Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thriller Wall Hanging

I do love this month's stamp from Close To My Heart "THRILLER".  It's so stinkin cute...or at least I think so.  This is a wall hanging I did using a circle chipboard base.  I died some ribbon with reinkers to create the color of ribbon perfect to match the project.  I also heat embossed the letters and the skull stamp to add that finished look.  I sponge daubed some of our "On Target (the circle)" dimensional elements with the lagoon ink and used the Hooligans paper collections Oh and took some of our new ribbon from the Lagoon collection and pulled the white string that runs down the middle to give that bunched effect.  I've made several of these wall hanging so I'm sure gonna have a lot of decorations for the Halloween season hanging around.  I probably need to start focusing on Thanksgiving or Christmas, LOL.

Stamp Something : Spots and Stripes (paper)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Creepy Cracked Glass Technique

I love to do all types of techniques and this card sure was fun.  I love the cracked glass effect...don't know how to do it, it's easy.  You just do a layer of embossing powder over whatever image you are wanting to use, then when it's still hot sprinkle more embossing powder over the top of it and continue to do this for 4-5 can also use Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and you don't have to do so many layers.  Once you have your embossing down, put your image in the freezer for a few minutes...then we you take it out bend it to create crack.  Add some distressing inks to the cracks to show the effect and buff off any excess ink.  ...LOVE IT!  I also got a chance to use my brand new Owl Spellbinders Die my enabling sister had me get this afternoon...she was right, I do adore it.  Hope you enjoy this creepy Halloween card and here are all the challenges this card meets.

Just Us Girls: Cracked Glass
Clearly iStamp : Owl
Get Sketchy : Sketch
Paper Sundaes : Three Embellishments (bitty sparkles, ribbon, punched spider)
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz : Embossing
Charisma Cardz Challenge : Try something new (Cracked Glass Technique)
Fairy Fun Fridays : Embossing