Saturday, September 15, 2018

Holiday Challenge at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

We're kicking off the latest challenge at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.  The theme?  All holidays!  Yup, whatever your little heart desires.  Any holiday card is welcome in this challenge, as long as it's a new creation, no back linking.  You can link up, here:  Holiday challenge


I'm all about Halloween right now, so I created a Ranger Ink background for my spooky scene.   I used, 5 different Halloween stamps, which, by the way, are on sale this month.  Get an additional 15% off Halloween and Fall stamps when added to your shopping cart.  Woo hoo!  

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Let me share a few key tips on how I made this card.  I wanted my silhouette images to really pop, so I inked all my images with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This also allows me to create my blended background without any smudging.






For my moon, I used a 1" circle punch to punch out my moon before blending.  After the background blending, I adhered my moon back onto my card,  and used a gray brush marker and water brush to create the shade effect.  I also used the water brush to dilute some of the ink around the moon for a halo effect.  Blot with a paper towel to lift off the diluted ink.  Magic!

Lastly, I added paint droplets to paint stars in the sky and a white gel pen to accent my tree limbs, spider and pumpkin so it would appear as if moonlight was shining on them.  A little bit of water splatters were also tossed about on my background and dabbed with a paper towel.





Click the graphic below, to shop the Fall/Halloween selection that's on sale.




The stamp of the month is marked 50% off this month, so be sure and add this to your cart!  It's a good size, at 1.75 x 3.25 inches.   You'll find card samples when you click the link, as well.





Head on over to the Crackerbox & Suzy blog to link up to the challenge, and check out all the design team inspiration.  There's always a prize up for grabs, so don't miss out!  Thanks for popping in.  You'll find links to some of the products that I used below.  See you next time...... Terri


SUPPLIES:


I’m listing the products I used throughout this post. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!



Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
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Misti Original
Misti Original
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Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
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Versamark Clear Watermark Ink
Versamark Clear Watermark Ink
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Ranger Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber
Ranger Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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RangerInk Distress Oxides Bundle One
RangerInk Distress Oxides Bundle One
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Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick
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Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Broken China
Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Broken China
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Misti Original
Misti Original
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Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps
Signo White Uni-ball gel pen
Signo White Uni-ball gel pen
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Ranger Ink Faded Jeans distress ink pad
Ranger Ink Faded Jeans distress ink pad
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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Ranger Ink Distres Oxide Wilted Violet
Ranger Ink Distres Oxide Wilted Violet
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Zig Clean Color Brush Cool Gray
Zig Clean Color Brush Cool Gray
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Adornit 3 pc Waterbrush Set
Adornit 3 pc Waterbrush Set
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Adornit Magenta Dots 12x12 #80 lb Cardstock
Adornit Magenta Dots 12x12 #80 lb Cardstock
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Neenah Solar White A2 Scored Cards
Neenah Solar White A2 Scored Cards
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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Grand Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Grand Runner
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Neenah Solar White Cardstock 8.5x11 inch
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 8.5x11 inch
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Ranger Ink Mini Distress Ink Cubes Set #13
Ranger Ink Mini Distress Ink Cubes Set #13
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Ranger Ink Mini Distress Ink Cubes Set #14
Ranger Ink Mini Distress Ink Cubes Set #14
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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner Grand Refill
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner Grand Refill
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Bundle
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Bundle
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Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock
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Neenah A2  Solar White Card/Env. 25 pc set
Neenah A2 Solar White Card/Env. 25 pc set
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Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die
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