Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tricks & Treats

Halloween cards are so fun to make, I had to make another one with some ideas I've been playing with.

I made the spider with black ribbon & black adhesive gemstones. The "web" is made from pieces of lacy ribbon. The pumpkin pail was created from glittery orange cardstock with an oval tag die & and circle die with a stitched border. I used foam to create the shaker; I hand-cut the inner circle. The handle is die-cut with two circle dies. I filled it with black, white & orange microbeads, and candy corns that I stamped with two stamp sets & colored with Copics. For the sentiment, I used a rubber stamp that I've had for at least 6 years and an ombre ink pad. The background is a shiny off-white cardstock, the pumpkin border is a Graphic designer paper, and the card base is purple paper.


https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/10/october-challenge.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Fairy Tale Challenge #178: Pumpkin
Paper Creator's Crafts: Simply Spooky
Pile It On: Fantasy and/or Spiders/Cobwebs
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything Goes with Ribbon
STAMPlorations Sketch & Theme Challenge: Sketch

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Spooky Shaker -- Tic-Tac-Toe with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles October challenge is Tic-Tac-Toe with the optional twist of journaling/writing about your decision making process. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize. This challenge has so many possibilities!
I used the middle column: Lace, Bling, Die-cuts.

The panels are from a sheet of Graphic 45 paper. I cut out part of the the first two panels & popped them with black foam tape to created shaker portions. I filled the shakers with a mix of microbeads and glitters. I added round gold glitter stickers (bling) to the corners. I colored white lace with a purple Copic marker and added it to the tag that I cut from a different sheet of Graphic 45 paper. If you look closely, you'll see die-cut bats (Lawn Fawn) and several sizes of butterflies (SU!) that I cut from coordinating DPs. The skeleton is fussy-cut from the last panel, but backed with black paper. The card base is a shiny black paper.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Cut It Up Challenge #133: Shaker Cards + Die cut (bats & butterflies)
Deep Ocean Challenge #166: Halloween

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Sweet Birthday at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is to make a card without an image, using only Designer papers & a sentiment.
I raided my stash for some fun papers. I used a Spellbinders die cut for the large sentiment. I stamped "you are" onto a paper embellishment. For the interior, I used a Pop It Up die from Elizabeth Craft Designs to cut the pop-up mechanism directly on a pretty patterned doily. The pop-ups pieces & the sundae are from the same paper pack as the ice cream paper on the inside. Really a very easy card!


October Challenge
Inspiration/Challenges:
Seize The Birthday: Birthday
Stick it Down: Card Sketch


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Witchy Pun -- Pilin' on the Fantasy and/or Spiders/Cobwebs

The theme this month at Pile It On is Fantasy and/or Spiders/Cobwebs. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.
This sentiment popped into my head the other day. Brujah is "witch" in Spanish, and with the "Ha" it kinda sounds like Brouhaha. I know, terrible joke, but it was so silly I just had to use it! It's also a nod to the classic song, "Season of the Witch." 
I created the sentiment with the fonts Wretched Remains and KR Trick Or Treat. I fussy cut the ghost letters and colored them with Copic markers. The banner part is printed on a manila paper, to contrast with the white ghosties & to match the background of the witch image. The witch & pumpkin papers are from Graphic 45. The cobweb background was created by embossing a shiny black paper and sanding down the raised portion. This was a fairly quick & quite fun card to make, even though it makes little sense. Hey, Halloween is the time for a little craziness!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: P is for Pumpkin
Fab 'n' Funky #366: Word Art
The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge #8: Anything Mythical/Mystical + Option: Witching Halloween
Scrap From Your Heart #14: Halloween

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Cupcake Card -- Not Square or Rectangle at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Not Square or Rectangle. Looking through my stash, I ran across a template for a cupcake card that my Mom made my years ago. I of course had to make it more complicated & create a shaker card.

The cupcake wrapper shape is cut from corrugated cardboard (Panera!) and covered with a metallic wrapping paper. The sentiment (Spellbinders) is underneath the thin acetate sheet I used to cover the shaker portion. I filled it with little plastic shpes & microbeads. On the outside, I added 3 plastic squiggly shapes that I've had in my stash forever.

Inspiration/Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #437: Shaped Card (not square or rectangle)
Watercooler Wednesday Challenges: Birthday
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything Goes

Update: I was the lucky winner for C.R.A.F.T. #437, as well as at Top 2 pick!


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