • Karen Burniston Word Set 1 Greetings die
  • Art Alchemy Metallique Wax – Firebird


Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug Christmas Card

Today I have a card I created for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge that is a new challenge that started up this month. And.. I didn’t pay enough attention to the close date on the challenge so this will not be entered. Oops. I am looking forward to playing along in the future.

Memory Box Large Snowflakes

The background is one that I created many months ago. For the purple I used a Distress ink pad straight to paper. For the snowflakes I used some translucent embossing paste with a stencil and then sprinkled on some Pixie Sparkles. The background is actually more of a medium purple not so dark like the photo.

The cup is die cut and ink blended with purple and blue Distress Oxide inks.

The sentiment is die cut and inked up with the same blue I used on the cup.


  • Distress Ink
  • Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Sparkles – Beyond Blue
  • Memory Box Large Snowflakes stencil
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die
  • Find It Trading Merry Christmas die


Heat Embossing with Simon Says Stamp Garden Greetings

Today I have a birthday card that I recently made. I was inspired by a set of cards made by Kristina Werner.

Avery Elle Loads of Wishes

To start my card I ink blended the background using Hero Arts Reactive ink. I then stamped and heat embossed using platinum embossing powder.

The vines and flowers are so pretty from this stamp set by Simon Says Stamp called Garden Greetings.

The sentiment was from an Avery Elle set.

The panel is mounted on Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock.


  • Simon Says Stamp Garden Greetings stamp set
  • Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Hero Arts Reactive Ink
  • Hero Arts Platinum embossing powder
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