Hello stampers! It's beginning to feel a bit like Fall here...there may still be a few hot days yet to come but the mornings are cool and sometimes even a bit chilly! And the pumpkin spice is starting to come out, which is ALWAYS a sure sign of Fall, right?! We're about 2/3rds of the way through September which means October is almost here....which means Halloween will be here before we know it! We only did one Halloween card at the Holiday camp last weekend and this is it...I thought it was adorable and so I'm sharing it with you today!
There are a couple of Halloween options in the Holiday catalog, if you like to make Halloween projects. I'm not a huge fan of Halloween but I couldn't pass up this stinkin' cute set of costumed animals called Trick or Tweet.
I started by cutting a piece of watercolor paper with one of the Stitched Shapes framelits. The bird is stamped in StazOn black ink and watercolored with an Aqua Painter and ink from the lids of Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate stamp pads.
I used the Stamparatus to make the Buffalo Check background and thought I'd share a picture tutorial in case you haven't used the Stamparatus yet. None of my guests at Stamp Camp had used it and they loved it! I actually had them use it on two projects in different ways...I'll share the other project soon! (Note: The Buffalo Check is available in both wood- and clear-mount. Wood-mount stamps cannot be used with the Stamparatus.)
I started by placing a piece of grid paper onto the platform and marking where the cardstock would be placed.
The Buffalo Check background stamp is placed over the marked area, image side down.
The hinged acrylic plate is closed over the image and pressed so that it sticks. It is now in place to be stamped as many times as you need it, and as long as your cardstock is placed within the marks on the grid paper, it will always stamp in exactly the same place.
Cardstock is placed within the marked grid paper. Usually the magnets are used to keep the cardstock in place but because a background stamp is being used which will take up the entire paper surface, you can instead add a very small amount of SNAIL adhesive to the back side to keep it in place.
Ink the stamp image then flip it over and apply pressure to image to apply ink to paper. Didn't get the best impression or want more color? Flip the acrylic plate open, add more ink and close it again...it will always ink in exactly the same place!
Viola! Perfect placement!
Once the background was stamped, a strip of designer series paper from the Country Lane collection was adhered before wrapping a piece of black 3/8" glittered organdy ribbon around the front and securing the ends to the back.
The stamped, watercolored circle was adhered over the DSP next. The sentiment is stamped in black StazOn ink onto a thin strip of Smoky Slate cardstock and adhered with mini stampin' dimensionals. To finish it up, I tied a knot of the glittered ribbon over the ribbon strip.
Thanks for stopping by today...I hope you enjoyed this fun card! I'll be back again tomorrow with another fun project to share!
Until next time...happy stampin'!