Friday, October 15, 2010

You may have noticed something different about this card.  It's CLEAR!!  Close to My Heart now sells Clear Cards!  They are SO much FUN!!  To make this card, I cut 2 frames out on my Cricut with our black CS.  They are actually on the blackout setting so there is no oval hole.  To make it look like a frame I cut an oval out with my Cricut out of Bamboo CS.  I then stamped the image, which is last month's Stamp of the Month, Thriller, in Staz On ink in black.  I distressed the edges of the oval with the black Staz On.  I glued the oval onto one of my "frames" and used Liquid Glass (which is a great adhesive when you need something to dry clear) to attach it.  Then I attached my other "frame" on the back side of my first "frame" on the other side of the card front to make it look neat.  I then distressed the edges of the card front with the black Staz On ink because it is made to go on slick surfaces, it also gives you a truer black image.  I used Olive CS for the inside and randomly stamped it with the crown and the flourish from "Thriller".  I distressed the edges in black and adhered it to the inside of the card with Liquid Glass.  I then cut another oval the same size as the first, in Bamboo, and one more oval a little bigger in black. I stamped "Scary Halloween to You" in black and distressed the edges of the Bamboo CS, then attached it to the black oval and adhered it to the card, directly behind the frame, so you can't see it from the front!  So much fun!!  I hope this all makes sense!  If it doesn't, please feel free to let me know and ask questions!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Here is a Fun Halloween Scrapbook layout to inspire you!  I used the stars paper from the "Game On" paper pack, black CS and Autumn Terracotta CS.  The stamp sets are "October" (which is no longer available, but we do have another stamp set that would work, called "In the Month of October", "Spooky Smiles" and "Creepy Cobwebs".  The alphabet is the "Friendship" alphabet.  I also used our "Dimensional Elements Monogram H" for the H and covered it in the stars paper.  I embossed the spiderwebs and spiders onto the page.  I did emboss the spiderwebs right on the pictures!  Just be really careful when you do this because the pictures can get too hot and be ruined.  Happy Haunting everyone!!

Hey Everyone!  I wanted to let you know that I will be at this Boutique on Saturday October 16th!  I will have displays to look at, the Fall and Winter Idea book, the Stamp of the Month artwork and more!  I will also be giving away prizes!  So please, come on over and check out the Fun Fall Boutique!!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Hey Everyone!  I just thought I'd post a fun Halloween card to get you all in the mood for Halloween!  As most of you know, Halloween is my favorite holiday, after Christmas that is!  So I am WAY excited that it is now October and time to start Celebrating!!  This card is made with September's Stamp of the Month, but couldn't help but share it, because I had so much fun making it!  I hope you all Enjoy!!

This card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  To make the card above, I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder with Autumn Terracotta CS, then dragged my black Staz On ink over it to make the swirls pop.  The frame is cut with my Cricut.  I embossed the skull image on White Daisy CS, made a mask by stamping the image on a post it note and cutting just the skull out, then stuck it over the skull I embossed.  Then I sponged Olive ink all around the skull, remove the post it mask and your skull stays White! I attached the frame over the White Daisy CS that is now Olive with the skull image.  I embossed the crown on another piece of White Daisy CS and sponged it with Smokey Plum, cut around it, then attached it over the frame so it is popping out of the picture.  I embossed the wording on Smokey Plum CS and distressed the edges in black ink, then added black brads to the four corners and attached it to the Autumn Terracotta CS.  I inked the edges of the Autumn Terracotta CS with black ink. I then attached the Autumn Terracotta CS to black CS for a nice frame around the edges and I distressed the edges with my edge distresser.  Then add it to the card front. To top it all off I added some Bling to the image with our new pink and purple Sparkles!  I LOVE Bling!!
Announcing my 2010 Christmas Card Workshop!

Due to health issues, this workshop has been re-scheduled for December 4th from 1-4pm.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

If you live in the Salt Lake City area, I'd love for you to join us for this great workshop! (And if you can't make it, all the pieces needed to make them yourself are available at my online store.  Contact me if you need a list of the products used.)

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