My Favorite Things

MyFavoriteThingsThe new 2017 Holiday Catalog is now live! I have my favorites…

13. 7/8″ Striped Ribbon, 144624

12. Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, 144621

11. Winter Wonderland Textured Impressions Folder, 144686

10. Year of Cheer Embellishments, 144643

9. Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, 144640

8. Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, 144644

7. Champagne Foil Sheets, 144748

6. Foil Snowflakes, 144642

5. Cheers to the Year, 144925

4. Spooky Cat, 144749

3. Vintage Crochet Trim, 144611

2. Black Rhinestone Jewels, 144639

And my number one favorite is…….

1. Graveyard Gate Bundle, 146018

There’s a little something for everyone, including not one but two non-traditional color schemes for the holidays. And check out those Halloween offerings-spooky!

Ghostly Steed

Ghostly Steed
Ghostly Steed

I love it when I can get more use out of a stamp set (and in this case dies, too). I took the Jingle All the Way stamp set and the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies and made a Halloween card! Base of card is Smoky Slate, layered with Basic Black, Basic Gray and Elegant Eggplant. And my ghostly steed is cut from vellum.

Boo Whoo!

Boo Whoo!
Boo Whoo!

Whoo says neutrals are boring? Cheer All Year paired with Among the Branches and Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder give this card a bit of pop!

Among the Branches

Spooky Eyes
Spooky Eyes

I’m always on the lookout for a great Halloween set, and Among the Branches, from the new Holiday Catalog, is perfect in my eyes. (Yes, I went there.) The eyes glow on this 3×3 note card by embossing the greeting with Black Embossing Powder, then sponging with Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Real Red.

A Little Boo for You

Boo!
Boo!

A little canvas, acrylic paint, mod lodge, designer series paper, stamps and glitter, and voila! This multi media canvas is layer upon layer, with each layer adding dimension and interest to the finished project.

Multi Media Canvas

Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on a stretched canvas. Apply a layer of Designer Series Paper – I used a text design. Brush on another layer of Mod Podge. Smear acrylic paint across the surface, with uneven coverage. The idea is to let some of the design of the paper below show through. Brush on another layer of Mod Podge. Cut, punch or tear out a ghost, moon and bats. I didn’t have a bat punch, so I used a butterfly punch, and then modified the butterfly by using my paper snips and a circle punch 🙂 Brush on another layer of Mod Podge. Apply more acrylic paint to the ghost and moon shapes. Outline the shapes with a Stampin’ Write Basic Black marker or a Sharpie. Brush on another layer of Mod Podge. Stamp randomly across the surface. Spritz ink here and there. Brush on a bit of Crystal Effects and add Dazzling Diamonds for a little sparkle. Done!

Supply List: Stretched canvas, Mod Podge Matte, acrylic paint, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper, Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke Classic Ink pads and Stampin’ Write markers, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds