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The Boo Crew

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Make a Card + Envelope

We are showcasing our very own Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

 

Halloween is going to be so different this year. I usually get our street closed down and we pass out candy to half of the population of our little town but this year… will be different. Everyone that I’ve talked to is not passing out candy this year, including us. It’s not worth the risk. But since we aren’t passing out candy, I decided to make a few Halloween cards this year. I usually don’t make any for Halloween but I wanted to feel that Halloween spirit one way or another.

I’ve never done an envelope before. I mean, I’ve stamped a couple things on the outside but never have I ever gone to this length to decorate an envelope. I loved it!! Now if only I could address it in a beautiful calligraphy or hand lettering. Hopefully someday!! For starters, I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock using a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and then I started ink blending Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot distress oxide inks. I set that aside to dry.

Once it was dry, I splattered water on it with my Distress Sprayer and to add a little extra sparkle, I flicked on Lawn Fawn’s Liquid Stardust. I set that aside and moved on to the grass. I ink blended Forest Moss and Peeled Paint distress inks and cut out the shape of hills using a hill die from my stash. I made sure to cut the bottom with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die so that it would match the top part of the card.

Next I moved on to the coloring. I colored all of my images from The Boo Crew stamp set with my copic markers, including the Boo Crew sentiment. Then I fussy cut everything out. I didn’t leave a white border around my images so I took my Black Memento Marker and drew around all of the edges of each image.

Next I heat embossed the second part of my sentiment with white embossing powder and popped both up on some black foam squares. Before putting everything together, I heat embossed the spider and spiderweb (also from The Boo Crew stamp set) with black embossing powder.

Lastly I glued everything together and added a few bats for good measure. I was ready to move on to the envelope. I really wanted to use all of the adorable trick or treater’s in this set, but I didn’t want my card to be too crowded so the few that I didn’t use on the card, I used on the front of the envelope.

I used a white Simon Says Stamp slimline envelope and I added a piece of scrap bristol card stock to the inside of the envelope so that all of the coloring wouldn’t go through. First I stamped all of my images and then I masked them off with masking paper.

I ink blended the same colors that I used on my card. I removed the masking paper and copic colored my images. The envelope was a little difficult to color on only because I’m so used to using only copic friendly card stock. But it was nothing to be concerned about. It still turned out so adorable!! To finish them both off, I added some Aqua Shimmer Pen on both ghosts and a few of the witches accessories. This was my best attempt at photographing the glitter.

Since my card base is black, I added some Fog card stock to the inside which I die cut using one of the dies from the Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangle set and stamped a few more images. I colored the candy corn on the inside and left the rest uncolored.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!

   

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Spooky Village

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Lawn Fawn Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

 

I LOVE these Anything Goes challenges!! I had so much fun making these cards. I knew as soon as I saw this challenge what stamp set I wanted to use and I knew what I wanted to do for the backgrounds so I jumped right into this project. The stamp set I used is called Spooky Village by Lawn Fawn. I don’t have the die so luckily I was able to use my Brother Scan N Cut to cut all of these out. I started to fussy cut them and quickly realized it was going to take me forever!! So needless to say the die is now sitting in my shopping cart at Simon Says Stamp.

I started out on Bristol Smooth Card Stock and I ink blended 3 backgrounds. I used Distress Oxides starting with Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick and ended each with Black Soot. The next background is Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and lastly Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord.

Using X-Press It Blending Card, I stamped out all of my images using my Misti 2.0 and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped all images out on three separate sheets and copic colored each to match my backgrounds.

I did some more ink blending for my grass using Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint and Black Soot. I used the Simon Says Stamp Grassy Edges die to cut my grass out.

Before gluing everything in place, I sprinkled some water and Black Soot on the backgrounds. I didn’t on the purple background though only because I forgot and there’s not much of the purple background showing.

I used more grassy area on the purple card and I didn’t really love it so I made some adjustments for the next two.

How cute are these little ghosts??? Lawn Fawn has the BEST accessories in their stamp sets. I love all of the little pieces that make up this scene.

I tried to get an angle so that you could see all of the little dimension pieces because I think it’s all about the little details that make a card amazing.

I heat embossed the sentiment using Brutus Monroe’s Alabaster White embossing powder.

I used the thin black foam squares to pop up little details. Here’s a few more pictures just for fun.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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