Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  Welcome the Tricks and Treats Blog Hop!  If you came here from Katy's Blog, you are in the right place.  This month we are featuring our Halloween projects, so there is a ton of fun in store for you!

I knew I had to play with the cute little Monstrous Halloween stamp and die set from Close to my Heart.  I'm never into anything scary...and I absolutely hate horror movies etc.  So, this set is as scary as it gets for me.  As cute as this set is for Halloween, it will also make a cute birthday card too.

To make my card I stamped all the monsters with pigment inks.  I used my MISTI, so I could go back over each one with a darker shade of pigment ink.  So incredibly easy with the MISTI!  So each monster and the sentiment have a bit of gradient color, which I love.  Then after the monsters dried a bit, I slathered them with a shimmer brush.  I die cut each of them out with the Thin Cut dies, and used my ScanNcut for the lollipop.  I used the Sew Fancy die set from Mama Elephant to cut the circles out of my front panel, and popped it up with foam tape.  I used a transparency sheet for my shaker card this time, instead of using Flip Flaps as I often do.  I wanted more of the shaker noise this time...and it was fun to make since I have a craft room once again!  I used some of the paper from the Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack as the back panel.  To get the eyes to pop, I just inked up all the monsters in VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink and punched them out.  I totally forgot that I had the Jeepers Creepers assortment, which would have been way easier, lol...But, I like that the eyes I went to the trouble of making are different sizes.  I added a bunch of Pretty Pink Posh sequins, then attached the back panel to the front.  I love those tiny Iridescent Star Sequins so much, I had to put a few inside and on the front of my card.  My kiddos thought this card was really fun!

  Thanks so much for joining me!  You have made it to the end of the hop for this month!  If you started sure to visit Amie's blog to start the hop over, you won't want to miss what everyone has created!


  1. These are adorable!! I love how you detailed their eyes!

  2. Such a CUTE shakers!

  3. I'm not a big Halloween/Monster fan, but I totally want everything you used to make this card. I'm especially fond of how you created the gradient colors. I love my MISTI, too!

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