Saturday, October 31, 2015

C4C310: Happy… Christmas!?

Hello, Crafty Friends -

I’m kicking off this festive Halloween with a Christmas card. Lol. This week’s challenge from the crazies at Crazy 4 Challenges is to make a Christmas themed project.

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I’m a huge fan of Torico’s illustrations so I was delighted to add the BB Santa’s Elves stamp set to my collection. And it was perfect for this week’s challenge.

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I colored one of the elves with Copic markers and embellished with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen and Glossy Accents. Kept the layout simple (and thin for mailing) and added just a few enamel dots, washi tape, vellum, and a stamped background.

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Halloween. :D

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thank You Pumpkin

Hello. Just checking in late tonight with a pumpkin thank you card. I love this image from Stampers Anonymous and was delighted to add it to my collection.

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I colored the pumpkin from CMS167 – Halloween Blueprint 2 with Copic Markers and accented with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. After trimming the main panel to size I spritzed with a Gathered Twigs Distress Marker to add a bit of texture. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with a strip of orange cardstock and covered the top of the card with a strip of designer paper.

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I added a cluster of embellishments to the top of the card and added some washi tape. I originally tied a bow around the top… but I was not loving it (a little snip snip took care of that). Along the bottom of the card I stamped a sentiment from CMS236 – Crazy Talk.

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Thanks for stopping by and if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A little bit wicked

Hello, Crafty Friends -

Took a break from card making this last week or so and spent some time on other artsy pursuits. Like the new banner across the top of my blog. It is meow-y cute and I hope you like it. However the other night I made a card featuring a fun witch from Paper Smooches and I’m delighted to share it. And look at that lovely skin color…

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I colored the witch with Copic Markers and added some Glossy Accents to the buckle on her hat and her lips. I also used a white gel pen to add dots to her dress.

The main panel is a piece of watercolor paper that I gave a quick wash of color to using Sakura Koi Watercolors and a large paintbrush. Once dry I die cut with a stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn.

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I added a cluster of embellishments to the upper left corner including a Tim Holtz metal token, a flair button, sequin, and some twine. Behind the main panel I added a couple strips of designer paper (My Mind’s Eye) and a line of purple washi tape (Queen & Co). Quick tip: Glossy Accents is great for attaching metal embellishments. I used it on both the token and the flair button.

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Thanks for stopping by and if you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

C4C307: Costumed Character

Hello! It is time for another challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges and this week we want you to showcase a costumed character. I made a Halloween card but that isn’t a requirement. ;)

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I had a lot of fun with this card and it all started with the background. I recently picked up the CMS050 Trick or Treat stamp set all because of the spider web. And I’m glad because it made for a great background.  I stamped the spider web on watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then used Hickory Smoke Distress Spray Stain and applied layers of color to the paper by spritzing, spraying with water, drying, and then smooshing into leftover ink and spritzing even more. I just kept applying color until I was happy with the texture. Once I was happy I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the panel and matted on black cardstock.

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For the main focal point and my costumed character I pulled out a set I illustrated last year for Taylored Expressions: Critters in Costume. A pirate and a cat in one package? Yes! Now hand over all of your candy! Arr! I colored the little pirate with Copic markers and accented with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen and Glossy Accents. I added a strip of designer paper, a die cut circle, a bit of washi tape, and a panel that was stamped with a sentiment from CMS236 Crazy Talk.

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For more inspiration and more details on the challenge head over to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this card. Thanks for stopping by!