Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Test Tubes

These simple Halloween cards were fun to make
with an Inkadinkado Clear Stamp Set called Test Tubes
and a Tim Holtz Clear stamp set, called Lost and Found (birds)
...and a fussy cut bird from printed paper.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lynette Makes Her Own Crazy Bird Stamps

My friend, Lynette Stewart, made her own "crazy bird" stamps
by carving them herself!
Here are the Halloween cards I made with her bird stamps.
I used colored pencils to color the birds.
Stamped the "BOO" with Michael Strong's Alpha set
Here are some close up views:

 I got the idea of the purple "drips" from Heidi, The Reluctant Blogger

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Michael Strong Halloween Blog Hop 2015

Welcome to the Michael Strong Halloween Blog Hop for 2015!
Hope you came here from Shelly's Creative Rumblings blog.

My first card features Mike's Alphabet stamps
along with the bat and spider from his Halloween Confetti Die set.
Added white ink directly to the raised trees after embossing with Sizzix Birch trees.
 Drew accent lines with brown marker.
Spider web is made with a piece of dryer sheet.

I got carried away with making the following cards.
While they may not be specifically Halloween, I think they could work.
What do you think?

I also have to mention that I created these cards with my stamping friend, Lynette.
We always have so much fun at our Stampfests!

Mike's leaf Cloisonne Cameo is featured in the next three cards.
Used distress markers to color the cameo stamp
then it was spritzed with a fine spray of water before stamping.

Before stamping these cameos, I added color to my paper.
Scribbled with distress markers directly onto my craft sheet, 
spritzed with water and then placed paper directly on the craft sheet.
When dry, stamped cameos with black ink.

Here is a Halloween Birthday card for a special friend who was born on Halloween!
The background was made with tea dye distress ink 
swiped directly onto the logo side of Woodgrain embossing folder.
Pressed embossing folder together with hands.
No need to use embossing machine for this simple technique.
For these cameos, I sponged distress mowed lawn on some areas, 
after background was created (as noted above).
The small leaf was cut from Mike's cameo. The other leaf is from Lynette's stamp stash.

I'm so glad you came to visit the blog hop!

You have a chance to win Mike's new Pumpkin Harvest stamp set
if you leave a comment
on all the participating blogs in Mike's Halloween Blog Hop 2015.

Please visit the next stop at  Herma's blog.

Thank you very much for visiting!

I wanted to save the permanent URLs to each of the blog hop posts:
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