Saturday, September 24, 2016

Halloween Twist and Pop Card

This is my kind of card.  I love making it so much I made several bases for the twist and pop card in different colours of cardstock ready to be decorated.  But tonight I made not one, but 2 Halloween Twist and Pop cards. It did take me a long time to decorate, but the process was so relaxing ( I was in the "zone") I hardly noticed the passage of time.


The finished card has a belly band around it, which is secured in the back with velcro.

The card base is Pumpkin Pie, layered with Pumpkin glimmer paper, and then Halloween Night Specialty DSP.  In the middle is a piece of Whisper White which became the art piece.

Here's a better view of the front of the card.

I love the effect of using the Timeless Texture stamp around the edges of the art piece, and using a few other images randomly on the rest of the piece.  It just gives the card a spooky effect.
After spooking the edges, I began sponging, starting with the moon, and gradually adding other colours - Night of Navy, Rich Razzelberry and Pumpkin Pie.  The image of the moon from the stamp set "Spooky Fun" was then stamped over the Crushed Curry area, followed by the witch and a couple of bats. The entire art piece was then embossed with clear embossing powder.

A Basic Black die cut tree adhered to the bottom finished the image piece, except for the sentiment which was black embossed on Whisper White, punched with the Decorative Label punch.  I cut the punched piece in half, sponged the edges black and stamped a few bats on it.  Then it was adhered to the top of the art piece.

The magic comes when the card is opened, and do it gradually for the best effect.

Slowly.....  See it pop and start to twist??


Open more... more twisting..and you begin to see the art work inside.

This was so much fun to design.  I covered the inside of the card, top and bottom with the Halloween Night Specialty DSP, as well as the two outer panels. The two inner panels were 'spooked', using Timeless Texture stamp and die cuts from Halloween Scenes Edgelits.  The fence was cut in half so that it could continue along both the panels.

I did use a retired die "Boo to You" die cut in Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper to use as the sentiment on the upper part.

On the lower part the Lots of Labels framelits die cut in Whisper White and matted with Pumpkin Pie to provide a space to write .  Some stars punched using the Itty Bitty star punch were randomly adhered on the two side panels and the lower sentiment piece.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Spooky Fun, Timeless Texture, Sweet Home
Inks: Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Versa Mark
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pumpkin Glimmer Paper, Halloween Night Specialty DSP, Basic Black
Accessories: Lots of Labels Framelits, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Boo to You Framelits, Clear Embossing Powder, Itty Bitty star punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Velcro (to keep belly band closed)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Alcohol Ink Candle with Custom made box

I coloured this wax candle with alcohol inks and then wrapped a belly band around it decorating that with hand made flowers.

The box has an elegant eggplant base, with the sides decorated with first Crumb Cake card stock, followed by retired SU autumn DSP.

Twist and Pop Christmas Card

Twist and Pop cards are all the rage right now, and I've been itching to make one.  Tonight I put all my craft show preparation aside, sat down, watched the video tutorial here and made this Christmas card.
The basics of the twist and pop card were not that difficult and did not take that long.  Decorating the card took the time!

This is the front of the card.  I stamped the Merry Medley background stamp with Emerald Envy on Whisper White, backed it onto Silver Glimmer paper and mounted it onto the Cherry Cobbler card base.

The wow factor comes when the card is opened.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Merry Medley, Christmas Pines
Inks: Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Present and Pinecone DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Pretty Pines Thinlets Dies, Christmas Greetings Thinlets, White Mica flakes, Pines Bough embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, dimensionals, glue dots

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