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Molten Metal Jacks

Happy Halloween!Today I have a Halloween card, which I feel like I have seriously been missing out on this October. I began creating this card on a Facebook Live, where I shared how to do the Molten Metal Technique. I used the  Jack O Lanterns Stencil  for this technique. To see how it's done, please check out replay below. And here is the finished card... After I finished the Molten Metal Technique, I colored in the eyes and mouths of the Jacks with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then I created a sky and ground with Chipped Sapphire, Frayed Burlap, and Black Soot Distress Ink. I dug through my scraps and found a cool piece of orange cardstock to stick behind my Jacks. Then I created my card base out of brown cardstock. I decide to mimic my Distress Ink background, so I tore a piece of deep blue cardstock, and dripped on some Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost for a touch of additional shine. Thanks to the cool technique on the Jack O Lanterns, I didn't really n

Embracing the Embellish-mental

Greetings! This week, the White Rose Crafts Team is "Embracing our Embellish-mental Side." So we are focusing on things like Sparkle Blends, buttons, Nuvo Drops, etc. I decided to focus on one of the newest Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground , called Vixen. Be sure to read to the bottom for a special notice! I was really inspired by one of the Sugar Skulls from Dovecraft. There are 3 styles available, and the price is under $2! Although there are a lot of details on this skull, it was quick to color up. I used my Zig Clean Color Markers.  I fussy cut the Sugar Skull out, and chose one of my many backgrounds made with Distress Oxide Inks that I had in my stash. It was made with the "Ink Smooshing" technique with Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron , and Peacock Feathers . I used a die from Elizabeth Crafts Designs to cut out my window.  For my card base, I rubbed Wilted Violet Distress Oxide around all 4 edges, and then dripped water on to

Fear of Spiders

Greetings! Do you have a fear of spiders? I know several people that do. I happen to not be the biggest fan of how spiders look , but I really appreciate what they do for the environment. I was inspired by the very cool web in the Spider Fear stamp set from Stampendous . I started off by creating my background with glossy photo paper and Ranger Alcohol Inks . There are many options for types of paper that can be used with alcohol inks, but I like how inexpensive photo paper is, and I can get great results. For this background, I used Stonewashed, Eggplant, and Stream. I also used Ranger's Blending Solution to help move the color around. After I was satisfied with my background, and it was totally dry, I inked up the spider web with StazOn ink in Jet Black . I like to let the stamp sit on the background for a little longer than a regular ink just to be sure that the StazOn transfers well. Next I applied my spider and sentiment using the same ink. I mounted the backgroun

Enjoy the Little Things

Hello! This week, the White Rose Crafts team is  has a "Sentimental Script" theme, featuring Kelly Creates and other sentiments. Since I am still a newbie on the WRC Team, I don't have anything by Kelly Creates, but I do have a beautiful scripty die from Couture Creations called Enjoy the Little Things . I was really inspired by the Craft Creations Shimmer Paper in Lilac . It die cut beautifully, however if I use it again with a delicate design such as this sentiment, I would first mount the Shimmer Paper on double sided sticky paper. It would add some substance to the the Shimmer Paper and make it easier to adhere. Above, you can really see the shine and texture of the Shimmer Paper. It comes in a few other pretty colors too! For my background, I started off by stamping one of the Elegant Borders from Stampendous with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide. I don't stamp with the Oxide inks very often, but I should because they are lovely for this purpose. Then I

Crowned Skull

Halloween Greetings to you! I have a project for the Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween to share with you today. I used the new Crowned Skull stamp for this card. I started off with a background that I had made some time ago with Distress Oxides. I like to make a bunch of backgrounds at once, so that I have plenty to choose from when I need it. This particular background uses Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, and I think a little Antique Linen. I put lots of water droplets on it when I made it to show the oxidation. For my stamp, I used VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, and it stamped the image out beautifully. I wanted some of the details of the stamp to show up more, so I colored in the roses, the leaves, the crown, and parts of the skull using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also added a few highlights of white with a Posca Pen. Before adding my stamped layer to my Kraft card base, I decided I needed a little texture. I applied VersaMark ink to 2 edges at a t

October Get Kids Crafty Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for visiting us for the Get Kids Crafty! October blog hop! This month our theme is Thanksgiving! The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air, and pumpkin spice is popping up everywhere! It’s the time of year when we think in warm colors and remember what we are most thankful for! The team and their kids have worked hard to create projects to share with you! Click through all the links to get some Thanksgiving project inspiration and then get crafty yourself! We would LOVE to see your creations! You can post them in our Facebook group ( ), tag us on Instagram (@getkidscrafty), or use our hashtag #getkidscrafty to share your projects! Here's what my daughter and I came up with. She decided to start making place cards for Thanksgiving dinner. She has a ton of ideas, and may wind up making them all different! We decided to start with 2, and then go on from there. For both place cards, she used patterned

Monster Treat Bags

Greetings! I have a fun Halloween project today for Stampendous ' 31 Days of Halloween. I was inspired by the Little Monsters stamp set, and thought they would look adorable on little treat bags. I have a bunch of these little paper bags from Whisker Graphics . Since they are food safe, they are perfect for this quick project. I just stamped a few of the Little Monsters images on to each of the bags with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne and colored them all in with PITT pencils from Faber Castell. The PITT pencils blend so nicely, that I was able to go for wild color choices and they still came out looking great! The pencils are nice and soft too, so I don't hurt my hands when I use them like I often do with regular colored pencils. I love the polka dot bag! I thought that the eyeball balloon was perfect to coordinate with it. I think it took me about 20 minutes to make both of these bags from start to finish. Nice and quick! Do you make treat bags for the kids

You are Amazing

Hello crafty folks! Today I have a card featuring a very special Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I used the Harvest Joy Blend, which is only available through the White Rose Crafts October Subscription Kit . There are still some kits available, so if you would like to get your hands on this very special Sparkle Blend, and all of the other great items in it, grab it while you can. I don't know about you, but sometimes I like to just color whatever image I am inspired by, and they don't always make it on to a card right away. That's what happened with this sweet dragon from Mama Elephant . He's from the fabulous Me and my Dragon stamp set. I ADORE this stamp set. If ever there was a stamp set made for me, it's this one. But back to my card. I stamped this guy with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. Then I used watercolors from Recollections to paint him. I went back over the stamped image with a black PITT pen from Faber Castell because these watercolo

Vintage Christmas Card

Greetings! This week, the White Rose Crafts Design Team is sharing cards with a Christmas theme. I took this opportunity to use the Craft Creations Decoupage Pop-Out Die Sheet in " Christmas Visit ." I really enjoyed working with this die sheet because I was able to put together a great card in no time. Plus, I have lots of extra pieces so that I can make at least 2 more cards. You can layer up all of the pieces to make one project, but I wanted to get a few out of the single sheet. And the price points on these pop-out sheets is fantastic! You can see in the photo above the dimension I got from using just a few of the die cuts. They pop out very easily and you don't need to color anything. After I layered my pieces together, I opted to add some Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter Mix to the snow using On Point Glue . It was the extra little something that I needed. Next, I created my sky. I blended Antique Linen , Iced Spruce , and  Faded Jeans  Distress Oxid

October Sparkle Blends Release Hop

Hello! This is my second post for today. My first post is for the Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween. You can check it out HERE . But first, please take a look at this project for the October Sparkle Blends Release Hop. I was very inspired by the Boughs of Holly Sparkle Blend. It's got beautiful shades of red and green, big holly leaves, glitter sequins, and confetti. It's got a magical feel and I knew I wanted to make a card to reflect that. I decided to color up the Unicorn Christmas stamp from Stampendous . I colored the unicorn with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and decided that the ornaments on the wreath would be the perfect place for additional sequins. After I fussy cut the unicorn, I attached 3 styles of sequins from the Boughs of Holly Sparkle Blend with On Point Glue from Imagine. I think they look perfect on the wreath. For the shaker area of my card, I sprayed my Houndstooth Stencil with Dylusions Ink Spray in Cut Grass  and placed it face down

Dragon Skeleton

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a project for the Stampendous 31 Days of Halloween. This is actually my first of 2 posts for today (crazy, right?!). If you would like to see my second post (It's got more Stampendous goodies!) lease click HERE . Ok, on to my first maybe this isn't the most Halloween card I could make, but have you seen all of the dragon skeletons at Big Lots and other stores? So I thought this card would fit right in when you keep those amazing decorations in mind. I think the Dragon Skeleton stamp is totally cool, and I really want one of the 6ft skeletons to display on my roof all year long. For now, I have to settle for this stamp though. My full instructions are below. Supplies: Stampendous : W204 : Dragon Skeleton FREG044 : Seasonings Chunky Embossing Powder FREG026 : Aged Black Embossing Enamel Other : My Colors Cardstock: Brown Eyes Imagine: VersaMark Ink Neenah: Desert Storm Cardstock Ranger: Distress Oxide Ink- Walnut

Full Circle

Hello! Today I have a card that is meant to inspire the folks that really aren't into shaker cards and a ton of shine. Yes, yes....I have heard that there are people out there that may not want to make shakers, and that's ok! You don't need to use Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground to only make shakers or sequin-heavy cards. My project today is actually a little light on the sequins. But I think it's just enough to be impactful and elegant. I had an idea to swipe VersaMark ink down the side of my card and to emboss it with metallic embossing powder to eventually play off of the sequins that I would add to the card later. I knew that the new Bells are Ringing Sparkle Blend would be perfect for this card, because it is pretty neutral in it's color palette. I though that doing this with a more geometric stamp set would be fun, so I chose the fabulous Full Circle stamp set from Ink Road Stamps . I swiped the side of my card with VersaMark ink and hea

Pick of the Patch

Hello! It is no secret that Autumn is my favorite season. I love all things Halloween, the weather, the changing colors of leaves, the pumpkins ... that's what inspired my card today. I was also inspired by Lawn Fawn. Both for their adorable Pick of the Patch stamps and their current challenge, wish is " Awesome Autumn ." I picked up this stamp set from White Rose Crafts LLC . They have a ton of Lawn Fawn goodies there! I decided to not color my pumpkin patch. Instead, I used 3 patterns from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid "Chill" 6x6" paper pack. I stamped the pumpkins several times on each paper using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, and then colored in the stems with a brown marker. I fussy cut each of the pumpkins, which was simple enough to do. I decided that I absolutely needed some critters on this card, so I cut and colored the squirrels that come in the Pick of the Patch set with Zig Clean Color Markers. My background was created wit