Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tweet Tweet...Nevermore!

Awhile back I created a card using the fabulous JOFY #15 Cling Rubber Stamp Set set by PaperArtsy. My friend Laura saw the card and thought that the little crazy birds would look great inside the cages of the Uncaged Raven Rubber Stamp by Stampendous!®

Here's the card.


Products Used:
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: Y35, Y38, B24, E43, N6, N7, W3
Mini Slate Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz® for Stampers Anonymous
Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics Die Set by My Favorite Things
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Industries
Stamping Platform
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig® Stamp Positioner by EK Success, which is now owned by someone else
Grey cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura
Red Stardust® Glitter Pen by Sakura

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of grey cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Set one half aside for another use.
  2. Score at 4.25" and fold to form an A2 card.
  3. Place a piece of mixed media paper onto the base of the stamping platform and secure with magnets.
  4. Place the Uncaged Raven stamp face down onto the white cardstock and press the lid of the stamping platform onto the stamp.
  5. Lift the lid, ink the stamp with Memento ink, and stamp onto cardstock.
  6. Slip a piece of label paper onto the platform and stamp a second time, making sure that you get a good impression of the raven.
  7. Fussy-cut the label paper raven and place atop its counterpart on the image panel.
  8. Remove the stamp from platform and clean.
  9. Position the tiniest bird facedown onto one of the two cages of the stamped image and press the lid into the back of the stamp.
  10. Lift the lid, ink the stamp with Memento ink, and stamp.
  11. Remove the stamp and clean thoroughly.
  12. Position the same bird as desired onto the other cage of the stamped image and press the lid into the back of the stamp.
  13. Repeat Steps #8 and #9.
  14. Mount the little bird stamp onto a clear stamping block and stamp twice onto labels to create masks. 
  15. Fussy-cut both birds and place the masks over their counterparts.
  16. Remove the image panel from the stamping platform.
  17. Secure the image panel onto the STAY-tion with magnets.
  18. Place the STAY-tion ruler horizontally across the image panel towards the bottom of the image panel.
  19. Lightly sponge or brush Gathered Twigs Distress ink over the bottom part of the image panel.
  20. Flip the ruler so that it's now covering the bottom (inked) part of the image panel.
  21. Sponge or brush Old Paper Distress ink over the image panel.
  22. Place the Mini Slate Layering Stencil over the image panel and secure with magnets.*
  23. Sponge or brush Pumice Stone Distress ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  24. Remove the image panel from the STAY-tion.
  25. Color all three birds with Copic markers.
  26. Add white dots to the yellow birds' eyes with the gel pen.
  27. Use the red glitter pen to make the raven's eye red.
  28. Use the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig positioner to stamp "Tweet Tweet" from the JOFY set three times using Jet Black Archival ink.
  29. Trim the image panel to 4" x 5.25" and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  30. Sponge/brush some Black Soot Distress ink around to make the scene look eerie.
  31. Look futilely through your entire stamp collection, stickers, and rub-ons for the word "Nevermore". 
  32. Computer generate the word "Nevermore", but not in the typeface you wanted because apparently your not-so-new computer and/or version of PhotoElements doesn't have that font. 
  33. Use the smallest die from the Essential Speech Bubbles Die-namics Die set to cut out the word.
  34. Realize the word and die-cut are too big and trim slightly.
  35. Color the word with Copic markers.
  36. Adhere the image panel to the grey card.
  37. Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.
*I didn't secure the stencil to the image panel with magnets and therefore my stenciling is a bit wonkier than I'd like. Bummer.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

BeWitched Kitten!


 Hi there! As stated yesterday, I'm participating in the 2020 Cat Lovers Blog Hop (#2020CatLoversHop). After all, as a crazy cat lady, I totally qualify. And as an avid collector of cat stamps, dies, and stencils, I certainly have the supplies at hand! Plus Stampendous!® is a sponsor of the hop and is giving away the set I used in today's card!!!

Today I'm sharing a Halloween card made with the freaking adorable Kitten Hugs Cling Stamp set by Stampendous!®. This set is beyond adorable and features three adorable kitten stamps and three sentiments. IMHO, if you love cats, you need this set. 

Here's the card!



Stampendous!® Products Used:
Witch Hat from the Skeleton Style Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set
Speech Bubble die from the Tweet Birdie Die Set

Other Products Used:
Jet Black Archival Ink
Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Doodlebug Designs, Inc. ™
Midnight Magic Patterned Paper from the Boos & Brews™ Collection by Doodlebug Desings, Inc.™
Purple Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Copic® Markers:
   Cat: C3, C4, C5, C6, C7
   Cat's Eyes: YG21, YG23, FYG2
   Hat: V06, V09, YR16, YR18
   Grass: YG03, YG05, YG17
   Sky: BG000, BG11
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig® Stamp Positioner Tool by Inkadinkado®
Removable ID Labels by Avery®

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" purple cardstock in half. Reserve one half.
  2. Score the other piece at 4.25" and fold to form an A2 card.
  3. Cut a piece of Midnight Magic patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" and edge with a dark marker.
  4. Adhere the patterned paper to the purple card, then set aside.
  5. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the witch hat towards the top of a piece of 4" x 5.25" mixed media paper. 
  6. Stamp the witch hat a second time onto a piece of the Removable ID Labels and fussy-cut to form a mask.
  7. Place the mask atop the witch hat on the image panel.
  8. Use the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to stamp the kitten under the hat on the image panel.
  9. Remove the hat mask and color the image and the background with Copic markers.
  10. Use the smaller of the two rounded rectangle dies from the WindowRama Dome Shaker Die Set to cut the image panel.
  11. Use the larger of the two rounded rectangle dies from the WindowRama Dome Shaker Die Set to cut the other piece of purple cardstock.
  12. Mat the image panel onto the purple cardstock, then trim the bottom as shown.
  13. Use Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the sentiment onto yellow dotted patterned paper.
  14. Cut the sentiment using the speech bubble die from the Tweet Birdie Die set.
  15. Adhere the image panel onto the reserved card as shown. 
  16. Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

I Appreciate You!

It's Tuesday, which means it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! This week my teammates and I are creating Thank You cards, but somehow I can't quite let go of Halloween season yet. My solution? My focal panel features AALL and Create's fabulous Moody Kittens Clear Set (#171), which features costumed and/or adventurous cats and sentiments, including a thank you!

Here's my card:



Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Moody Kittens Clear Set (#171) by AALL and Create
Yellow SubmarineAutumn FireSage, and Guacamole Fresco Chalk Paints by PaperArtsy

PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions! BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Grey Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Shadow Grey Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
Cheesecake Fresco Chalk Paint by PaperArtsy
Copic Markers: N2, N3, N4, N6, B60, BV20, C00, C0, YR02, YR04,  YR07, YR18, YR21, Y35, B21, G21, G24, R22, R24, R37
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen By Sakura
Big and Little Chain Square Die Set by Gina Marie Designs
Small Rectangle and Label Dies by Spellbinders®

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of grey cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Score and fold to form an A2 card. Set aside.
  2. Put a small drop of Autumn Fire Fresco Chalk paint onto the craft mat. 
  3. Use the 2" Speedball Brayer to spread the paint, then randomly brayer the paint onto a piece of mixed media cardstock until that drop of paint was gone from both the brayer and the craft mat.
  4.  Repeat Steps #2 and 3 with each color of paint until the cardstock is filled and you're happy with the coverage. You will note in Exhibit A below that the paint colors were overlapped. Some colors blended, others not as much.
  5.  There were some blobby bits of dried paint, so those were sanded off with a sanding block
  6. Cut the painted 9" x 12" mixed media paper in half. Reserve one piece for a later use.
  7. Secure the painted piece of cardstock to the base of a stamping platform with magnets.
  8. Place the Grid Background Red Rubber Cling Stamp atop the painted cardstock and press the platform's lid into the back of the cling stamp,, then lift.
  9. Ink the stamp with grey Archival ink and close the lid to stamp.
  10. Repeat Step #9 if necessary to insure a good impression.
  11. Trim the stamped painted background to 4" x 5.25".
  12. Distress  the edges and set the background panel aside.
  13. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the  grumpy-looking clown cat from the Moody Kittens Clear Set onto white cardstock
  14. Color with Copic markers to match your background.
  15. Use one of the dies from the Big and Little Chain Square Die Set to cut the image panel.
  16. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of the painted cardstock using Onyx Black VersaFine ink. Heat set. 
  17. Cut the sentiment with a tiny rectangle die
  18. Cut grey cardstock with an ornamental sentiment die. 
  19. Adhere the die-cut sentiment onto the ornamental die-cut.
  20. Adhere the image panel and the sentiment onto the stamped and painted background panel
  21. Adhere the card front to the reserved grey card.
  22. Add red gemstones from the Diamond Sparkles Gemstones Festive Selection to the top left card and to the sentiment die-cut to finish the card.
Exhibit A: The brayered and sanded background.


Now that I've told you all about this card, I'll also mention that I'm playing along with the 2020 Cat Lovers Blog Hop and will be entering this card in in it. If you love cats and if you don't, you should, check out the entries on the link above. Additionally, there are great prizes to be had from some wonderful sponsors (Darkroom Door, whose Grid Background Stamp was used for my card, is one of them.). 





Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Scared? Hmmm. You should be.

It's Tuesday, which means it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! I'm firmly in Halloween mode, even if we can't celebrate it normally this year. Hence, I decided to create a  scary scene using the spooky Humanoids (KT2223) Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set by Katzelkraft with the  FP001 Cling Rubber Stamp Set by France Papillon for PaperArtsy. The mood of the scene was further enhanced with the Halftone Skull Stencil and the 

Here's the card!


Topflight Products Used:

PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions! BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
140 lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore®
Raven and Hollywood Bling Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Blue Print Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
Morning Mist and Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®
New Canvas Palette™ Hybrid Ink by Stewart Superior Corporation
NYC Skyline Stencil & Masks by Michelle Ward for The Ink Pad NYC
Halloween Remnant Rubs by Idea-ology® by Tim Holtz® for Advantus
Washi Tape by Idea-ology® by Tim Holtz® for Advantus
Copic® Markers:
   Skin for the group of Humanoids: BV000, BG0, BG93, G0000, G00, G12, G20 
   Skin for the single Humanoid: E40, E42, BV000, BV20, G00, RV91, R20
   Clothes: B26, B28, B78, V09, FV2, R56, R59, YR16, YR18, RV52, E81, E84
   Signs: C1, C3, R27, R29, Y17, Y19
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Industries
Stamping Platform
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig® Stamp Positioner by EK Success, which is now owned by someone else. 

Instructions:
  1. Place a 6" square of Mixed Media cardstock onto the STAY-tion and secure with magnets.
  2. Using blending brushes, brush Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Blue Print Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire onto mixed media cardstock, working from the bottom of the panel to the top, blending as you go. Heat set.
  3. Secure the NY City Skyline stencil and one of the mask pieces to the STAY-tion and brush Nocturne VersaFine Clair over the stencil and onto the image panel. 
  4. Remove the stencil and the mask and clean them immediately. I found that hand sanitizer works well.
  5. Heat set the panel.
  6. Move the corresponding part of the NY City Skyline stencil into position over where the mask sat and secure with magnets. 
  7. Brush Morning Mist VersaFine Clair Ink over the stencil onto the image panel. I found that the grey ink took on a warmer tone due to the yellow ink below it. Ah well.
  8. Repeat steps #4 and #5.
  9. Secure the Halftone Skull Stencil over the image panel with magnets.
  10. Brush white hybrid ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  11. Repeat steps #4 and #5 again. What can I say? I like heat setting. 
  12. The word "Scared?", from the was Redemption Stencil , was positioned on the skull's forehead on the image panel, Post-It Notes were used to mask the other words, and the stencil and image panel were secured with magnets onto the STAY-tion.
  13. White ink was brushed over the word on the stencil onto the image panel.
  14. Repeat steps #4 and #5 again!
  15. Remove the image panel from the STAY-tion, trim it to 5 5/8" square, and edge it with Black Soot Distress ink. Heat set it because it can never be too dry and set it aside.
  16. Secure Copic-friendly cardstock to the base of a Stamp Positioner with magnets.
  17. Position two of the stamps from the Humanoids (KT2223) Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set and the hazard sign from the FP001 Cling Rubber Stamp Set facedown onto the paper, press the lid of the  platform onto the stamps, and lift the lid.
  18.  Ink all three stamps with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamp.
  19. Stamp the Caution Tape from the FP001 Cling Rubber set onto the plastic of the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig.
  20. Use the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to stamp two continuous images of the Caution Tape. Seeing the card on my computer screen, I realize that I should have added a stripe as you can tell where one image ends and the other begins. Oh well.
  21. Color all the images with Copic markers, fussy-cut them, then edge them with a black marker.
  22. Add a spider rub-on from the Idea-ology Remnant Rub to the center of the Hazard Sign to reinforce the creep factor of the card. 
  23. Add Washi tape to the base of the card.
  24. Cut a piece of Hollywood Bling (yellow shimmery cardstock) to 5.75" square and adhere it to a 6" square black card.
  25. Adhere the stenciled and inked background to the yellow cardstock.
  26. Adhere the Humanoids and the Hazard Sign to the card front.
  27. Trim the Caution Tape and two  .25" strips of black cardstock to be a bit larger than 5.75".
  28. Adhere two black cardstock strips to each other, then adhere the Caution Tape to them.  This is to add a bit of dimension to the Caution Tape without using foam tape or squares.
  29. Adhere the Caution Tape as shown to finish the card.
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Monday, October 19, 2020

Shake It Up for Halloween!

I'm definitely in Halloween mode and decided to create a shaker card using Stampendous!' wonderful WindowRama Dome Jar Shaker Die Set with the new Vintage Victorian Rubber Stamp and the Shake It Up Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. As usual, the shaker is overfilled and the image is a little wonky, but those adjectives describe me as well. So there's that.

 Here's a front view of the card.


Here's a view showing the side and that once again, I've got sequins stuck where they don't belong. Oh well. Perfection is overrated. 


Stampendous Products Used:
* This cardstock weight paper is great for coloring with Copic markers, especially when using a glass mat under it.

Other Products Used:
Copic® Markers:
  Roof: E15, E27
  Shingles: E70, E71
  Window Frames/Woodwork: E81
  Windows: YR31
  Car: C3, C6, C7
  Grass: G85, G94, G99
  Tree: W5
Midnight Magic 6x6 Pad by Recollections®
Dusk Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
Fresh Snow Hybrid Ink by Paper Trey
Tag Die by Spellbinders®
Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Spice, Nebula Sparkle Blends by Doodles Paper Playground
Spider Sequinish Thingies by Recollections
Baker's Twine
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Industries
Stamping Platform
Clear acetate or acrylic saved from packaging
Black Foam Tape by Craft Fancy
Black Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Sookwang Tape, Red Liner Tape, or strong liquid adhesive.

Instructions:
  1. Place a piece of white mixed media paper onto the stamping platform and secure with magnets.
  2. Position the Vintage Victorian rubber stamp on the paper, press the lid onto the stamp, and lift.
  3. Use Memento ink to stamp the image onto the paper to create the image panel.
  4. Repeat #3, this time stamping onto a piece of Removable Label paper to create a mask.
  5. Fussy-cut the label version and place it atop its counterpart on the image panel.
  6. Remove the image panel from the stamping platform. Remove stamp and clean. Or not. Whatever floats your boat.
  7. Place the image panel onto the STAY-tion and secure with magnets.
  8. Sponge or brush Blueprint Sketch Distress ink over the panel starting at the ruler and working your way up from the bottom to the top of the image panel.
  9. Sponge Chipped Sapphire Distress ink over the panel, concentrating the ink towards the top and along the sides.
  10. Remove the image panel from the STAY-tion.
  11. Lift the mask and color the house, car, tree, and grassy hill. Set aside.
  12. Use the base of the WindowRama Dome Jar Shaker Die Set to cut patterned paper for the front of the card and Dusk cardstock for the back
  13. For the front of the card, fold the patterned paper backwards on the scoreline on both sides of the die-cut. 
  14. For the back of the card, fold the green cardstock forwards on the scoreline on both sides of the die-cut.
  15. Use the jar-shaped die to cut the die-cut front.
  16. Use the lid die to cut silver cardstock for the jar's lid.
  17. Adhere acrylic over the window on the reverse of the card front.
  18. Add foam tape around the perimeter of the jar-shaped window opening over the acrylic.
  19. Tap the acrylic and the sides of the foam tape with an anti-static bag. Do this several more times than I did or do it more vigorously. I dunno.
  20. Add the shaker contents and some white cat fur to the well formed by the foam tape. I added too much. Clearly I haven't figured out how much to add. Oh well. 
  21. Adhere the image panel to the the back of the card front to seal the shaker.
  22. Adhere the front panel of the card to the back panel of the card using strong tape or liquid adhesive.
  23. Place a piece of the Dusk cardstock onto the stamping platform and secure with magnets.
  24. Position both sentiments on the cardstock, press the lid onto the stamp, and lift.
  25. Ink the sentiments with white ink, stamp, and repeat if necessary to achieve good coverage.
  26. Cut the "Shake" sentiment with the tag die.
  27. Trim the Halloween sentiment. 
  28. Edge both sentiment pieces with white ink.
  29. Color the black and white baker's twine with an orange marker.
  30. Thread the twine through the hole in the tag, then wrap the twine around the silver jar lid die-cut.
  31. Adhere the jar lid and the tag sentiment to finish the card.
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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Fa-Boo-Lous!

I don't know about you, but I get tired of seeing crone-haggy witches, probably because they look like me. So when I first saw Sassy and Crafty's new Sassy Girls Spooky Clear Stamp Set, I thought it was Fa-Boo-Lous. 

Here's my first card using this set.


Products Used:
Halloween Mini-Strips Cling Rubber Stamp by Taylored Expressions
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Black and Orange Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, and Black Soot Distress® Inks by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko
Fresh Snow Hybrid Ink by Paper Trey Ink
Copic® Markers:
   Skin: BV0000, BV000, E50, E21, E11, E00, 
   Lips: E04, R32, R56
   Cheeks: R20
   Hair: E08, E19
   Dress, Hat, and Shoes:  C6, C7, C8, V15, V17, V28, B24, B45, BV000
   Pumpkin: Y02, Y06, Y13, YR16, YR18, YR21, YR24, YR27, E09, E19, E44, E47, E49
Mini Strips Die by Taylored Expressions
Circles Nestabilities® Die Set by Spellbinders®
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Industries
Stamping Platform

*PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions! BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 8.25" x 9.25", score at 4 1/8", and fold to form a slimline-ish card that will fit in a #10 envelope. Set aside.
  2. Cut a piece of white card in half horizontally.
  3. Place a piece into the stamping platform and secure with magnets.
  4. Position the witch and pumpkin stamp towards the bottom of the paper, press the lid onto the stamp, and lift.
  5. Use Memento ink to stamp the image onto the paper to create the image panel..
  6. Repeat #5, this time stamping onto a piece of Removable Label paper to create a mask.
  7. Fussy-cut the label version and place it atop its counterpart on the image panel.
  8. Use one of the circle dies to cut a scrap of the label paper.
  9. Adhere the circle onto the image panel as shown to create a moon.
  10. Remove the image panel from the stamping platform. Remove stamps and clean 'em. Or not. Whatever floats your boat.
  11. Place the image panel onto the STAY-tion and secure with magnets.
  12. Place the ruler that comes with the STAY-tion horizontally across the image panel where you think the ground should be.
  13. Sponge** Blueprint Sketch Distress ink over the panel starting at the ruler and working your way up.
  14. Sponge Chipped Sapphire Distress ink over the panel, concentrating the ink towards the top, along the edges, and on the right side of the witch and pumpkin.
  15. I should have heat set, but I didn't. Luckily there were no huge mishaps.
  16. Lift the ruler and tear a scrap of cardstock that is wide enough to use as a mask-ish piece, and place it where the ruler was, so that the torn part is facing downwards.
  17. Sponge Forest Moss Distress ink over the torn edge of the cardstock at the border between the blue and the uninked part of the image panel. 
  18. Move the torn piece slightly down and continue to sponge Forest Moss Distress ink over the torn edge.
  19. Flip the torn edge and repeat step #18.
  20. Repeat steps #17 and #18, this time using Mown Lawn Distress ink until the "grass" part of the image panel is completely inked.
  21. Replace the strip of torn cardstock at the horizon with the torn edge facing down and lightly sponge Black Soot Distress ink to add dimension to the area where the sky meets the grass.
  22. Move the strip of torn cardstock downwards and randomly sponge Black Soot Distress ink to add more shadow to the grass.
  23. Wipe the image panel with a tissue or soft cloth to remove any wet ink.
  24. Remove all the masks.
  25. Color the image with Copic markers.
  26. Place the image panel back into the stamping platform and secure with magnets.
  27. Position the Bat Colony stamp as desired, press the platform's lid onto the stamp, and lift.
  28. Ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair, which works well when stamping over other inks and/or stamping fine line images or sentiments.
  29. Stamp the image, repeat if necessary.
  30. Lift the image panel and clean the stamp.
  31. Trim the image panel to 3 7/8" x 8 7/8" and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  32. Trim orange cardstock to 4" x 9" and use to mat the image panel
  33. Adhere the matted image panel to the card.
  34. Use white ink to stamp the sentiments onto black cardstock.
  35.  Use the corresponding die to cut the sentiments and adhere the desired sentiment to the card to finish it.
**I now mostly use make-up brushes or the like to do my ink blending. However, old habits die hard. Hence "sponge".

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Happy Halloween!

The mice were using the jack o'lanterns as scaffolding to reach the Halloween decorations that they were painting. They were taking a break, when two paint jars fell. Fortunately, they were almost done and no one was hurt, only embarrassed.

Here's my card with Stampendous!' new Pumpkin Paint House-Mouse Designs® Rubber Stamp.


Stampendous! Products Used:
Mixed Media White Paper

Other Products Used:
Copic® Markers:
   Pumpkins E95, E97, YR02, YR65
   Pumpkins' Stalks: E41, E42, E43, E44
   Pumpkin Faces; W1, W3, Y32, Y35
   Paint Jars: YR000, T0
   Paint: G20, G21, G24
   Painted Mouse: B32, G21, G24
   Mice Skin: BV0000, BV000, E50, E51, R00, R01, R20
   Mice Noses; R21, R22
   Mouse Fur: 
       Left: E33, E35, E44
       Middle Left: E21, E23, 325, E44
       Middle Right: E44, E53, E55
       Right: T1, T3, T4, T5
   Paint Brush: V25, V28, C00, C1, E81, E84, G24
   Ground: BG90, BG91
A2 Layers Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Happy Halloween Dies by The Top Dog Dies
Green and Orange Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Master Detective 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad by Graphic 45®

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 green cardstock in half. 
  2. Score one piece at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card. Set aside.
  3. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the image and color with Copic markers.
  4. Use the A2 Layers Die set to cut the image panel and orange and green cardstock.
  5. Double mat the image panel as shown.
  6. Use the sentiment dies to cut green and orange cardstock.
  7. Cut a piece of plaid patterned paper to 5.75" square. Edge with a dark marker.
  8. Adhere the plaid paper to the card.
  9. Adhere the matted image panel to the card.
  10. Adhere the green sentiment die-cut 
  11. Add the orange "innards" to the letters as shown to finish the card and reserve the orange Happy Halloween for another use.
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