Showing posts with label Spooktacular Bash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spooktacular Bash. Show all posts

Friday, October 25, 2019

Watercolor Background on Designer Series Paper

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you one way to change your designer series paper.  I did just that on my card today, it's not a drastic change but enough that it gives the paper a new feel and added texture.  I used the Mosaic Mood Speciality Designer Series Paper and a little ink and my Aqua Painter.  Here's a look at my card.

Tips & Tricks: 

I wanted to add a little watercolor wash to create a little creepier looking background for my card today.  One thing you have to remember before I get to far into this is that you are painting on plain paper so it will not take to much water without damage, so something to keep in mind.  So go gently with the water.  You can always build up more color once it's dry.
Another thing to remember is that each paper will take the water and ink differently.  For example the Mosaic Mood DSP has areas that have a clear embossed coating.  So those areas act like a emboss resist.  Only the areas of the paper without the coating changes colors.  I used Blackberry Bliss ink on my card today.  Once i had the designer series paper the way I wanted I sat it aside to dry.  You could also dry it with a heat tool, but becareful on how much you do this because it can cause the paper to warp more.
Once I had the paper dry I could add it to a mat cut just slightly bigger than the DSP.  I then added that to a Terracotta Tile card base (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4) using a strong adhesive.  I used a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the DSP to the Basic Black mat, and then to the card base.  I stamped the bottle image from Monster Bash and the sentiment, in tuxedo black ink.  I did some simple coloring with my Stampin' Blends and cut both out with the Stitched Rectangle dies and the Ornate Frame Dies.  I added a strip of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock cut at an angle and some of the Basic Black Scalloped Ribbon.  I attached both of these with a little tear & tape.  The sentiment and rectangle was attached with a couple dimensionals.  I added some of the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes for a little added fun to finish off the card.

Video Tutorial: 

Here's a video that I shared a few weeks ago showing six different ways to alter your Designer Series Paper.  If you are viewing this post via email you may have to click here to view the video.  
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have been inspired a little to try and altering your designer series paper.  I would love to hear what you have tried or if you have tried this in the past, leave me a comment below letting me know your thoughts.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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Thursday, October 10, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop Spooktacular


Hello and welcome to my blog and the October OSAT Blog Hop.  This month we have a Spooktacular hop for you.  I have created a super fun card and a cute fun Halloween filled dimensional project for you.  Here's a look at my projects for this month's hop.

Crystal Ball Card: 

For my card this month I wanted to create a Halloween card but with a little twist.  And the Snow Globes Shaker Domes and the Snow Globe Dies allowed me to do just that.  I wanted to create a crystal ball on my card and with both those items (by the way they are not just for Christmas) allowed me to create the perfect card that fit the bill.  I started out my card by cutting the snow globe shape from my card front.  Which was a piece of the Monster Bash designer series paper on a piece of Mango Melody cardstock.  Once I had it cut out I wanted to add a little darkness around the edges.  So I masked off my mat on my card front and used a sponge and sponged on so Tuxedo Black ink.  I did this just around the edge of the card so it looked like it was sitting back.
Once that was completed and I had the Snow Globe Shaker Dome in place I added my sequins and another piece of the Monster Bash Designer Series paper over that to enclose the shaker.  For my sequins I used a mix of sequins from past Paper Pumpkin Kits, and some other spooky colored ones I had on hand.  I then cut out the base with a piece of Mango Melody Cardstock, which I added my sentiment to using Versamark ink and some Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I then used a couple sponge daubers and added some Mango Melody ink and Tuxedo Black ink around the edge of my die cut shape.  This allowed for more of a vintage look to the crystal ball base.  I then added that to my card front with liquid glue.  I looked at the card and thought it was cute but it needed something else.
That's when I had the idea to make a wood shelf or table top for the crystal ball to be sitting on.  So, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock to 4 x 1 15/16 and colored it with my Stampin' Blends to create the wood look.  For the coloring I used Soft Suede (combo pack) Crumb Cake (combo Pack), Bronze, and the light Basic Black.  I keep layering the colors until I got the look I wanted.  I then used the sponge again and darkened the back and sides.  I then used the snow globe dies one more time and cut out the opening to fit the base.  I then added that to my card front and added the it to my Smoky Slate card base.

Coffin Shadow Box: 

For my dimensional project this month I knew I wanted to do something with the Coffin Treat boxes but I didn't want to just make a treat box and call it done.  So I had been thinking about how to make them into a shadow box for the last few months.  So, I sat down and spent an afternoon in the craft room to figure out how I could do just that.  And this is what I came up with. 
From the outside I know it looks just like a treat box, but when you open it up, it's a completely different story.  I added some shelves to the inside with some basic black cardstock and liquid glue.  I then added my additional shadow box elements with images from the Spooktacular Bash stamp set and some some of the designer series paper and other elements form the suite.  I stamped and colored the little vampire portrait and cut it out then I added little stands to the back and glued everything in place.  I repeated that process with the jars after cutting each one apart.  I added the sign on the inside of the coffin lid with some of the black dimensionals.  I also dressed it up and added googly eyes to the o's.  I thought that added a super cute touch.  
To finish it off I added the designer series paper to the front and some of the black scalloped edge ribbon to secure it closed.  Well, that's my projects for this month I hope that you have enjoyed them.  If you are viewing this post on my wordpress site you will have to click here to see the blog roll.  If you are on my blogger page (which is my new blog) you can find the blog roll below.  

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 
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