Good morning, crafters! I received my first every Hero Arts subscription box yesterday and couldn’t wait to play with it. This stamp set reminded me of autumn, when I was a young teenager in Wisconsin. Allow me to paint my memory: It’s a early fall day in rural Wisconsin. It is a sunny, late morning, about eighty degrees. You hop on your bike and just start peddling. All you can smell is sweet fresh air and you see nothing but fields of flowers for hours, rarely encountering anyone. Pure peace and beauty. Clearly, this was my inspiration for these tags. I was hoping to create some peaceful beauty with some inspiration and encouragement.
My tag recipe:
Distress Tags #8 mixed media
Distress Oxide Spray: Old Paper, Mustard Seed
Distress Ink Spray: Rustic Wilderness
Distressed Mica Stain: Bubbling Cauldron
My Monthly Hero Kit September 2021 for the stencil, flowers, inks
Memento Ink: Rhubarb Stalk (sentiment)
Sentiments From Tim Holtz: Nature’s Discover CMS049, Photo Studio CMS013
“Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.”
Welcome, foolish mortals. I invite you for a treat. It is beginning to look a little inky. It is indeed, Copic color YG21 followed by some distressing delight (Black Soot, Old Paper, Antique Linen) on bistol smooth cardstock. Is this haunted card glowing? or is it your imagination? It appears to be a glow from the spirits of LawnFawn and MissInk. If you decide to join in the fun, arrangements with Madame Leota can be encountered at Kindred Stamps. But I must warn you, should you decide to add the ghostly sentiment, your ghost writer can only be found at Whimsy stamps.
It’s a twofer Tuesday! I used combinations of two for each element in this card. I love the CAS cards that are so very popular. I am NOT the best at making them. The white space is very scary! 🤣 Without further ado, on to my twofers:
Two papers: Bristol smooth card stock, 80lb green card stock
Two Distressed Inks: Old Paper, Bundled Sage
Two stencils: Kindred Stamps
Two stamps: Gina K Design
Two embellishments: Ranger White embossing powder, Nuvo Simply White Drops
Something Wicked This Way Comes! Nah…. just working on a spooky scene for my mantle. This tombstone was inspired by the makers for Tim Holtz 2021 Sizzix Halloween collection. Most of the Sizzix dies are sold out. So, as always, Cricut to my rescue. All the images (clouds, bats, cat, witch, cauldron, fence, gravestone) were cut from Cricut access. The tombstone was cut out of 3 layers of chip board. Everything else is 80 lb. cardstock. Oh the layers we will add to this little tombstone:
The clouds had some inking with Distress Oxide Ink in Black Soot and Old Paper. The fence was embossed with an embossing daber and Distressed Oxide Walnut Stain Glaze and Emerald Creek’s Rocky Road Baked Texture by Seth Apter. My spider webs (Stampers Anonymous) were embossed on clear acetate with Sticky embossing powder and Rock Candy glitter added. The bubbling cauldron are green beads glued with Apple Sour Glows in the Dark Nuvo Drops.
Happy Stamptember, crafters! I have today, a simple fall card. I was inspired by the wood signs that you see in stores like Hobby Lobby, simple wood background and a sentiment.
Here is my wood recipe:
Craft Colored Cardstock
Wood 3D embossing Folder-Tim Holtz
Distress Antique Collage Medium
Distressed inks: Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Distress Mica Spray Antique Bronze
Distressed Oxide Ink: Vintage Photo
The sentiment is supplied by Cricut cut in orange and cream 80 lb cardstock. The leaf and the “&” sign are cut from a Tim Holtz paper pad. The cream paper was layered with Distress Antique Collage Medium, Vintage Photo Distress Crayon and a mixture of Vintage Photo Stain with Antique Bronze Mica Spray. The hardest part was gluing all the small pieces together.
“Autumn carries more gold in it’s pocket than any other season.”
Where did the weekend go, crafters?! I need another day, LOL! I was watching Tim Holtz’s newest Stampers Anonymous reveal on YouTube yesterday. My goodness, there are many wonderful artists out there. I was especially inspired by the envelope art by Nathifa Sligh and decided that my Halloween cards this year need corresponding envelopes. Boo Kitty was chosen to be the first to have an envelope friend. Here is Boo Kitty’s story.
As you can see in the card, she is following a butterfly and is in front of a somewhat scary house. As she draws near the house, she stops.
She sees a witch brewing a potion in her cauldron. She sees the green bubbles arising from the brew and tells her friend, Sam, they need to leave. Poor Sam… He doesn’t listen and gets too close.
He is forced to drink the potion and becomes the witch’s minion. Boo Kitty is sad for Sam. But Sam reassures her saying “I know right from wrong. Wrong is the fun one.”
Boo Kitty is sad that she will no longer have Sam to play with, but is happy to remember him before his eyes became glowing green.