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Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy a sneak peek of the Holiday mini catalog, releasing on September 1.
If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Rhonda's blog featuring the stamp set Warmest of Wishes. Didn't she do an amazing job?
If you know me, you know I totally love Halloween. The fact is I had been away from it for many years, and I am just starting to buy supplies and celebrate the holiday again (by crafting, of course!). I go for the whole Halloween suite, hook, line, and sinker! My set for this hop is Out on a Limb. This set allows me to create scenes, which is another passion of mine. The witch, the broom, the branch, the clouds, the moon.... how cute is this set? So without further ado, let's start with some cards.
I stamped the images and lightly brayered the background to get a sky color. I did some marker and blender pen coloring and paper piecing to get the images colored. I love the little Halloween-style black and Razzleberry flower in the corner of the image, created with punches, edge sponging, and shaping. This card served double-duty, as it was also my card for Janice's Holiday mini card swap over at Stampin' Addicts.
Stamps: Out on a Limb; Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pocketful of Posies DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight marker, So Saffron marker, Blush Blossom marker; Accessories: Brayer, Sponge, Blender pen, 1" Circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Rhinestone jewel, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 3" Circle die, Tasteful Trim die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.
I thought the branch images (rotated to be trees) and cute little witch would make a good window scene as well. I can definitely see myself using the branch and cloud images well beyond Halloween.
The background was again brayered, this time with Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink. I created a window sill with the Woodgrain background stamp, and decorated it with some jack-o-lanterns. I kept the rest of the card simple to reflect a wall around the window scene.
Stamps: Out on a Limb, Wicked Cool, Woodgrain BG; Paper: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Whisper White; Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron marker, Blush Blossom marker; Accessories: Brayer, Sponge dauber, Blender pen, 1-3/8" Circle punch, Curly Label punch.
How about approaching this spooky door on Halloween night?
Can you see how I created the door panel lines with the Simply Scored scoring tool?
Stamps: Out on a Limb, Piece of Poison, Woodgrain BG; Paper: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cajun Craze; Accessories: Aquapainter, Sponges, Silver mini brad, 5/16" brad, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's twine, Simply Scored scoring tool.
Staying with the Halloween theme, I had fun decorating a milk carton house.
Here I used the limb stamp for bushes. Check out the bats hiding under the roof overhang.
Stamps: Out on a Limb; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Blush Blossom marker, So Saffron marker; Accessories: Brayer, Aquapainter, Blender pen, Silver mini brad, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Milk Carton die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.
If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Sara at Lily's Ink Pad put together using Gently Falling. She's made some amazing projects.
The complete blog hop listing:
1. Rhonda (rhondag): Warmest Wishes
2. Heidi (hlw966): Out on a Limb
3. Sara M-B (lilyinkpad): Gently Falling
4. Adriana (escape2stamp): Spice Cake fabric
5. Holly K (catrules): Always Thankful
6. Cindy (CindyE): Pines & Poinsettias
7. Shelley (Packer Fan): The Sounding Joy
8. Carmen: stocking die
9. Sarah W (willsygirl): Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin
10. Kim (s1itcher46): Frostwood Lodge DSP
11. Tanya (tanya27): Christmas Lodge
12. Jennifer (jentimko): Bright Hopes
13. Lisa (genesis): Stitched Stockings
14. Holly P (Hollylogic): Stocking Builder Punch
15. Betty (kittstamp): Peek-a-boo frame die
16. Paula (scrapshappen): 25 & Counting
17. Trina (pepesmom): Festive and Fun
18. Yapha: Digital Downloads
19. Debra (WebDeb): Leaves of a Tree
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