Christmas, Distress Ink Techniques, Embossed Background, Faux Embossing, Stampin' Up!, Window Cards

Create Embossed Backgrounds Using Your Dies

Hello friends. It’s time to make some holiday cards. Starting things off with some super easy cards using dies to emboss backgrounds. It’s a super easy technique and produces some really cool results. You can use the embossed or debossed side as well.

For the first card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes dies (retired) to emboss the background. I followed the sandwich for wafer dies on my diecut machine (Sizzix Big Shot) and added another piece of cardstock to get a deeper impression. Play around with your sandwich and add a shim if necessary to get the desired raised effect.

I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Inks as well as Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink to color the background. Then I cut out the window using the die in the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes die set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Stamp set (retired) onto some Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink and adhered behind the panel.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Simon Says Stamp 6×6 Silver Glitter Cardstock and Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) using the Catherine Pooler Designs Delicate Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic Gloss Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops and Silver Moondust Nuvo Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Tim Holtz Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Ink and added some silver snowflakes.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I used the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons dies (retired) to emboss the background.

I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Uncharted Mariner, Kitsch Flamingo, and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks to color the background. I used the ink smooshing technique this time instead of ink blending. It created a nice watercolor effect.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Simon Says Stamp 6×6 Silver Glitter Cardstock and Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) as well as some bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Hero Arts Fancy Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Stamp set (retired) onto some Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink, fussycut it, and adhered to the panel.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic IVORY SEASHELL Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink and added a Balmy Blue Glitter snowflake .

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For the third card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 3-3/4 x 5” for the top panel. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 8-1/2 x 11″ Slate 100lb Cardstock, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ to mat the top panel.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) as well as some pale and bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Hero Arts Fancy Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Stamp set (retired) onto some Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink and adhered to the panel.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic LIQUID MERCURY Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and added a light pink and balmy blue snowflake.

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For the fourth card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes dies (retired) to emboss the background.

I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ as well as some bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Catherine Pooler Designs Delicate Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Stampset (retired) directly onto the card with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic IVORY SEASHELL and Carnation Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and added bright pink snowflakes.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give these cards a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email.

Birthdays, Distress Ink Techniques, Emboss Resist, Masculine, Stenciled Background, Techniques

Easy Masculine Birthday Card feat. Lawn Fawn’s Giant Happy Birthday

Hi friends. I needed a birthday card for my dad and even though my dad is completely fine with whatever type of card he receives I wanted to keep it kinda masculine bit modern. So I chose a geometric stencil, modeling paste and a few distress inks and made this easy background. Let me show you how easy it is to make!

For this card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Blue Violet to 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4 x 5-1/4″. I colored it by ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Antique Linen, and Villainous Poison. I sprayed water on the background and wiped it off.

I added white Modeling Paste with a palette knife using the Catherine Pooler Gradient Diamond Stencil. For the sentiment, I diecut Simon Says Stamp 100# Black Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Birthday die. I diecut it 3x and stacked them for some dimension.

I finished the card by adding some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops.

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 Catherine Pooler Designs Young at Heart Stampset (Part of a Stamp of Approval Collection – discontinued), with Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China Distress oxide Ink and added the same pattern to the bottom of the card using Catherine Pooler Gradient Diamond Stencil and Broken China, Mowed Lawn, and Villainous Poison Distress Oxide Inks.

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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this easy masculine birthday card yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Card Kits, Gift Bags, Halloween, Halloween, Stenciled Background, Tags

3 Halloween Gift Bags featuring Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Halloween Card Kit

Hi friends. I made some cute gift bags with the Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Haunted Home Halloween Card Kit. It comes with lots of goodies you can use to decorate the gift bags! These were all very easy to make. Here’s how I made them.

The Kit includes:

For the first bag, I stenciled the background with the NEW Exclusive Halloween Candy stencils set. I used Tim Holtz Crackling Campfire, Mowed Lawn, and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks and Lawn Fawn YETI Pigment Ink.

Then added a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack measuring 2-1/2 tall x 7-1/2 wide” to the top of the bag. I added a trim with the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Black Tinsel.

I used one of the cut aparts from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack on the front as well as die cut the witch hat from using Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock. I added some stitching to the hat with a White Gel Pen. I added one of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Mini Flair buttons.

I covered one of the American Crafts 1.5 inch Kraft circle tags with a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack. I cut it using a 2-inch punch. Then stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home clear stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I finished the bag by adding some shimmer to the hat with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen and orange and white twine.


For the second bag, I stamped the images from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.

Then added Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fringe and a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack measuring 1/2 tall x 7-1/2 wide” to the top edge of the bag. I stamped a sentiment from NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto one of the round kraft tags and added some black twine.


For the third bag, I sprayed it with the Tim Holtz Ranger Mica Stain in Harvest Moon. Then added black splatters with Tim Holtz BLACK SOOT Distress Spray Stain. I cut out one of the cut aparts from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack then cut a mat for it from Simon Says Stamp Black Glitter Cardstock measuring 3-1/2 x 4-1/2″.

I added some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fringe to the bottom edge of the bag. And then added Candy Corn Repeats Stickers all around the image.

I cut a 1.5 inch circle from the Simon Says Stamp 100lb Burnt Orange 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home clear stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. And adhered it to one of the kraft tags. Finally I added some natural twine.

For all the above bags, you can just decorate one side or do both sides if you like. I added the trim all the way around on some of the bags.


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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make these cute Halloween gift bags yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Card Kits, Embossed Background, Halloween, Shaker, Window Cards

5 Cards 1 Kit (Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Halloween Card Kit – Home Sweet Haunted Home)

Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Haunted Home Halloween Card Kit is full of tons of goodies to make cute Halloween cards and gift bags. While the kit is now sold out, you can buy most of the items in the kit seperately. The list below has all the links. Stay tuned for the next post featuring the gift bags!

The Kit includes:

For the first card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ 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 pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock measuring 3-3/4 x 5″. I used Tim Holtz Distress Burnt Ember Mica Stain to color the background panel then used the Simon Says Stamp Pumpkin Patch Embossing Folder to emboss it.

I die cut the witch hat from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Royal Purple 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock using the Exclusive Sassy Witch Hat die set and added some dimension with Catherine Pooler Designs Grape Crush Ink. Then die cut the bow from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Black Glitter Cardstock and added some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Black Tinsel to the hat brim.

I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

I finished the card by adding some black and purple sequins from my stash.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1 x 4″.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Burnt Orange 8-1/2 x 11″ 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 pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 4 x 5-1/4″ and one to 4 x 4″.

I glued those together then cut out a shaker window using the Stampin’ Up! LAYERING CIRCLES DIES. It measures 1-7/8″. I also cut a frame from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Black Glitter Cardstock using a 2″ and 1-7/8″ circle die. I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto a piece of acetate with Tsukineko Stazon MIDI JET BLACK Ink before adhering it to the back of the panel. Then added foam tape to the panel, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Confections Candy Corn and a piece of white cardstock behind that to make the shaker.

I stamped the pumpkins from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used YG25 and YG67 for the stem; and YR09 and YR16 for the pumpkins. I also added a sentiment strip from the 6 x 6 pattern paper pad.

I finished the card by adding some EK Success Jolee’s Boutique Candy Corn Repeats Stickers.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1 x 4″ and another to 3/4 x 4″. I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and added a pumpkin.

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For the third card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ 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 pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Sunshine Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I stamped the candy corn border from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto the Sunshone panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.

I cut a strip of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1-1/4 x 4″ and another from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock to 1-1/2 x 4″.

I stamped the sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and die cut it with the coordinating dies.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1 x 4″ and another from Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock to 1/2 x 4″. I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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For the fourth 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 die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack with Queen and Company’s Foundation 18 Dies. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 6 x 6 Plum Glitter Cardstock to 3-3/4 x 4-3/4″ and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 3-1/2 x 4-1/2″.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Halloween Harvest Moon Mica Stain to color the top panel then used the Simon Says Stamp Pumpkin Patch Embossing Folder to emboss it.

I cut a sentiment and image from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack cut apart pages as well as two strips measuring 1/2 x 3″ and 1 x 3″ to add to the top of the ghost panel.

I finished the card by adding some EK Success Jolee’s Boutique Candy Corn Repeats Stickers.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack to 1/4 x 4-1/4″ and another to 3/4 x 4-1/4″. I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink.

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For the fifth card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock to 5-1/4 x 10-1/2″ and scored at 5-1/4″ to create the card base then rounded the corners with a 1/2 inch corner punch. Then die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus 6×6 inch paper pack with Queen and Company’s Foundation 16 Dies (3-3/4 x 3-3/4 stitched square).

I stamped the starts from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with Lawn Fawn YETI Pigment Ink. I stamped the images from the same stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with copic markers. I used YR09, YR16 & YR27, YG03 & YG67 for the pumpkins; C00 & 0 for the clouds; Y000, Y00, & Y21 for the moon; C5 & C7 for the bats; YG03, YG67, Y000, Y00, & Y21, C5 & C7, and V05, V06, & V09 for the house; and W3 & W7 for the trees.

On the inside of the card, I die cut a piece of the Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Queen and Company’s Foundation 16 Dies (3-3/4 x 3-3/4 stitched square). I stamped a sentiment from the NEW Exclusive Home Sweet Haunted Home stamp set with with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and added a bat and pumpkin.

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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make these Halloween cards yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Distress Ink Techniques, Halloween, Techniques

Halloween Scene Card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin House

Hi friends. Here’s another adorable scene card using the Pumpkin House Die from Lawn Fawn. It’s such a fun die set. There are so many occasions for which it can be used, Maybe a winter pumpkin?? Christmas??

For this card, I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ 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 Cardstock measuring 4 x 5-1/4″. I used Distress Oxide Inks to create the background on this panel.

I masked off the moon by punching out a 1-1/4″ circle from post it paper. I used Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves, Villainous Potion, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks. Then removed the mask and added Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Ink around the moon which blended with the sky colors and created a cool spooky effect. This was totally unplanned but worked out in my favor. I also sprayed water on the panel to further distress it.

I die cut all the necessary images from the Lawn Fawn Pumpkin House Die from various cardstocks and colored them with ink to add dimension. I used Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2 x 11″ 80lb Cardstock for the pumpkin house, cut two so I can pop up the center portion, added a spiderweb pattern using Tim Holtz Cling Mount Stamps: Trick or Treat, Versamark Ink and White Embossing Powder. Then added StampinI used Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie Ink to color the pumpkin. I used Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2 x 11″ 80lb Cardstock which I colored with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive 8-1/2 x 11″ 80lb Cardstock for the leaves; a pattern paper from the Honey Bee HALLOWEEN HARVEST 6 x 6 Paper Pad for the door which I colored with Catherine Pooler Designs Grape

Ink; Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# SLATE Gray Cardstock for the window frames, fence shadow, and chimney shadow. I used Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink to color the wndow frames then backed the windows and door with a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock which I colored with Catherine Pooler Designs Limoncello Ink. I die cut the wood slats, ghosts, bats and spider using Lawn Fawn Build-A-House Halloween Add-on. I used Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock for the windows and colored them with Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede Ink; Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock for the ghosts; and Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock for the bats and spider. The fence is from Lawn Fawn’s Spooky Fence Border and was cut from Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla! stampset (included in the kit) onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and fussycut it.

I finished the card by adding some white to the background with a White Signo Gel Pen and shimmer to the fence with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4″ and a piece of Honey Bee HALLOWEEN HARVEST 6 x 6 Paper Pad to 1 x 4″. I stamped a sentiment from Queen and Company Halloween Hoopla! stampset (included in the kit) with Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight Ink and added a ghost and spiderweb.

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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this Halloween scene card yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

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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Embossed Background, Halloween, 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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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this cute Halloween card yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Autumn, Embossed Background, Fall, 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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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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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make these cute cards yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.