Okay, I must admit, I have thought the quote was "bubble bubble toil and trouble" most of my life. One day I finally had to check on the Macbeth quote:
“Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!”
In any case, the quote always goes through my head when I see a cauldron.
To make this card, I used low-tac tape to mask off a 1" strip on my cream cardstock. I then sponged it with yellow, orange, and purple Distress Inks and spritzed it with gold Shimmer Spritz for sparkle. I removed the tape and then stamped the Bubbleing Pot (C1881) and Perfect Halloween (B1886) saying onto the card with black ink.
It sure is beginning to feel like fall around here. The leaves haven't turned, but there is that definite "fall" feel to the air. Does that make sense?
The Autumn Trees (G1896) is an image that I usually feel the need to use with Twinkling H2O's. However, I thought I would just stick to yellow and red Memento ink for a really quick and easy card. I used a brown Tombo marker for the trunk because the brush tip allows you to color small areas much easier than an ink pad. To finish the piece, I edged the paper with brown Versafine ink and added some letters from the Typewriter lower die set (98366).
Every year I teach a 10 in 10 Halloween and Christmas class. I like to make cards that can be made in less than ten minutes and can be easily mass-produced.
Today I wanted to show you one from the Halloween class. At first, I wasn't sure I wanted to use the Pumpkin Trio (D1884) with the coordinating Jack O'Lantern Faces (C1883). I thought it would take up too much time if I had to use a stamp positioner to get the faces just right. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to just "eyeball" as I stamped the two images. Super quick!
To finish the card, I added some black bakers twine and added a saying (Happy Halloween Combo B1391).
I have been wanting to use the new pumpkin die (Great Pumpkin 98423). However, instead of cuttingout an orange pumpkin and layering it onto my card, I decided that I wanted to use the die to cut out a pumpkin mask using Eclipse Tape. I cut out my mask (layer the Eclipse Tape onto some cardstock and run through the die-cut machine). I then put the mask onto some parchment colored paper and sponged it with various orange inks and then stamped it with the Classic Flourish (D991) image.
Next, I used a stamp positioner to stamp the Great Pumpkin image on top of the orange pumpkin. Here is a close up:
To finish the card, I added the Perfect Halloween saying (B1886).
As much as I hate spiders, I sure do use a lot of them for Halloween cards. I don't think there is much better for a creepy-crawly card.
To make this card, I used the Cherise Label (98402) as the orange background and then paired it with the coordinating Tiffany Frame (98401) in black. As a focal image, I used the Creepy Spider (98385).
For the background, I stamped the Vintage Halloween Words (G1802) twice onto the orange card using black ink. I love using all of the Halloween words as a backdrop for the spider/frame.
I hope you enjoy Halloween cards because that is what I will be showing you for the next couple of posts!
With all of the "Back to School" advertising and school supplies on sale, I have been making a lot of cards lately using plain old Crayola crayons. For my card today, I revisited using a white crayon as a resist.
I started by running some watercolor paper through my Big Shot using a Sizzix embossing folder. Before I removed the watercolor paper from the folder, I rubbed the entire pattern with a white crayon. I then spritzed it with blue and purple Colorwash spays and added a final spray of Gold Shimmer Spritz. To finish the card, I used the Darla (98264) and Vivienne (98265) butterfly dies.
I loooooove making Halloween cards, so I was really pleased to see the new Memory Box dies. There are two sizes of spiders (Dangling Spider 98386 and Creepy Spider 98385), and of course, I had to use both. I paired them with the Creepy Web Frame (98408), which was layered on the Debutante Frame (98297). For the saying, I spelled out the word "boo" using the Typewriter Lower alphabet (98366). I thought the webs needed a little sparkle, so I coated them with some Stickles as a finishing touch.
I have been playing a lot with the new Memory Box alphabet dies. They are just really practical. For my card today, I used the Classic Alphabet Upper (98361) to create a word background spelling out the words "snow" and "cold." It took a while to glue on all of the letters, but I really liked having a 3-D background. Here is a side view to see the dimension:
You could just as easily put letters on half of the card if you wanted to speed things along a bit. For the center of the card, I used the Beaded Snowflake die (98396) and added a few white pearls.