Halloween ATCs

Happy Halloween! I am sharing with you three sets of ATCs! gypsies makes these incredible file folders that are the perfect size to hold ATCs. Not much is needed on enhance their beauty. 

 I just added a few things from my stash to make them personal, yet still respecting the gorgeous art already present on them.

 I first started with a piece of kraft pattern paper from CCB that had a bunch of great images perfect for ATC (an ATC is a 2.5 by 3.5 piece of paper that you decorate and trade).

 As you can tell, these images are spectacular alone and nothing really is needed. I opted to enhance with foiling.

 I placed the foil with the shiny side up. This is the backside.

 This is the top.

 I placed it in a folded piece of copy paper.

 ….and ran it through my lamination machine.

 The finished cards have just enough sparkle, but not too much.

Here is set one with the file folder:

 Set two:

 Set Three:

 I tied them up with waxed twine and added a sweet charm to each.

These were part of a few Halloween cards I sent out to my crafty friends. I hope they had fun opening them 🙂
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Creep It Real

Hello friends! Can you believe it is Halloween in a week? It seems as if summer was just here and now it is gone. Today I am sharing with you three cards that I made with the Hedgehog Hollow October Subscription box and Ink Road Stamps.

For these cards I used pigmented powder! You can find the one in Midnight black here .Lightly mist the substrate first:

 Sprinkle on the pigment:

 Mist again:

 Soak up any excess with a paper towel

 To color in the pumkin on water color paper use three colors of Aqua Flow Pens by Tonic Studios. Layer the color from lightest to darkest.

 Don’t forget the stems!

 Mist with water:

 Lay a papertowel over image to dillute color and pick up extra moisture.

 Add Glitter Gloss as accent:

 I used pop dots to add to my card:

  I used Nuvo Dew Drops on the pumpkins features.

 I also created a web with the Dew Drops.

 Using the same technique I created two quick cards:

Here is a short tutorial on how to use the Aqua Flow Markers:
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Photo Shadow Box with Fuji Film and AC Moore

Nothing is more fun than a box of craft goodies full of surprises! AC Moore and Fuji Film teamed up with the Hello Lisa design team to create a Halloween Shadow Box. Each designer had to use only what was in the package mailed to us to create a shadow box. The focal point was a print of our choice by Fuji Film. Here is what I created with my box:

 This was such a fun project to create! I actually used two of the Fuji Film prints in my box. Here is a 1 minute and 15 second video of how you can create a similar box:

The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry! I live in the southwest and normally it is very dry here, but we have gotten a lot of rain. The air is humid and everything is taking hours to dry — something I am not used too! This is a really cute statement piece that comes together in under an hour (paint drying time may take longer).

The photos were by far the easiest to cut out! I thought for sure I would get smudges all over them, but they stayed looking great!
If you did a shadow box with a picture as the focal point, what picture would you use? 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Happy Harvest!

I have a small confession to make. I absolutely love old trucks! This vintage truck stamp set, though almost vintage itself, is still one of my all time favorites! I appreciate how I can switch out what is in the back of the truck depending on who I am giving it to or the season. Even though the entire set is wood mounted it is surprisingly easy to line up.

 After I colored it in with distress markers, I cut it out and pop dotted it on the card front.

I want to create an entire card set with different objects in the back for each season of phase of life. I think it would make a perfect gift!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Fall Ombre’

Close to my Heart released an awesome set of stamps that I thought would look fantastic with an ombre effect. 

 I started with the lightest 1 inch by inch ink pad and worked my way down the stamp to the darkest making sure I saturated the stamp as to not dry out.

 For the embellishments I took three buttons and filled them with Nuvo dew drops. 

Such a fun card to make and give!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!