Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Something other than Christmas

Happy Wednesday stampers!  I have been looking at some cards that I made this summer and decided to show you a Halloween card that I made this year.  This is very little stamping on this card.  I made most of it from stickers from Sandy Lion.  My sister bought these stickers for me two years when they were on clearance after Halloween.  I searched the web for Dracula sayings and I am going to show you my finished product.  My sister gave one of these to a coworker to give to his 11 year old and it was a big hit.

The card base is made from purple card stock, it is standard size.  The panel is red card stock, I just matched the red and purple together to make sure I liked the way they looked together.  I printed the sentiment on the computer in red ink and then trimmed it down to make it fit.  I sponged some red on the edges of both sentiments.  The one thing I did that I really like and I wasn't sure good it would show up in the pictures but I think you should be able to see it.  I found this stamp in the $1 bin at Michael's,  I love it because it looks like something dripping down the wall.  For this card, I like to think it looks like blood.  The front of the card has a sticker of Count Dracula (and his eyes are red jewels that didn't photograph well) as well as the bats that on front. They also have red jewels for eyes and they feel like they are felt.  I printed "Blood Donors Wanted" for the front of my card, sponged the ink and then adhered the sentiment to the card, then I took my "bleeding" stamp, I stamped it above the sentiment and again below it.  I embossed it with clear embossing powder.  On the inside the card says, "see the count"  also printed on the computer and the "bleeding" is stamped in VersaMark.  The other sentiment is "Halloween Wishes"  that didn't show up very good.  This is a wood mounted stamp by Northwoods that I got at Archivers.  I love this card and it is good for kids or guys.  Thanks for stopping by and keep calm and craft on.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Little Tool Time

 This is something I bought myself on my birthday this year.  It is the new Martha Stewart Mini Score Board.  I love it because it is perfect for card making.  You can score projects up to 8 inches wide and the measurements across the top are 1/8 increments.  The bone folder has a spot so that it will lock onto the board (no searching for it on your messy table..not that I know anything about a messy craft table).  I tried to get pictures of the back but I couldn't get a close up but you can get the general idea by looking at the pictures I was able to get.  This board has an envelope maker on the back.  It also gives you measurements for
folding your standard card sizes.  It tells if your size is this, you should start with this size card, and then it tells you where to do the score lines. Your envelopes correspond with the sizes of cards you can make with this score board and the envelope measurements are also there so you know what size card stock to start with.  I purchased it at my local Archiver's and you can also find it on their website.  I haven't seen at my local Michael's store yet.  If you haven't purchased a scoring tool and want something to easy to transport this is perfect and it cost effective if that is something you are concerned about, at less than $11 on the
Archiver's website and you can use your Archiver's coupons in the store this tool is perfect if you are crafting on a budget.  Thanks for stopping by.  Keep calm and craft on.