Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bewitched Invitaion and Magnet with Authentique

Disclaimer Notice: I’ve received products/compensation as part of the Authentique  Design Team. This project however, is 100% my own project! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I explain more HERE!.

Hello My Pretties! Are you ready to make some special Halloween invitations and other fun Halloween treats! Today I am sharing an easy but unique Halloween Party Invitation with tutorial. Remember though the style of card can be incorporated for any of your upcoming invitation.

Photo 1: Cut one sheet of the pattern paper from the Bewitched Collection Kit in half to measure 6' x 12"; score the first half at the 6" mark. Fold at score line.

Photo 2: Score the second half of the sheet at the 3" and 9" marks. Fold at score line.

Photo 3: Adhere the second scored piece into the bottom part of the first scored piece to form card.

Decorate the inside of card with Bewitched pattern papers and strip borders.

On the left side form a pocket with Bewitched paper. Add sticker to top of pattern paper; adhere magnet to back of sticker.

Place formed magnet inside of pocket. (This will be a great Halloween Treat for your party guest to keep and use when they receive their invitation.)

Add "Happy Halloween" sticker to front of pocket.

Add one of the Bewitched Eight 3x4 cards to top of inside of card.

Add sticker.

Create "invite" by border punching the back side of a piece of the Bewitched Eight paper. Adhere to inside of right flap. Fold flaps closed when decorated.

Adhere 3" strip of pattern paper to flaps of card. Add sticker to top of Bewitched pattern paper; fussy cut around. Adhere to left side flap of card.

Add sticker to right side flap with pop dots to hold the card flaps closed.

Fold top of card over decorated card; decorate top of card with Bewitched pattern papers and sticker.

Cut a belly band and score to fit around formed card.

Wrap scored belly band around card; adhere together at back seem. Add one of the Bewitched Eight 3x4 cards to front of card; fussy cut second image and place on first with pop dots.

Add sticker to front of card front with pop dots.

Finish invitation with a few flowers and bow.

I hope you are inspired to start planning your Halloween activities; parties, invitation, cards, etc. Make sure to check out all of Authentique fabulous and exciting Halloween and other Holiday Papers.

Notebook Paper Border Punch
Purple Flowers
May Arts Purple Ribbon
Xyron Mega Runner

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hello Fall Wall Hanging

Today I am a previous post from last year....
I created a mixed media Welcome Fall Board using  DecoArt Media Paints and thought you might like to make yourself one this fall...
I have included a free drawing of my pumpkins so you can recreate your own board!!!
How exciting is that!!!! 
So enjoy my step out photos of my Welcome Fall Board.

Paint board with Black Gesso, dry.

Apply Crackle Paste to dry board with palette knife.

Allow the Crackle Paste to dry completely.

Mix 2 part Tinting Base and 1 part Colbalt Teal Hue.

Paint over dry Crackle Paste. Allow to dry completely.

Stamp Industrial Stamp image on prepared board using Carbon Black. Allow to dry.

Shade stamped board  with Cobalt Turquoise. Allow to dry.

Apply White Gesso over Whirlpool Stencil using palette knife. 
Allow gesso to dry.

Trace pumpkins on chipboard with pencil.
Fussy cut out. 
(Prepare pumpkins like the board was prepared as follows) 
Paint pumpkins with Colbalt Black. Allow to dry.
Apply Crackle Paste with palette knife. Allow to dry.

Paint stems Green Gold, dry.
Shade with Yellow Green Light, dry. 

 Stamp prepared pumpkins with Industrial image and Colbalt Black. Allow to dry.

Paint the tallest pumpkin with Vermilion, dry. 
Paint the medium pumpkin with Pymole Orange, dry. 

Shade with a mix of Vermilion and English Red Oxide, dry.

Shade the medium pumpkin with Vermilion, dry.

Paint smallest pumpkin with Cadmium Orange Hue, dry.

Shade smallest pumpkin with mix of Orange Hue and Naphithol Red Light, dry

Highlight pumpkins with Hansa Yellow Medium using stencil brush, dry.

Paint "fall" letters in Yellow Green Light, dry.
Shade in Phthalo Green Yellow, dry.

Stamp "fall" with Industrial image and White Gesso, dry.
Using Sakura Micron 005 Pigma Black Pen, do random lines around letters.  

Using a Sakura Micron 005 Pigma Black Pen, do random lines on pumpkins. 

Adhere Pumpkins to prepared board with Americana Decou-page Matte.

Adhere "fall" letters to prepared board with Americana Decou-page Matte.

Spray white card stock lightly with Red, Orange, Yellow Green, and Yellow DecoArt Media Misters. Repeat until paper is covered.  Dry. 
Using Fall Foliage leaf die cut out 6 leaves.

Crumple leaves up and place on front of pumpkins. 
Add twisted wire to front of pumpkins.

Other Supplies:
Stampendous Industrial Stamps - ASCRS03
Sakura Micron 005 Pigma Pen
Sizzix Fall Foliage Die
white card stock
wire cutters
chipboard letters
wood board

Pumpkin Pattern: 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins Card

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summers and are looking forward to fall.

 I created a Halloween Card from my hoards of never used
My dear friend Alyson gave it to me when she double ordered it but I have never had time to use it!!!
Today is the day!!!!

I began by first stamping my Pumpkin on pattern paper from the Paper Stash Halloween Pad from Tim Holtz. 
Sad to say that I have only used this paper once. 
I colored the images with Spectrum Aqua Markers. 

Distress the edges of all the papers with distress tool. 
Ink all the edges with Chestnut Roan Ink. 

Layer distress paper to top of card front. 

Fussy cut 2 like bugs from paper; place together with pop dots. 
Add to front of card base. 

Make a bow and place on card front along with a small token. 

Stamp pumpkin on pattern paper; fussy cut the "pumpkins" out. 
Add to front of card with pop dots. 

Add another of the bugs from the paper pad to top of card front. 

I like to decorate the inside of my cards...
It helps me to use more of my stash!!!!


I hope I have inspired you to go through your stash to see if you have any Fall or Halloween products you need to use. 
With any luck you might even find other things, lol. 
I know I always do. 

5" x 61/2" Card Base
Stampers Anonymous Pumpkin Stamp
Tim Holtz Paper Stash Halloween Paper Pad
Tim Holtz Halloween Token
May Arts EA28 - ORANGE Ribbon
Spectrum Aqua Markers: Bud Green, Orange
ColorBox Chestnut Roan Ink
Distress Tool 
Mandarin Orange Card Stock
Pop Dots