Good morning stampers and paper crafters! Welcome to our One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop for the month of October! Fall is in the air, but Winter is lurking around the corner. I had to cover all of my Mums last night to ensure they do not get bitten by Jack Frost. Boooo! With that said, I am very thankful for your visit today. This may be your first stop on the hop (YEAH...muwhaaa!), or you may have come from the previous stampers blog. Either way, in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the "NEXT" button at the bottom of each post.
The theme for our hop today is "Oh my, Pumpkins and Pie"! This can leave a lot to the imagination on what to create, but I decided to go the easy way out and simply use the 'pumpkin' image found with the "Jar of Haunts" stamp set. Which then constituted the need to do a little bit of watercoloring...I love my Aqua Painter! My project is a simple card that has no sentiment. Sometimes you just need a card that is ready to go any occasion, but I can envision several of the sentiments from the "Happy Happenings" stamp set stamped in the open area of the card.
- The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock, measuring 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2".
- Watercolor paper is the main layer with a strip of torn Vellum cardstock to add a little rustic or vintage flair.
- Using the Aqua Painter, lift ink from the lids of Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon and Sahara Sand and 'wash' them onto the watercolor paper.
- The splatters are done by flicking the brush end of the Early Espresso marker against the inside of the cap/lid of the marker. NOTE: This is used instead of using my fingernail...less ink on my fingers, too. ;)
- Stamp the pumpkin and stem/leaf images using Archival Basic Gray ink and stamp onto a piece of Watercolor paper. Watercolor the pumpkin using Mint Macaron, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze inks. Pop them up on the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
- Garnish with a few of the White Perfect Accents.
- DID YOU KNOW? that you can click on any images I include related to the project to see an enlarged version? Yep! I do this so that you can see the details of my projects a weeee bit better. As I get older, I'm finding myself pulling out what I call my "granny glasses". haha
Jar of Haunts Candy Treat Box Project: One of my favorite things in the Stampin' Up! catalog is the ease of using framelit dies to create fun little candy treat packages. Our office hires students to help the main office run smoothly each day. It will be a snap to create a half dozen of these little gems to pass out to them.
- The Jar of Love Framelits die cut from Pumpkin Pie cardstock line the front and back of a small box.
- The sentiment comes from the Jar of Haunts stamp set, inked in Archival Basic Black and stamped onto Pumpkin Pie. The jar ring is inked using Archival Basic Gray ink and stamped onto Smoky Slate cardstock.
- Garnish with Pumpkin Pie/Black Baker's Twine and some Metallic Black thread. Two Hershey's nuggets wrapped with a strip of Halloween Nights Designer Series Paper fit perfectly inside the little box.