Friday, September 22, 2017

Halloween Cards!

I had a little fun in my craft room. Okay...I had a lot of fun in my craft room creating some Halloween cards!
 For this one I used Distress Ink to create the background and splattered it with black ink. The witch is from Brutus Monroe as well as the circle die and markers I used to shade her face in. The sayings in this stamp set are to die for!
 For this card I stamped the image and cut it out along with the sentiments. I added pop dots and adhered it to a sheet of waxed paper. I finished it off with some black sequin. Once again, you can find the stamp set and paper at Brutus Monroe
This card I really had fun with! I wanted it to resemble a bloody spooky night. I die cut the circles, stamped them and embossed not only the sentiments, but the edges as well. I used Dylusions ink spray in Cherry pie on the sentiment. I colored in the scarecrow and background with markers. Before I adhered it to the card base I splattered it with white ink. I added a few scarlet bottle-cap sequins to finish it off. Supplies can be found Here .

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Witches ATC Cards!

I am hosting a Halloween theme ATC swap. I found these beautiful images at Calico Collage and knew they would make the perfect base for my cards. I did not want to take away from the gorgeous images, so I used some coordinating embellishments from Lisa Kettell Designs Etsy store and some bling from my stash.

For this card I used a fun sugar skull and made a swirl of bling out of gems from my stash. I wanted to hide her bare chest as to not offend anyone in my group. If this was a piece of art that I could show first and then trade or for my own collection I would have left her bare.
 For this card I used a few different ink spays on the resin face. It started of white and I wanted to grunge it up a bit. I adhered some gems across the top making sure not to take away from the image.
 I sprayed the crescent moon a few different colors for this card. I them added a layer of swirling bling to it.
 For this card I altered the sweet little baby face into a creepy one with ink sprays. 
This card I used a laser cut wooden piece from a store on Etsy called Pork Chop. I laid her on two black swirly pieces.
This last one I added the crescent moon to and made sure to strategically place the bling as to hide her bare chest.






Here is a video of the process and more details. Enjoy!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Mixed Media Mini Canavas


Instead of giving a card, why not give a small canvas? I created two canvases using Dina Wakely paint, plastic mesh, and Brutus Monroe stamps.
For the Birthday Canvas I first painted the canvas with white gesso and topped it off with Dina Wakely paint and stencils. I added plastic mesh with Sparkle Mod Podge and heat set it so it melted right into the canvas. I layered three strips of washi tape on the bottom, punched four stars out of Rinea Foiled Paper and placed them in the corners. I stamped an image from the Birthday Badges stamp set on a scalloped circle and inked the edges. I placed that in the corner and topped it off with a fun clay candle by Lisa Kettell Design.

I had so much fun creating the Birthday canvas that I decided to create an "Owl Always Love You" with the Owl Love You stamp set and coordinating die.
You can find the stamps and coordinating dies at Brutus Monroe . 

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Thanks A Latte

I had so much fun making a set of thank you cards that are perfect for the fall!

I used the magical Ghost ink to create this awesome background and a Coffee Lover stamp set. To see more please visit HERE because I am over on the blog today with this card!

Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Halloween Treat Bag!

I made these adorable treat bags for my kiddos and a few of their friends.

All of the supplies can be found HERE !

I made a tutorial for you HERE that is about 10 minutes long.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Woodland Card

I am over on the Brutus Monroe Blog today with this fun whimsical card:
I think this is my favorite new release stamp. I just love the "deer in the headlights" guy. I shaded him in with color pencils, cut him out and added some dimension by putting him on pop dots! This was so much fun to make!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Jazz Up a Christmas Card!

I know, I know....it is only September. Why am I posting about Christmas? Well, it takes me several months to actually make my cards. I like to have them out right after Thanksgiving. Otherwise I forget, so I start early. I received some really great Christmas themed products from Brutus Monroe . When I saw the stencil I new I wanted to make a card out of it. It is important that my cards are flat so they can go through the mail with one stamp. This is what I created:

 
One of my current obsessions is embossing the edges. It gives a beautiful frame to the card without creating a ton of bulk. Here is a video I made as I created this card. I hope you enjoy! 


Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!