Emboss Resist, Halloween, Halloween, Techniques

Emboss Resist Technique: Making a Spooky Background

Hi friends. Using the emboss resist technique to create a background is super easy and creates a very high contrast, impactful visual. Let me show you how easy this was to create.

For this card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and embossed it with Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps: Halloween Silhouettes. I used Versamark Ink to stamp the background, added WOW Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat gun. Then colored it with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. Remember to wipe off any excess ink with apaper towel or cloth to clean off the white embossed areas.

I stamped the truck and pumpkins from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate 6×6 Stamp Set and Honey Bee Loads of Fall Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.

I used YR16, YR18, & YR09, N2, N6 & N8 for the pumpkins; G94 & G99 for the leaves; BV11, BV08, V25 & V28 for the truck bed; Y13 & Y17 for the truck head lights; C1, C3, C5, C7, & C9 for the metal on the truck; YG05, YG17 & YG67 for the license plate; and BG000 & 0 for the truck windows.

I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey ink Pumpkin Expressions Stamp Set (retired) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink. I fussycut the sentiments since I don’t have dies for this stampset.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment from Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla! Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added additional pumpkin and leaf vine.

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Autumn, Fall

Fall Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate and Loads of Fall

Hi friends. Here’s another cute Fall card featuring Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate and Loads of Fall.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 10 x 7″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. Then die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Echo Park Paper Company 12 x 12 A Perfect Autumn Collection Kit using the Queen & Company Foundation 18 Dies.

I stamped the images from the Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Tailgate 6×6 Stamp Set and the Honey Bee Loads of Fall Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with Copic markers. I used Y13, Y18, E15, E37 & E29, YG13, YG17 & G07 for the sunflowers; Y00, Y13, Y18, YG01, YG25, E29, E37 & E79 for the corn; BG11, BG63, BG18 & BG49 for the truck bed; BG000 & 0 for the windows; C1, C3, C5, C7, & C9 for the metal; Y02 & Y13 for lights; R05 & R46, YG01 & YG25, E37, E79 & E25 for the apples; Y13 & Y17 for license plate. And diecut them with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Big Pickup Cab 6×6 Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Lime Rickey Ink and diecut it with the coordinating dies. Then I die cut Honey Bee Tailgate Alphabet Dies from a piece of pattern paper from the Echo Park Paper Company 12 x 12 A Perfect Autumn Collection Kit once as well as from white cardstock twice.

I finished it off by adding highligts with a White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Scripty Autumn Sentiments as well as from Honey Bee Loads of Fall Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Embossed Background, Halloween

Creating a Dimensional Halloween Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Hi friends. A quick way to create a dimensional background with little effort is to use an embossing folder. We all have a bunch of embossing folders we bought when it was all the rage to emboss everything and now they sit in a drawer or craft room shelf collecting dust. Am I right?!? Come on, you know it’s true??? LOL Well thankfully they are coming back in fashion and there are so many techniques you can do with them. Today we are keeping it simple — just some ink and a blender. No fancy tools needed either.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ and embossed with the Stampin’ Up! Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder (retired); any spiderweb embossing folder will work here.

I used mostly Seedless Preserves and Villainous Poison Distress Oxide Inks to color the background. Then lightly went over the raised cobwebs with some Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink. I sprayed some water on the background to distress it further.

I stamped the all the images from the Honey Bee Stamps Pumpkin Patch Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Midnight Ink and heat set with Clear Embossing Powder. Then colored the pumpkin with Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I colored the leaves with Twisted Citron, Rustic Wilderness, and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks. I used Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink for the flowers.

I stamped the ghost and bat images from Lawn Fawn Happy Haunting stampset and colored them with Copic Markers. I used C00, 0 and R20 for the ghosts. And then diecut them with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Boo 3×4 Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Midnight Ink and die cut the ‘boo’ from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock 3x with the Honey Bee Boo Dies. I finished it off by adding some glitter with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla Kit with with Midnight Ink and added an extra ghost.

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Autumn, Fall

Fall Shaped Card featuring Honey Bee Stamps

Hi friends. Here’s a quick pumpkin shaped card that can easily be mass produced. You can use these as cards, notes, invitations… I added additional ink over the pumpkins to give them more depth but you can easily stamp onto white cardstock or plain colored cardstock.

3or this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7-1/2 x 4-3/4″ and scored at 3-3/4″ to create the card base. Then diecut it using the largest pumpkin from the Honey Bee Stamps Patchwork Pumpkin Dies, leaving the edge of thedie a bit off the card base so it doesn’t cut through the edge. I also cut a second piece of just the pumpkin.

I stamped the pumpkin using both Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Twist and Mandarin Spice Inks then inked with Catching Rays, Sauna, and Orange Twist Inks to create gradient. The stamped the leaves with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with. the stamped the stem and spirals with Lime Rickey and Eucalyptus Inks.

I stamped the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Autumn 3×4 Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Stampin’ up! Early Espresso Ink and die cut the ‘autumn’ from Stampin’ up! Early Espresso 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and the shadow from Vellum with Honey Bee Stamps Autumn – Honey Cuts.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Queen and Company Happy Harvest Fall Kit with Stampin’ up! Early Espresso Ink and added anextra leaf and spiral.

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Autumn, Embossed Background, Fall, Mini Slimline, Techniques, Watercolor

Fall Mini Slimline Card featuring Lawn Fawn’s You Autumn Know

Hi friends. The little mice in the Lawn Fawn You Autumn Know Stampset are so stinking cute that I just had to make this mini slimline card and added some texture to the background by using an older Crafters Companion Embossing Folder.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x 6-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/4″ to create the card base. I also diecut a piece of Neenah white cardstock with the Queen and Company Foundation 17 dies.

Then I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 colors Watercolor Paint Set to color the background. I used a red, blue and purple color. Then created some splashes with the Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Set. I created some texture by using the Crafters Companion Textures Artist Collection Hessian Embossing Folder (retired).

I die cut the grass from Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides and added some Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Ink.

I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn You Autumn Know Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used Y13 & Y18, YR16 & YR27, R17 & R29, YG03 & YG25 for the leaves; and R20, N1, N2, N4 & copic blender for the mice and die cut with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Scripty Autumn Sentiments onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and then Versamark Ink and embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and die cut with the coordinating die set.

I finished the card by adding some highlights with a White Signo Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Scripty Autumn Sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Ink and and added an extra leaf.

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Autumn, Fall

Critter Scene Card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Jump for Joy

Hi friends. Here’s another cute scene card for Fall/Autumn. I pulled out some older Lawn Fawn and Honey Bee Stamps stamps and dies to make this one. I used the Honey Bee Stamps Birch A2 Cover Plate Base and Top Plate and Lawn Fawn Jump For Joy Stamps and Dies. I love the forest critters in this stampset. So cute!

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I inked the sky directly to the card base using Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks. Then added some splatter with White Acrylic Paint.

I diecut the tree base from Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and the top layer from both Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock, using the Honey Bee Stamps Birch A2 Cover Plate Base and Top Plate so I can stack them. I die cut the grass from Simon Says Stamp 100# Green Leaf Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and colored with Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink.

I stamped the forest critters, leaves, acorns and rake from Lawn Fawn Jump For Joy Stamps and the pumpkins from Honey Bee Loads of Fall Stamp Set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers.

I used YR16, YR27 & YR09, YG25 & YG17 for the pumpkins; R17, R26, & R05, Y17 & Y18, YR09, YR13, YR16 & YR27 for the leaves; E0000, E34 & E37 for the acorns; E70, E74, E34 , E37 & R20 for the porcupine; , W0, W1, W3, W5 & W7, R20 for the owl; E13, E99, E09, E37, R20, W0 & W3 for the squirrel; N2, N4, N5, R05, R17 & R46 for the rake and die cut with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Jump For Joy Stamps onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink and Memento Tuxedo Ink. This stampset has a coordinating die set which cuts out the larger sentiments and leaves.

I finished the card by adding some highlights with a White Signo Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Queen and Company Happy Harvest Fall Kit and added some extra leaves and an acorn.

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Fall, Fall

Autumn Scene Card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin House

Hi friends. I’m starting off my Fall card lineup with a cute scene card. This Pumpkin House Die from Lawn Fawn gives me very cinderella vibes, especially when paired with the cute mice from Lawn Fawn You Autumn Know Stampset.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 10 x 7″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the scallop stitched rectangle (3-1/2 x 5-1/2″) and a piece of My Favorite Things Tranquil Textures 6 x 6 Paper (retired) with the stitched rectangle (4-1/2 x 6-1/2″) from the Queen & Company Foundation 18 dies.

I die cut all the necessary images from the Lawn Fawn Pumpkin House Die from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. I used YR04, YR27 & YR18 for the pumpkin, YG25, G07 & G09 for the stems and leaves; RV55 & RV66 for the door; W5 & W7 for the door and window frame; Y13, Y18 & Y17 for the window, door and lantern backgrounds; W3, W5 & W7 for the stone steps; W5 & W7 for the lantern; W3 & W5 for the window boxes, R17 & R46,Y02 & Y18, RV63 & RV19 & YG25 for the flowers.

I die cut the grass with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and colored with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks.

I stamped the mice and leaves from Lawn Fawn You Autumn Know Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used R20, E40 & blender, E53, E34 & E37 for the mice; and R17, R46, Y02, Y18, YR04, YR18, YG25, & G09 for the leaves and die cut with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Scripty Autumn Sentiments onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink. This stampset has a coordinating die set which cuts out the larger sentiments and leaves.

I finished the card by adding some highlights with a White Signo Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Stamps with Memento Tuxedo Ink and Catherine Pooler Designs Orange Twist Ink and I added some extra leaves from Lawn Fawn You Autumn Know Stampset.

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Birthdays, Embossed Background, Summer

Sweet Square Birthday Card featuring Lawn Fawn Henry’s ABCs

Hi friends. I had to make another summer card with the Lawn Fawn Zesty Lemon and Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch die sets! This time I paired it with the cute mice from Lawn Fawn You Autumn Know Stampset. I will definitely be using these critters on other cards for sure.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to create the card base. I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the 5 x 5″ scallop stitched square from the Queen & Company Foundation 16 dies. I also die cut a top panel (measuring from 4-1/16 x 4-1/16″) from Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Rainbow 12×12 Pack with the Queen & Company Foundation 16 dies and hand cut a back panel to 5-1/2 x 5-1/2″,

Next, I die cut the fruit from Stampin’ Up! So Saffron 8-1/2 x 11″, Simon Says Stamp 100# Green Apple Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp 100# Leaf Green Cardstock, Lawn Fawn 100# Guava Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Zesty Lemon and Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch Die, and Lawn Fawn Fruit Basket.

I colored them with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn for the lemons and limes, Festive Berries for the strawberries, Rustic Wilderness for the leaves, and Tumbled Glass for the fruit basket.

I stamped the mice from Lawn Fawn You Autumn Know Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used E53, E23, E27, R20, 0 and die cut with the coordinating dies.

I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink. I stamped part of it into the lemon at the bottom right. I also die cut the word ‘SWEET’ from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock and Simon Says Stamp #100 Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Henry’s ABCs.

I finished the card by adding sime highlights with a White Signo Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Rainbow 12×12 Pack to 1 x 5-1/2″ and stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Ice Cream Stampset (retired) with Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink.

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Birthdays, Distress Ink Techniques, Slimline, Summer

Zesty Slimline Birthday Card featuring Lawn Fawn

Hi friends. I couldn’t resist but CASE this card from Lawn Fawn Design Team member, Tammy Stark, featuring the cute Zesty Lemon Die. I used similar colors on the background but a different technique, changed the sentiment and a different border.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create the card base. I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the stitched slimline frame from the Essentials Slimline Die. I also cut a piece measuring 3-1/8 x 6-1/8″.

I used Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, and Wild Honey Distress Inks fro the background, using the ink smoosh technique and also added some splatters. I also added white splatters with White Acrylic Paint.

I die cut the lemons and limes from Stampin’ Up! So Saffron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock and Simon Says Stamp 100# Green Apple Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Zesty Lemon Die. The leaves I die cut from Simon Says Stamp 100# Green Leaf Cardstock, the flowers, piths, and whole lemon backs from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock and the flower centers and cheeks from Lawn Fawn Guava 100# 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock.

I colored the images with Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Inks.

I die cut the sentiment word ‘ZEST’ 2x from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Henry’s ABCs and colored one set with Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I stamped the rest of the sentiment directly onto the card from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Clear Stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I finished the card by adding white highlights with White Gel Pen.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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Distress Ink Techniques, Embossed Background, Hello, Love & Friendship, Summer

Two Mini Slimline Cards featuring Lawn Fawn Zesty Lemon

Hi friends. I couldn’t resist getting the cute Zesty Lemon Die set from Lawn Fawn when I saw it! For my first cards I decided to make some embossed backgrounds and my distress sprays. These will also be available in my Etsy Shop.

For the both cards, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7″ x 6″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create the card bases. I diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the stitched frame 3x to stack them and the scallop rectangle from the Queen & Company Foundation 17 dies. I also die cut one of the stitched smaller rectangles from the same set as well as a piece measuring 3 x 5-3/4″.

I embossed the two rectangles with the Darice 5 x 7 Plaid Embossing Folder then colored them using Distress Sprays. I used Broken China and Salty Ocean for the first card and Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin for the second. In retrospect, I would water down the colors on the pink/orange background a bit more. Once all was dry, I added some splashed with White Acrylic Paint.

For the lemons and leaves, I die cut them from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Zesty Lemon set. I used Distress Oxide Inks to color them. I used Squeezed Lemonade for the lemons, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness for the leaves and Picked Raspberry for the flower centers and the cheeks.

For the sentiments, on the first card I used the Honey Bee Tailgate Alphabet Dies to spell out “ZEST” which I die cut from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock (which I colored with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink) and Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black Card Stock. The rest of the sentiment came from the Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends Stampset and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the same white cardstock.

On the second card, I diecut the “hello” from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock (which I colored with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink) and Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black Card Stock using the Simon Says stamp Bold Hello Die. I added some shimmer with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen.

I left the insides of the cards blank.

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