Welcome to Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Mega Hop! Hope you enjoy your stay!! The hop will feature some new stamp sets in the 2010-2011 catalog; the full catalog can be found here.
If you have been following the blog hop in order you've just seen Allison's post featuring So Many Thanks. Don't you love how versatile one stamp can be? Today I have created samples using the Wicked Cool set. Halloween is one of my favorite crafting holiday; I was so excited to create some fun projects with this set! And I have so many ideas for this set.
Candelabra Card: The catalog has so many great samples in it. I morphed a couple of projects from the Halloween Suite display to create this card. I cut a 1-1/2 x 12" strip of Wicked Fun DSP, scored every 1/4", to create the accordion base. I also created the Black Satin Ribbon ruffle with sticky strip on the back of the candelabra image. You can also see the subtle bat images on the background, created by watermark stamping with Versamark. Fun little notecard with lots of 3-D pop.
Batty Moon Card: The silhouette images in this set is a great excuse to practice some brayering. I brayered with So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Rich Razzleberry. The moon is created by using a post-it note mask. If you look closely, you might see some tone-on-tone spider web stamping on the left margin. Spooky, huh?
Witchy Invite Card: This almost identical to a card Heather Summers shared with us at Convention. It was so adorable; I couldn't resist copying and sharing. It is a fun party invitation - the patterned paper is really a belly band that you can slip off to reveal the party details. I love the illusion that there are witches hiding behind there.
I'll post more detailed pictures of all three cards on Monday.
I loved the luminary idea ever since I saw them on Cindy E's blog in a past blog hop. And then Brent Steele demo'd them at Convention. About time I tried one...
I made a luminary with three window sides - super easy to make. I used a 7 x 12" piece of Designer Series Paper from the Wicked Fun pack. I adhered an additional sheet of Basic Black cardstock for sturdiness and scored at 3", 6", 9", and 12". I rotated the paper and scored at 4". I also added an additional little piece of Basic Black cardstock to be able to close the box (12" sheet isn't quite long enough, but my flameless candle was too big to go with a smaller box). Create a window template, trace, and cut with a paper trimmer and craft knife. The windows were created by stamping on vellum cardstock and adhering inside. Fun!
My final project illustrates using this set for a non-Halloween project. Many of the images reminded me of a haunted house or castle. In fact, that might be the reason I like the Beauty and the Beast movie so much.
To create a haunted castle feel, I stamped bats along the left margin. I created the castle wall by cutting 1/2 x 1" rectangles for bricks out of Sahara Sand and sponging with Baja Breeze. And I created a window (I hope it looks like a window) by brayering with So Saffron and Peach Parfait, stamping the spider web and candelabra, and cutting into four quarters and matting on Basic Gray to give the illusion of a window frame. Those photos are of my daughter meeting Belle at Walt Disney World this past January.
I hope you enjoyed these projects; they were super fun to make! Hurray for Halloween!! :)
Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Lisa at Stampin' My Life Away has created for you using those cute kids from Greeting Card Kids.
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Candelabra Card: Stamps: Wicked Cool; Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP; Ink: Basic Black, Versamark; Accessories: White embossing powder, Black satin ribbon, 1-3/4" Circle punch.
Batty Moon Card: Stamps: Wicked Cool, Frightful Fence Wheel; Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Black Stazon; Accessories: Sponge, Brayer, Post-it notes, Brads, Black grosgrain ribbon.
Witchy Invite Card: Stamps: Wicked Cool; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP; Ink: Versamark, Black Stazon, Old Olive marker, Rich Razzleberry marker; Accessories: Modern Label punch, Oval Scallop punch, Large Oval punch, Brads, Black embossing powder, Dimensionals.
Luminary: Stamps: Wicked Cool; Paper: Basic Black, Vellum cardstock, Wicked Fun Specialty DSP; Ink: Black Stazon; Accessories: Black satin ribbon, Paper trimmer, Craft knife, Flameless candle.
Belle Scrapbook Page: Stamps: Wicked Cool; Paper: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Ink: Baja Breeze, Black Stazon, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Peach Parfait; Accessories: Sponge, Brayer, Texturz Plate Kit #4, Big Shot.
The complete blog hop listing:
1. Valerie (createsfromscraps): Cute by the Inch
2. Holly P. (hollylogic): Because I Care
4. Kim (S1itcher46): Homemade
5. Allison (alliohran): So Many Thanks
6. Heidi (hlw966): Wicked Cool
7. Lisa (LisaMNaples): Greeting Card Kids
8. Anna (stampinakmills): Welcome Christmas
9. Barbra (kamperstamper): Come to Bethlehem
10. Sarah W (willsygirl): Got Treats
11. Barbara (Cre8tivestamper): Morning Cup
12. Emily (getfrosted): For Everything
13. Sara (Lily's Ink Pad): Every Little Bit
14. Rhonda (rhondag): Grunge Rock
15. Yapha: Family Business
16. Tanya (Tanya27): Funky Four
17. Deborah (WebDeb): Ornate Blossom
18. Cheryl (lovetostampandscrap): Friends Never Fade
19. Dawnmarie (dmdezigns): Cottage Garden
20. Joyce (Broncomom): Just Believe
21. Cindy (CindyE): Countryside
22. Mickey (MickeyRoberts): Aviary
23. Holly K (catrules): Artistic Etchings
24. Carmen: Word Play
25. Adriana (escape2stamp): Fabulous Phrases
26. Krystal (skdeleeuw): Broadsheet Alphabet
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