Trick or Treat Card Tutorial by Jenny Gropp

 

 
I started with the Owl Tree image as my "flying" part of the challenge. The background in the image was so dark... it made me think of Halloween, so that's the direction I took. 

 I cut the owl out using a circle nestie and sized to fit behind the Circle Frame Die. I airbrushed a little W5 around the edge. I also colored all other leaves and branches with the W1... leaving the owl only white.

 The Owl and Sleepy Hollow are popped up with foam tape for dimension. I really tried to NOT put a bow on it... but I caved. It just looked naked with out a bit of ribbon! I ragged the black seam binding to fit more in to the Halloween theme. I added a little glossy accents to the owls for a little extra shine.
Here's the inside with the branches stamped down the side. And I snuck a little black cat in the mix... every Halloween card needs a little black kitty. 


Stamps & dies by Impression Obsession - H1921 Owl Tree, C14137 Sleepy Hollow, CL285 Clear Set Bump in the Night, CL136 Fall Borders, DIE083-K Cat Set, DIE018-V Border Duo 2, DIE001-Z Circle Shaker Frame
Paper/inks: Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 6x6 pad, Black, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Gray, Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Perfect Layer Rulers, Bow Easy Tools, Copic Markers, Black Seam Binding, Glossy Accents, Foam Tape

Have a great day!


DT Die Blog Hop Day 2

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A quick card for a wedding shower being held in early December for my friend's daughter.  I did the following:

  1. Used white and blue cardstock to set up the background for the snowman.
  2. Die cut body, hat, arms, coal, and one extra bottom for the sentiment with Snowman Set from white cardstock.  Edged body with glitter and mounted as shown.  Added face and ribbon scarf with pearl heart sticker.  For some reason the arms look too dark.
  3. Added arms and hat.  Snowman is bowing as he gives "Warmest Wishes".  :-)
  4. Die cut Sm. Snowflakes twice using sticky paper, added glitter and mounted as shown.
  5. Edged sentiment circle with blue ink and glitter.  Stamped sentiment, added bow and done!

For even more fun, below is yesterday's drawing winner and the fantastic cards for today by the DT.

Die Drawing Winner Day 1

 Our winner for the Day 1 drawing and choice of 3 dies or die sets is Shona at Dog Fur In My Glue.  Congratulations, Shona, and happy shopping!!!

Our Design Team has more pretty and fun filled cards for you using our new dies!  Check out their blogs followed by the guidelines below to be eligible for the drawing, where you have a chance to win 3 dies of your choice!!!

Participant Drawing Guidelines

  • The hop starts here each day.
  • Comment on each participating blog, including this one, for that day.
  • The deadline for comments for each day will be 10 p.m. EST.
  • There is a drawing on each day for 3 Dies of the winner's choice.
  • The winner for each day will be announced in the next day's post.

I am off to see what the DT has created and to read your comments too!!! Then tomorrow, September 5, we will have our final day and add the regular challenge for you, with a:

  Dies Challenge

Your challenge will continue as usual until the next Wednesday.   So you have three days to get a lot of inspiration and ideas from our great DT.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.
  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, September 11, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the September 5 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on September 12.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Come join in the fun and then post your card using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 09/05 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.  If you need inspiration you can check out the Die Gallery in the Card Galleries tab at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to the DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Thanks for stopping by and joining in our fun!  See you back here tomorrow for the winner of our "DT Die Blog Hop Day 2" and the start of our Dies Challenge for you all!!

 

 Shirley

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CHA IO DT Blog Hop Day 4

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Winner Of Pack Your Bags Challenge

First we would like to congratulate the winner of our Pack Your Bags Challenge, Katie Bondroff.  Congratulations and happy shopping with the new images and dies!!

CHA DT Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to the fourth day of our  CHA DT Blog Hop!  Our winner for Day 3 is Sandy at Simply Sandy Lee!  Congratulations, Sandy, happy shopping too.  You can check out our new Fall/Winter dies and stamps HERE, and the clear sets HERE.  Mitra has been introducing them at CHA at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, this week.

For my card today I chose Leigh Hannan's Ghost Espresso and the sentiment is Kalani Allred's Poisonous Potions (also available in clear set Have Broom Will Travel).  The background is Cover-A-Card Mesh Circles.  I created it by:

  1. Stamping the espresso twice on white cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa twice, painted the first one with Twinkling H2O's.
  2. Cut out the front of the matching plate, the label in the middle and the ghost "steam", painted, and mounted with 3D pop-dots.  Added Stickles Cinnamon as shown.  If you click on the photo you will see the label on the cup says, "Its Scary Good".  :-)
  3. Stamped sentiment on white cardstock inked with Rich Cocoa marker.  Cut out using die from Curved Matting Basics, inked some of the tiny circles of the Mesh Circles stamp with Memento Tangelo and stamped the corners of the diecut sentiment.  Mounted on brown cardstock and used Stickles Cinnamon for the 3 dots.
  4. Stamped white cardstock with CAC Mesh Circles and Memento Tangelo ink.  Used Curved Matting Basics largest die with it and for the matted brown and orange borders.
  5. Added some ribbon and corsage pin with a coffee bean bead from my stash.

Blog Hop Details

Follow the guidelines below the DT participant list each day and you will be eligible for a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate for that day, with an extra drawing on Friday for people who comment every day.  Start with the DT line-up below for today, then come on back and click on the direct link to the new stamps/dies/clear sets in the last paragraph below:

Rules for Drawing Eligibility

To be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate drawings, Monday through Friday, and for the extra one on Friday you should:

  • Leave a comment on the IO and each participating DT member's blog for that day. 
  • Posts are closed for each day at 10 p.m., EST, for that day's drawing.
  • The winner(s) will be announced in the post for the next day.
  • To be eligible to win the extra drawing Friday, you must have commented on each participating blog for each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts close at 10 p.m., EST, Friday.
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing on Friday.)
  • Winners for Friday and the all week drawing will be announced in a post on Saturday.
  • If you have any questions please email me.

As mentioned above, winners will be shopping with the new stamps/dies already in the on-line store.  You can take a look at all of the new dies and stamps HERE. and the clear sets HERE.  So join us for the week, tell your friends, and have fun every day.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 

 Shirley

 

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CHA IO DT Blog Hop Day 2

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Welcome to the second day of our week long CHA DT Blog Hop!  Our winner for Day 1 is SHartl!!!   I have emailed you with the information I need to issue your gift certificate.  Congratulations Shar, and happy shopping too!!!  You can check out our new Fall/Winter dies and stamps HERE, and the clear sets HERE.  Mitra is also introducing them at CHA at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, July 22 through 25.

For my card today I chose Leigh Hannan's Ghost Cone and Kalani Allred's Poisonous Potions (It can also be purchased as part of her Have Broom Will Travel clear set).   The background is Cover-A-Card Gingham.  I put it together by:

  1. Stamped Ghost Cone on white cardstock with Brilliance Galaxy Gold 3 times.  All were heated with heat gun to dry.  One was for the base, one for the pumpkin and and cone, and one for the ghost.  All were painted with Twinkling H2O's.  Layers were trimmed, embossed from the back with a stylus and mounted with 3D pop-d0ts on base.  Added Stickles Orange Peel, Buttercup, Lime Green, and Cinnamon as shown.  (Could not resist those eyes!!!)
  2. Stamped CAC Gingham with Memento Toffee Crunch and Tangelo Orange on white cardstock.
  3. Used Spellbineders Curved Matting Basics A to cut the Gingham and as template for the Bazzill Dotted Swiss borders.  Mounted as shown.
  4. Stamped the top and bottom portion of Poisonous Potions sentiment on white cardstock and cut out using one of the Curved Matting dies.  Mounted on the Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock.
  5. Mounted sentiment and then the Ghost Cone.
  6. Threaded ribbon through and mounted bow.   A fun card to give with a treat gift card for something delicious!!!

Blog Hop Details

Follow the guidelines below the DT participant list each day and you will be eligible for a drawing to win a $25 Gift Certificate for that day, with an extra drawing on Friday.  Start with the DT line-up below for today, then come on back and click on the direct link to the new stamps/dies/clear sets in the last paragraph below:

Rules for Drawing Eligibility

To be eligible for the $25 Gift Certificate drawings, Monday through Friday, and for the extra one on Friday you should:

  • Leave a comment on the IO and each participating DT member's blog for that day. 
  • Posts are closed for each day at 10 p.m., EST, for that day's drawing.
  • The winner(s) will be announced in the post for the next day.
  • To be eligible to win the extra drawing Friday, you must have commented on each participating blog for each day (Monday through Friday).  Posts close at 10 p.m., EST, Friday.
  • (You can go back and catch up on comments to be eligible for the 5 day drawing on Friday.)
  • If you have any questions please email me.

As mentioned above, winners will be shopping with the new stamps/dies already in the on-line store.  You can take a look at all of the new dies and stamps HERE. and the clear sets HERE.  So join us for the week, tell your friends, and have fun every day.

Don't Forget Our "Pack Your Bags" Challenge

Details are HERE

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 

 

 Shirley

 

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Tuesday T&T Triple Thanks

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This card happened by accident.  I had something else planned, but I have a neighbor boy who comes over and helps me with my flowers and weeds.  He sees me out there and just starts doing what I do.  He saw my cards the other day and asked if I would make him one.  This is to thank him for his help.  His favorite colors are purple and yellow.  Here is how I put it together:

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IMAGES:

  1. Stamped Sketchy Flowers with Memento Pistachio ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock.  Used Spellbinders Majestic Elements as die for the Bazzill base and the Sketchy Flowers background.
  2. Created die cuts from Basket and Grass dies using Bazzill Dotted Swiss colors.  The basket has a slit ready to take the Grass, (stems for the flowers).
  3. Created 3 sets of Spiral Daisy, Layered Floral flowers and leaves.
  4. Did 2 die cut sets of the Heart Stems.
  5. Die cut a Sign Post for the sentiment and stamped it with "Heartfelt Thanks" from Thank You clear set.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Mounted the Sketchy Flowers background to the Bazzill carstock.
  2. Inserted the stems (Grass) into the basket and mounted with 3D pop-dots.
  3. Rolled the Spiral Daisies.  Kittie has a great tutorial on how to roll all of the IO spiral flowers.  See it HERE.  The only difference is I use Glossy Accents as glue.  I place it on the inside part as I roll and then on the bottom before I put a glue dot between the bottom and the round dot on the bottom.
  4. Mounted the Layered Floral flowers and leaves with glue dots and 3D pop-dots.
  5. Mounted white hearts on green heart stems and inserted in basket.
  6. Used Stickles glitter glues for the centers of the flowers and Viva Decor Yellow Glitter for the hearts
  7. Mounted sentiment and bow.  The grass on the basket is leftovers from Grass Border.

Hope your weekend was great and your week better.   Don't forget our "What's Shakin'" Challenge is still on and you can see how to participate HERE.  See you back here for DT Thursday!!

 

 Shirley

 

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Tuesday T&T It's About The Tape!

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I've had the sentiment for a while and really wanted it to be central to the card when I used it.  I love the words.  I wanted a little sparkle but not too much so I used my tape **'technique'.

Background:

  1. Stamped Cover-A-Card Dots with Olive Pastel ink on white cardstock.
  2. Cut a piece of Bazzill Swiss Dot Irish Eyes cardstock to 4.25"X5.5".
  3. Cut the Dots to 4.0X5.25" and mounted to Swiss Dots.
  4. Cut a piece of white cardstock and Irish Eyes to 2.75"X6". 
  5. Lined up the border die from Border Duo 2 on each side of the white piece with the points along the edge on each side for die cut as shown.  Measured out 5.5" of piece. 
  6. **Turned it over and used Gold 2 sided tape down the sides of the eyelets.  Mounted to the Irish Eyes piece.  Poured Glamour Dust glitter over the showing tape.
  7. Used an 7/8" piece of organdy ribbon with another piece of 3/8" two tone ribbon.  Attached them with 2 sided tape down the middle of the organdy.  Mounted to the die cut lace.
  8. Made a bow after attaching the ribbon the same way!

Sentiment and Embellishments:

  1. Stamped Blessed Be The Season on white cardstock with Dark Peony.
  2. Ran a Scalloped Labels One die through with Swiss Dots Irish Eyes.
  3. Used the same die over the sentiment as a stencil.  Trimmed around it and mounted to the Swiss Dots die cut.
  4. Mounted to the ribbon.
  5. Attached pearl stickers to the corners.  The bottom is a little 2mm white pearl heart.
  6. Added a white pearl pin with a white pearl heart bead to the bow.

It took longer to tell you than to make!!!  Hope to see you back here on our 'Turkey Day' for DT Thursday.

 

 Shirley

 

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OWH World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!

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I was so excited to be invited to celebrate World Cardmaking Day with OWH. If you haven't heard of this wonderful group you can find out more HERE.  They MAKE cards and send them to deployed troops so they can use them to write home to their loved ones.   Thank you, Sandy and your team, for all you do for our troops.

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I chose to use Holly because she can be used as a Christmas angel or an everyday angel.  To make my card I:

Images:

  1. Stamped Holly on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with Espresso Truffle ink, painted with Twinkling H2O's, added glitter as shown.  When dry I applied Glossy Accents over all of the glittered areas.  (Cards without glitter sealed on top cannot be sent to deployed areas).
  2. Stamped sentiments, Best Things and An Angel, with Memento Rich Cocoa on Neenah Classic Crest Natural cardstock.
  3. Processed 2 Circle Shaker die cuts.  Antiqued edges with acrylic stamp block and rubbed against die cuts with Memento Rich Cocoa.
  4. Mounted first Circle die cut on Best Things sentiment as shown.
  5. Cut two pieces out of the remaining die cut as shown below.   Overlay the other two with tape.  Trim the edges as shown.  Mount over An Angel sentiment and trim as needed.  I antiqued the edges added little glitter dots and added Glossy Accents over those too.

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Twisted Easel Card Fold And Background:

  1. Stamped CAC Nordic Stripes with Memento Angel Pink on Neenah Classic Crest Natural twice lengthwise on an 8.5"X11" piece of cardstock.
  2. Cut one piece stripes going east/west 5.25"X4.0".  Cut the second piece stripes going north/south 4.0"X5.25".
  3. Cut a piece of Natual cardstock 4.25"X5.5".  Mounted the east/west stripes on it.
  4. Cut a piece of Neenah CC Natural cardstock 4.25"X9.75".  Score it at 5.5".  Folded The 4.25" side as shown and tape the bottom triangular part as shown below.
  5. Mounted the north/south stripes on the bottom right side of the card.

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Assembly:

  1. Mounted the angel to the round die cut with sentiment and mount it to the cardfront with east/west stripes.
  2. Tied bow and mount it.
  3. Taped the lower side of cardfront with tape as shown on the right above.
  4. Mounted angel and sentiment, lining up from left edge to right bottom right side of the card.  The right side of the card will overlap the top portion.
  5. Use 1/16" pop dots for the top portion of the An Angel sentiment and glue dots to the bottom.
  6. Added a 5mm half pearl heart to the bottom corner with Glossy Accents.  (Always mount pearl/rhinestone, etc. stickers with Glossy Accents or glue.)  Sticker does not mean it will...stick that is.  ;-)
  7. As a final touch, if this card was going to OWH, I would include a note paper as shown above.  That way the soldier can decide how much they really feel like writing.  Some like to write more, others less.  If they are in a combat zone, paper might not be readily available.

You can see her as a Christmas Angel HERE.  That's it for today's post.  Hope you enjoyed it.  Off to checkout the other OWH posts and thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 

 Shirley

 

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T & T Emboss Resist With Jack & Jill

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When I saw Claudia's Jack & Jill and Witch Is In, I thought 'Hansel and Gretel' for some reason.   And for the witch's house part of the new Border Duo 1 looked perfect for the trims I needed.  Here is what I did:

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Images:

  1. Jack & Jill were inked with Memento Cocoa Brown, stamped twice on white cardstock, painted with Twinks, and cut.
  2. Stickles Diamonds glitter glue was added to Jill's wings and Spica AtYou Pitch Black glitter pen was used for her skirt and hair band, and for J&J's eyes too.
  3. Jack's pumpkin head and Jill's skirt and head band were cut out, painted and mounted with 3D pop-dots.
  4. The bottom branches from Candy Corn Tree were stamped with Memento Cocoa Brown, painted with Twinks, and cut out.
  5. The star wand, Halloween bag, and candies were also painted and cut out.

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House & Grass Border:

  1. Stamped CAC Wood Grain on Natural (off-white, ivory, cream) cardstock and cut with House Die.
  2. Border Duo 1 was cut with  a 2 3/4" tall piece of natural cardstock (for roof),  mounted on the house die cut, and trimmed from the back side.
  3. Added Witch Is In with Memento Cocoa Brown, went over it with Spica AtYou Pitch Black glitter pen, and Glossy Accents.
  4. 2 Door and Window die cuts done with Natural cardstock, glued to more cardstock for backing, and filled bottom areas of door with blanks from die cut.
  5. Painted open areas of windows with Twink Lemon Yellow, added a little Stickles Diamonds glitter glue (frost), and mounted.  Added beige pearl sticker to door for handle.
  6. Used the Border Duo 1 with green cardstock for the grass and set aside.

Background:

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  1. Inked CAC Spider Web with VersaMark and stamped on white cardstock.  Added clear embossing powder and heat embossed.
  2. The photo shows 3 different types of sponge tools (sponge, dauber, or brayer) to ink over the embossed areas with Memento Nautical Blue.  I used the sponge.

Assembly:

  1. Mounted house on the left side of the web BG.
  2. Placed 'grass' to see where to cut for the sidewalk.  Used fingernail to crease on each side, cut, and mounted.
  3. Placed die cut blank from door for sidewalk.
  4. Mounted Jack & Jill with 3D pop-dots.  Added candies, bag, and star wand and embellished with Glossy Accents.  Hematite glitter glue pen used for handle of bag.  Yellow star pin and black organdy bow was added.  Stickles Yellow glitter glue was added to stars on wand and pin.
  5. Mounted card front to white cardstock as shown.
  6. The envelope was handmade using THIS format.  The front was masked for area I didn't want inked with the Spider Web stamp.  The flap was so easy with the Border Duo 1 die by laying the envelope flat and lining up with the die.

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Our Next Challenge

From our new list is this Thursday, September 6.  It is your "Favorite Quote/Saying Challenge".  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is next Wednesday, September 12, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format thumbnail format at the end of the September 6 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on September 13.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping party and/or create your card using all IO stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the September 6 post.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to the stamps, their DT posts, and more card samples in our on-line store!

NEW DIES

Don't forget we have some new terrific dies in our online store.  If you can't wait, you can hop right to them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!  See you back here on Thursday.

 Shirley

 

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Tuesday T&T VersaMark Resist Background

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When I visited the DT blogs for the Yellow & Gray Challenge, Jeanne Streiff's post was just awesome.  The background for her card is a "Water Stamping" technique.  If you haven't seen it get on over THERE and take look.  At first glance I thought it was a resist.  It got me thinking and I decided to do a VersaMark resist for the background on my card for today. 

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Main Images:

  1. Shell Frame Collage was stamped twice with Memento Desert Sand on white cardstock.  So Glad We're Friends from All Occasions II clear set was stamped with Memento Peanut Brittle as shown.  A Sakuro Gelly Roll Glaze Clear Pen was used over the Peanut Brittle and, while still wet, Deco Art Glamour Dust glitter was added.
  2. The 'base' image was put through the Cuttlebug using the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die shown for cut and emboss.  The second image was trimmed, painted with twinks, embossed with a stylus on an embossing mat, and then mounted on the base image with 3D pop dots.

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VersaMark Resist Background:

  1. The CAC Shells was inked with VersaMark ink and stamped twice on Glossy White Cardstock side by side.
  2. The ink was dried with a heat gun.  If one isn't used you get a smudged look and that's okay if you want the 'smudged' look.
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  4. The areas were sponged one color at a time, with a different sponge for each color. When I finished I used a little more Memento Rich Cocoa.
  5. I used a piece of Kleenex to rub down the resist as a last step.

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Assembly:

  1. The corners of the 4"X5.25" background and the 4.25"X5.5" white cardstock behind it were punched using an EK Success rounder corner punch.  The BG was mounted on the white.
  2. The image was mounted with 3D pop dots.  The ribbon was put though and attached.
  3. The bow was mounted, 3 pearl stickers were attached to the lower left, and Glossy Accents was added to some of the shells.
  4. The 5.5"X8.5" white cardstock was folded.  The cardfront was mounted on the card.
  5. A piece of the background had been put through the Cuttlebug using the largest Romantic Die to get the edge mounted on the inside top.
  6. Another piece was put through again to get the decorative pieces for the envelope.
  7. The smallest die provided the background for the shell seen above the main image.
  8. The shell was embossed from the back and mounted with 3D pop dots.
  9. Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen was used on the inside card trim and the envelope.

And that's the card for this week!  I hope to see you all back here for DT Thursday, and we still have our Yellow & Gray Challenge open.  Join us in the fun and check out how HERE.

 

 Shirley

 

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Tuesday T&T Shakin' Chevron!

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I have been dying to use the new Cover-A-Card Chevron stamps.  For this card I used on Thin Chevron.  Below is how I did that 'shakin' background and the rest of the story too!!

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Main Images:

  1. Pumpkin Stack was stamped with StazOn Saddle Brown on natural cardstock and painted with Twinkling H2O's.  Alcohol inks or dye ink pads can be used too.
  2. The image was trimmed on the inside and outside as shown.
  3. The Bare Tree Die was put through the Cuttlebug with dark brown cardstock and attached down the trunk with double sided tape to the main image.

Background:

  1. CAC Wood Grain was stamped on white cardstock with Memento Toffee Crunch.   Thin Chevron was stamped going north and south with Memento Bamboo Leaves on the Wood Grain as shown. 
  2. Another Thin Chevron was stamped with Memento Bamboo going east and west as shown.

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Sentiment, Embellishment, & Assembly:

  1. The sentiment from Social Greetings 2 was stamped with Memento Tangelo on white cardstock.  Fiskars Deckle scissors were used to trim around it as a rectangle.  The edges were roughed with a scissors edge.  Memento Toffee Crunch was used around the edges with a sponge dauber.  It was attached to the trunk of the die cut tree with a gold craft pin.
  2. The first background with Wood Grain and Thin Chevron was used as the trim for the single stamped Thin Chevron as shown.
  3. The Thin Chevron was mounted with lines going north and south.  I thought that was more Halloween and in line with the sentiment.  That was mounted on the same color dark brown I used for the tree.
  4. The Pumpkin Stack with "What's Shakin'" was mounted using 3D pop dots. (I even use the left over edges from the 3D pop dots.  They were perfect for the frame.)
  5. Viva Decor Bronze Glitter Liner Pen was used for the eyes of the pumpkins and the sentiment 'dots'.   Stickles Diamonds glitter glue was used here and there on the leaves and tree!

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  1. Leftover Thin Chevron and the leaves from inside the image were used for the left hand side of the card.
  2. Supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

Hope you enjoyed seeing how I did the card.  If you have questions please feel free to email me.  Below is the information for our next challenge day after tomorrow!

Yellow And Gray Challenge Details

This Thursday, August 16, we start our Yellow And Gray Challenge.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Ending time for this challenge is next Wednesday, August 22, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format thumbnail format at the end of the August 16 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • Players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on August 23.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the blog page.

Join int the fun and create your card using all IO stamps, then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the August 16 post.  If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to the stamps, their DT posts, and more card samples in our on-line store!

Hope to see you all at the next challenge!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

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