‘Till Death Do Us Craft Collaboration – card #2

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my second card for the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration, which is a month long event with some other crafty girls to share a Halloween inspiration for you. If you want to see our projects, just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

I started with the background using the Echo Park Trick or treat stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. To make sure that this intricate stencil stays in place while I am ink blending, I used Pixie Spray on the back of the stencil. It makes wonders, just make sure to wait 30 seconds at least before adhering it to the paper to ensure the perfect stickiness. After removing the stencil I added some grey and black splatters and also some white acrylic paint splatters. I set it aside to dry and then die cut it with the Wonky Stitches die from Avery Elle.

I also die cut a Honey Bee Stamps The name’s Jack ghost from black cardstock and from glittered white. On the latter I used the small dies to cut eyes and mouth too. Then I layered them on top of each other. So cute!

The sentiment is a mixture of the Simon Says Stamp Boo die set (cut from black and purple cardstocks 3 times) and the Simon Says Stamp Creepy cute stamp set from which I white heat embossed an additional line on a thin black strip.

After assembling the card, I embellished it with Studio Katia Exotic Onyx Pearls, which brought back the purple shades a little.

I hope you enjoyed this cute Halloween inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Fall – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I love Fall when all the leaves turn colourful and I adore the autumn decoration too. Which means mostly pumpkins 😀 So today I brought you a pumpkin-inspired, quite orangy slimline card (my latest obsession) created for Newton’s Nook Designs.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cutest forest critters ever from the Harvest Tails stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I made sure to have a lot of pumpkins and extra acorns to use as embellishment.

To set the slimline scene I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the edges with Purple Tape. Then I used the new Crackling Campfire, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush to create the sky. On the bottom I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. While I still had the masks on I splattered white and black ink all over for more texture, along with some of the pink inks diluted with water.

While the background was drying I die cut the sentiment from dark brown cardstock uing the Essential Alphabet dies. I also cut a pretty patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) which covered the front of a 3,5*8,5 inches slimline card base.

I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares under the critters and added some extra pumpkins and acorns using liquid glue to fill the empty spots. After adhering the sentiment I went over each letter with glossy accents, just as the pumpkin stems, acorn hats and the wheels of the cart. I love the shiny finish. On the nose of the critters I used a black glaze pen, it is less dimensional than glossy accents but still makes them pop. I finished it off with some white gel pen highlights.

I wish you enjoyed this super pinky-orangy Fall card and will pop in again soon. Tomorrow I will bring you some Halloween fun, so make sure to subscribe to my blog if you don’t want to miss it! Thanks for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

‘Till Death Do Us Craft Collaboration – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to participate in the ‘Till Death Do Us Craft collaboration with some amazingly talented girls to share a bunch of inspiration for you for Halloween. It is an event lasting till the end of the month, if you want to see our projects just use the #tilldeathdouscraft tag to search on social media.

As my kick off project I created a super cute night scene with Hello Bluebird stamps and dies.

I started with stamping and colouring the cuties from Little Haunters using my Copic markers. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then I created a background on Bristol Smooth cardstock by blending Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink first ever so lightly. Then I used the Clouds stencil from Heffy Doodle to fill the sky with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. I used Black Soot on the edges to make it darker and usd the grassy stencil from Heffy Doodle to add grey grass for the critters to stand on. Then I splattered the panel with purple and black paint and also added some Liquid Pixie Dust sprinkles from Inkon3. This adds a subtle sparkle like stars in the sky. I could not resist adding a few drops of white ink too, just for the texture.

The sentiment is from Hello Bluebird also, I cut it out from black sparkle glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp. It has a purplish tone to it so it matched the night sky perfectly. After adhering it to the background I popped up the critters with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes and glossy accents on their little baskets. I adhered it to a black mat before mounting it on a white A2 sized card base.

Here is the list of the participants of the collaboration, I hope you hop along with us today.

Alison Heikkila

Michele Margaret

Nancy May

Marney M.Miller

Terra O’Brien

Mona Toth

Marie Walton

I wish you enjoyed my first project and will pop in again soon for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi