Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Stamped Halloween scene with Sketch Manor by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, I would like to show you my latest Halloween card which was made just with stamps, no dies at all. 

I created a scene using different Stampers Anonymous Halloween stamp sets by Tim Holtz. I also had to use masking tapes a lot. First, I masked one of the pumpkins.

Then I masked the witch.

Then I started to cover other images.

At this point I started to blend Distress ink onto the surface. I used Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire to make the sky and Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso for the ground. In the end I inked the edges with Black Soot. Here are the process photos:

Then I started to colour the images with Distress markers.

Here I felt that something was missing from the picture, so I stamped some bats on it.

Then I covered the images again with the masking tapes because I wanted to spatter the background with water. When I was ready with this, I realised that my text was nearly unrecognisable so I stamped the text on a black paper and heat embossed with white powder.

What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Sketch Manor (CMS408)

Stampers Anonymous, Pumpkinhead (CMS309)

Stampers Anonymous, Haunted House (CMS308)

Stampers Anonymous, Regions Beyond (CMS274)

Ranger Distress inks and markers


With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spooky/Halloween

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spooky/Halloween

Monday, 18 October 2021

MFT Stamps Time for the bubbly - feminine card with cow pattern

One of my friends asked me to make a card for one of her colleagues. I had no idea what kind of birthday card she wanted so I gave her the link of my MFT stamps board on Pinterest. And she chose the Time for the bubbly stamp set. It's a discontinued product and maybe most of you don't even remember of this old set.

The other thing she wanted is cow pattern, so I put black spots on the carpet and I also copied a cow pattern paper for a layer.

The image was coloured with Copic Sketch markers. I also used the one of the Stiched Stax Rectangle dies and the Essential Sentiments stamp set.

I hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, 15 October 2021

Autumn tag with gold embossed leaves

For our September challenge I created a blue tag with gold embossed leaves. This tag immediately found its place as a bookmark. So I decided to make another one four our October challenge in Autumn colours. 

So at the Country View Challenges the new challenge theme is Autumn colours and/or Halloween and the lovely Corrie is your hostess this month.

If you click on the blue tag word you will find my earlier post with a step-by-step tutorial. So here I just show you the differences.

One of the main differences is the chosen colours. Here I used Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Candied Apple.

Here I spritzed my tag with Vintage Photo Spray Stain and I blended Vintage Photo ink to the edges.

Since I found the colours too bold, I splashed my tag with water again and I blotted up some of the colours with a paper towel.

I put some two text strips from the old Idea-Ology Occasion Sticker Book and I added a yellow ribbon too.

If you have a project with Autumn colours and/or a Halloween creation please don't hesitate jo join our September challenge where a randomly selected winner can have a £20 voucher in the Country View Crafts online shop.

Thank you for stopping by!!! Happy crafting!!!

With my tag, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Fall Colors Mood Board

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Not A Card

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Tag with a bear - Cozy Winter by Tim Holtz

Hello again, as I promised here is my second creation with the cutest bear ever. After my card, I decided to make a tag.

The tag was cut out from 300 gsm paper and I painted it with Stormy Sky and Picket Fence Distress paints. Then I inked the edges of the blue part with Faded Jeans Archival ink, the white part with Hickory Smoke.

The bear was made the same way like at my earlier card. If you need a tutorial how to colour and assemble him, please click here. The only difference is that I sealed my bear with Micro Glaze here.

The text was stamped with embossing ink on black cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder.

When glued the elements on the tag, I spattered the tag with Picket Fence paint.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cozy Winter by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Festive Things by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Tag&Bookplates by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text Christmas by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Hickory Smoke, Faded Jeans)

Ranger Distress paint (Stormy Sky, Picket Fence)

Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain)

Ranger Distress Micro Glaze


I hope you like this one too! Happy crafting!

With my tag, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Not A Card

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Card with bear and birch tree - Cozy Winter by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, I'm so happy that the Cozy Winter set arrived to my home. Covid and Brexit make it so hard to order and buy craft products especially from Luxembourg. Here in Luxembourg you can't find any store, neither a brick and mortar nor an online shop which sells Sizzix, Ranger or Stampers Anonymous products. I lost my UK sources, so my only hope is the online shops in Netherland and sometimes in Germany.  Well, despite the difficulties this cute bear is finally here and I could make a card with him.

And here is my tutorial.

The main part of the bear (later the hands or forelegs) was coloured with Vintage Photo and the edges with Walnut Stain. The belly and the muzzle were coloured with Antique Linen and the edges with Walnut Stain.

The scarf was cut out from a paper which was part of an old paper pad, the Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection set.

The ears were coloured with Tattered Rose Distress marker.

The birch trees were coloured with Pumice Stone ink. It means, I blended Pumice Stone ink to the edges of the trees and also drew tiny lines on the trees with grey watercolour marker.

I cut out a panel from watercolour paper that was placed behind the birch tree cover. This rectangle panel was coloured with Stormy Sky Oxide ink.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Cozy Winter by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Branched Birch by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Tiny Text Christmas by Tim Holtz

Ranger Distress inks (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone)

Ranger Distress Oxide ink (Stormy Sky)

Ranger Distress Archival ink (Black Soot)

I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

Monday, 4 October 2021

Halloween card with Pumpkinhead by Tim Holtz

Hello everyone, I would like to show you my latest make, a Halloween card with the Pumpkinhead die set by Tim Holtz. I really enjoyed making this card, I was very pleased how I created a layered Jack-O-Lantern from a simple die.

If you know the original die, the Bigz Jack-O-Lanterns, you know that this contains two one layer Jack-O-Lanterns. For my project, I chose the smaller one and I cut out twice from 300gsm watercolour paper.

Then I coloured the first with Carved Pumpkin and the other with Ripe Persimmon.

Then I cut the first one into 4 pieces and about one millimetre thiner each piece.

I inked the edges with Vintage Photo.

And I glued the pieces one by one on the darker pumpkin.

I also cut out a stem from green paper and glued the dark pumpkin.

I placed my pumpkin on a black cardstock and drew the contour line of the pumpkin. 

I cut this out but just a little inside than the line was. I glued this behind the pumpkin.

The card panel was also cut out from 300 gsm paper and I coloured the bottom part with Gathered Twigs DOX and Frayed Burlap ink. I also added Walnut Stain to the edges.

The sky was coloured with Stormy Sky DOX ink and I put Faded Jeans to the edges. Then I also blended Black Soot to the edges of the whole panel.

In the end, I spattered my panel with Vintage Photo Spray Stain.

For the Pumpkinhead, I don't write a tutorial. Please follow the instructions of this video, but I share with you some process photos.

What I used:
Sizzix Thinlits Colorize die, Pumkinhead
Sizzix Thinlits die, Witchcraft
Sizzix Movers&Shapers die, Mini Owl&Crescent Moon
Sizzix Bigz die, Jack-O-Lanterns
Sizzix Thinlits die, Circle Play
Sizzix Thinlits die, Toil&Trouble
Stampers Anonymous, Pumkinhead stamp set
Ranger Distress Oxide inks (Stormy Sky, Gathered Twigs)
Ranger Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin)
Ranger embossing powders (Princess Gold, Fine Black)

I hope you like it! Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!