Sunday, August 25, 2013

Halloween Curiosities

Today, I thought I'd share another one of my favorite samples that was displayed in the Tim Holtz idea-ology booth at CHA. How cute is that little 'Screampunk' guy? He was made by combining the man from Tim's Paris to London stamp set with the skeleton from the Mini Halloween 2 set. His hand needed something to hold, so I cut a bat from black Kraft Core'dinations, added a gear and a length of idea-ology Paper Twine and - presto! - he has a sweet little pet on a leash!

The background was created on manila cardstock using Tim's marbled Distress paint technique and  overstamped with the text image from the new Chemist stamp set. Next, I created what's supposed to be a little Steampunk factory. That's where my guy's been working on all his spooky mechanical creations! The buildings on the left and right were cut from the new Laboratorie paper using the Artful Dwellings die. The building in the center was cut with the same die, but I inserted one of the Mini Gear Movers and Shapers dies into the die and cut the building from kraft paper. I removed the die cut gear, stamped the paper with the poison label background, painted the gear with metallics, and then reinserted it onto the opening.

To finish the card, I added a fence that was cut with the new Sizzix Ironwork Gate strip die. Such a cool die! It was cut from kraft paper and given a metal finish with silver and black Adirondack Dabbers. To finish it off, I added a label pull with one of the new Apothecary Remnant Rubs.

All the supplies I used to make my card can be purchased at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember, you can use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great week!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Glittery Halloween Houses

I'm back again today with a fun little project for you Halloween lovers! Last month I received Eileen Hull's new 3D Birdhouse die right around the time I got all the new Distress Glitters - I immediately pictured little vintage-looking houses in Halloween colors. So fun, and easy too! I am beyond thrilled with the look of Tim Holtz's new glitter. It's sparkly vintage perfection!

You can find the full, step-by-step tutorial on the Sizzix blog HERE. I hope you enjoy it and are inspired to make some of your own. If you don't celebrate Halloween, I think the idea would be adorable for Christmas or Easter as well.

Most of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%!