Halloween Card Share
Copic, Distress Ink, Halloween Cards, Lawn Fawn, Little Darlings, Polkadoodles, Queen & Co, Recollections, Shaker Card, Spectrum Noir, Stamp Anniething, Tim Holtz

Halloween Card Share – Stamp Anniething & Polkadoodles

Halloween Card Share

Hello! Today on my blog I am sharing three Halloween cards that I made.

To see the YouTube video, click the video below or read below for a detailed description of each card.

Stamp Anniething Halloween Card using Viva la Vida StampStamp Anniething Halloween4Stamp Anniething Slimline

For two of the cards, I used the Stamp Anniething Sofia – Viva la Vida stamp. I stamped the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock and colored with alcohol markers and then fussy cut the image. The card base is a back slimline card (4 x 9 inches).  I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth paper slightly smaller than the card base to do the ink blending. The distress ink colors I used for the blended background are Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, and Scattered Straw. After ink blending the background, I used a paintbrush to flick some water onto the background and then padded the paper with a power towel to dry up the water. This added a speckled look to the background. I stamped the sentiment “Have a Very Frightful & Delightful Halloween” using Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto the blended background and then covered it with black embossing powder.  I used a heat gun to emboss the background. I added the images as shown. The fence die cuts are from the Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Odds and Ends pack and were adhered using Tombow Liquid Glue.

Stamp Anniething Halloween Card using Viva la Vida Stamp

For the next card, I used a piece of black card stock to make the A2 size card base (4.25″ x 5.5″).  The paper is from the Recollections Boo Paper Pad. I cut down the newspaper pattered paper slightly smaller than the A2 size card base and distressed the edges. I also applied Black Soot distress ink to the edges. The scalloped frame is a Lawn Fawn die – Scalloped Rectangle Frames. I used this die to die cut the spiderweb paper on the inside of the frame as well as the black card stock (scallops on the outside of the frame). I adhered the scallops to the A2 card base and then added the spider web paper to the middle. I used foam adhesive to adhere the stamped image. I added two spiderweb stickers to the front of the card.

Stamp Anniething Halloween Card using Viva la Vida Stamp

For the inside, I cut a piece of gray card stock just slightly smaller than the A2 size, distressed the edges, and added Black Soot ink to the edges. I stamped the sentiments as shown with black and purple ink. The sentiments are from Queen and Company’s Hocus Pocus Shaker Kit.

Polkadoodles Halloween Card using Winnie Broomstick and Winnie Magic Stamps

Polkadoodles Halloween3Polkadoodles Halloween4

For the third card, I used the Polkadoodles Winnie Magic and Winnie Broomstick stamps which I stamped onto the Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock and colored with alcohol markers. I then fussy cut the images and set them aside.

I used another slimline card base and the Bristol Smooth paper to do the ink blending. The colors I used for the ink blended background are Black Soot, Wilted Violet, and Carved Pumpkin. After ink blending the background, I used a paintbrush to flick some water onto the background and then padded the paper with a power towel to dry up the water. This added a speckled look to the background.

The witch pot is a shaker piece from Queen and Company’s Fright Fest shaker kit. It is actually the pumpkin basket shaker piece, but for this card I am using it as a witch pot. I cut two small pieces for the legs of the pot with black card stock and adhered them as shown. The shaker bits are also from Queen and Company and linked below. I used liquid glue to adhere some the shaker pieces to the front of the card.

I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto the blended background and then covered it with black embossing powder.  I used a heat gun to emboss the background. I added the images as shown.

Supplies:

  1. Stamp Anniething Sofia – Viva la Vida Stamp – http://stampanniething.com/sofia-viva-la-vida/
  2. Polkadoodles – Winnie Magic Stamp – https://ldrscreative.com/collections/pd-stamps/products/winnie-magic?variant=13536488751147
  3. Polkadoodles – Winnie Broomstick – https://ldrscreative.com/collections/pd-stamps/products/winnie-broomstick?variant=13536454836267
  4. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock – https://amzn.to/2OPv5rh
  5. Bristol Smooth Paper – https://amzn.to/31jTcRm
  6. Black Soot Distress Ink – https://amzn.to/2IRKUtR
  7. Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink – https://amzn.to/2nSbXhk
  8. Festive Berries Distress Ink – https://amzn.to/2prJTBz
  9. Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink – https://amzn.to/33vxXOb
  10. Scattered Straw Distress Ink – https://amzn.to/2oILdjy
  11. Wilted Violet Distress Ink – https://amzn.to/2J8licn
  12. Lawn Fawn Birch Trees Dies – https://amzn.to/2OQks7r
  13. Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame – https://amzn.to/2nN0cIP
  14. Doodlebug Pumpkin Party Odds and Ends – https://www.scrapbook.com/store/db-6164.html?t12-13=doodlebug+design&t14=pumpkin+party
  15. Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2IWfJxw
  16. Queen and Company Fright Fest Shaker Kit (for Witch Pot & Sentiments) – https://queenandcompany.com/collections/speciality-kits/products/fright-fest
  17. Queen and Company Hocus Pocus Shaker Kit (for Sentiments & Star Shaker Pieces) – https://queenandcompany.com/collections/speciality-kits/products/hocus-pocus-halloween-kit
  18. Queen and Company Pops Toppings (For circle shaped shaker pieces) – https://queenandcompany.com/collections/toppings/products/pops-topping-set
  19. Black Embossing Powder – https://glittersgalore.net/products/embossing-powder-ebony-spark-ep382?_pos=9&_sid=bbd18adbb&_ss=r
  20. Heat Gun
  21. Recollections Boo Paper Pad

Copic Marker Colors for Polkadoodles Stamps

Purple – V01, V05, V06, V09
Orange – YR12, YR14, YR18
Gray/Black – W3, W5, W6, W7, W9, W10
Black Hair – W3, W5, W7, W9
Green – Spectrum Noir JG3, JG6, JG7
Browns – E23, E25, E27
Purple Hair – W9, V09, V06, V05, V01

Copic Marker Colors for Stamp Anniething Stamp for Slimline Card

Red – R22, R24, R27, R29
Yellow – Y21, Y26
Blue Face – B0000, B000, B01, B02, B04, Gel Pen
Skull – N0, N2, Gel Pen

Copic Marker Colors for Stamp Anniething A2 Card

Purple Hair – W9, V09, V06, V05, V01
Face – N6, N2, N0, C0, C00
Green Dress – G29, YG67, G21
Yellow – Y15, Y17
Eyes – Y13, Y15, Y17

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The Stamps of Life September 2019 Card Kit and Reindeer2Stamp - 7 Cards
Birthday Cards, Christmas, Distress Ink, masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life, Tim Holtz

The Stamps of Life September 2019 Release – Card Kit and Reindeer2Stamp – Card Tutorial

The Stamps of Life September 2019 Card Kit and Reindeer2Stamp - 7 Cards

I am so excited to share the September 2019 release of The Stamps of Life card kit and stamp called Reindeer2Stamp. The card kit comes with a holiday-themed 6 x 6 paper pad, large storage envelope, sentiment stamp set, chipboard Christmas trees, white twine, mint chip ribbon, strawberry ribbon, felt flower embellishments, Joyful word die with shadow, blue bling, and 11 solid color 8 1/2 x 11 card stock sheets.

The video below shows the unboxing of the card kit as well as the stamp and die set. There is also a tutorial of how I made the seven cards shown.  The card kit is available through The Stamps of Life website if you join their card kit club before October 15, 2019 (while supplies last). After that time, if there are any available, they usually put them up for purchase on their website several months afterwards. The reindeer2stamp stamps and dies are currently available.

Information about The Stamps of Life Clubs can be found here: https://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm

The Stamps of Life Reindeer2Stamp Card with TagThe Stamps of Life September 2018 Card KitThe Stamps of Life September 2018 Card KitReindeer2Stamp_MidightandBrownThe Stamps of Life Reindeer2Stamp with Distressed BackgroundThe Stamps of Life September 2018 Card KitThe Stamps of Life September 2018 Card Kit - Gingerbread House

Watch the Unboxing of the September 2019 Card Kit and Card Tutorial Here:

Supplies:

  1. The Stamps of Life September 2019 Card Kit
  2. Reindeer2Stamp – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/reindeer2stamp.html
  3. Reindeer2Stamp dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/reindeer2stamp-Dies.html
  4. The Stamps of Life Circle Dies – https://amzn.to/2mGn3Fh
  5. The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangle Dies – https://amzn.to/2mGojbt
  6. The Stamps of Life Square Dies – https://amzn.to/2mHL2DU
  7. The Stamps of Life Chocolate Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2mMOdKo
  8. The Stamps of Life Strawberry Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2nj4rLJ
  9. The Stamps of Life Artichoke Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2lOMjJ4
  10. The Stamps of Life Candy Ink Pad – https://amzn.to/2nbTR98
  11. ChristmasTree2Stamp dies – https://amzn.to/2mJogvk
  12. (Matching ChristmasTree2Stamp stamp set, although not used in my tutorial – https://amzn.to/2njpjCA)
  13. The Stamps of Life Center Step Up Card – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Center-Step-Dies.html
  14. Sizzix Framelits with Stamps 660192 (for small banner on Card 1)
  15. Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink – Use with alcohol markers – https://amzn.to/2lLPYaJ
  16. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock – https://amzn.to/2ldjsOw
  17. Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
  18. Framelits 662732 (tag dies) – https://amzn.to/2leEexg
  19. Versafine Black In Pad – https://amzn.to/2mJsa7s
  20. White Color Box Ink – https://amzn.to/2lCrVLu
  21. Stamps of Life House Fold-it – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Sizzix-House-Fold-its.html
  22. Masking Paper
  23. The Stamps of Life Tropical Leaf Stencil – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Tropical-Leaf-Stencil.html
  24. Martha Stewart Fine Glitter – Clear – https://amzn.to/2nkEbAH
  25. The Stamps of Life Border Dies – https://www.thestampsoflife.com/shop/Border-Dies.html
  26. White acrylic Paint – CraftSmart – https://amzn.to/2mHXNhM
  27. Paint brush
  28. Heat Gun
  29. foam tape
  30. Scor Tape – https://amzn.to/2mN18vS
  31. Scor Tape (2 inch) – https://amzn.to/2lcSo1V
  32. Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Pad – https://amzn.to/2mGOe2G
  33. Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire – https://amzn.to/2lbt7oK
  34. Distress Ink – Black Soot – https://amzn.to/306CJ6D
  35. Distress Ink – Tumbled Glass – https://amzn.to/2mHWdwm
  36. Blending Tool – https://amzn.to/2O7jinG
  37. Tombow Liquid Glue – https://amzn.to/30rEkQG
  38. Misti Stamping Tool – https://amzn.to/2M0Pqqs
  39. Spectrum Noir Markers – LG5, JG5/DR1, DR5/GB5, GB7/TN2, TN3, TN4, TN8, TN7, TN6/IG1, IG5

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Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Ellie
Beach, birthday, Birthday Cards, Echo Park Paper Co, Ice Cream, Lawn Fawn, Paper Nest Dolls, Queen & Co, Spectrum Noir, Summer

Paper Nest Dolls – Ice Cream Ellie

Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Ellie

Hello!

Today on my blog I am sharing a card that I made for my BFF. When her and I get together, we always go to the beach and eat ice cream so I incorporated these two items into this card. Besides crafting, these are my other favorite things to do!

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Ice Cream Ellie Inside

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Copic, Distress Ink, Spectrum Noir, Stamp Anniething, Stamps of Life

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand by Lisa Mears

Hello!

On my blog today I’m featuring a card I made using Stamp Anniething’s Lemonade Stand bundle. This company is new to me. I first saw them at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Orlando, Florida on May 17, 2019. Their stamps are amazing! I picked up the Lemonade Stand bundle which includes a stamped doll image and many other stamps and die cuts to go along with it. Check out my video which shows everything that is included in the bundle and the process for which I made the card. Enjoy!

 

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand by Lisa Mears

To see all of Stamp Anniething’s amazing products, visit their website at: http://stampanniething.com/

Products Used:

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand Bundle

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform 

Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Ink Pad – Jet Black 

Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock 

Stamps of Life Sunshine Collection Patterned Paper Pad
(Note: This was out-of-stock at the time of publishing this post. The Amazing patterned paper pad will also work as it has the same green flowered sheet within it. Here’s the link – https://amzn.to/2ES3rnM.)

Stamps of Life Friend Collection  Patterned Paper Pad

Stamps of Life Scalloped Rectangle Die Cuts  

Stamps of Life Rectangle Die Cuts 

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue  

Distress Ink Pad Mowed Lawn

Distress Ink Pad Twisted Citron 

Distress Ink Pad Broken China

Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

5.5 x 5.5 card base

Markers:

Dress: B63, B66, B69
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Blush: R20, R22
Hair: Spectrum Noir EB2, GB8, GB9
Lemonade: Spectrum Noir CT1, CT4
Flowers: Copics R32, R35, R37
Leaves: Copis G3, G5, G7
Lemonade Stand: Spectrum Noir TN4, TN6, TN9
Lemonade Sign: Copics B00, B02 and Spectrum Noir CT1 and CT4

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The Stamps of Life Fan Group Weekly Challenge – Flowers – Card 3

Hello!

I was asked by Kristin Bost, a design team member for The Stamps of Life, to host a weekly challenge in The Stamps of Life Facebook Fan Group. Of course, I said yes. I just love the stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life. I’ve been a member of their Die Hard Club for two years and just recently joined the Card Kit Club. More information about their Kit clubs can be found here – http://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm

The theme for the weekly challenge is flowers. The only rule is to use products from The Stamps of Life….easy peasy!!

I made six cards and will be posting them on separate blog posts. Each card also has a You Tube process video which I will link in the blog post.

Card 3 – Wheelbarrow

For this card, I just love the pinks, blues, yellows, and oranges. I decided to color the flowers in similar colors as shown in the patterned paper using my copic markers.

Bunch of Flowers3

Bunch of Flowers4

Wheelbarrow Process Video

Supplies Used:

  1. Sizzix Flower with Stem Fold-its
  2. Wheelbarrow2stamp
  3. Wheelbarrow dies 
  4. Sizzix 661833 Framelits Step-Ups Dies By Stephanie Barnard (For Grass)
  5. Oh Joy 6×6 petite patterned paper pad
  6. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Kiwi
  7. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Gingersnap
  8. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Candy
  9. Lawn Fawn Premium Jet Black Ink Pad
  10. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock 
  11. Sparkle and Sprinkle Tear-ific Tape
  12. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ivory Seashell
  13. Copic marker – YR14 
  14. Copic Marker – YR31
  15. Copic Marker – RV52
  16. Copic Marker – RV55
  17. Copic Marker – BG01
  18. Copic Marker – BG05
  19. Spectrum Noir markers – CT1, CT4, TN3, TN4, TN6, TN9

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Birthday Cards, Copic, masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized, water coloring

Lighthouse Card

Lighthouse2stamp

Hello! This card was super fun to make and it is perfect for a masculine card. I used the brand new lighthouse2stamp stamp and die set from The Stamps of Life.

To make this card, first I stamped the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. The stamped image does not have stripes so I decided to add my own. Using washi tape, I sectioned off portions of the image before starting to color. (In the image below, you can see the white washi tape on the image.)

Lighthouse - 1

After coloring the entire red section, I removed the washi tape, colored the gray section, and then colored the rest of the image. The image was colored using Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The yellow windows were colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers in Moonlight. After the lighthouse was colored, I die cut the image using the lighthouse2stamp coordinating die.

lighthouse2

Next, I worked on the sky background. Using Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers (Blue Topaz, Aquamarine, and Moonstone), I colored a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I started with the darkest color, Blue Topaz, and drew lines across the paper. Then I moved to the medium color, Aquamarine, and drew lines directly underneath the Blue Topaz lines. Next I followed with the lightest color, Moonstone. After all the markers were on the paper, I used a wet paint brush and smoothed out the colors.

background

The blue water colored paper was cut down into a piece that could fit nicely on top of the card. I stamped the sentiment and birds onto the blue water colored paper and then adhered the lighthouse to the blue paper.

Next, I cut a piece of Strawberry cardstock that is just slightly larger than the blue paper and then adhered the blue paper to the Strawberry card stock. The Strawberry cardstock was adhered to the A2 card base using foam adhesive to add dimension. The A2 card base was cut with Gingersnap paper.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside2

Next, using hot glue, I added shells to the bottom of the card. (I don’t recall the name of the company I purchased the shells from. They were at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Orlando in 2018. If I find the name, I’ll update the blog post.)

The inside of the card was stamped with a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the lighthouse2stamp stamp from The Stamps of Life.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside

Lighthouse2stamp_closeup

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“Just a Note” Raccoon Pudgie

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Hello!Today on my blog is a masculine card. I made this card for my 15-year old son. He is flying to Dallas with his dad to test for his third degree senior black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Since I cannot be there to watch him test, this card is going in his suitcase so he will find it when he gets there. It’s just my way of sending him my love, happy thoughts, and encouragement (not that he needs it).

Okay…now for the supplies used…

The card base is the Sizzix Rectangle/Gift Card Flip-its Card Set (#660714) by Stephanie Barnard. The neat thing about this flip-it card is that you can make the middle rectangle part turn into a gift card holder, but I chose not to use it in this way. I just used the card base and the two decorative panels. I cut the card base out of Licorice card stock from The Stamps of Life. The two side panels were cut out of a piece of patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection patterned paper pad. Those panels were adhered using double-sided tape. The rectangle in the middle was cut from a piece of paper from the same patterned paper pad using a stitched rectangle die.

I used the “Just a Note” sentiment from the words4jar stamp set and stamped it onto the same gray paper that was used to cut out the stitched rectangle. The ink used was Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I applied double-sided adhesive behind the sentiment and then die cut it using the coordinating die from the words4jar dies. The shadow layer was cut from Licorice card stock. The sentiment was adhered to the shadow layer and then adhered to the stitched rectangle.

The stamp used for this card is the raccoonpudgie23. I colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then used the coordinating die cut to cut it out. (I cannot find this stamp anywhere on The Stamps of Life website. I don’t believe they sell it since it was given as a gift at one of their classes.)

To finish off this card, black embellishments from The Stamps of Life were added.

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