Heidi Swapp, Haunting 23 stamps
Monday, September 25, 2023
Heidi Swapp, Haunting 23 stamps
Saturday, September 23, 2023
The haunting continues. Do you have this stamp set yet? As you can see, I'm not tired of it yet. LOL Halloween is so inspiring for the crafter in me. Whenever I create another haunted mansion I think of the Addams Family or the Munsters, or creepier yet, the Bates Motel. It's so much fun!
Heidi Swapp, Jumbo distress tag book
Heidi Swapp, Haunting Captions stamps
Heidi Swapp, 1/4" black ribbon
Thursday, September 21, 2023
The spooky continues with this latest haunted house. As I have said, there are so many possibilities with these pieces, you are limited only by your own imagination. And mine is still conjuring up new and creepy mansions.....welcome!
Heidi Swapp, Haunting 23
Distress Oxide Ink, Black Soot, Lumberjack Plaid, Weathered Wood (graveyard card)
White 110# cardstock
Monday, September 18, 2023
Monochrome, one-layer flat card. I must preface this by saying I really dislike making one-layer cards. I like others, but not my own. I don't know why that is. Rarely do I make one that actually gets mailed - usually I will toss it or maybe add to it so it isn't a flat one-layer. But this time, I really, really like this one!! If you are a Halloween lover paper crafter/card maker, you really need this release. Really. Not kidding.
Everything on this card is stamped directly onto the card front, and designed by me using stamp images by Heidi Swapp, from the Haunted 23 release out now. This creepy Halloween scene was a blast to piece together. For the outside alone I used about 40+ stamps and many of them multiple times.
White 110# cardstock
Sunday, September 17, 2023
This is what I waited for (not so patiently) all week! Just look at it - build your own haunted house! Yes, please. :)
Look at my first project. I made this tag of a super spooky haunted house complete with ghost, bats, owl, and full moon. I started by cutting a tag from white cardstock. This one is 5.75x3.5 inches. First, I stamped a crosshatch background in antique linen oxide ink, stamped off, so I got just a hint of the color. Next, I used a large blending brush and went over the whole tag with walnut stain oxide ink. Once I had it looking old and distressed, I began stamping my scene....all in black soot oxide. It would be really easy to get carried away once you start building your mansion!!
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Good morning! Today I have a fall card which combines both the current color and sketch challenges for My Favorite Things.
My Favorite Things, Autumn Blessings stamps and dies
My Favorite Things, Ink cubes; Lemon Drop, Blue Beyond, Blue Yonder, Orange Zest
My Favorite Things, Fancy Edge die (freebie; I don't know the actual name of it)
Copic Xpress it blending cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers (colors pictured above)
Foam tape, signo uniball white gel pen, white 110# cardstock
Couple of Halloween tags to share today. (I was expecting - should have been here!! - an order of Halloween goodies today, but - thank you - post office left them sitting and didn't deliver. Dang, that burns my biscuits!! If you know me and/or have followed me on Facebook for any length of time, you already know the stories I have to tell about our local p.o. Don't even get me started - grrrrr - but I digress.... So I was in a mood to create some Halloween and this is what happened.
These tags started out as one piece - a card front. They/It was sitting on my desk for weeks because I wasn't coming up with any way to finish it that I liked. Today I looked again and decided to make tags of it as it just wasn't working as a card. And now I see why I was having such a time! Not at all cohesive. They just simply don't work as one. So I cut it into two pieces, added to them both as individual ideas, and now I'm quite happy with them. :) Hope you like too.
Heidi Swapp, Hallows 22
Friday, September 15, 2023
Next week, our next to the youngest grand turns 17. *blink blink* Where, oh where, did the time go!??His card with matching envelope liner using my custom blend ink pad.
Heidi Swapp, Stamp Society Mar 23
Heidi Swapp, Party Decor
Thursday, September 14, 2023
I had three ink pads on my desk as I was moving some things around. The colors intrigued me and I decided to try using them together to see what they would look like. Inspiration took hold, I grabbed a blank ink pad and decided they had to become one. I really, really like this. It has a manly-masculine feel to it, which also makes me think of camping, fishing, hunting and camouflage...all things husbandary (is that a word? It is now.) Great combo for fall, outdoorsy, or masculine projects. Hope you like it!
This one might be my new fave - well, aside from the pinks which will never not be my fave of anything! LOL But this orange/yellow one I did for Halloween/fall is so pretty!!! I had to do a couple of samples so you can see just how lovely these colors blend. Love love love!
Deborah Hellman who made a positively gorgeous plaid using these colors. Take a look at her card (IG ink above) and you'll see why I was smitten.
Again, this technique is so very much fun and the possibilities for color combinations is limitless! I highly recommend Heidi Swapp's Stamp Therapy Four class even if just to learn how to make these, although the entire class is so informative and helpful, AND FUN! I've watched it at least three or four times now and will likely watch several more times. :)