Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Keep Calm & Eat Candy...

Hi folks, today I'm sharing another card I made for the Facebook Live launch of  the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Halloween collection of stamps and stencils.
If you missed it, you can check out all the amazing products and fabulous inspiration HERE.
I absolutely fell in love with this mischievous dude with his tooth grin from Life Of The Party.  I decided to dress him up with the top hat from The Professor, add some Sizzix Sweet Treats Thinlits and the perfect "great advice" sentiment from Life Of The Party.
I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to measure 4" x 5.1/4" and lightly applied Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink on the textured side of the card using a mini round blending tool. I inked the Circles background from Circles and Dots with Hickory Smoke Distress Archival, stamped on the card, lightly spritzed with water and blotted with kitchen towel to create a tone-on-tone faded look.
I stamped the cobweb image from Life Of The Party inked with Black Soot Distress Archival ink
I coloured a scrap of Distress Watercolor card with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide inks using the familiar to you by now smooshing technique, stamped 3 skulls (but only used one) inked with Black Soot Distress Archival ink and fussy cut.
I stamped the hat from The Professor and the bow tie from Life Of The Party with Black Soot and Fired Brick Distress Archival inks and fussy cut.
I inked the sentiment with Versamark ink, stamped on to a scrap of black card, heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White embossing powder and trimmed to create individual words.
I die-cut the treats from various colours of Idea-ology Classic KraftStock using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Sweet Treats Thinlits, assembled, coated some with Distress Collage Medium Matte and a sparkly coating of Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter using the Glitter Duster and some with Glossy Accents.
Then it was time to add all the pieces to the background, popping them up on Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam adhesive to create dimension.
I added a little Glitter Duster sparkle to his bow tie and to finish I matted the panel on to an A2 card blank, covered with red Classic KraftStock, sanded back to reveal the kraft core.
I'll be back on Friday to share more cards with a party theme. In the meantime, have fun whatever you are creating
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Morning Kath, I think this is yet another fabulous creation, must admit he does have a lovely smile and the top hat was the perfect touch.
    Hope you have a lovely day.xx

  2. This is so fun.It was even better seeing it in person at the Cincinatti show in Ohio.Tim pointed out your creations to me.Love your work and step by step instructions.


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx