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October 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I had just a couple more projects to share today for Halloween. I had made a card and banner earlier in this post, and I created a Trick or Treat sign to go with it. I've been changing out my mantle decorations with the seasons and holidays, and this is my Halloween set for this year.



Here's a closer look at the new sign. I stamped the Larger Than Life Alphabet & Numbers Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versamark Ink onto watercolor paper, and heat embossed it in clear. Then, I saturated the background with water, and added Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive inks with my Aquapainter. I also stamped the spooky eyes in Old Olive ink, and splattered on some Soft Suede ink. A few small banners of cardstock and patterned paper and some Baker's Twine complete the piece.



Here are some closer looks at the card and the banner on the mantle.





And, here is a shot of the whole mantle. I love how it turned out. Obviously I'm not into the super scary Halloween decorations, so I went with some that featured fall colors and just a little spooky with the birds and eyes.



I also have one more card to share for Halloween. I thought it would be fun to feature a Halloween card where the view was looking into the house with the spooky eyes looking out at you. And, I wanted to use the spider web in the corner of the window too. I backed the window with some Crushed Curry Cardstock to add some glow to the scene. The top layer is Vellum Cardstock, on which the spider web and greeting are stamped. I used the same layers under the main greeting, and highlighted it with gold metallic thread and sequins.



I used the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder inked with Black Memento ink on Smoky Slate Cardstock for the background of the card. I cut 4 black frames with the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies, and trimmed out the middle of the window panes. I put the Crushed Curry Cardstock at the bottom of the stack, and the Vellum Cardstock just under the top black frame. So, it has some nice dimension to it.



Well, that is all for today. I hope you enjoy the day, and don't over-indulge in candy and sugar! Thanks for stopping by.

Can You Case It #92 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back! I'm here today with the next Can You Case It #92 sketch challenge.



I needed a masculine birthday card, and decided to go with a Halloween color scheme of Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Basic Black along with Whisper White. I pulled out one of my favorite sets, the Celebrate Today Stamp Set. It's easy to make great, bold birthday cards with it.



To make the gray watercolor background, I applied Smoky Slate ink onto a clear stamping block, spritzed it with water and stamped my piece of paper with it. I repeated this twice. I colored the banner stamp with Smoky Slate and Basic Gray markers, die cut them and placed them above and below the balloon. For the fringe on the balloon, I die cut it from Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Vellum Cardstock. I also place some above and below the balloon. I used Stampin' Dimensionals under the balloon and the top banner.



Well, that is all for today. I hope you join us at Can You Case It #92 this week, and share your own creation based on our sketch. Thanks for stopping by!

Can You Case It #91 - Color Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! I'm back today with a new color challenge from the Can You Case It site. Today we are featuring shades of grown and green with additional neutrals.



I couldn't help but create an outdoor scene with this color scheme. I did add in just a tiny bit of blue with Soft Sky ink for the sky, and So Saffron for part of the larger tree. The other colors I used are Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. I also mixed the Happy Scenes Photopolymer Stamp Set with the Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set. The small leaves stamp from Sheltering Tree covers the small tree from Happy Scenes really nicely. The greeting is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.



I cut the grass and large tree layer out, and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to the main panel. That was adhered to Old Olive cardstock, and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card front after I added several wraps of linen thread. There aren't a lot of embellishments to this card, but I like how it turned out. I think this fits the tricky "guy card" category too, which is always a pus!



Well, that is all for today. I hope you'll join us at Can You Case It this week and share your own colorful creation! Thanks for stopping by.

Can You Case It #90 - Halloween Edition

Hello and welcome back. This week we're featuring Halloween projects at Can You Case It.



I played around with the Happy Scenes Photopolymer Stamp Set and the coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies. I love this bundle because it can be used for Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving and Winter/Christmas! I stamped the background with the new Basic Black Classic Ink pad from Stampin' Up! which is waterproof. Then, I went to town with my inks and a watercolor brush. I used Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry as well as some Smoky Slate for the ground area.



I also used the "boo" stamp from the set to create a repeating pattern on the window sill.



One more thing I did to add to the scene, I stamped over the moon with Versamark ink and heat set some clear embossing powder on top to make the moon stand out even more.


Well, that is all for today! I hope you'll join us at Can You Case It, and link up your own scary good creation! Thanks for stopping by.

OSAT October Fall & Halloween Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome back! I'm here again this month with another One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop. This time we are featuring fall and Halloween projects, just in time to give you some inspiration for all your crafty needs this month!

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This month I have a banner for my mantel and a card. My inspiration for my projects is the Among the Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I started by inking the background of the embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink, which highlights the trees nicely. Over this I placed my layered letters, the spooky greeting and the branch with birds. The circles are punched with a 2" circle punch, the scalloped circle is from the Circle Card Thinlits Dies and the double-ended banner piece is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.



In between each larger banner, I added in some patterned paper punched with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch and tied ribbons which are last year's In Color ribbons.



I used some retired In Color clothespins to attach the banner pieces to some Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, also retired. The alphabet I used is the Larger Than Life Alphabet & Numbers Photopolymer Stamp Set.



I used many of the same elements on the card. I love the little spooky eyes and birds in the background. It would be fun to use a light gray color in between the trees, so that's another option if you wanted a different color scheme.



Here is a close-up of the spooky greeting, which also has a set of spooky eyes.



Well, that is all for today! Click on the button below to get to the next stop on the hop, the fabulous Andrea Tucker!

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Can You Case It #89 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back! Today I'm back with another challenge card for Can You Case It! This week we have a great sketch to start with. I love starting with a sketch. Our team came up with lots of creative interpretations of this sketch that I think you will enjoy!




I started with a watercolor panel, and trimmed it into different width strips. I though it would be fun to back this with a bold print of Basic Gray striped paper.

Can You Case It #89, sketch challenge, cheers friendship card by Marisa Gunn


The colors I used are Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder and Rich Razzleberry. I wet the watercolor paper really well, and then added each color one at a time, blending between colors. I also used the Greetings Thinlits Dies for the word "cheers" which is cut 3 times from Basic Black Cardstock and glued together with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I added some Silver Metallic Thread, and some silver and gray sequins that were leftover from my Paper Pumpkin Kits.

Can You Case It #89, sketch challenge, cheers friendship card by Marisa Gunn


Well, that is all for today. I hope you'll join us over at Can You Case It with your own creation based on our sketch. Thanks for stopping by!