Witchy Halloween Tag

TGIF!!  Hello and WELCOME! to my new FB & blog followers!!  I’m so glad that you’re here and today–I’m not going to keep you that long!!  Mainly-because I didn’t take many ‘during’ pictures when I was putting this tag together.  As I was going through my photos for editing, I was like–Where are all my pictures?  It happens sometimes–I get into the crafty zone and ZOOM-away I go!!  Kind of like this witch on her broom–WATCH OUT!! 😉

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I’ve got 3 challenges that I want to enter this tag into and luckily, they’re all Halloween themed!

At Shopping Our Stash, it’s challenge #174 Halloween-75% of this tag is from my hoard collection of stashes!  This tag will also be my 2nd entry over at Artist Trading Post Exchange for their Halloween challenge for October and this is my Tim Holtz-esque inspired tag for A Vintage Journey’s Halloween-To Die For challenge.

A Vintage Journey, being a Tim Holtz inspired blog, wants to see Tim’s influence in our projects.  Overall, I can truly say, the biggest influence Tim Holtz has had in my creativity is the introduction of making my own backgrounds using all kinds of wonderful mixed medias and layers.  Believe me, I didn’t craft like this “before”!  Now, I try to create my own mixed-media backgrounds for every project I make…

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Here, I’m starting with a #8 manila tag that’s from my stash of tags that I’ve pre-treated with Tim’s paint marbling technique with Black Soot, Tarnished Bronze, Salty Ocean & Scattered Straw DPs.  I’ve had this tag in my stash since Summer, just waiting to be used!

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I’m trying to use shrink plastic any time I can!  It’s a really fun product and the coolest thing is to watch it shrink down!  I’m using images from the TH/SA Carved Halloween plate, stamped with Jet Black Staz-On ink and colored with Adirondack alcohol inks in Butterscotch & Terra Cotta.  I also punched holes in them so that I can use them as charms.

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And with the flick of my creativity wand–my tag has received several layers of stenciled goodness, more Distress Paint (the Mustard Seed yellow moon in the background) and a heat embossed flying witch!!  OH–and then there’s the fussy cut and water colored witchy-poo, too!!  Fussy cut witch received a coat of Clear Rock Candy DCP, just for fun 🙂

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 OK–this will work!!  This is the back of my tag, which has the same layered stenciling that I did on the front.  I first blended Black Soot, Salty Ocean, Scattered Straw & Mustard Seed DIs over the surface with my ink blending tools & spritzed with water.  I let the inks wick a bit and heat dried.  Then I used Walnut Stain DI with the Shattered LS and I used Black Soot DI with the Halloween LS.  I finished with flicking water over the surface and heat dried!

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The spooky die cut tree is from my stash of pre-cut chipboard shapes that didn’t get used in a previous project and lucky for me, perfect for this tag!!  I rubbed Black Soot DP over the entire tree, then dabbed a bit of Scattered Straw DP onto the wet surface with my finger and I gave a little spritz of water and heat dried.  To add to the mottled effect, I applied Black Soot Distress EP and Clear Rock Candy DG to random spots on the tree.

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I made the grass out of Kraft Core stock and herb scissors and added a few words from the Apothecary Remnant Rub-Ons.  You can see the texture of the Distress EP on the tree better in this picture and you can also see the ink spritzing that kind of got away from me on the Chit Chat stickers-OOPS!  🙂

These shrink plastic charms are so much fun!  They came out so well and decorate my spooky tree FaBOOlously!! 😉

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Without having all of the detailed step-x-step pics, I know I’m skipping over some of the finer details, but, I told you I wouldn’t keep you long today and I’ll close this one out with haste–Witchy-poo does need to fly off to join the challenges!!  Won’t you join her??

HAPPY FRIDAY and Thanks Again for stopping by today!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Surfaces: #8 Manila TagShrink Plastic (Inkssentials/Ranger); Distress WC Paper (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Kraft Core (Core’dinations); Chipboard (cereal box)
  • Distress Inks, Paints, Crackle Paint, Markers, Glitter, Embossing Powder (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Staz-On Ink (Tsukineko); Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger); Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger); Colorbox Pigment Ink (Clearsnap); WOW Embossing Powder
  • Tree Die (Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Remnant Rub-Ons, Jump Rings, Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Tool; Ink Blending Tools (TH/Ranger); Herb Scissors; Detail Scissors (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Matte Gel (Luquitex); Double-Back Tape (3M); Mini Foam Dots; Air Art Tool (Inkworx)

The Dr is In

Happy Saturday!!  I’m here today with the tag that I made for the Frilly & Funkie challenge-A Haunting Halloween.  It’s week two of the challenge, which closes on Oct 7th–Hey, I’m way ahead with getting this challenge make in, with several days to spare, even!

I’ve got all kinds of haunting elements to share, so–Step into the office, the Dr. will be right with you…

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I’ll make your visit as painless as possible–Now sit back, relax and let’s take a look at what we have here.  🙂

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I’m using 2 #8 kraft tags that I had previously paint marbled using left over Distress Paints in Black Soot, Mustard Seed and I think Pumice Stone.  I don’t remember which project I had this leftover DP from, but I never let it go to waste and I was able to sop up two tags worth of color (with the help of some spritz of water)…

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…this is the second tag, which I plan on using for the backside of this project.  You know how I am about my backsides!! 😉

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I started off with treating the back tag–I’m going to do a little bit of mono-print stenciling using the Halloween LS and mini DI set #3.

I tapped each mini DI over the reverse side of the stencil and then spritzed with water.

I pressed the stencil onto my kraft tag and lightly blotted off any excess ink with a paper towel.  I lifted the stencil and dried with my heat tool.  I love how the words are so ghostly.

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I also put down another stenciled layer using the Gothic LS and Walnut Stain DI and I sewed the two tags together before I started layering all of my embellishments onto the front side.

 I used the Shattered LS with Dylusions White Linen IS and sprayed the stencil, laid it over my tag and pressed down with a paper towel.  I lifted the stencil and heat set and the base of this tag is ready for major haunting!

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Oh, yeah–When I was spraying the stencil, I had that black piece of cardstock underneath–I didn’t want all of that wonderful spray ink to go to waste, and now I have another piece of stenciled stock ready for a new project!

From here on out, I was kind of all over the place when creating the stamped embellishments for this tag.  I had a couple of “failures”, which were easily remedied, but not all recorded with pictures…it was just one of those days 😉

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Take these bottles for instance….OH–I’m using images from Dr. Coffin’s Apothecary plate from Oxford Impressions for my tag.  These bottles got stamped with Sepia & Jet Black Archival inks onto WV’s modeling film.  The sepia ink rubbed right off–Failure one fixed with re-stamping the image with Jet Black Archival.  I fussy cut these out, carefully shaped with my embossing heat gun, then colored with Bottle & Sand Adirondack alcohol inks and layered with Clear Rock Candy DCP–all of which did not get photographed-sorry 😦

Failure 2 coming up, but only because I didn’t realize how concentrated the alcohol ink colors would become, once the shrink plastic images shrunk down to size.  But, not too much of a boo-boo…(I’ll still use this darker mushroom on something else in the future)…

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…and fixed with stamping the mushroom image again, but with Cotton White Staz-On ink and I colored the plastic with one color of Adirondack alcohol ink in Sand.

Here’s a trick that I learned from Marjie Kemper–put your shrink plastic piece inside of a circle of tape, apply heat, and there’s your little shrink plastic piece nicely contained!

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Here are a few more stamped images for my tag–I stamped Dr. Coffin and the cat with Jet Black Archival ink and the labels are a watercolor technique where I used Distress Markers-in Barn Door, Black Soot & Chipped Sapphire, to color the label stamp with, spritzed the stamp with water, then stamped 3 times.  All of these got fussy cut for assembly…

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I added a couple of more stamped and stenciled layers onto my tag and strategically applied some Apothecary Remnant Rub-Ons here and there.

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Look at this itty-bitty little poppy.  I just had to get a shot of this little goodie–it’s the contents of one of the bottles!

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I added rub-ons to the bottle & gave it a Vintage Photo Distress Powder cork.  I glued the brown bottle in place with glossy multi-medium and there’s one of the Doc’s mysterious bottles.

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Just had to get a close up of my label.  I completely balled it up, gave it a tiny spritz of water and let sit for a spell.  When I un-wadded it, I did give it a little bit of heat drying, then I inked it with Vintage Photo DI and my ink blending tool.  OH–see that cute little mushroom?  That’s its placement for the second bottle.

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It’s barely visible (the darker mushroom completely disappeared under the bottle), but you can kind of see that there’s a little something something in Doc’s bottle of Magic Potion!

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What a dapper doctor, Dr. Coffin is.  I added label letters, outlined with Picket Fence DM and stitched with my sewing machine.

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Ohhh, Mr. Spooky Kitty got some yellow eyes (Mustard Seed DM) that shine (w/diamond glaze) and he was secured in place with foam squares.

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To add a little more spookiness to this Dr.’s visit is this shrink plastic raven (left-over from a project last month) nested securely in the ripped strip of black tulle that I topped the tag with.

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And with that, time is up–The Dr. has another appointment presently–he’s due over at Frilly & Funkie, but you can come, too!  Join in on the challenge and have the chance to win a $25 gift certificate at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! Sounds like just what the Dr. ordered! 🙂

Thanks for taking this time out of your Saturday to visit with me and the Dr.!  Have a healthy & haunting rest of your weekend and until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Stamps: Dr. Coffin’s Apothecary (Oxford Impressions) & Raven image from Haunted (Oxford Impressions)
  • Surfaces: #8 Kraft Tags (Ranger); Shrink Plastic (Ranger); Modeling Film (Wendy Vecchi); Kraft Card Stock (Papertrey Ink)
  • Distress Paints, Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Staz-On Ink (Tsukineko); Dylusions Ink Spray (Ranger)
  • Apothecary Remnant Rub-Ons & Label Letters (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Double-Back Tape (3M); Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Embossing Heat Tool; Heat Tool; Paper Towels; Foam Squares

Scrambled Birthday

Hello Hello Hello!!  Happy September!! Happy First Days of school and Cheers to renewed (or new) routines!!  I cannot believe how quickly these months of Summer passed–I may have whiplash!!  I think that’s the way I felt about it when it was time for my first days back to school, too.  Bittersweet-Summer is over, no more sleeping in-Boo!  But, getting to see all of my friends who I didn’t see over the break-Yay!

My first day of kindergarten, age 5-circa 1974

My first day of kindergarten, age 5-circa 1974

Even though I’m not in school any more, I’m still being taught new things every day and with learning new things, comes making lots of mistakes and then learning from those mistakes!  I’m sharing one of those mistakes today–Start the month off right!!

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This is a  ‘failed’ shaker card that I had made specifically for the PPP Cutting Edge Blog Hop a couple of weeks ago.  After making this card, I had a lot of  “should have done this-should have done that’s”, one of which was-I should have waited to have electricity before assembling.  I could have used some really good final shots of a heat tool at this! 🙂

I’m using the PPP Stitched Frame die for the base and frame for the shaker element, which I die cut twice from manila stock, then fussy cut the perimeter to form my frame.

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I’m going to randomly place some of these Tando Creative chipboard letters, but strategically include the word ‘birthday’ within the scrambled letters.

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I did a few different letter placements before settling on this one and gluing down with multi-medium.

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I sealed the manila base and chipboard letters with gesso and heat set (I still had power at this point) 🙂

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Another mistake I made is, I should have layered my gesso with some Distress Paint.  Distress Ink doesn’t really ‘stick’ onto the finish of the gesso, but I’m OK with this for now…

 …because I’m going to make a inky/stainy mess for my grungy background anyway.  I still had power here, so I heat set the DS & DI, trying to maintain those puddles of color.

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I’m going to use some Distress Paints to color the letters that spell out ‘birthday’–and this is where I have no electricity.  From here on out, I had to step away and let things air dry.

I’m using Seedless Preserves, Crushed Olive, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry, Barn Door, Mustard Seed & Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Picket Fence Distress Paints.  I used the Picket Fence DP to touch up the insides of the letters.  As I didn’t have power, I did not heat set the paint and let air dry for a few hours (believe me, there were plenty of non-power chores that still got done behind the scenes).

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After the paint had dried, I came back and applied a thin layer of Diamond Glaze to the painted letters, then set that aside to dry.  Before I had assembled this shaker element, I ended up painting all of the white letters with Black Soot DP.  One of the things I ‘should have’ done was just paint the entire panel black.  I think the colorful letters of ‘birthday’ would have popped more….

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I colored my frame using the same DP’s I used for the letters.  I rubbed my finger over the sponge applicator of each paint, then rubbed my finger across the frame.  I set that aside to air dry, too.

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I made an alcohol ink background to mount the shaker element onto.  I used Butterscotch, Lettuce, Salmon, Stream & Wild Plum Adirondack alcohol inks.  I ended up using the Cargo & Stars layering stencils to create a faded layers background, too–but no pictures of that part (sorry!) 😉

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I made the ‘Happy” word sticker using my computer & plain white adhesive paper and a TH/Idea-ology File Tag (don’t mind the crimp marks), and adhered to the outside of the shaker frame with multi-medium.  When I assembled everything together, I did place a few foam dots under the file tab to make sure it won’t sag later on.

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I stitched the label letters onto my alcohol ink background panel before final assembly.

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I used a sheet of acetate for my shaker window and glued the frame onto the acetate with multi-medium.  I sprinkled some PPP sequins and wood veneer stars over the word scramble and placed my acetate window into place with two layers of foam tape.  Another ‘should have’ was to have 3 layers of foam tape instead of just 2!  Chock it up to a learning experience!!

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Even though I think this is a failed shaker card, someone down the line, will get this as a birthday card!!  Ssshhhhh–They don’t know I consider this a failure, maybe they’ll just see it as a fun/funky card? 😉 🙂

Thank You for coming by today and having a visit!  I sure do appreciate ya’ll stopping in and leaving such nice comments!  Until next time–Artsy Artsy Fartsy!!

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SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Surfaces: Kraft Stock & Acetate (Papertrey Ink); Manila Stock; Glossy Stock
  • Distress Inks, Stain & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Gesso (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Adirondack Alcohol Ink & Blending Solution (Ranger)
  • Layering Stencils (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Label Letters & File Tab (TH/Idea-ology); Chipboard Letters (Tando Creative); Sequins & Wood Veneer Stars (Pretty Pink Posh)
  • Stitched Frame Die (Pretty Pink Posh); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Double Back Tape & Foam Tape (3M); Diamond Glaze (Judikins); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Paper Distresser (TH/Tonic Studios); Finger Knife (Fiskars)
  • Heat Tool; Paint Brush; Craft Sheet (Ranger)

Trick or Treat-Already?

What? It’s not Halloween! What am I talking about?  Although our days are still blistering hot, our evenings and mornings are cooling down and my mind is wandering to the upcoming months of Fall, which brings the ‘season of the witch’ and lots of falling leaves!!

 With that in mind, the thrill and chill of Halloween is the direction I decided to go with my latest entry into Studio L3’s Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge–it’s #8 and it’s Faded Layers.  I’ve been inspired by the fun and clever Autumn and Halloween themed creations out there and this is actually my first ‘official’ holiday card for the Fall/Winter season.

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 In keeping with the challenge rules, I can’t show you how I made my Tim Holtz CC3 Faded Layers background, but, I can show you everything else and can tell you that it’s a neat technique that can open up your creativity, BIG TIME!!  It’s a good one to know about 🙂

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I gathered up some supplies–Distress Core’dinations & WC paper, glossy stock and a few Adirondack Alcohol Inks.  I’m using the TH/Sizzix Skull Blueprints Framelits die & stamp set for the first time, too!

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I used Cranberry, Wild Plum, Terra Cotta & Sandal Alcohol Inks for my background colors…

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…and I used my TH/SA Stars and Harelequin Layering Stencils to achieve my faded layers with.

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Because I had some accidental smudging going on from the technique, I used a little Black Soot DI and my layering stencils to define a couple of my corners better.  Just a little–I didn’t want to take anything away from the results of the Faded Layers technique.

 I stamped the Blueprint Skull image 3 times onto Distress WC paper and colored in with my water brush and DM’s in Antique Linen, Black Soot, Pumice Stone & Picket Fence.

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Each water-colored image then got a run through the Big Shot machine with its corresponding die.  AWESOME!!  I can get used to that!! (I usually fussy cut everything by hand!)

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I did a little further inking with Tea Dye over all of the surfaces and Walnut Stain along the edges.  I die cut the eyes and nose out of red glitter paper–I wanted to give a little blingy menace to my skull 😉

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The ‘trick or treat’ label is stamped onto Distress WC paper with Black Soot & Aged Mahogany DI’s.  I then aged the label a little with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo DI’s and my ink blending tool.  That label also got a run through the Big Shot machine with its coordinating die then I distressed the edges with my paper distresser and inked with Walnut Stain DI.

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I cut a piece of black Distress Core’dinations stock to size, to back my faded layers panel with.  I sanded the Core’dinations first and lightly distressed the edges.  I forgot to take a picture–but I ran the entire panel through my sewing machine for a stitched edge. (I gotta remember to take my camera with me when I’m at my sewing machine!)

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I also did a little stitching on the label, too.  I used a straight stitch first, then ran through again with a zig-zag stitch.

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Look at the sparkle in those eyes!!  I’ve been taking my ‘finished’ photos outside, while I still can, to use that natural sunlight, and the way the sun caught that red glitter paper in this shot–Luckyyyy!!

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Beside the fabulous Faded Layers background, these eyes and nose are my favorite part about this card 😉

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What do you think?  Do you have Tim’s Compendium of Curiosities 3, yet?  If you’ve got the book, you can join me over at Studio L3 and get in on the challenge fun!!  The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring a $25 gift certificate for this challenge and there’s a Tim & Mario sponsored prize, too!  There’s still plenty of time to create and join, so give it try!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I appreciate your visits and WELCOME to my new followers!!  I’m so happy that you’ve taken the time look in on me and my creative adventures 🙂

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear??  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!  XOXO-Shari

SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Surfaces: Glossy Stock; Distress Core’dinations (Tim Holtz/Core’dinations); Distress Water Color Paper (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Scarlet Jewel CS (Papertrey Ink); Red Glitter Paper (Stampin’ Up)
  • Inks:  Distress Inks & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Ranger); Alcohol Blending Solution (Ranger)
  • Skull Blueprint Framelits/Stamp Set (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
  • Layering Stencils (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Ink Blending Tool; Sewing Machine; Sanding block; Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool

The Snarky Set

Happy Friday!! Happy August!!  I’m starting the month and ending the week with a set of note cards I made for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.  I haven’t joined in with those Ladies in a spell and I’ve had a snarky kind of week-Perfect challenge timing!

Their challenge theme is ‘L is for Layer’ as in 1-layer cards/tags.  One Layer!!  That’s a hard one!! I love having multiple layers and embellishments and goodies all about–not this time, so I better make it good!!

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I made a set of 8 note cards using the wonderfully snarky Say It How It Is stamp set by Dyan Reaveley.  I just love her attitude!!

The challenge is only allowing one layer (and it’s OK to have a single layer on top of your card base), so I’m going to make my backgrounds on manila stock using Distress Paints, Distress Stains, Distress Inks and Dylusions Ink Sprays–the perfect backdrops for Stencils!!

I’ll start with my Paint Marbling backgrounds….

I used Seedless Preserves & Crushed Olive DPs for my first Paint Marbling technique background.  I love this color combination–I can see a future Halloween card with this same combo!   I only ran my stock through the DPs twice, because I wanted to maintain that bright spot of green in the corner and when I spritzed the panel before heat drying, I didn’t spray that corner, either–I didn’t want that spot to run too much.

For the 2nd Paint Marbling background, I chose Broken China & Ripe Persimmon DP’s.  These two colors blended fantastically and ended up giving me warm and inviting beige/brown tones–very Autumny!

Here are the Dylusions Ink Spray panels….

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Ink Sprays are so fun to play with!!  You can get so many different effects, depending on how close or far you decide to spray from.  The background on the left is Polished Jade & Tangerine Dream ISs and I sprayed from about 6-8″ away.  The panel on the right is Pure Sunshine & Pomegranate Seed ISs–I sprayed Pure Sunshine really close up, then backed away to about the 6-8″ range to spray the Pomegranate Seed.

I used two different techniques with the Distress Stains….

OK–don’t laugh at, what I call my “big-ass brayer”.  It’s another one of my ‘first tools’ that I’ve had since about 1999–check out that cool splatter guard!  I rubbed Spun Sugar & Worn Lipstick DSs onto my craft sheet and picked up with the brayer, then rolled a few times over my stock.  Love those streaks of color!!  This is one of my favorite Distress Stain techniques 🙂

 This is the Wrinkle-Free technique using Distress Stains.  I chose Barn Door & Squeezed Lemonade DSs that I rubbed onto my craft sheet, lightly spritzed with water, then I drug my panel through.  I spritzed the panel just a little with water and heat dried.  Then I pressed the panel back down into the DS and got those wonderful concentrated spots of stain!

Last but not least–Distress Inks!!

I don’t use my Brushed Corduroy & Victorian Velvet DIs enough–I’ll make a background out of them!!

I wanted one more background with blue–This time I picked Peacock Feathers & Crushed Olive DIs for this distressed background.  These colors are fabulous together!

Now for the fun part….you know what I like…

WATERSPOTS!!  After each panel was treated with its color technique, I inked the surface of all of them with Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain DIs.  I also inked all of the edges with Walnut Stain DI.  Then, let the spritzing and flicking begin!!

One last detail….

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I stamped each sentiment onto its respective panel with Black Colorbox Pigment Ink and heat embossed.  I then made masks of each sentiment and covered the heat embossed images before stenciling.

THE FINISHED CARDS

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I used the Splatters TH/SA Layering Stencil to finish this card–it just fits with the sentiment!

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This sentiment reminds me of my neighbor and she’s originally from Texas–The Stars layering stencil was perfect!

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I used a combination of Walnut Stain & Black Soot DIs for all of the stenciling.  I used the Burlap stencil here–it just seemed nice and soothing 🙂

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Each card is my favorite–But this one IS my favorite!  When I spritzed and flicked water on this Ink Spray background, I accidentally dropped it when I was heat drying, and the water spots ran all over!!  I LOVE IT!!  It lends a ‘schizo’ feeling to the background–perfect for the sentiment!!  I used the Schoolhouse stencil for this card.

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Even with the blobs of embossing powder messing up the sentiment, it still works–It fits!!  I guess if I had multiple personalities, there’d be a good chance my cards would be messed up!!  I used MFT’s Teardrop stencil on this background and to me, the background now looks like flames!  It’s On Fire!!

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One of my favorite stencils–Rays!  I thought this sentiment needed something that evoked, Watch Out!!

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Here I used the Bubbles layering stencil to bring fun and playfulness to the sentiment! Did it work? 😉

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OH–and THIS ONE is my favorite (too)!  My favorite DS technique with my favorite Dylusions Dotted Flowers stencil.   This time, I used Vintage Photo DI to stencil the polka dots with.  I love how you can still see the streaks through the dots.

How are those for one-layer cards?  I gave them big snark factor to make their single layer be enough!  And for me, the single layer caveat , really was a challenge…I still want to put some embellies on a couple of them and it’s taking all of my will-power not to! 🙂

Thanks for visiting with me on this 1st day of August!  I hope you enjoyed this little set of note cards?  I had a lot of fun making them and imagine the people who will receive these little delights will have a lot of fun reading them!  🙂

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!! XOXO-Shari

SUPPLIES I USED:

  • Surfaces: Brown Notecard Set (mfg unk); Manila Stock
  • Distress Inks, Stains & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Pigment Ink (Colorbox/Clearsnap); Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Stamps: Say It How It Is (Dylusions/Ranger)
  • Layering Stencils (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Teardrop Stencil (My Favorite Things); Dotted Flowers Stencil (Dylusions/Ranger)
  • Craft Sheet (Ranger); Double-Back Tape (3M); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Brayer (Fiskars); Ink Blending Tool (TH/Ranger)