Halloween Greetings – colourQ 364

Hello! I’m playing along with this week’s colourQ Challenge.

I created a CAS Halloween card with the challenge colors:

This card uses a variety of products from my stash. The sentiments are from an older Reverse Confetti set. I used an Avery Elle tag die to cut one of the sentiments and a Spellbinders circle die to cut the other.

The ghosts, which I backed with the Lilac color (needed to sneak that in!), are Memory Box dies. The dry-embossed background was created with a Stampin’ Up folder.

 

Halloween Watercolored Hedgehog-Penny Black Simplicity

Hello – it’s a beautiful fall day here in the Pacific Northwest, but rains are in the forecast for the next week! I’m sharing another CAS Halloween card featuring the Penny Black 30-318 Bewitched stamp set. (I blogged a card using a cat image from this stamp set here.)

Halloween Hedgehog - Penny Black Simplicity

I colored the adorable hedgehog with watercolor pencils and paint, and when dry, I fussy-cut the image, as well as the pumpkin balloon.

To frame my image, I cut a partial circle in a rectangular panel, which I then dry-embossed. I watercolored a teal blue background, onto which I stamped the hedgehog image again (to get the balloon string), when the panel was dry.

I cut the sentiment from watercolored cardstock with 51-077 Eeek! and added it to the rectangular panel (for extra depth I cut a second sentiment and glued the two together).

Before adhering the watercolor hedgehog to the background with foam adhesive, I glued down a small fence created with the 51-073 Haunted Hallow die set.

CAS Watercolored Halloween Cat + Pumpkin – Penny Black Simplicity

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS Halloween card featuring the Penny Black 30-318 Bewitched stamp set.

First of all, a confession. I’ve had this stamp set on my work table for a month. Last week, I looked at the set and mentally thought, “Darn it, I meant to make a card with that before Halloween,” thinking Halloween had already passed! How nuts is that?! That’s what happens when you’re working on projects a season ahead. Thank goodness October is still out there!

Penny Black Bewitched

Back to the card, I stamped the cat and pumpkin image with VersaFine ink on Strathmore watercolor paper, coloring him with watercolor pencils and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I fussy-cut the image and set it aside.

Penny Black Simplicity Bewitched

I sponged Mustard Seed Distress Ink  onto a card base through a vellum circle, and I stamped the cat image again on the sponged circle. I adhered the fussy-cut cat to the image with foam adhesive. I die cut the “BOO” sentiment with 51-077 Eeek! from foam and white cardstock, adding it to a dark gray cardstock strip. To finish off the card, I stamped and die cut the bat with 30-249 Spooky Spheres and 51-075 Boo Crew.

Lawn Fawn Fall Scene

Happy Monday! It’s a crisp fall-like day here in the Pacific Northwest. These puppies from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween set are irresistible!

Happy Howloween

I Copic-colored the dogs and cut them with their corresponding dies adding them to a scene created with a variety of Lawn Fawn die cuts. I pulled the sentiment from Argyle Backdrops. Keep Cozy!

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Ghostly Greetings! – Share Joy Challenge #52

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #52.

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I created a CAS Halloween-themed card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #52

I had the “Ghost Busters” movie in the back of my mind as I created this card. I cut the Downtown Border and backed it with cardstock (some of the windows were not punched out). I backed the Little Bits – Ghosts with gray cardstock and attached the ghosts with foam to the background, on which I had stamped the sentiment from the Boo to You set. I framed the scene with one of the Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 dies.

When I was done, my husband suggested something be added above the sentiment (“like a bat,” he said). Luckily I had just the thing – a bat from the Haunted Accessories set.

TE Share Joy Challenge #52

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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No Tricks, Just Treats – Lawn Fawn Halloween

Hello! Today I’m sharing a Halloween card created with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

Lawn Fawn Halloween

I Copic-colored the adorable raccoon from Lawn Fawn Holiday Party Animal and placed him in a scene created with the just-released Stitched Tree Borders. I added a sentiment from Happy Howloween which I cut with one of the dies in the Everyday Sentiment Banners set.

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Haunted Halloween – TE Share Joy Challenge #48

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #48.

TE Share Joy Challenge #48

I used the sketch to create a CAS Halloween card:

TE Share Joy Challenge #48

I used the 13 Dead End Drive die (trimming off the bottom section) to create the haunted house and witch. I backed the windows with grey cardstock and the moon with white cardstock (I normally put yellow in for moons, but I wanted to keep the color palette quiet). I used old Halloween patterned paper for the background (I have a ton of patterned paper packs for Halloween!). I used a thin tape from my stash (never before used!) for the detail strips. I stamped the Boo to You set sentiment onto cardstock, which I cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die (by cutting and then cutting again to shorten the length). The bats are from the just-released Haunted Accessories set.

TE Share Joy Challenge #48

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Boo! – TE Share Joy Challenge #47

Hello! I’m playing along with Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #47.

TE Share Joy Challenge #47

I used the sketch to create a CAS Halloween card (which is more on the cute side than the spooky):

TE Share Joy Challenge #47

I used Chalkstock for the Little Bits – Black Cat and the crow (raven?) in the Gothic Window Accessories set. It’s such a rich black color.

TE Share Joy Challenge #47

The Gothic Window assembly is lifted up with foam adhesive. I cut the window background from the TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Playful Patterns – Haunted with one of the Label Stacklets 5 dies.

Be sure to head over to the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and to link up your entry!

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Witch’s Fireside Scene + Tutorial

Welcome to the Taylored Expressions August 2016 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week are now available in the TE store!

Before you head off to shop, I have one more project to show you! My card showcases the By the Fireside die set. I’m a big fan of Halloween, and I’ve always liked witches, starting with the TV show “Bewitched.” This fireplace belongs in a witch’s home. She’s got her boot off (and on the mantel) and she’s got the fire blazing.

TE August 2016 Release

Today, I’m sharing tips and tricks that I use when piecing together a die-cut scene, especially one with smaller die-cuts. For many years I had glue/tape phobia! But with the right tools and adhesives I’ve overcome my fears.

To begin, I cut the fireplace mantel from Poppy Seed cardstock. The die creates an indentation to simulate the mantel’s details.

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To highlight those details, I lightly applied the Sugar Cube ink to the mantel and worked my way around.

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While that dried, I cut the brick part of the fireplace from Jelly Donut cardstock and dry-embossed it with the Brick embossing folder.

TE By the Fireside Tutorial

I cut a piece of TE Oreo cardstock, slightly larger than the brick part, to simulate the interior of the fireplace. I used double-sided tape to adhere the pieces together.

TE By the Fireside Tutorial

I taped those pieces to the back of the fireplace mantel.

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To adhere the smaller die-cut pieces, such as the fire flames, I put a dab of Ranger Multi-Matte Medium onto a piece of paper and dipped the die cut piece, which I held with the Embellie Gellie. This is my “go to” method for adhering the Little Bits die cuts. I assembled the Broom, the Cauldron and the Potion Bottles in this manner.

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To create the buttons on the Witch’s Boot, I backed the die cut with a small piece of TE Lemon Meringue cardstock and attached it with a sliver of tape.

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Finally, whenever I want to pop up a small die-cut in a scene, such as the spiders, I cut small pieces of foam adhesive. I have a pair of scissors which I only use to cut adhesives!

TE By the Fireside Tutorial

TE By the Fireside

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’d like to see more projects and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

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Trick or Treat!

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks. Today, I’m sharing Halloween treat packaging projects! Circle your calendar – the August products will be released Thursday, August 4 @ 7 AM PST!

For my first treat sack, I created a spooky scene with dies in the Haunted Accessories set.

TE August 2016 Release

I used a die in the Stitched Bracket Stacklets set to cut a piece of the TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Playful Patterns – Haunted paper for the topper, onto which I adhered the scene. The Mini Treat Sack – White (which is filled with M & M’s) was stamped with a sentiment in the Boo to You set using the MISTI – Precision Stamping Tool.

TE August 2016 Release

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For another treatment, I created seals for the treat bags, using the witch in the Haunted Accessories set.

TE August 2016 Release

I backed the witch with paper from Paper Pack – Playful Patterns – Haunted and TE 6×6 Paper Pack – Build a Scene Halloween (these two work well together). Again, the treat sacks were stamped with a sentiment in the Boo to You set using the MISTI – Precision Stamping Tool.

TE August 2016 Release

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Last but not least, I added tags with the Little Bits – Black Cat and Little Bits – Ghosts to the treat sacks.

Taylored Expressions August 2016 Release

I attached the die-cuts to tags cut with the Tag Stacklets 3 set and used a mini clothes pin to close the sacks. The treat sacks were stamped with a sentiment in the Boo to You set using the MISTI – Precision Stamping Tool.

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!