Monday, October 17, 2011

BOO! From A Greeting Card Kid

Stampin' Up! Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set Halloween Card

This darling Halloween card, designed by Chaille for our recent team "shoebox swap", features fun textures and cool techniques to try on your next hand-stamped greeting card. The focal point is one of the sweet girls from the Greeting Card Kids stamp set. The image was stamped on Watercolor Paper using StazOn ink, colored using Watercolor Pencils, and blended with an Aqua Painter. The image was cropped using the 2-1/2" Circle Punch and sponged around the edge with Pumpkin Pie ink.

The mat layers behind the focal image were given lots of interest with textures. Pumpkin Pie card stock was scored every 1/8" using the Simply Scored® Scoring Tool. Next, Concord Crush card stock was cropped at the corners using the Scallop Edge Border Punch before running through the Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. All the layers were popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals and Basic Pearls were added for a sweet touch.

Stampin' Up! Decorative Border Punches Technique

HIP TIP: To create these cool "scallop corners", insert just the corner of the card stock into the punch as far as it will go, lining up the corner with a "full" scallop. For a deeper cut, reinsert the card stock a second time lining up the scallops and punch again.

For the bottom of the card, Lucky Limeade and Concord Crush card stock were cropped using the Scallop Edge Border Punch and the Concord Crush piece was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder. Dyed Satin Ribbon was tied in a simple knot and wrapped around the layers, before the entire piece was adhered to the Wisteria Wonder card base.

Uses For Paper Craft Punches on Handmade Greeting Cards

Finally, for a cute little greeting, a tag was created using the Tiny Tags stamp set paired with the Jewelry Tag Punch and tied to the Satin Ribbon using dyed Baker's Twine.

HIP TIP: Use re-inkers to dye any of our white ribbon, twine, or twill tape. Simply mix water with several drops of ink, submerge ribbon for a few minutes, and then allow to air dry on absorbent cloth. You can also use markers to color ribbon and twine. Use ribbon scraps to practice these cool techniques!

This Halloween girl reminds me of the Charlie Brown cartoon where Linus waits in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to arrive. I'll bet this little girl can charm the Great Pumpkin to come out of hiding. Hee!

Thanks for visiting and have a BOO-tee-ful day!

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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids (W-119887,
C-120633), Tiny Tags (W-118091, C-118592)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Lucky Limeade (122935)
Paper: Wisteria Wonder (122922), Lucky Limeade (122926), Concord Crush (119792), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730), Watercolor Paper (122959)
Tools: Watercolor Pencils (101879), Aqua Painter (103954), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Sponge Daubers (102892), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120175), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430),  Jewels-Basic Pearls (119247), Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon (114616), White Baker's Twine (124262)

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