Sunday, October 2, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: Jar of Haunts Edition
Welcome to another hop with the Stamp Review Crew! This time we are using the fun and creepy stamp set, Jar of Haunts! I know it looks like it can only be used for halloween, but believe me, there will be lots of other ideas on this hop! I must confess though, the dripping goo and the floating eyeballs are what made me get this set, and I didn't even use them on my projects, lol :)

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.

If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from the amazing Holly Krautkremer's blog!

How about some, you guessed it, watercoloring!! These pumpkins were fun to color and I think they have a light a whimsical fall feeling. More copper embossing for the sentiment, because I can't get enough :)
Here is the nitty-gritty of how I made this card:
  • Cut a panel of watercolor paper to 4"x5¼". Apply a wash of Sahara Sand with an Aqua-painter. Allow to dry well, or dry with a heat tool if your are impatient link me :)
  • Brush with Embossing Buddy to remove static, and test for dryness by sprinkling with Embossing powder to make sure nothing sticks. This step will save your a lot of trouble later.
  • Stamp the pumpkins and the stems in Versamark and heat emboss with White embossing powder. Stamp the "Hello" in Versamark and then emboss with Copper embossing powder.
  • Use Aqua-painter with Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink to color the pumpkins, let dry.
  • Stamp the pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie and the stem in Old olive on the inside of the card, then color in with a blender pen or Aqua-painter.
  • Apply Clear Wink of Stella to the pumpkins everywhere!
  • Stitch around the watercolor panel.
  • Adhere the watercolor panel to the card front with dimensionals. All done!

Here is a peek at the inside of the card. I did not put a sentiment in here as I wanted this to be a general card that would work for anything. I mean, it is pumpkin spice everything season :)

I could not resist a get well card. It goes so well with the sentiments from Here For You.  
Here is the how-to:
  • Stamp the mummy jar in Archival Black and heat emboss with Clear embossing powder, or Versamark and use Black embossing powder.
  • Watercolor mummy with Sahara Sand ink and an Aquapainter. Do the face with very dilute Peek-a-Boo Peach. Apply Clear Wink of Stella. Die cut with the medium sized jar from Everyday Jars framelits.
  • Cut a 4"x4¾" panel of Sahara Sand, emboss with the Sparkle embossing folder. Cut a diagonal line through the panel. Stitch around the edges of both pieces.
  • Lay panel on the front of the Thick Whisper White card base to find placement for the sentiment, then stamp the sentiment in Archival Black. Stamp the second part of the sentiment on the inside of the card.
  • Adhere the Sahara panels to the card front with dimensionals. 
  • Adhere the mummy jar to the bottom left corner of the card front with dimensionals. All done!

I love the sentiments in the Here For You stamp set, and they work so very well with this stamp, don't you think?!

Super close up of the slightly shimmery wrappings.

Now it is time to go see what Mickey Robert's has created. I am certain that it is fabulous!

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Linda Callahan said...

You are wonderful with watercolors! Love the pumpkins! And your get well card makes me cute!

Betty said...

Lovely delicate watercoloring- I love the one-of-kind styling it adds. And oh my goodness that is a the GREATEST idea to use the wrapped jar as a get well card. I will so be CASing that!

Anonymous said...

I love your fall card beautiful job water-coloring! The get well card genius idea!! I too will be casing that. lol It was so cute :)

Kelly Kent said...

Awesome cards Tanya!!! Love them both - such creativity from the same set! Kelly x

Mickey Roberts said...

These cards are awesome, Tanya! I think I like the get well card best because it's just so fun; however, your watercolored pumpkins are amazing.


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