Happy Haunting with LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  Maria here on the blog with you today sharing this cute Halloween card, featuring a few of my favorite stamp sets by LDRS Creative.  Halloween is fast-approaching and I want to start creating my cards so that I’ll have plenty of time to mail them to the recipient.
 
 
 
I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using the Raven Hybrid ink.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die cut, using the coordinating dies.  
 
I ink-blended my A2 size panel of Neenah with some Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Ink and mini sponge dauber.  I increased the intensity of the color towards the middle.  I foam-mounted the window, flower box and the black cat on the card panel then started adhering the rest of the ivy leaves with liquid glue.   
 
 
Before adhering my trick-or-treaters, I die-cut the two grass panels out of the Sweater Weather paper using the In the Grass die set.  I added the pumpkins and the treat bag, then foam-mounted the rest of the images for added dimension.
 
I finished my design by stamping the cobweb and spider, then stamped the sentiment using Raven Hybrid Ink.  Here’s another look:
 
 
I absolutely LOVE that you can mix and match these cute stamp sets to create a beautiful Halloween scene.  I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
 
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Shades of Autumn with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello my crafty friends! It is officially fall and I am celebrating by sharing this card with you today, showcasing the Shades of Autumn stamp, along with the Fall-ing For You stamp set.   This card was inspired by Angelica Conrad from The Greetery.  The color combination that she used in her card was stunning and I knew I just had to try it.

 

 

To begin, I stamped the sentiment from the Fall-Ing For You stamp set with Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol-Proof Ink in Rustic Brown on an A2-size card panel.  Next, I stamped the leaves randomly with Worn Lipstick and Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber, with Crushed Olive and Forest Moss.  I used my mini sponge daubers to intensify the colors and create deeper shadows.

 

I pressed my Aged Mahogany ink pad onto an acrylic block and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to mix it well and flicked it onto my card panel for added texture.

 

 

To finish my design, I adhered the Gold Rhinestone jewels with liquid glue for added dimension.  This card is very simple and can be easily mass-produced.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy fall season everyone!

 

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Clean & Simple Card with MFT Stamps

 

 

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today with another card for the 2020 Card Design Superstar!   This is my entry for the Clean & Simple category.  I don’t always make clean and simple cards but I really LOVE how this one turned out.

 

 

For my project, I am showcasing the Hanging with my Gnomies stamp set, along with the Circle Shaker Window & Frame die-namics, Rolling Clouds stencil and Congratulations Circle Frame Die-namics.

 

To begin, I stamped the Gnome on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the image in with my alcohol markers.  Since I didn’t have the coordinating die, I fussy-cut the image using my precision snips.  

 

Next, I die-cut a circle using the Circle Shaker Window & Frame die-namics on some masking paper and use the negative to mask off the space.  I positioned the Rolling Clouds Stencil and used my mini ink-blending tool to create the clouds for added texture.   This made my focal image to stand out.

 

 

 

I die-cut the “congratulations” using the Congratulations Circle Frame die-namics three times and adhered with liquid glue for added dimension.  I adhered this piece onto an A2-size card base. 

 

I finished my design by foam-mounting the gnome onto the card.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Please wish me luck that I get picked this year!  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Fill the Season with Warm Memories with MFT Stamps

 

 

It is that time of the year where card-makers all over the world get together and join this amazing opportunity offered by My Favorite Things.  It is the 2020 Card Design Superstar and I am super excited to participate again this year.  This is my entry for the Coloring Virtuoso category.

 

 

For my project, I am showcasing the Birdie Brown Fall Friends stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Stacey Yacula’s Scene Builder stamp set and Tucked-In Turf Horizontal Die-namics.

 

To begin, I stamped the Trees and hills on a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock.  I also stamped the same image on masking paper and used my precision snips to fussy-cut my mask and adhered it on my panel.  I ink-blended the background with Spun Sugar and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks. 

 

I smooshed Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added water, then use my watercolor brush to add texture to my background.  I picked up the excess with some paper towel.  I gently removed the mask so I can ink-blend the grassy hills with Antique Linen and Scattered Straw.  I colored the trees with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.  Next, I stamped my focal images on some Neenah solar white card stock using Rustic Brown alcohol-proof ink and colored them in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

 

To create my scene, I die-cut the grass panel using the Tucked-In Turf Horizontal Die-namics and ink-blended this piece with Crushed Olive and Forest Moss distress oxide inks.  These colors blend really well together!  I adhered the grass panel on my ink-blended background and added the images.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I finished my design by using my white gel pen to add more texture to the girl’s scarf and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I really LOVE Autumn and this stamp set is one of my favorites from MFT Stamps.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Please wish me luck that I get picked this year!  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes Blog Hop with Kat Scrappiness & Not2Shabby Shop

 

Welcome to the “Sending you Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes from Not 2 Shabby & Kat Scrappiness!” We are thrilled you could join us on this blog & Instagram hop celebration! Kat Scrappiness has some of the best stamps, dies, and embellishments around and Not 2 Shabby is very excited to carry their products!  The blog & Instagram hops and giveaways will start today, September 10 and will end on Tuesday, September 15th. We will have 4 x $15 winners!! 2x pulled from blog comments and 2x pulled from the Instagram comments.Come hop with us and see what all the excitement is about!  To find out how you can win, the giveaway info is listed at the end of this blog post, including order of the hop.

 

For this event, we are showcasing the Double Stitched Nesting, Wonky Stitched Nesting and Tri-Frame slimline dies from Kat Scrappiness and theHappy Fall” Stamp set from Not 2 Shabby.

 

Here’s the first card that I made:

 

 

I went for a clean and simple design for my first card.  The background was die-cut using the Wonky Stitched Nesting Slimline die on a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and ink-blended with distress oxide inks.  I wanted the colors to be very subtle to create an early morning autumn sky.  I splattered some color on the background using aged mahogany distress oxide ink, mixed with water for added texture and dimension.  I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create my scene.

 

The images were stamped and colored with Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and fussy-cut using precision snips.  I adhered the images onto the background using liquid glue.  I foam-mounted the scarecrow for added dimension.   Here’s a closer look:

 

 

The sentiment was stamped on black card stock with Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool.   I love the simplicity of this card and the colors of the images just really popped against the subtle background!

 

 

Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to make a second card.  

 

 

I really love this Happy Fall stamp set by Not2Shabby.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

To participate in the hop giveaway, simply leave a comment on each blog post, follow each DT member on Instagram, comment and tag your friends. The more you comment the more chances of winning. Bonus entries for following our stores on all our social media below:

 

Not 2 Shabby Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/not2shabbyshop

Not 2 Shabby Card Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/103832353026882

Not 2 Shabby YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/scrappinstampers

Not 2 Shabby Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamie_scrappinstampers/

Kat Scrappiness Insiders group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KatScrappiness/

Kat Scrappiness Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/KatScrappiness/

Kat Scrappiness YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thekatsmeow1969

Kat Scrappiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katscrappiness/

The winners will be announced on the Not 2 Shabby and Kat Scrappiness blog on September 18th.  You will need to contact us to claim your prize. You can subscribe to our blogs for a notification email on any new blog posts. You will have 7 days to claim your prize.

Thank you for hopping with us and supporting our small businesses!

Hop Order:

Kat Scrappiness @katscrappiness

Ana Stacksofcards @anaa975 

Cathy Arenzana @catarenz    

Jackie Pasko @jackiescrafttable 

Carrie Rhoades  @carrierhoades 

Meghan Kennihan @MadeByMeghanK

Maria Russell  @rprmlr77  (you are here)

Kathy Schweinfurth @stampinkathy4

Jo Thompson @thompson_jo

Priscilla Joseph @nubblelightdesigns 

Not 2 Shabby @jamie_scrappinstampers 

Seasonal Maple Bag Tags with Artesprix Sublimation Markers & Ink Pad

Create cute seasonal maple bag tags with the Art of Sublimation!

Learn how to create one-of-a-kind seasonal bag tags with Artesprix Sublimation Markers and Ink Pad!

Hello! Maria Russell here again and I am super excited to share with you today’s project! Since I’ve already created some summer-themed bag tags a few months ago, I thought I’d share more projects today celebrating Halloween, Winter and Spring seasons.

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Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.

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Materials:

Tools:

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Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Trace your maple tag on plain typing paper with a pencil.

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Step 2.

Before I stamped the images, I refilled my Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad with the (new) Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill. Since I was creating 3 designs, I wanted to make sure that my stamp pad is juicy so that my images will look crisp when stamped on the paper.

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Add a few drops of the ink and use a plastic card to spread them evenly on the pad.
 
 

Step 3.

Place your design inside the stamping tool and position the stamp. I free-handed the hill using the Black Sublimation Marker in fine-point.

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Use the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad to stamp the images and color with the Sublimation Markers. I repeated these steps for the three tags, assembly-line style.

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Step 4.

Secure your design on your Maple Bag Tag by using Artesprix Heat Tape. If you are going to sublimate using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need a few more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Step 5.

Turn your Artesprix Heat Press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 45 seconds. Create your sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your Artesprix Halloween Decorative Metal Panel on the top and bottom. [Designer tip: Make sure that your design is facing the heat source before you heat press.] Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished!

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Step 6.

I sublimated the tags one after another (“assembly-line style“). This made it easier for me to get them all done while the machine is on!

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Step 7

While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your Sublimated Maple Bag tags out of the machine and sublimate the others. Place them all on top of the Protective Project Mat and give it about half an hour to cool it down.

Step 7.

Gently remove the paper to reveal the Sublimated Maple Bag Tag.

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Step 8

I created a double-sided Halloween Tag. Here’s the design:

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Here’s what it looks like after sublimation:

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I didn’t add any sentiments on this design. Since I LOVE Halloween images so much, I can use this bag tag all-year round!

Here are the three Maple Bag Tags –> Halloween/Fall, Woodland/Winter theme and a floral one for Spring:

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Love this All-seasons Maple bag tags project? Join the Iron on Ink Community on Facebook for more project ideas and to share your own creative iron-on ink projects.

If you like this project, you need to check out Nicole Martel’s Picture Frame Design.

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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Uplifting Slimline Card with Cas-ual Friday Stamps & Sale Info

Hello crafty friends! Before I show you my card, I just want to let you know that CAS-ual Fridays is making room for upcoming release and they have a sale until September 7th.  The stamps, dies and stencils are already reduced but you can still use my coupon code below (code at the end of the post), for an additional 15% discount.  Hurry up and get some of those goodies before they sell out!

For my project today, I am featuring one of the stamp set that is currently on sale, called “Floating“.  The bunny came from the Somebunny stamp set.

 

I started by inking up my slimline panel using a clouds stencil and some distressed oxide ink.  I also die-cut the trees, grass hill and the clouds using a die from my collection.  

I stamped and colored my images in with alcohol markers.  Since the floating stamp set did not come with a coordinating die, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image.   

I adhered my colored panel on a slimline white card base.  I adhered the trees, grass hill and clouds with some glue.  I also adhered my focal images using my tape runner.  I thought about using foam adhesive but I didn’t think it needed more dimension.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s another look:

Here are the supplies:

I hope you like my project today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day! Happy shopping!

 

Kat Scrappiness & Wow! Embossing Powder Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder & Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop!  We have TWO days of inspiration for you using Kat Scrappiness Stamps, Dies, and Embellishments and WOW! Embossing Powders and of course there are amazing PRIZES!

WOW! Embossing Powder is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to either their UK or USA Store and Kat Scrappiness is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to their store. All you need to do to win is COMMENT down below.  The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!  The winners will be chosen at RANDOM from ANY of the blogs (line-up listed below) on the two day hop.

You have come here from Ericka Strange.   

 

For my card today, I am showcasing the White Twinkle embossing powder from Wow! and the Thanksgiving Gnome stamp set by Kat Scrappiness, along with the new Zig-zag Nesting Slimline die.  

 

 

To begin, I die-cut a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using the biggest die from the Zig-Zag Nesting Slimline die set.   I cut this piece to 5 1/2 to fit my A2 size card base. 

 

I used some painter’s tape to mask the edges and ink-blended this panel with some distress oxide inks.  I also stamped the tree and leaves in the background with some black ink.

 

The Gnomes were stamped and colored with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers, and die-cut using my Brother Scan N Cut machine.  I adhered them onto the background with some glue.

 

 

The sentiment was stamped using versamark ink and heat-embossed using the Wow! White Twinkle Embossing Powder.  I know it looks muted on the photo but it looks so glittery in person!

 

I added some patterned paper on an A2 size card base and adhered the inked background.  I finished my design by adding a few leaves from the Happy Fall Y’all stamp set.  Here’s another look:

 

 

The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Next on the Hop is Rikka Kovasin.   If you get lost along the way, here is the line-up:

Kat Scrappiness
Jo Thompson
Daniel Diaz
Kathy Schweinfurth
Ericka Strange
Maria Russell (you are here)
Riikka Kovasin
Tina Guigui Dornbaum
Karen Reategui
Priscilla Bergman Joseph
Isha Gupta 
Martha Lucia Gomez 

 

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D.I.Y. Halloween Decorative Metal Panel with Artesprix

Too cute to Spook? Get Ready for Halloween and Create this Cute Home Decor with the art of sublimation!

Learn how to create one-of-a-kind Halloween decor with Sublimation Markers and Ink Pad!

Hello, Artesprix fans! I am super excited to share with you today’s project!  Halloween is my favorite holiday and I go all-out decorating my home! I wanted to do a little bit of mixed-media on this metal panel and I love how this one turned out!

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Here’s what you’ll need to create the project.

Materials you'll need.
 
 

Materials:

Tools:

Heat Press
 
 

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1.

Type and print out the sentiment on a plain piece of typing paper. Trace your blank, making sure your design is centered.

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Step 2.

Flip your design and trace the sentiment using Artesprix Black Sublimation Marker in Fine Point [Designer tip: use a light box so that you can easily trace the sentiment].

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Step 3.

Place your design inside the stamping tool and position the stamp. Use the Artesprix Sublimation Stamp Pad to stamp the images.

Using a stamping tool will enable you to stamp the images a couple of times on the exact position.
 
 

Step 4.

Color the images using Artesprix Sublimation markers.

it looks muted on paper at first. It will look so much vibrant after you heat press.
 
 

Step 5.

Secure your design on your blank by using Artesprix Heat Tape [Designer tip: I used my light box once again to make sure that my design is straight and perfectly centered]. If you are using the Artesprix Heat Press, you only need one on each side to hold it down. If you are using an iron, you will need more. Sometimes the iron will cause the image to slip and you will get a ghost image. [Only use Artesprix Heat Tape on the outer edge of the design (not over it).]

Using a light box will help you position the design perfectly.
 
 

Step 6.

Turn your heat press on and set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 90 seconds. Create your sublimation sandwich. Cut two pieces of Protective Paper to cover your project on the top and bottom. [Designer tip: Make sure that your design is facing the heat source before you heat press.] Place it inside the Heat Press and close the machine. The Heat Press will beep indicating that your project is finished!

Ensure to cover your design with Artesprix Protective Paper.
 
 

Step 7.

While wearing protective gloves, lift the handle and take your Sublimated Metal Panel out of the machine. Place the metal panel on top of the Protective Project Mat and give it about half an hour to cool it down.

It is important to wear heat-protective gloves while doing this process.
 
 

Step 8

Gently remove the paper to reveal the design!

Make sure to wait about half an hour before touching the metal panel.
 
 

Step 9

Use a die from your collection to add the cute ghost. I’ve die-cut the ghost four times on some 110 lb. card stock for added dimension. I also added the cute bow and some sparkling jewel to create more texture. Use your glue gun to adhere this piece onto the panel.

Die-cut the piece 4 times and adhere with liquid glue.
 
 

Here’s a closer look at the decorative panel:

Mixed Media Halloween Decor
 
 

Isn’t this too cute to spook? I had so much fun creating this cute Halloween Metal Panel. I can’t wait to create one as a fall decor and one for Christmas!

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Join in the Iron-on-Ink Fun!

Love this D.I.Y Halloween Decorative Metal Panel project? Join the Iron on Ink community on Facebook for more project ideas and to share your own creative iron-on ink projects.

Don’t forget to save this to Pinterest and share with all your friends!

If you like this project, you need to check out Gina Knuppenberg’s Sublimation Vinyl Project.

You will find all the blanks and other supplies available for purchase on the Artespix website**. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

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