Saturday, September 18, 2021

Trick or Treat

My crafting has taken me to fall projects but it is still in the 90's here in Chicago! I love me some summer, but I love me some fall even more.  I look forward to the cooler temperatures, fall clothes, pumpkin spice, and Halloween!
I have a card today that was a result of some experimenting with different techniques.  For the background I used Whimsy Stamp's Broken Web Embossing Folder.  I inked up the paper using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Prize Ribbon and Salvaged Patina.  Then I rubbed the Prize Ribbon ink directly on the embossing folder and ran it through my machine.  I loved how it gave it more interest and depth.  I inked up another piece of card stock using Salvaged Patina and stamped the new Trick or Treat stamp set in Versamark and embossed it in black.  I added grit paste and crackle paste to the edges of the sentiment. Once it was dry I rubbed brown ink over the edges. 
I think the combo of the grit paste and texture paste are so cool! The spiders are from the Spiders and Webs Die set.   I added the filigree corners from the ATC Book Die Set.  They were given a coating of crackle paste too.  For a finishing touch I added some tulle and an old tea stained tag.

Be sure to check Whimsy Stamps to see all of the new releases! They are so much fun!


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Trick or Treat!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!
I have a card to share with you using some fun new Halloween dies and stamps from Whimsy!
I created my background first using Tim Holtz Oxide Inks in Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, and Salty Ocean.  I spritzed it with a bit of water and blotted it with a paper towel. I used the new Haunted Graveyard Border die with black paper and adhered it to the bottom of my card, cutting any excess off. 
I added a large spiderweb and matching spider from the Spiders and Webs Die set.  I added a coating of glossy accents to the spider and white gel pen highlight. I stamped the sentiment from the Trick or Treat House stamp set, directly on the moon with Versarmark ink and embossed it in black. I tucked it behind the border and added a pumpkin sequin from the Creepy Sparkletz collection.  I adhered a few rhinestones for a finishing touch. 

If you love Halloween, Whimsy Stamps is the place to check out!!


Monday, September 13, 2021


Did you know...... this is the 12th Anniversary of STAMPtember and it's bigger and better than ever!  

I had the pleasure of working with a fun new stamp set called, Just Chicken In! Can it get any cuter than this? The images were colored with Copics and paired with Whimsy Stamp's Slimline Chicken Coop Die set. It was so much fun layering each of the pieces!

I cut apart the sentiment and added a few hearts from the Sweetheart Sparkletz collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by!