Today marks a first. It’s the first blog hop for a group us who have a commonality, we are all hooked on papercrafting using Stampin’ Up! products. We are from all over the U.S. and Canada who’ve never met in person. Christine Komara, Super Stamp Girl, posted a message about organizing a monthly themed blog hop. The people you see in this hop are those of us who had a resounding “Yes”! Plan on joining us the first of each month to check out everyones wonderful creations.
Since the kick off for “Blogging Friends Blog Hop” starts October 1st, we decided to make the theme of the cards Halloween or Fall for those who do not celebrate Halloween. This should be a great hop for those of you looking for Halloween and or Fall card ideas!
Halloween Card Ideas
For our first blog hop, I went with a Halloween themed card using my Happy Scenes Stamp Set yet again! See how much use I’ve gotten out this one set? See, you do not need a whole lot of products to get started. With just one versatile set, you can make several different themed cards.
I had been practicing my watercoloring technique with a different set, since I really feel it’s one of those things that does not come to all of us right off the bat. No Halloween pun intended. 🙂 After a few card front designs with watercolor, I decided to give it a rest and move on to my Stampin’ Write Markers to just do some coloring.
For this card I used Tip Top Taupe for the card base. For the top part of the card I embossed a piece of Tangerine Tango Cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For the bottom of the card I used a piece of Mossy Meadow Cardstock and embossed the sentiment “Sweet Treat” using the Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear Mount Stamp Set. For embossing, I used VersaMark, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I then used a strip of Burlap Ribbon and adhered it with Fast Fuse Adhesive to give some dimension to the that background.
On a piece of Whisper White Cardstock I stamped the Halloween Theme from Happy Scenes using Black Memento Ink. For coloring the scene I used markers from the 2014-2016 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers, Tangelo Twist for the pumpkins and some leaves, Hello Honey for leaves, Mossy Meadow for the grass pieces, and Tip Top Taupe from the 2015-2017 In Color Stampin’ Write Marker Set for the tree branches. I felt like that scene still needed a little more added to it, so I added Crystal Effects to the pumpkins and a few of the leaves and Dazzling Details to the spider.
Next I cut out the window frame using the Hearth and Home Framelits Dies on the Tip Top Taupe card stock. I adhered the scene to the window frame using MultiPurpose Liquid Glue, and used Dimensionals to pop out the frame a bit from the background. I topped of the frame with a Boo tag using the sentiment from Happy Scenes and the Note Tag Punch, used the piercing tool for holes and then fed a piece of Tangelo Twist Thick Baker’s Twine (left over from Sale-a-Bration) through the holes. I used glue dots to adhere it to the top of the frame.
The bottom of the card looked very stark, so I added to three black Candy Dots to the far left side of the card.
What do you think? You like? I’m happy with how it turned out!
Below is a list of products I used to make this card. Click on any photo and it will take you directly to my store for that item.
October Blogging Friends Blog Hop Details
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