Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Cat Center Step Card

First I stamped the Pumpkin Cat rubber stamp by Stampendous  onto a piece of card stock in white with black memento ink and also stamped off on a piece of paper to cut a mask. I put the card into my spray box  and misted the background with  Tattered Angels Glimmer mist -Sapphire and Sugar Plum Fairy. I also stamped Crowscape rubber stamp by Stampendous  and sprayed that too.  I used Glitter Silk Card stock by Core'dinations to use with the Create Fall die set by Stampendous. I colored the main image in with Prismacolor Premier Color Pencils and added white Gelly Roll to the spiderweb to make it stand out more as the background was rather dark. I used several cuts of grass from this set to make a background for the Petite Monarch die by Spellbinders. I used the Petite Monarch to create the fence and used the left over parts for my grave stones. I added Aged Aqua Embossing Enamel over a Sky Blue ink pad by Colorbox. Next I stamped the bat from Skeleton Style Perfectly Clear stamp set by Stampendous 6 times and cut them out. I glued one on each panel and on the top one I added black around the edges and wings with a fine point black marker and red from a Copic Atyou Spica Glitter pen for the eyes. The top bat of each was glued with a dot of white glue only on the body and the wings were popped up with a small piece of foam tape. The main card is layered with black orange and yellow card stock. The yellow and orange are Stardream for the added sparkle. The outer sections are layered with just the orange. I added yellow Copic Atyou Spica Glitter pen to the mouth and eyes of the pumpkin, green to the cats eyes and yellow again to the words.

This was the only one where the words came out without the glare but it was not very clear so I decided to mess with the colors. Hehehe. Spooky!

Just an added surprise. One of my succulents decided to flower.
I hope you enjoyed this post.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Even though I am not huge on clear stamps I had to get this set. The minute I set eyes on the Stampendous Skeleton Style Perfectly Clear stamps I knew it was going to be so much fun to play with.  With a little masking and a little trial and error of a practice sheet I finally got the face in the perfect spot. I cut out my skelly with Cherry Lynn Oval - Scalloped LG Stackers Nesting Dies - XL-8.  The spider web corners are from Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Square Vignette Spider Web Insert. I cut it cross wise to get the corners. This die i 1 1/4 in. so it makes perfect photo corners. I got out my tweezers and some Colorbox pigment ink and embossed the corners with a powder called Rainbow Trout. It is a holographic silver embossing powder by a company no longer in business but the Kaleidoscope embossing powder from Stampendous would work wonderfully too. 
I colored this image with Prismacolor pencils because I needed bright colors with lots of pigment to show up on the deep blue gray card stock. In case you haven't noticed, I use that color a lot especially when I want a moody background. I used some glue on the edges of the scalloped oval and added some blue Beedz from my stash. I had a ticket left over from the yearly senior fair we have here. I used the same holo embossing powder to edge the ticket. I did the words with a couple old alphabet sets from Just Rite Stamps. At the bottom I used some tape from the Dollar Tree. I hope you enjoy my work. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror by Stampendous is the stamp I used for this card. I have almost all of the stamps in this style for Halloween. My plans are to make a book with them.   Tombow Recycled Color Pencils. I used a gel pen from the Dollar tree to add sparkle to the frame. I trimmed the edges with a decorative scissors  and then I added some light brown pencil shading and then used 3 different distressed inks over the background.

Then sprinkled with water and blotted off leaving the lighter splotches. I used photo corners to mount this piece to the yellow paper. The yellow and orange paper are from an old purchase. I believe they were called moon dust. I couldn't find them online but they have brilliant color with pearl like flecks. The purple is Stardream. The lime and brown are regular card stock.  

Thanks for stopping by have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Stampendous/Tombow winnings

These are the awesome goodies that I won from the Stampendous  and Tombow blog hop in September. It was actually double awesome because The winners were announced on my birthday.  it was a hard choice on which stamp set to get but I figured there is pleanty of time to get Christmas stamps. I got a  
  • A set of 24 Tombow Recycled Color Pencils
  • A roll of Tombow 3D Foam Tape
  • A Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
  • Your choice from Create Fall, Create Christmas, Create Winter or Create a Poinsettia Cling Stamp set and Matching Dies
These pencils are really great. They give a soft finish and I haven't had any broken leads. They aren't waxy like the Prismacolors  so there's no waxy bloom. I do love my Prismacolors still but I can do without the broken leads.

I haven't used any of my embossing powders in a while, so I decided to bust them out. Not your average ep's but the beautiful Pearl Lusters by Stampendous in Sapphire, Amethyst and Carnelian. I used Colorbox pigment inks with the ep's and Stampendous Damask Bats.  I used Glitter Silk Card stock by Core'dinations to die cut the moon and grass. I added some India ink black to the grass and smuged some on the moon to make them darker. 
Stampendous Cling Create Fall Stamps are a fun set of rubber stamps. You can add the faces or leave them off for other holidays like Thanksgiving. You can add the hat or leave it off. The same with the stem. There are many other ideas for these versatile stamps on the Stampendous blog. They have a wonderful design team. The matching dies cut right on the lines so there is no white around the edges. I like that close cut look much better than having white around the edges.  I also used some tiny paper flowers, a bat cupcake pick from dollar tree and a stamp from the  Inkadinkado Gothic Toppers set for embellishments. 
I hope you like my card and have a great day.