Sunday, September 29, 2019

Let's get our Halloween on!

Hi crafty friends!  Polka Dot Orchard has joined in with several other companies to hop along in honor of National Coffee Day. This fun event is being hosted by the Coffee Loving Paper Crafters Group. Not only are we hopping along with lots of great companies, we are also doing a hop with our awesome design team showcasing the new releases! Polka Dot Orchard is doing a few giveaways too. Head over to the Polka Dot Orchard blog HERE for more info on the giveaways and the complete line up for both hops!

I'm SO happy to have you stop by.  I'm taking a small break from fall and florals to dive into some Halloween goodness!  Polka Dot Orchard has added over a DOZEN new digital stamp sets to their Etsy store.  Halloween, Fall, coffee and winter.  You really  *need* to go check it out HERE.  I'll be showcasing two different stamp sets today, Cats and Magical Hats and Autumn is Calling.

Here's my first card and it was created using Cats and Magical hats.



I had planned on coloring the entire scene with Copic markers and then I got to thinking.  Why couldn't I do the night sky with Distress Oxide inks?  I kept thinking how lovely it would look without using a ton of my Copic marker ink.  Now I needed a mask.  Yep, you can totally create masks for digital stamps!  I simply printed the image out on copy paper.  I carefully cut it out right on the line and then applied a thin coat of Tombow Mono Mulit liquid glue to the back.  Once this glue dries, it makes your paper sticky enough to be a mask and still easy to remove.  I love this stuff.

I printed the image I wanted to color with Copics onto a piece of X-Press It cardstock.  I applied my mask and picked out the Distress Oxide colors for my night sky.  I chose Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Black Soot.  I used some blending brushes to add on the color.  This was a time where it took me a little bit longer to get a seemless blend because I picked a cardstock that was Copic friendly.  Once I was happy with the blending, I peeled off my mask.  I had a tiny bit of adhesive here and there but I just used an adhesive eraser.  I did splatter on clean water and then blotted it up with a paper towel.

Before I removed the mask

After I removed the mask

I decided I should color the darker items first, the cat and the hat.  That way if there was any color bleeding I could fix it before coloring the lighter items.  I colored the cat using W0, W3, W5, W7, W9 and R20.  I colored the purple hat with BV17, V12, V15, V17.  The black band used T5, T7 and T9.  For the moon I used Y000, Y00 E43, E40.  For the broom I used YR20, YR 21, YR24 and YR24 for the fibers and E71, E74 and E77 for the handle.

I went over the entire moon with Spectrum Noir Cyrstal Clear sparkle marker.  Once it was dry, I added Stardust Stickles to the craters I had created on the moon.  Now we are getting near the end!  I cut the panel out with a scalloped rectangle die and mounted it onto a pale yellow/cream card base.  Next I cut out the "Flying by..." sentiment which is from the same stamp set.  I cut banner ends and went arount the edge of the paper with a purple Copic to help tie it together.  Then I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment, adhered it to the card front and this card was done!

Let's talk about card number two!  And yes, it's a fall card.  I couldn't help myself!!



For this card I started by printing all of my images out onto Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color real brush markers and I find that Bristol works the best for me.  The owl, tree, leaves and mushrooms were all colored with Zig markers.  Somewhere in the middle of coloring things I lost track of which colors I used where but here is a list of all the colors I used.

Deep Brown 68
Mid Brown 65
Brown 60
Oatmeal 64
Beige 72
Deep Red 260
Orange 70
Deep Violet 84
Olive Green 43

Once I was done with the coloring and they were all dry, I fussy cut them out.  Now I needed a background that was colorful but not so colorful that the images got lost.  I grabbed another piece of Bristol cardstock and started applying Distress Oxides inks to make an autumn sky.  I started at the bottom with Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and ended with Seedless Preserves.  I went back and forth several time until I got a smooth blend.  Then I splattered on some water mixed with Perfect Pearls.  I dabbed up the water and gave it time to dry.

Now I wanted something to put between my background and the images.  I remembered I had this awesome Watercolor Stripes cover die from Altenew that I have been wanting to use, so out it came!  I cut out a piece of natural ivory cardstock.  I added some liquid glue and adhered it to the ink blended background.  Then I glued that panel to a card base made out of the same paper as the die was cut from.

Time for the fun part!  I played around with all of my pieces until I loved the layout.  I started by gluing the tree trunk in place.  Next I added the red and the orange mushroom.  Those two mushrooms were glued on with liquid glue.  For the purple mushroom I added foam tape.

Next I put foam tape on the back of the owl and added it to the tree stump.  I made sure to leave some space behind the owl to attach my leaves.  These were all attached with liquid glue.  Now all that was left was to add the sentiment.  I printed the sentiment out on to Bristol as well but didn't want it to be stark white.  I took the Seedless Preserves and Spiced Marmalade oxide inks and blended the color onto the strip.  I added foam tape to the back of the strip and popped it on my card.

I really love the fall look of this card!

Here they both are:

 

Thanks for visiting today!
~Kristina

Supplies used:

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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Distress Oxide-Faded Jeans
Distress Oxide-Faded Jeans
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Distress Oxide - Mowed Lawn
Distress Oxide - Mowed Lawn
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SBC
Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide
Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide
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SBC | EH
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
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EH
Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide
Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide
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Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
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EH
Peacock Feathers - Distress Oxide
Peacock Feathers - Distress Oxide
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Mustard Seed - Distress Oxide
Mustard Seed - Distress Oxide
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Peeled Paint - Distress Oxide
Peeled Paint - Distress Oxide
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker - Crystal Clear
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker - Crystal Clear
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EH
Watercolor Stripes cover die - Altenew
Watercolor Stripes cover die - Altenew
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SBC | EH

8 comments:

  1. Love both of your fun Halloween cards! The kitty and the owl are equally adorable!

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  2. I absolutely love your cards! They are both so darling!

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  3. Super CUTE! I love the owl!!

    Theresa

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  4. Adorable cards, Kristina!! Love the background and design for the Halloween card! And that cute fall scene with the owl is perfect! Love them both!

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  5. Great cards, Kristina. Thanks for sharing your talents.

    I'd love to have you link up with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

    Happy National Coffee Day, and happy stamping.
    Karen Letchworth

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  6. That owl is adorable and your cat looks great. Wonderful job!

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  7. Great cards! ove the kitty and owl images!

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  8. Beautiful moon card
    and love the owl!
    Lovely inking.
    Carla from Utah

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