There you are! I've posted this a little later than usual, but I had some last minute stuff to do before I posted. So, on with the post!
As I told you a few posts ago, October was a huge month for birthdays. My little sister's was October 1st, so I wanted to show you the card that I made for her. Here ya go!
I've been seeing several of these type cards using a pocket stamp. Well, I wanted to make a card with a pocket, but I didn't have the jeans pocket stamp, so I made my own. I had bought this jean paper for another type of card. I wanted to build a pocket on the front of a shirt with a frog in it (it will come). So, the paper came two ways: 1. plain jean material (main background) and 2 jean material with rows of seams. So I cut strips of the seams and created the pocket and the belt loops. I used copper brads for the jean studs on the pocket. For the belt, I just ran a strip of beige card stock through the CB with an embossing folder. Then I went over it with distress ink (walnut stain). I then quickly covered it with clear embossing powder and heated it. While it was still hot, I gave it another dusting of clear ep and heated it again making it really shiny and looking like gator skin! This was a surprisingly quick card and my sister loved it. This would make a great card for a guy too!
OK, next card is another Halloween card. I'm starting to gear down on the Halloween cards, but I couldn't resist making this one:
Again, this is a simple card, but fun all the same. When I saw this set of stickers I immediately thought of creating a "wall scene" using this sticker as a picture hanging on the wall. It is one of those things that if you look at it one way, it looks like a normal picture. If you look at it in another angle, it changes to a horror shot. Take a look:
Makes a fun card doesn't it? The stickers are by Recollections. I first saw these at my friend Nina's house when I went over last to see some more of her crafting stuff.
The last "show and tell" is my first attempt at tags. I've never done them, but have wanted to try them for a long time. I actually got my inspiration from a new talented blogger I found named Sue Ann at "Simply Sue Ann. Take a look at her beautiful things if you get a chance. You can find her tags that inspired me HERE. Here are the three I've finished and I'll follow this picture with a picture of each separately:
Well, what's the verdict??? I'm surprised how much fun I had making them. I saw some great demo tutorials by Tim Holtz on You Tube using his inks. These 3 tags represent 3 different techniques. The first one's background was done by putting three different inks on my work mat, spraying the inks with water, and then smashing the tag into the mess! LOL I then used my heat gun to dry it.
The second tag was done by crumpling the tag up in a ball then rubbing the ink pad directly onto the raised crinkles. Then I strayed it with water, ironed it out flat, then sponged additional inks onto it. I then stamped the witch (MS) directly onto the background and embossed it with black ep.
The third was simply sponging the ink on for the background and then stamping onto the tag. Every image on this tag is from a MS clear Halloween stamp set I got at Michael's with my 40% coupon! Such a deal The casket was stamped on a separate piece of paper, colored, cut out and attached to the tag with dimensionals. I think I'm going to make these into cards by adding them to decorated card bases.
Well, that's it for this post. . .I hope I've given you some ideas or at least made it worth your time. I still can't imagine why you all keep coming to see my "stuff". But whatever the reason, I love that you do, and then on top of it you leave me the best comments ever. I know I've said it before but I'll say it again, I LOVE YOU GUYS! I've also noticed that I'm fast approaching 250 followers! Wow, that just blows my mind! LOL When I get there, it will have to be time for some candy!!!!
Blogger is also giving me trouble with the "Pic of the Week". So I'm going to give it to you here:
This was taken the other day . . . it is a path that the "boys" and I take almost every day. It just looked prettier that day than usual. I've got new video of us walking this, and as soon as I figure out how to get it on here, I'll share it with you all.
OK, take care of yourselves everyone! Thanks for coming by and I'll be looking at all your "stuff" in the next few days.
Hugs to all of you!