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Ravens in Flight: Day 21 of 31

Greetings! Can you believe there are only 10 days left to the 31 Days of Halloween? Today I've got another card with an alcohol ink background. Admittedly, I made a whole bunch of these at once, so I will have one more of these backgrounds to share at a later date. What I love about them is how very different they can look from each other, even if you are using the same colors.

I thought this particular background looked very much like a sky, so I really wanted to use this older stamp from Stampendous. It's not available on the Stampendous web site any longer, but they do offer lots of other stamps that you can use to get a look similar to this one.

As in my post yesterday, I used Ranger's Alcohol Inks to create this background. I used Stonewashed, Eggplant, Cornflower, and Pitch Black on Epson Glossy Photo Paper. I blended the colors with Ranger's Blending Solution. Forgive the glare of my light in the photo above, but I wanted you to see the magnificent shimmer that …
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Coffin Card: Day 20 of 31

Hello! It's Day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween. My card today was inspired by Jennifer McGuire. Do you watch her YouTube videos? She is just so clever and inspiring. So she posted a video the other day about using alcohol inks as backgrounds for cards. I've done this before, but not for some time so I was excited to do it again.

I created this background on Glossy Photo Paper from Epson. I used alcohol inks from Ranger in the colors Black Soot, Eggplant, Cornflower and     . I dripped the colors on the paper and used Ranger's Blending Solution to move the color around.

After that, I broke out a coffin from Bombshell Stamps and inked it up with VersaMark ink. I used Detail White Embossing Powder on the coffins. If you try this yourself, I highly recommend using small images that can melt quickly. You don't want to heat up those inks....they emit quite an odor that I am sure isn't very good to breathe in.

I used one of Stampendous' new border dies on the right an…

Poe Poetry: Day 19 of 31

Greetings, my ghoulish friends! Today is Day 19 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Many of us Halloween fanatics are also big fans of Edgar Allan Poe. For my project today, I am using a Stampendous stamp called Poe Poetry, so many of you will probably really dig it. Below is my full tutorial on how to create this card.


Supplies:
Stampendous:
R294: Poe Poetry Stamp
EP215: Hematite Embossing Powder

Other:
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, irRESISTable Spray in Love Letter and Wedding Dress, VersaMark Ink
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Red & Kraft Colored Cardstock

Directions:
1. Stamp Poe Poetry with VersaFine ink on to Kraft colored cardstock.

2. Crop the image.

3. Unscrew the spritzer of the Love Letter irRESISTable bottle and use the straw to apply some of the liquid across the top of the image. Allow it to drip down a little and let dry.

4. Open the Wedding Dress irRESISTable in the same way and use the straw to apply dots of white all over the card. Be sure to shake the bottle first.

Sugar Skull Magic Slider Card: Day 18 of 31

Hellooooo!!! It's Day 18 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I've got a Magic Color Slider card to share with you. I am nuts about this this die from Lawn Fawn. It's genius! I used a great Sugar Skull stamp from Stampendous with it this time around.

If you haven't seen a card like this before, you may be wondering where the magic is. See that little blue tab up there? If you pull on it...you'll see how cool these cards can be.

There are plenty of videos on how to make these, from Lawn Fawn themselves, as well as plenty of others. To color my images, I used Memento Markers. The colored skull and the ribbon image were both stamped with VersaFine ink. The upper skull (on acetate) was stamped with StazOn.

The banner is from Bombshell Stamps, and using it made me really miss being on that team.

I love making these Magic Color Slider cards. I've made a few others, if you'd like to see one, you can check it out HERE. Please visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, li…

Playful Pups

Greetings! You must be looking at the photo below wondering, where is Alison's Halloween project??? No worries, I've got my Day 17 post up, it's just the post before this one. You can check it out HERE. But wait! Before you go, why not take a look at these Playful Pups? I am submitting it to the latest Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, which just happens to be, "It's a Dog's Life." My full instructions are below.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
LBP008: Laurel Burch Playful Pups
SSCL103: Laurel Burch Floral Greetings Perfectly Clear Stamps

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Caribbean Sea, Black Velvet
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 020, 021, 023, 031, 032, 033, 036, 037, 041, 042, 044, 048, 050, 052, 053, 080, 082
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks- Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, Black Soot, Craft Mat
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Kokuyo: Dot 'N Roller
Kodak: Instant Dry 4&q…

Laurel Burch Cat Tag: Day 17 of 31

Boooooo!!! It's Day 17 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I've got a tag to share that uses a Laurel Burch cat stamp from Stampendous. If you follow me on Instagram, you may recognize this kitty from the latest 30 Day Coloring Challenge I participated in.

I colored the "Indigo Cat" with my Zig Clean Color Markers and I added a witch hat from the Skeleton Style Perfectly Clear Set.

The background of my tag was done with Distress Oxide Inks in Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, and Spiced Marmalade. I spritzed the tag with water and a little Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold. I also added a sentiment and a few bats from the Spooky Wishes set. I topped the tag off with some purple chiffon ribbon from Creative Impressions.

I really like making quick tags like this. They are a fun alternative to ATC's. And they are quick to put together. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an spooktacular day!

Terra
Black Drago…

Pirate Cove: Day 16 of 31

Ahoy! Today is Day 16 of the 31 Days of Halloween, and my latest project features the Stampendous image called Pirate Cove. Aye Mateys, you'll be lovin' this one!

I colored this guy with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and my water brush. I fussy cut it and adhered it to a Fitted Frame die cut.

I had some stiff pre-printed burlap that I attached to a card base, and then I tore some Bo Bunny red vintage paper and used some brads to secure it to the burlap.

So it's not exactly Halloween, but I think it works for the 31 Days since he's a skeleton, he's creepy, and I really enjoy dressing up as a pirate. ;) I'm keeping this post kinda short today, but if you have any questions about this card, please feel free to ask. Below is the full list of Wicked Bloggers. Please stop by and give them some love. Thanks for hanging out with me today. Have a creeptastic day!

Terra
Black Dragon
Susan
LeighSBDesigns
Lyneen
Stampendous Stamps
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Te…