Let’s just say, this card was Cat’s idea, and it’s all about the “boo.”
Cat’s “boo-ti-ful” tree
Cat had been nudging me to feature him on a Halloween card. After all, he reasoned, he was a black cat for Halloween, when Stampin’ Up! introduced the Cat Punch a while ago. I agreed, as long as we could use the Fusion challenge sketch and colors.
Cat was excited to make a “boo-ti-ful” tree, and found the tree die in the Sweet Silhouettes die set. The tree was cut from a piece of See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper, giving it a pretty pattern.
“Boo” was made with Hand-Lettered Prose Dies, also cut from See A Silhouette DSP. This DSP happens to be the one I used for photographing.
It was cat’s clever idea to hang the letters in the tree. He plans to hide behind the wall, and pounce on anyone who gets near. Cat thinks “boo” is giving trick-or-treaters fair warning.
Using the Fusion sketch as a guide, cat’s wall was made with Whisper White Cardstock, cut with a Stitched Rectangles die, and embossed with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder.
The background for the scene is Whisper White Cardstock on a Pumpkin Pie card base. Nothing says Halloween like orange and black, and a black cat.
Thank you for stopping by. I know Cat is happy to show you his “boo-ti-ful” tree. He doesn’t want to scare anyone too badly, and said I should have lots of candy for the trick-or-treaters.
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The Brick & Mortar embossing folder made a perfect wall for today’s challenge.
If you can’t guess, Fusion named it, Floral Wall.
I decided to leave my brick wall Whisper White, and adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base.
My next step was to stamp the two vines, from the First Frost stamp set, in Garden Green on Whisper White Cardstock. Then , I cut them with their die from the Frosted Bouquet set, and trimmed them to fit on the brick wall.
The flowers were stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo inks on Whisper White Cardstock.
TIP: I “stamped off” the flowers, which means, after I inked the flowers, I stamped them on scratch paper the first time, and the second time is what you see.
After cutting them with their Frosted Bouquet die, I placed them on Dimensionals on their vine.
“Congratulations” is from the same stamp set, and it fits perfectly within the smallest, Stitched Rectangle Die. I stamped it in Memento Black Ink.
I love the artistic flair of this set, and I hope you enjoyed seeing my floral wall. My Product List is below, where you can click on the pictures to order the supplies you need to make your own floral wall.
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This stencil technique is so fun and easy, you have to give it a try!
First, I decided on three colors of ink that would blend together: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, and Flirty Flamingo. Then, I positioned a corner of the Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut DSP on Whisper White Cardstock measuring 4″ X 5 1/4″. This was held in place by Post-It Notes, which also served as a barrier for the ink.
Using Sponge Daubers, I began daubing at the top with Blushing Bride, then Calypso Coral, ending with Flirty Flamingo, while overlapping a bit.
It’s exciting to lift the stencil, and see the beautiful pattern you created.
The largest flower in the pattern reminded me of a dandelion, so I used the die from Sweet Silhouettes to make a dandelion with Thick Whisper White Cardstock. I added this dandelion, along with “wishes” from the Well Written Die Set. The word was flexible enough to fit the curve of the stem.
For a touch of sparkle, I dotted the “i” in “wishes” with a Woven Threads Sequin, and sprinkled a few more “dandelion seeds” around for good measure.
Incidentally, the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment also has blue tones, which I didn’t use for this project.
TIP: If you haven’t tried the Take Your Pick Tool for dealing with sequins, I highly recommend it. It’s pictured in my Product List below, where you can click on the picture for details and purchasing.
Today’s design was inspired by the Fusion Card Challenge sketch.
Have a wonderful day! See you next time!
Today’s card features a bunch of tropical flowers colored with the “ink to stamp” technique.
Bunch of Kindness
My inspiration was from the Fusion Challenge: a sketch, bright colors and a sentiment of “kindness.”
The first thing I did was search for a sentiment expressing kindness, and found this one from the Waterfront Stamp Set. I stamped it in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used a Stitched Shapes Oval Die for cutting.
“Every little kindness makes the world brighter” fit nicely at the top of the largest oval. Then, I placed the oval on Dimensionals on Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. I used the “debossed” side, and glued it to a Thick Whisper White card base.
Now, for the “ink to stamp” coloring technique. Gather several Stampin’ Write Markers in colors that you want to use for the flowers. Simply, use the brush end of the Marker to color part of the stamp, adding a second and third color to the uncolored areas of the stamp. Some overlapping will happen, and this creates even more varying shades. I love the watercolored effect of this technique.
The Tropical Dies Set has a die for cutting the flowers, and they were placed on Dimensionals for a 3D bunch of flowers.
I wanted die-cut, 3D, ferns, so a different coloring method came into play, but still using Stampin’ Write Markers.
Stripes of green were painted across Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and then three ferns were cut with the die from the Tropical Dies Set.
I could have used solid green cardstock, but I like the variation in color that this creates.
This picture makes it clear:
Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Have fun with your Stampin’ Write Markers. I didn’t take the time to picture the Stampin’ Write Markers in my Product List, but they are available at my store.
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Today’s challenge combines an airplane flying boy with an “ombre technique.”
My ombre design was created with a stamp from the Waterfront Stamp Set and Night of Navy Ink. I began stamping at the bottom of a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and without re-inking the stamp, I stamped a second and third time. This was repeated three times, and then I cut the layer to size with a Rectangles Stitched Die.
In addition to ombre, I wanted to use the sketch from the Fusion challenge. Here’s a look.
To go along with the sketch, I adhered two rows of Whisper White Flax Ribbon with Tear&Tape.
Next, I stamped my airplane flying boy, from the Silhouette Scenes Stamp Set, in Night of Navy Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. After cutting him with a Stitched Shapes Oval Die, he took his place on top of Dimensionals
Before gluing my ombre striped background to a Night of Navy card base, I stamped the sentiment in Night Of Navy Ink.
“Time for a new adventure!” is from the Well Said Stamp Set.
The envelope is one I had on hand, and I can’t remember stamping the flap, but thought it looked good with this card.
Thank you for visiting today. In case you’re wondering about the paper I used for photographing, it’s from See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper. I included it in my Product List, so you can see all 12 designs in the pack. Clicking on the picture takes you to my store for shopping. Enjoy!
Today’s Dino Days card begins with triangles, a sketch, and certain colors on my mind.
The Fusion challenge has me thinking about these things. Do you see the sketch, triangles, dark gray, light gray, white, and yellow?
The Basic Gray card base is layered with Whisper White Cardstock, a 6X6 Daffodil Delight Designer Paper, and a 2″ strip of Smoky Slate Cardstock.
The Smoky Slate strip has tiny triangles, cut with one of the Dino Dies (three times), and is layered on Whisper White Cardstock. I stamped “You’re RAWRsome!” in Memento Black Ink. This is one of several, very cute, sentiments in the Dino Days Stamp set.
My Dino is stamped in Smoky Slate Ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and cut with his matching Dino Die. The “triangles” across his back are stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink, cut with its matching die, and glued to Dino. Dino is placed on Dimensionals, and my card is complete.
You’ll find the Dino Days Bundle in my Product List, which is 10% less than buying the stamp set and dies separately. I highly recommend this bundle!
Thank you for visiting Dino today. He thinks “You’re RAWRsome!”