August 2, 2013

Halloween Bash!

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So on to my blog post.....TGIF! So glad that the weekend is just around the corner are you? Now that you know that the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is here, I'll be showing you some of the new items in the next few days to tempt you :)

Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays and you know I love "Punch Art". I used one Halloween themed stamp from the "Halloween Bash" stamp set and also a 2nd from the same stamp set for the layering:

This stamp set coordinates with some of our punches and framelits. So quick & easy. The designer paper I used is also new, called "Sweater Weather". Below is a close-up of the sentiment which is layered with "Stampin' Dimensionals". The top layer was stamped and cut with the "Scallop Oval Punch" and the bottom layer was stamped and cut with the "Decorative Label Punch":

I decided to add my own version of a bat because I felt that the center of my card needed a little something. These are also quite simple to complete. The body is made with the "1/2" Circle Punch" and I added 2 eyes hand-drawn with my "Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker". For the wings, you need to cut a strip of cardstock and use the "Scallop Border Punch" first on one long end, then use the "3/4" Circle Punch" and insert the punch just halfway making sure the scallops peek in the hole. Punch two of these half-circle scallops and glue to the back of the body. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to glue them to my card.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets: Halloween Bash
  • Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, Whisper White
  • DSP: Sweater Weather
  • Inks: Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry
  • Tools: Scallop Border Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
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