Sunday, October 18, 2020


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

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  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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