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Letterpress Trick or Treat Card

At this month's Technique Tuesday stamp class, I taught my customers how to use the new Letterpress option for our Big Shot machine.  Our craft spots and our watercolor paper are perfect for this technique.

letterpress-trickortreat

 

The Trick or Treat Letterpress is quite large – I thought the Z fold card format made sense to showcase its bold image!

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Midnight Raven Watercolor Wash

I just loved how this turned out – especially the cloud feathering look where the colors meet!  The skull is punched out from the Nite Owl DSP.  Watercolor Wash is a perfect technique to use with our Watercolor Paper. 

fright-night-wc-wash

Here's the directions to the watercolor wash technique:

  1. Pick out two or three dye ink refills.
  2. With a paint palette, put a couple of drops of dye reinker in the wells.
  3. With a small measuring spoon, add water drops to until you reach the desired color.
  4. Mist the Watercolor Paper to dampen the paper.
  5. With paintbrush or Aquapainter, apply watercolor wash.
  6. Brush piece and then set aside to dry.
  7. Stamp, emboss or use as a background.
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Midnight Raven Glitter Halloween Card

At my Stamper's 10 meeting this week, my hostess requested a project using Stampin' Up!'s Heat & Stick powder.  This month was a Christmas theme…but I'm not ready to post Christmas cards on my blog YET.  So here is an example of heat and stick with our Fine Cosmos Glitter using Midnight Raven:

midnight-raven-heat-and-stick-glitter

 

I'm hoping to post lots more Halloween cards this week – have to squeeze them in before next weekend's SUDSOL blog tour (I'm featuring Thanksgiving cards).

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Halloween Owl Ghost

Ok, how many cute ideas have you seen online with the new 2-step Owl Punch?  It is a must-have item!  Here is my version of a Halloween Ghost using the 2-step Owl Punch:

punch-art-owl-ghost

Gotta love those designer jewels too!  The large circle is 2-1/2", and the large scallop is 2-3/8".  Keep in mind, this week I am offering 10% off all punches for my customers!

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Halloween Card without Halloween Colors

Usually, when making Halloween cards, I tend towards using oranges, purples, and greens in my creations.  I found a background in my background stash (yes, I actually have this on my stamping table), and I thought of a dark creepy night.   The background was created using Night of Navy refills brayered on glossy card stock.   I stamped the Midnight Raven stamp right on top with Night of Navy ink!  Loved it right away!  Then, I looked at some of my leftover pieces of Nite Owl DSP from a previous stamp camp.  I turned it over, and there was the Edgar Allan Poe byline.  PERFECT!   Here is the end result:

midnight-raven-poe

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Lovely as a Tree Polished Stone

One of my all-time favorite stamp sets is Lovely as a Tree.  My customers agree – I'd say about 90% of my customer base owns this set! 

Polished stone is an old technique, but at a recent Technique Tuesday class, I taught my customers a new version using the Shimmer Paints.  This version is so much easier – plus you don't have to heat set or emboss to prevent smearing!  Here is the card we made:

lat-polishedstone

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