Psst... If you are reading this post on September 19th, please note that we are getting the tour ready and testing the links to make sure everything is working. The official tour begins on the 20th, so if you cannot make the whole round tonight, hang in there with us!
Welcome to our September Tour de Freaks! This tour is brought to you by the Control Freaks Stampers members and if you have been following the tour, you should have gotten to my blog by clicking on the link provided by Lisa Martz on her blog. If you are just starting out, make sure to visit all eleven blogs that are part of the tour today by following the links provided at the bottom of each post. Our theme this month is Fall and Halloween! So without further ado, here are the fun projects I would like to share with you this month!
My first project: Little Witch
Project info: One of the new items introduced in the Holidays mnini are the letterpress plates, which got me thinking that this might be a look we could reproduce with the embossing folders. To do so, I inked the raised part of the spiderweb design on the folder with Versamark and after running it through the Big Shot, I pourred some silver embossing powder on my design. Pretty cool result!
The zigzag border is the leftover cardstock you get when you cut a rickrack border with the new Tasteful Trims die.
Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, watercolor paper
Designer papers: Newsprint
Inks: Versamark, Black StazOn, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Piem, Rich ERazzleberry
Big Shot: Spider Web embossing folder, Tasteful Trims die
Accessories: Blending pen, silver embossing powder, lace trim (minicatalogue) ,
brads, Silver Foil Smooch Spray, Stampin' Dimensionals
My second project: Pumpkin Crest
My second project: Pumpkin Crest
Project info: The chipboard circle was created with the Simple Alphabet die, and I used the 1-3/4 in. Circle punch to create the cardstock circle inside. To create the shading on the pumpkin, I used the good ol' Rock 'n Roll technique (Pumpkin Pie then rolled in Tango Tangerine ink). The "thank you" sentiment comes from the All Holidays set and the leaf (background) and pumpkin are from the Paisley Print set currently sold in the Holidays mini.
Stamps: Paisley Prints, Fêtes diverses (All Holidays)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Tango Tangerine, Early Espresso
Designer papers: Greenhouse Gala
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Tango Tangerine, Early Espresso, Versamark
Big Shot: Simple Alphabet die (circle)
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, brads, Stampin' Dimensionals,
chpboard, 1-3/4 Circle punch, paper piercer
My third project: All Hallow's Eve Basket
Project info: To decorate the basket, I used a glittered rickrack band that I created by die-cutting a piece of sticky sheet with the new Tasteful Trims die. If you haven't purchased this one already, you really must! This is my favorite die ever! It is perfect for everything from cards to scrapbooking to 3D projects, to cut paper, sticky sheet, fabric, cork or even chipboard!
But I disgress... I stuck the die-cut sticky sheet on the basket (before putting it together) and covered it with orange glitter. I used the From the Crypt stamp set to stamp and cut out the bat and the spider. I wanted my spider to be hanging from her Web, so I tangled some linen thread around the basket. I wanted to line the basket with something, so I used some Rich Razzleberry cardstock and I ran it through the crimper a few times to soften it.
I used a cello bag stamped with StazOn ink to hold the candy and tied it with some Olive satin ribbon.
Stamps: Sanded, From the Crypt
Cardstock: Basic Grey
Inks: Basic Grey, Black StazOn
Big Shot: Basket and Blooms die, Tasteful Trims die
Accessories: Buttons, linen thread, Olive satin ribbon, cello bag, crimper, sticky sheet, orange glitter
And your link back to the next stop on the tour: Connie Babbert!