Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Fright Night for Embellish

I decided to play along with the current Embellish challenge.  This challenge requires you to create a project using green, black, purple, and squares.  Get all the details here if you would like to play along.

I have been loving all the Halloween projects of late so I combined Halloween and a clean and simple approach.

Aren't these little guys the cutest and I had a blast working with them.  My markers skills is not at the Debbie Olsen level but I enjoy working with them.

I love cards that carry the theme to the inside so I cut a piece of Chartreuse paper from my stash and stamped a background of spiderwebs and a fun sentiment.

I hope you enjoy the card and decide to play along with the challenge.


Cardstock -- Papertrey: Plum Pudding, Stampers Select White, and True Black,
Stamps -- Papertrey: Tiny Treats: Halloween, Spooky Sweets,  Taylored Expression: Spooky Expressions, and a little Halloween set that was a free gift with an order.
Ink -- Memento: TuxedoBlack and Versamagis Embossing
Other -- Various markers by Copic and Zig, Black Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Square Nestibilities

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PTI August Blog Hop Challenge: Happy Halloween

Another PTI Blog Hop has rolled around and I have a Halloween card to share using a brown paper bag per blog hop rules.

I wanted a little of a masculine touch to the card so I decided to use the paper bag to create a leather look on the background.  I definitely wanted to use some of the new PTI supplies I received this week, especially Mat Stack 4 which I cut from Orange Zest and stamped the image from Tiny Treat Halloween.  I stamped the coordinating mat stack image a second time on white and added the cute little spider and sentiment.  I punched out the white circle and mounted it to a kraft circle which I distressed.  I used a tip from Dawn McVey to only  adhere the sentiment circle at the top to the mat stack so that it will slip down into the library card pocket.

I cut a library card pocket in black, stamped a spider web in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  

I hope you enjoy the blog hop,


Supplies:  (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Kraft, White, Black, and Orange Zest
Stamps:  Tiny Treat Halloween and Taylored Expressions Spooky Expressions
Ink:  Orange Zest, Versafine Black Onyx, Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Other:  White embossing powder, Corner Chomper

PTI August Blog Hop Challenge: Happy Fall

I can't believe I haven't blogged since the last PTI Blog Hop!  This month's challenge is a Brown Bag challenge, check out the details here.  Here's my card for the challenge.

I'm incorporating the fall theme with the brown bag by cutting leaves from a paper sack and stamping with distress inks.  I spiced up the leaves by tracing the veins of the leaves with a Copic Spica pen.

The sentiment is stamped on Orange Zest cardstock that was cut using a Spellbinder double ended tag and then trimmed, a tip I learned from Debbie Olson.  The tag is attached with Chocolate Baker's twine with a chartreuse button.

Thanks for stopping by the blog and I will try to post more frequently.


Supplies:  (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Rustic White, Orange Zest, and brown paper bag.
Stamps:  Leaf Prints and Falling Leaves
Ink: Dark Chocolate and Distress Inks: Fire Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold, and Mustard Seed
Tools: Leaf Prints die, Spellbinders Double-ended Tag
Other: Chocolate Baker's Twine, Copic Spica pen, and Basic Grey Chartreuse button