Sunday, August 31, 2008

September Stamp of the Month

Gotta love a good Halloween set, and this one's it ... Halloween Haunts. It's my stamp set of the month (or SSTM), and if you order it during the month of September, I'll give you 15% off the price of the set!
We made this card in last night's embossing class. It's a real 'wow' card that the photo just doesn't do it justice. The main technique of the class was heat embossing (all 3 of the cards we made were embossed), but for this card, we also did masking & chalking.
Start with a Basic Black card base. Stamp the Sanded image with Elegant Eggplant onto Elegant Eggplant cardstock, wrap with black hemp, and attach to card base with dimensionals. The house image is embossed on Very Vanilla cardstock with black embossing powder. Tear around all the edges and then chalk the windows with Barely Banana and the tombstones with black. Punch a 1-3/8" circle to mask the moon perfectly (all of our punches work so well with alot of our images). Then, to chalk the background, use a side to side swiping motion, starting with a little Green Galore in a few places. Then, add a little Pink Passion, Elegant Eggplant & Brilliant Blue. When you have all 4 colors on, go back and deepen each color, and blend in. When finished, spray with a sealer and attach to the card.
I'm going to have alot more samples using House of Haunts this month so you'll have plenty of ideas for using your new set that you saved 15% on!


Kylah Marro said...

How exciting you have a BLOG!!!! It was good to hear from you! Those VT retreats seem like years and years ago! I always had such fun though! Enjoy your day!!!

Lorraine said...

Great sample of that stamp and the technique. I love how you used the chalks for the sky.

Good luck with your blog - you're off to a great start!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! Your blog looks great! Can't wait to see more of your great creations!