Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone, I’m not familiar with Halloween traditions as I’m from India. But it seems so much fun. Love the whole costume stuff, the trick or treats and the haunting effect by decorating the home. Last week I saw a witch sitting in a chair on the patio of a old home and I was scared for a moment. It took me a moment to realize its just decoration. I was fooled and I was laughing at myself. I wanted to do a witch card but couldn’t get the time.

For this post, its about vampire  — oooohhh ! The blood, the fangs, the red and black and the damask effect of the old European age! That’s what came to my mind. Here it is –

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He doesn’t scare you , right? You wouldn’t mind this vampire coming into your house , lol. He’s showing a thumbs up as well.

I m gonna make another vampire card soon with a pumpkin treat bag. Wait for it.

Supplies:

Paper: Red cardstock, neenah solar white cardstock, damask pattern paper.

Stamps: http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

Ink: Distress ink – vintage photo, Copics – 100, R29, 24, C6, C3, C1, colorless blender 0

Dies: Spellbinders labels four nestabilities

Misc: Foam dots, Enamel dots, red ribbon

Steps:

1. For cardbase, A 2 size cardstock (4.25″ X 5.5″ ) from red cardstock

2. Glue a damask patterned paper (4 ” X 5.25″ ) after attaching a red ribbon vertically

3. Print the vampire image . Color with copics. Use wink of stella clear pen for the cape . It makes it look like satin .

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4. Die cut the printed white cardstock from spellbinders die. Blend distress ink over it . With foam dots attach over cardpanel

5. Attach enamel dots on the right upper end.

Happy Halloween again!

Vidya

(Appreciate in advance for comments )

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Love you to the moon and back

When we are asked how much do you love me , the response will be a wide open arms and we say “This much” or else we say ” Love you to the moon and back”. Love can never be measured but still we go to wide extents to describe it. Its made more beautiful with descriptions.

Today’s card is one such – an outer space card made from a digital stamp from whiimsiedoodles (rocket and astronaut)

To find the stamp – please click on the link : http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

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Isn’t he an adorable little astronaut ? This astronaut can also be used for halloween cards ( a boy with a costume)

Supplies used:

Paper: Black and gray cardstock, neenah solar white cardstock

Stamps : Whimsiedoodles digital image space cadets , starburst stamp from hero arts, Hero arts magical background

Dies: Spellbinders circle (colored and fuzzy cut)

Ink: Copics – C3, C6, C1, N1, B26, B24, perfect pearls powders, Distress inkpad antique linen for moon

Steps:

1. Cut an A2 size card from gray cardstock ( 8.5″ X 11″- scored at 4.25″)

2. Card panel from black cardstock – size 4″ X 5.25″ . Attach to cardbase .

3. With versamark ink , stamp magical background(selectively) and use perfect pearls powder with brush over it. Wipe excess . Also stamp starburst on lower edge and do the same. This gives the outer space effect. I wish I had a better stamp to give the effect.

4. A die cut colored with distress ink and hand cut – spritz with water to give crater effect. Attach to left lower edge.

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5. Print the images and color them with copics and fuzzy cut . Attach the rocket and the astronaut with foam dots. The rocket also looks like an arrow pointing the sentiment.

6. Sentiment taken from silhouette design store and printed and colored with copics and glued to card.

Time to take off for me! Hope you enjoyed!

Vidya

Waving hello again!

The second post for today is again from the same penguin of the previous post . I love this cute penguin because it sails a sailboat and waves at the same time.

You can find the penguin here!

http://createasmilestamps.blogspot.de/p/freebies.html

This penguin is perfect for a nautical card . Click on the picture to enlarge it or go to my flickr gallery .

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I m posting this card for this challenge.

Supplies:

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, Bazzill whirlypop cardstock for card base, orange cardstock, blue striped patterned paper, white and blue vellum

Ink: Copics – YR04, Y11, Y13, Y15, N1 , B26, B24, R24, R29 , versamark inkpad

Misc: White embossing powder, heat gun, orange ribbon , foam dots.

Steps:

1. Make a standard A2 size card (11X 8.5 inches scored at 4.5 inch) – top folding card

2. Cut patterned paper 4 inchesX5.25 inches . Attach the ribbon and adhere to card base.

3. Using two die cut (spellbinders circles) make a circle panel

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4. Cut blue vellum using the die cut. DSC_0002 Using white embossing powder and wave stamp (from lawn fawn critters in sea) make sea waves and fuzzy cut. Attach it to the orange circle with tombow monoglue.

5. Cut a circle white vellum. Attach to card panel using foam dots.

6.Pour some distress rock candy into the sea giving it a snowy effect. Just wanted the glittery effect (and not a shaker card)

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7. Print the digital penguin stamp (small size) and color with copics. Using foam dots attach above the waves. Add some tombow glue in the rear end of the sailboat to give a water splash effect.

8. Heat emboss the sentiment and hand cut the blue cardstock strip and attach using foam dots over the ribbon.

I appreciate if you leave a comment.

Thank you.

Vidya

Waving hello!

Hi

Its been a while since I waved hello. Today , With me , there’s also someone else who wants to wave hello!

A winter fellow bringing a little sunshine to you all.

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A new technique I tried today – Yup , A slider card! shooshhhh — isn’t he saying – Hello sunshine!

You can find him in the freebie section of the new stamp company create a smiles :

http://createasmilestamps.blogspot.com/p/freebies.html

I m posting this card for create a smile challenge (badge below)

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An absolutely adorable penguin sailing in the waves – He’s perfect for any card –  hello card, and christmas cards too! (Atleast that’s what I think) .

I m attaching the steps to make this card in pictures . They are not great but they are ok.

DSC_0010 Take a 5.5 inch X 8.5 inch cardstock. Score at 4 inches and at 8 inches .

DSC_0011  Using paper cutter, make a cut leaving 1 inch above and to the right side . Cut 1 to 4.5inches

DSC_0012 use a circle punch or die cut to make a circle so we can pull the inside card.

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DSC_0014 A strip of paper 1/2 inch X 3 inch with foam dot at end

DSC_0015 insert into the slot as shown with the other end inside.

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DSC_0017 Take another cardstock of size 3 3/4 inches and 5 inches in size

DSC_0018Use Adhesive on the end of the strip of paper .

DSC_0020 Attach the cardstock over the strip so the top edges align.

DSC_0021Now adhere the left edge making it like an open envelope.

DSC_0022 Attach edge.  Now the entire card is ready with a pull out panel.

DSC_0023 Print the penguin stamp from printer; fuzzy cut and color with copics – R24, R29, 100, C6, C3, Y11, Y13 , YR04 . Stamp wave stamp from Lawn fawn critters in the sea with tumbled glass distress ink on the card and also on masking paper or post it.

DSC_0026  Use the mask and color the sea below the wave.

DSC_0028 After coloring the sea with distress ink tumbled glass. Remove the mask. Place the stencil from tim holtz and use distress inks – mustard seed and squeezed lemonade to make the sun rays.

DSC_0029 Pull the panel. Stencil and color the inside too. Stamp sentiment from lawn fawn stamp and bubble too with memento tuxedo black ink.

I m submitting this for muse challenge – sun burst pattern was the inspiration – http://musecardclub.blogspot.com/

DSC_0030 Masking the inside panel helps in making the card complete. Now pull the panel  and he’s ready to bring sunshine !

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hope you enjoyed!

Ciao

Vidya

Have you seen the cutest batman yet?

Hi

Batman is known for his strength, secrets, gadgets and super cool vehicles. But have you seen a cute batman yet?

This post is about the cutest batman card. The image is from Whimsiedoodles.

Please click on this link to find the batman image-  http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

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Isn’t he cute hanging in the dark with his bat friends with the moon behind him?

Supplies:

Paper: Neenah solar white card stock, Black card stock , Patterned paper printed from Skelly soiree papers from Snap click supply ( http://www.snapclicksupply.com/skelly-soiree-papers/)

Die: Spellbinders circles

Inks: Memento tuxedo black ink, Distress ink- Mustard seed and squeezed lemonade , Copics – 100, C6 C3 , Y11 for coloring batman

Font : Batfont (printed in paper and flag cut with hand)

Steps:

1. Make A2 size card (4.25″ X 5.5″ folded card) from black cardstock

2. Cut cardpanel from patterned paper of size 4″X5.25″. Die cut a round circle from the patterned paper.

3. Cut a bigger size circle from neenah solar white cardstock – and color with distress inks . Sprinkle water drops to give a crater like effect for moon. Attach it to cardbase.

4. Place the card panel over it with 3dfoam dots

5. In neenah solar white card stock, resize and print the batman image . Color the batman. Give the wings a batty effect using C3 on C6. Use wink of Stella clear pen over the wings. Attach this over the moon in hanging position with 3d foam dots.

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6. Print the sentiment Happy Halloween (using bat font) . Color with distress inks and attach to card with 3d foam dots.

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Have a batty knight (night) !

Vidya

Let’s go Trick or Treating!

Hi ,

With Halloween around the corner, its time for the spooky yet cute cards.

The little boos digital stamp set from Whimsie doodles are utterly cute for making Halloween crafts. You can find them here.

http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

Today’s post is about little boos going for trick or treating!

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Don’t they look like little kids out to have fun! I love using bright colors on my card .

I was thinking of kids going for trick or treat at evening times and as the Halloween colors are usually black, yellow and purple , I wanted to mix both themes together on this card.

Supplies :

Paper: Black cardstock, neenah solar white cardstock, purple cardstock

Stamps: Little boos digital images from whimsiedoodles

Ink: Copics 100, C6 (for grey) ,Y13 (yellow), N1 for ghost , R29 and B26 (for purple – mixed color) ,

Distress inks – mustard seed, spiced marmalade

Misc: Wink of stella clear pen, Black and white ribbon, glue and foam dots.

How to:

1. Cut a 8.5″ x 11″ inch black cardstock ; Score at 4.25″

2. For card panel, Cut the white cardstock 4″ 5.25″ size and color them with distress ink by blending .

3. Cut a small road size (0.5″x5.25″) road shape in silhouette (if not available, use a black strip and mark white lines on it for road)

4. Attach the ribbon to cardpanel in bottom, and then attach the road above.

5. Digitally print the little boos and color them with copics . Fuzzy cut them and attach to the card using 3d foam dots.

6. Print the boo banner on purple cardstock. Fuzzy cut them and coat with wink of stella clear pen and attach with foam dots.

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Ta da! The little boos are set to go their Halloween walk !

Wait till they knock on your door pretty soon!

Love

Vidya

Sit back and view!

Good morning!

How many times have we looked at a beautiful scenery and felt so happy and relaxed?

With card making, there are many pretty scenery stamps, but this post showcases some adorable backgrounds .

http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html. You can see the background borders digital set which gives four backgrounds suitable for Christmas, fall theme (farm), Halloween and outer space cards.

Today’s post is about two cards made using the snowy and Halloween backdrop.

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Isn’t this so adorable? This card is quite easy to make as there is no stamping involved. Only coloring. You can even print these images and attach to place mats for kids to color on dining table during the celebrations.

Supplies used:

Printer, Silhouette cameo software, inktense pencils (set of 12) , stickles (crystal and frosty lace) , water color paper, patterned paper from Joann, Black card stock

How to do:

1. For card base , cut a 8.5 X 11 white card stock and score at 4.25″

2. Print the snowy backdrop (resize in any software you prefer) – 5.5″ 2.5″ and cut them 3″ width

3. Attach 2 strips of one inch black cardstock on both ends . Attach 2 strips of red card stock of one inch each on both ends.

4. Fix this panel onto card base.

5. Color the backdrop with inktense pencils , brush and water.

6. Affix a snowflake on top right corner. Use any Christmas wishes sentiment on inside.

Now for the second card:

This is an adorable looking ghost . It’s really saying happy Halloween instead of haunted Halloween.

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Supplies used:

Printer, Silhouette cameo software, inktense pencils (set of 12) , water color paper, purple cardstock , Black card stock, neenah solar white cardstock, copics C3, Y15 , glossy accent for ghost eyes.

How to do:

1. For card base , cut a 8.5 X 11 purple card stock and score at 4.25″

2. Print Halloween  backdrop (resize in any software you prefer) – 5.5″ 2.5″ and cut them 3″ width

3. Attach 2 strips of one and half  inch black card stock on both ends .

4. Fix this panel onto card base.

5. Color the backdrop with inktense pencils , brush and water. Apply glossy accents to the eyes .

6. Use any Halloween sentiment on inside or outside.

Have a good day,

Vidya

Tag the penguin in detail

Even the smallest of gifts when wrapped beautifully, makes it so elegant that the person opening it would feel happy even before opening it, don’t you agree with me ?

Here are some gift tags that can be used for Christmas gifts , or for birthdays in winter.

Supplies used:

Brrr stamp set ( http://stores.ajillianvancedesign.com/brrr-stamp-set-by-whimsie-doodles/ )

Ink : Memento tuxedo black ink, Copics 100, C6, C3, R29, R24, white gel pen , Distress ink broken china, tumbled glass , versamark inkpad

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, Patterned paper ( Mitten background from silhouette online shop, Snowfall from Joann)

Misc: Red satin ribbon, Tombow mono multiglue, lacey white ribbon, dimensionals, 1/4″ EK success punch, white embossing powder

First tag:

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1. Cut a 3.5″X2.75″ strip of patterned paper (snowdrop) and attach to same size white cardstock.

2. Punch 1/4″ tag hole in left top corner

3. Cut a piece of may arts lacey ribbon for tag

4. Cut a curved slope from neenah solar white cardstock , use glue and stick distress rock candy over it. Attach with dimensionals.

5. In a small piece of neenah solar white cardstock, Stamp the penguin (mask the cap and then stamp penguin over it)  . Color with copics. Use white gel pen to make starry effects on cap. Fuzzy cut and attach with dimensionals . Use any black pen to make strokes like he’s sliding.

6. Use liquid applique on the cap poof and heat set it.

Mittens galore tag:

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1. Cut a 4.25″X2.5″ strip of patterned paper and adhere the same over the same size white cardstock. (The mitten paper was printed from silhouette online shop) . Cut the edges on sides with scissors . ( You can use any tag shape you like)

2. Punch a 1/4″ tag home . String red ribbon through it.

3. Cut a piece of lacey may arts ribbon and glue it to base.

4. Stamp sentiment brrr below it with memento tuxedo black ink.

5. On neenah solar white cardstock, stamp scarf (mask it) . Stamp penguin over it. Color with copics . Use white gel pen to make polka dots over scarf. Separately stamp mittens, color, cut  and attach with glue .

6. With dimensionals, attach penguin.

Isn’t he all excited and jumping with joy?

For the third tag:

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1. Cut a 3.25″ X2.75″ white cardstock. Cut a small strip of slope . Apply glue and pour distress rock candy glitter .

Attach with dimensionals over the base.

2. Stamp snowflake background with versamark inkpad and pour white embossing powder and heat set it.

3. Blend distress inks to give the background blue color.

4. Stamp the penguin on neenah solar white cardstock and color with copics. Fuzzy cut (Be careful about using xacto knife to cut the area beneath ear muffler) . I used liquid applique over earmuffs and heat set it and colored with copic E21 to give furry look. Coat penguin with clear wink of stella brush pen. Attach the penguin with dimensionals.

This can be used as gift cards or mounted over card base and used as a greeting card.

Hugs

Vidya