Thursday, September 4, 2014

Happy Haunting

WOO HOO!!! IT'S RELEASE DAY!  4 NEW Crafter's Companion Halloween Stamp sets are NOW AVAILABLE!

I'm lovin' all the NEW Halloween goodies from Crafter's Companion! EEEEK!!! So much fun to color and create with. I've got sooooo many ideas! Now I just need more hours in the day to play with 'em.
I made fun party invitations that are full of bright colors using images from the NEW Happy Haunting set. This set is AWESOME! I colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. Easy coloring and the perfect purples to match the Radiant Neon Eletric Purple Ink I used to create the neon border! These neon inks are to die for! And speaking of "to die for" - the Shimmering Black Pearl Cardstock is just that! I really need to buy a truckload of this stuff! It shimmers like no other! And, as you can see... I punched the spider web borders beautifully with it!

Here's what you need to create the Neon Border:
  • Paper or cardstock
  • Removable adhesive
  • Radiant Neon Ink Pad - Electric Purple
  • Sponge Dauber

Instructions for A2 size cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"):
NOTE: You can do this before or after you stamp and color your images.

Create a mask that is 3 3/4" x 5". Add temporary adhesive around edges. This size will give you a 1/4" border all the way around the card front.

Place mask on card front.

Sponge on ink.

Carefully remove mask.
NOTE: Radiant Neon Inks are pigment inks --- so they take a little longer to dry. Be careful when removing the mask not to smear and smudge the ink. And be careful not to pull the mask off too quickly -- you don't want your cardstock to tear. Let the ink completely dry before finishing the card.

TIP: You can pre-print the inside of your invitations. Just type up the party information, using whatever program you have on your computer, and print on your cardstock. Remember -- 1 sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock makes 2 standard A2 size cards.

Here's a couple different versions. Hey...who says all the invitations have to be the same...right? ;)

This one I stamped the images lower -- making the spiderweb border only on top and a solid border strip on the bottom.

Colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 112, 117, 120, 044, 045, 049, 078, 080, 024, 027, 001, 005, 009, 020, 021; Blending Solution and Paper Stumps.

It's so hard to get a picture of the true real life shimmer of the Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock ...but here's a closeup

Stay tuned for more fun projects using the New Crafter's Companion Halloween goodies.

1 comment:

wendyp said...

Great tutorial for the border! Adorable!!!