Palm Trees for Christmas!

 

 

You may have seen the video of me making a background that was a sunset and an ocean. I showed this card in that video. I have made other cards that have palm trees with “lights” on them. Reminds me of one of my favorite commercials- The Corona beer one around Christmas time.

Here’s the video of me making the background (there’s two- one very quick and one longer):

 

 

 

This card just used one kind of paper- Basic White! I don’t think I’ve ever done that before!

The palms from the Palms Dies were die cut and one flipped over- so they would lean towards each other. I colored them with Soft Suede and Granny Apple Green.

For the rhinestones, I used the red ones and the basic ones. For the basic ones, I colored them with the Shaded Spruce Dark Blend.

The sentiment is from Sunkissed and die cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.

The birds are from the Waves dies.

Love these types of cards! (as you can probably tell since I’ve made so many!)

 

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Upside Down Witch in a Bucket!

I really wanted to make a card with a witch upside down in a cauldron. I couldn’t find any dies or stamps that worked (the Best Witches stamp set has a cauldron, but it’s too small). So, I decided I would use the Full Baskets dies!

For the background, I first used the masks (the large plaid looking one) with my Blending Brush and Granny Apple Green ink. I did it very light on the paper. I liked the way it looked, but I thought of the Glitter Washi. It was so easy to make it perfect- since I had used the masks, the lines were very even and straight! So, I just added the washi to those lines!

The boots are from the Bewitching stamp set. I fussy cut it. Colored with the Highland Heather and Pumpkin Pie Blends.

I die cut the bats from the Scary Silhouettes dies with Basic Black paper. Using my Wink Of Stella, I made them sparkly.

Ok, when I finished the card and set it down, I picked it up upside down. Whoa! It looks like a witch in a skirt! Almost like Mary Poppins! Another idea!

Pretty easy card!

Here’s everything I used:

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Happy Halloween from Two Witch Pumpkins

 

 

Every Halloween season, I always see lots of pumpkins with witch hats. So, I decided to make a card like that!

 

The background was made in my video Watercolor Techniques #1 seen here (it starts around 13:58):

 

For the pumpkins, I stamped with Pumpkin Pie on Pumpkin Pie paper. Die cut. The eyes are made with the negative pieces from the fence die in the Barn Dies- as is one of the noses. The star is from the Witch Hat builder punch. The smiles are from the Scalloped Contours dies.

Their hats are from the Bewitching Bundles. Stamped with Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia.

On the ribbon, I colored the white part with a Highland Heather Blend.

For the bottom, the swirly dies are from the Rustic Pumpkin dies. I used the white glitter paper.

For the sign, I stamped the sentiment (from the Scary Cute stamp set) with Gorgeous Grape. I die cut with the banner die in the Scary Silhouettes dies. I then embossing with the Timber embossing folder. I cut a thin strip for the bottom and embossed that, too.

Here’s everything I used:

 

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Making a Background with Pearlized Enamel! Video!

 

I came up with this idea during one of my walks. I just thought it would look really cool. Well, after trying for about 4 hours, I finally came up with a way to do it. I show some of my “practices” during my video seen here:

 

 

I first used the die from the Organic Beauty die set as a template. That didn’t work. So, I just put my ruler on the paper and traced using that. It’s not perfect, but I loved the way it look.

I stamped the witch first. You can erase the lines on her in a few minutes. I don’t erase until I’ve put on the enamel.

Using a blending brush, use Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight- being careful around the witch.

You use the Pearlized Enamel one direction. Let it dry. Then do the other direction. Let it dry. Using the small end of the Blends, color on the top. I used Light Blackberry and Dark Pumpkin Pie. The lines are not perfect! Not completely straight, not all the same width! It’s OK!

Get a small piece of the white glitter paper.

Die cut the bats with the glitter paper.  Color over it with the dark Black Blend. I wouldn’t do too much with the blends- it could mess up the tip. If I color a lot of the glitter paper, like I did on my American flag card, I would use the spritzers with refill ink and rubbing alcohol. You can see that here:

American Flag Card

Stamp the sentiment with Memento ink on Basic White. Die cut, then use your blending brushes to put the Daffodil Delight ink on it.

For the coloring of the witch here’s what I used:

Light Blackberry for the hat.

Light Black for the hat, cape and legs.

Dark Pumpkin for her dress and part of her hat.

Light Smoky Slate for her hair.

Bronze for her pot.

Light Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil for the flames.

Crumb Cake for the wood.

Light Natural Tones for her skin (SU900).

I wanted bubbles to come out of her pot- so I used the Effervescent Elements. I used my multi purpose glue- I added a few dots of glue, then stuck those on top.

Now, I’ve come up with some other ideas on how to use this background for different cards. We’ll see!

 

Here’s everything I used:

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You’ve Put a Spell on Me! Shaker Card!

 

 

OK, I’m a little addicted to the big shaker cards. These types of cards, for me, don’t take long and look very noticeable!

I stamped the witch and the frog (from the Best Witches stamp set) about 1/2″ from the bottom. I colored the bottom with the Crumb Cake Blend marker- I didn’t want them to look like they were floating if the sequins weren’t there. The witch was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Blends: Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Bronze (for her broom), SU800 (Medium Light) for her skin tone, and MD300 (Medium Dark) for her hair. The frog was stamped with Granny Apple and colored with the light Granny Apple Blends.

Using the Stamparatus, I stamped the spiders (from the Betwitching stamp set) all across the top.

The gingham paper is from the Gingham Cottage DSP.

The sentiment is from the Best Witches stamp set. I stamped on Basic White, then used the Stylish Shapes dies to die cut.

For the sequins, I used the green from the For Everything Sequins and I also used the Sparkle & Shine Sequins.

The ribbon is the White Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

Here’s my video on how to make these shaker cards:

 

 

Here’s my post on the candy cane card:

 

A BIG Shaker Card! Video!

 

Easy card! Here’s everything I used:

 

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