Here is a moderately spooky Halloween card with a slightly vintage feel which is super easy to make. I used lots of patterned papers that perfectly compliment each other and tie the card together because they are all from the Graphic 45 kit - Off to the Races. Even kits that are heavily themed have loads of smaller patterns that can be used in other projects. Don't be afraid to stretch your supplies!
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There is so much
yummy loveliness in this Graphic 45 kit (Off to the Races). I wanted to
use every part of it so I made a tri-fold accordion card. Therefore,
it was like decorating three card fronts for one grand project. Be
prepared to be overloaded with roses, lace, and vintage feminine flare. You can find the complete tutorial HERE.
Here is quick background done using a simple masking technique and
blending distress inks. It is a useful technique that allows you layer
your stamping and avoid having to fussy cut a intricate and delicate
image like this witch silhouette. I love those little Halloween buttons that finish off my sexy witch perfectly. Embellishing really is the best part of any project. You can find the complete tutorial at the Blank Page Muse Blog.
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Hello Crafty Friends,
Here are my second projects of the month featuring the glorious Graphic 45 kit "Off to the Races." I hope you enjoy my two easel cards. I did one super feminine card with a touch of lace and the second one was more masculine by avoiding the rose designs. So it is good to note that with what may appear to be a feminine kit, it is possible to make manly projects from this kit as well.
If you know someone who is crazy for horses then this is the
kit for you. This equestrian theme kit is cram packed with horses racing
& jumping. For the true equestrian lover, there are unlimited possibilities. I
began by selecting a card from the ephemera pack. Everything coordinates so easily, it is nearly impossible to go wrong when selecting background papers and mattes. I added small
embellishments by selecting ornate metal charms and coordinating chipboard
accents. Truly amazing! Let's go "Off to the Races!" Find out all about my cards HERE.
If you prefer, you can
downplay the horse theme a bit if you focus on the abundance of roses
and the stunning woman adorned with incredible hats & attire. Beautiful intricate patterns and elegantly dressed
people intermix to the perfect proportion to create a luxurious feast
for the eyes as only Graphic 45 can achieve. Stay tuned, later this month I'll be back to share my very
feminine cards created from the Graphic 45 - Off to the Races kit.
I wanted to make a non-scary & non-creepy Halloween card. The "Witch
Silhouette" image was the perfect answer. I layer multiple stamps and then colored just the hat and broom as prominent features. I hope you notice that my
cute little gem covered spider dangles from a sparkly thread in the lower right corner. So it can swing freely when
the card is handled for an extra surprise.
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If you need some Autumn inspiration, take a trip over to see the latest Creative Inspiration Online Magazine. The October issue is full of talented ladies from all over the world. Participants were to be inspired the following mood board and include themes like family, friends, fall, thankful, & school related images. Be on the lookout for my 2 scrapbook pages (1min 18secs) and 3 cards (3min 51secs). Thanks again to Bev for putting together another wonderful issue.
Happy WORLD Card Making Day!!!
These cards are simply for any occasion and can be used for a friend who needs a pick-me-up. When you wish you could be there in person to give your friend a much needed hug but can't...send a beautiful handmade card. These papers are super feminine and the subtle colors work perfectly together. Visit the Fotobella Blog to see my 2 cards as well as a bunch more beautiful cards from the Design Team.
I am excited to announce that Blank Page Muse are looking to add to their design team for a 6 month term! If you love rubber stamping and enjoy creating cards, scrapbook pages, tags, jewelry, home decor, party favors, altered items, and mixed media projects- They are looking for you! The deadline to apply is October 26th. Find out all the info HERE.
About Blank Page Muse:
Blank Page Muse is a manufacturer of deeply etched red rubber stamps. They are a small family owned and operated company. The eclectic range of rubber stamps are pressed, cut and packaged in Southern California. BPM offer so many themes of stamps from Steampunk to Vintage and from Holidays to Whimsical. So you see, they have what it takes to break the blank page!
I just love silhouette forms and this witch is simply perfect! I masked the moon, layered images, and created the sky by blending distress inks. I think a mildly
creepy moonlit night background was just what the sexy silhouette needed. You will find the complete tutorial over on the Blank Page Muse Blog.
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