Friday, October 6, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Halloween

Welcome to the 14th Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This month our theme is a HALLOWEEN!!! I chose to work with the Spooky Night DSP, to make coordinating cards using the Spooky Cat stamp set PLUS the Spooky Cat Punch. You can get those last two together in the Spooky Cat BUNDLE for 10% OFF!

I decided to make a couple of simple cards, you can see both of them together in the above picture. My goal was to use the two patterns in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) that were designed to be cut out of the paper. You can see the two different designs below, and you get two of each sheet. So, here's the math on the total images you can get: there are 15 full black cats and 15 full orange cats on each cat sheet (x2 sheets); there are 12 spooky tree images on each tree sheet (x2 sheets). That's a boatload of these cards you could make--which in the real world means 54!

Another goal for this project was not to use a bajillion supplies. I used Sahara Sand card stock for the card bases (you can make 48 card bases with two packs), and Very Vanilla card stock for some layers. These are both fabulous neutral colors that will serve you well beyond making these cards. To coordinate with the DSP, I chose the Pumpkin Pie card stock & Pumpkin Pie ink pad, plus the Basic Black card stock & Basic Black Archival ink pad. I personally added the use of the Basic Black marker and a Blender Pen, for touching up the owl after I stamped it on the DSP (I can't use a Blender Pen as well with the Archival ink, because of the waterproof properties of that pad). Our DSP seems to be very slightly coated, which gives it a beautiful sheen, but sometimes the ink doesn't stick as well as I'd like. I color with the Basic Black marker on the inside of the Basic Black Archival ink pad, to use it as a palette, and then dip my Blender Pen into it and lightly color over the areas of the owl I want to darken.

Another little supply I added is Stampin' Sponges. It's another staple item that will last you through many projects. I cut mine in 4ths or sometimes even 6ths, and use them with a single ink color, keeping them in a jewelry sized ziploc bag after use so they don't transfer ink on anything else. You can see how I sponged Basic Black Archival ink, and Pumpkin Pie ink, on the Everyday Label Punch on each of the cards. Oh, and if you check out the cool little spider web frame around the words on those labels, you'll notice that mine look a little bit different from the image in the stamp set. You can use your Basic Black marker to ink up ONLY the parts of the stamp that you want. Or, if you're like me, and you don't want to have to stare at little tiny lines wondering if you really inked them up or not, you can carefully cut the word arcs from the top and bottom of that photopolymer stamp, and only mount the center part of the stamp to ink it up in an ink pad, if that's the only part you want. Keep the cut away word arcs with the stamp set, of course, and then you can line them back up with the stamp image when you mount it, if you DO want them there!

Stampin' Supplies: Spooky Night DSP, Spooky Cat Bundle (stamp set + punch), Basic Black Archival ink, Basic Black card stock & marker, Pumpkin Pie card stock & ink pad, Crumb Cake card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Stampin' Sponges, Everyday Label Punch, Layering Circles Framelits.

And don't forget envelopes for your cards, so you can #MakeACardSendACard!!! Our Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes would coordinate purrfectly (see what I did there?) with these cards. There are 40 envelopes in each package, so be sure to order as many packages as you need!

Unfortunately, the Spooky Night DSP is not one of the select items included in the Designer Series Paper Sale going on now through October 31st, but you might find something else you like there, so hop on over to my Online Store and make sure you don't miss out on any bargains ;-)

Click the Next arrow below to see Karie's spooky creations!
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  1. I love your handmade DSP. Both of the cards are very cute.

  2. Great projects and love how the stamp set and Designer Series Paper match each other perfectly.

  3. I just absolutely love these cards and how many cards you can create quickly and with just a little bit of product. Way to go and thanks for sharing.

  4. Very nice use of the bonus faces for the background!

  5. Wonderful cards love your use of the dsp like stamped image and stamped images as dsp

  6. Great cards! The more I see of this suite, the more I think I should have bought it. Thanks for sharing

  7. Great Halloween cards. Love the creative way you used the stamps to create the backgrounds. :)


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