Monday, August 19, 2013

Toil and Trouble, and Washi!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE Halloween, and that I'm excited about joining Connie & Mary's design team for the Create with Connie & Mary Fall Collection?!!!  So, anyway, I'm already starting to get my Halloween mojo going, and I usually hold off on that until Sept 1st (on the dot, because I'm OCD like that!).

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I'm still playing with Toil & Trouble, because it's pretty awesome. I made a pretty simple card here with the skull and cross bones, and Witches Brew Designer Washi tape. I got a little fancy with the eyes, but don't they look so cool?! It was totally worth it!

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I stamped the skull onto a piece 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" Pumpkin Pie card stock. I used my blender pen and Basic Black ink to fill in the image a little more, because it wasn't dark enough for my liking. Next I used a craft knife and carefully cut out the eyes and nose. After sponging the edges, I popped up the Pumpkin piece on top of a piece of 1" x 1" Basic Black card stock, using Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I slipped the rhinestones into the eye sockets. Totally cool! Then I sent a picture to my daughter, because I was a little proud of myself, LOL! The simple things!

Don't forget to visit Create with Connie & Mary! Today Mary is offering a free tutorial and blog candy!

Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Toil and Trouble (131724 wood/ 131727 clear), Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748 wood/ 127802 clear)

  • Paper:

    • Basic Black card stock (121045) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and 1" x 1" (goes behind Pumkin piece)

    • Very Vanilla card stock (101650) - 4" x 5 1/4"

    • Pumpkin Pie card stock (105117) - 1 3/8" x 1 3/8"

  • Ink: Basic Black (126980)

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Witches Brew Designer Series Washi Tape (132156)

    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

    • Stampin' Sponges (101610)

    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

    • Craft Knife (non-Stampin' Up!)

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