Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Creating Texture with 3D Embossing Folders

Challenge:
The Funkie Junkie Boutique hosts the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog and it's time for a new challenge.  Sara Emily is hosting this time around and the challenge theme is "Impress Us".  Get out your embossing folders or anything you have and create a shabby chic or vintage project that has an impression.

My Challenge Creation:
I made a spooky Halloween easel card for the challenge.   Yep, I do make a lot of easel cards.  Why you ask?  Because they look so great standing up by themselves!
Halloween easel card

The Process:
I used a 3D Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades Impressions embossing folder for the "impressions" part of the challenge.  I simply placed a piece of black cardstock in my embossing folder and ran it through my Vagabond.  Now to make all the wonderful impressions stand out, I lightly rubbed the surface of the cardstock with Prima Mettalique wax.  I love how that completely changed the appearance and brought out all the impressions highlights.

Next, I grabbed a few Tim Halloween stamps, stamp platform, his Halloween 8 x 8 paper stash and some pumpkin colored cardstock.  I stamped the poison bottle onto patterned paper from the Halloween stack and  trimmed it to a nice rectangular shape and adhered it to the front of the card.   I ALWAYS use the stamp platform to stamp because I am "stamping" challenged.  I love that I can stamp over my image several times using the stamp platform and I did just that, to get a nice dark crisp image of the poison bottle.

Then I stamped the pumpkins using embossing ink onto orange cardstock and used my favorite new embossing powder, Seth Apter's Oil Rubbed Bronze by Emerald Creek, for the pumpkin faces.  It's such a nice shimmery dark color with little flecks of copper.  I fussy cut the pumpkins and popped them on the front, added a black flower and a gingham bow.  One thing I love to do with black flowers is mist them with silver or gold mist.  I used Lindy's Black Orchid Silver to dress up this flower.  It give the otherwise inky black petals some definition.

This is the front or the easel of the card.  For details on how to construct an easel card, you can take a look at these tutorials.  Easel Card Tutorial, and another.
Halloween easel card

Inside the card, I cut a piece of patterned paper and stenciled some paint drips on it and adhered this to my black cardstock base.  Then I used a really cool spider web acetate overlay that is part of the Halloween Paper Stack. To finish it off, I added a die-cut Happy Halloween sentiment cut from black cardstock and again rubbed lightly with silver wax.  I popped up the two witches and they serve to hold the easel in place.  Oh yes, one final embellishment:  a creepy spider charm crawling around.  Ugh, I hate spiders!!!


Halloween easel card

How to Enter the Challenge:
Create a vintage or shabby chic "Impress Us" project and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge any time between now and 11:55 Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Frillie and Funkie challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at the Frillie and Funkie Blog.
Maggi



Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Halloween Greetings from Eileen Hull Designs

Let's Have a Halloween Party!

This banner is the perfect accessory for a Halloween bash and would look great hanging over a bubbling cauldron of punch.  (Lots of information on how to make a bubbling cauldron, just google it!)  Or on your front door, or anywhere else in your house!!  Here' s another creepy idea:  If you have a dark hallway for your guests to walk down, hang sewing threads from the ceiling, it feels like you're walking through spider webs, yuck!!


Let's Put it Together

I've used Authentique's Nightfall collection to make this banner.  It has such a great mix of Halloween colors and stickers.  The Beware banner on my large banner is from the collection's sticker sheet.



 I used two Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix dies to make the banner.  The panels with the black widow and the witch were made with the Trinket Box & Frame die.  You only need cut the frame for the front of the box and then place a cut-apart behind the frame for these panels.  Easy peasy and its really a perfect size for banner making.  (Here's a link to see the "traditional" trinket box: trinket box link.)


Use the House/Pocket Stitchlits die set to make  the 3 pointed banner panels.  Use the largest die to cut these panels from black cardstock.  



Then cut 3 panels with the stitching holes from patterned paper. Carefully cut through the holes to have a postage stamp effect.  On the left side above, you can see where I haven't cut through the holes yet.


Next I used 3" foam letter stamps to stamp BOO onto the patterned paper.  I stamped with embossing ink so that I could use Emerald Creek's awesome Oiled Rubbed Bronze embossing powder.  It's a great dark color, almost black but just enough rust color to be super cool!  



Flowers & Leaves
I mixed handmade flowers in with commercial flowers.  The  Flowers & Leaves dies in the Journaling Cards set make flowers that are small enough to use on cards, tags and such.  The die for the flowers has several different sized flowers so I just diecut a "bunch" from patterened paper, shaped them with a stylus, and layered them up.  Then I diecut leaves from black print paper using the same die set and tucked the leaves under the flowers.


Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix Dies Used for this Project:



Other Supplies

3" Foam Letter Stamps
Authentique Nightfall Paper Collection


Thanks for stopping by for my spooky post!!  Enjoy some Halloween chocolate too!  Mmmm I bought pumpkin shaped Reese's Cups the other day, yummy!

Maggi

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Folio with Simple Stories "Life is Ruff" Collection

A Folio for Dog Lovers!

Sometimes life gets in the way and I've had a huge helping of life in the way this year but I'm moving on to better days!  I made this ever so cute dog lovers folio a long time ago and just haven't had a chance to share it with you.  I used Simple Stories Life is Ruff collection and it is so adorable! If kitties are more your thing, Simple Stories also has the very precious Life is Purrfect collection.  

Tri-fold folio, video tutorial, Simple Stories

Video Tutorial

You can make this tri-fold folio by following along with my step by step video tutorial.


The folio is a tri-fold, lifting from the top.  There are fun tags and pockets where you can place photos and there's even a cut little pocket where you can tuck in a doggie treat!
Tri-fold folio, video tutorial, Simple Stories

Tri-fold folio, video tutorial, Simple Stories
Tri-fold folio, video tutorial, Simple Stories

Thanks for stopping by today!



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Candy Box for the Frilly and Funkie Haunted Halloween Challenge!


It's time for a new challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  Jenny is hosting this fun challenge and she says, "It's time to get your freak on and go all out for Halloween. We want to see your ghouls and ghosts and things that go bump in the night. It's going to be spooktacular!!!" All you need to do is create a shabby chic or vintage project that goes along with the theme, Haunted Halloween.
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box

I've altered a Graphic 45 book box for this challenge using the fabulous Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collector's Edition (DCE) from Graphic 45.  You can find this collection at the Funkie Junkie Boutique along with lots of other spooky things for Halloween projects!
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box


The Process


To create the box, I first covered the entire box with paper, inside and out.  For the lid, I layered a couple of black/crem patterned papers and then did some stenciling with a Tim Holtz mini stencil and Prima Art Alchemy wax.  Then I added a die-cut "Happy Halloween" and a chipboard piece from the Halloween in Wonderland DCE.  The DCE's are great because they contain not on the papers from a collection, but also a sticker sheet and chipboard pieces.
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box


I like to nestle little objects into my floral clusters like the Tim Holtz pumpkin there. Charms are great for nestling and dangling from clusters.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique has a great selection of charms and metal pieces.  I've used two on this box, a flying witch and a creepy spider.  The flying witch I used is large enough to use as a lift for the box lid.

Halloween in Wonderland Book Box


Don't you just love that creepy spider crawling out from the floral cluster?  

Halloween in Wonderland Book Box


It is really frustrating when you can't find ribbon the right color to go with you project.  Well I solved that problem by buying white seam binding and dying my own.  Here's a great tip from my friend Heather Thompson that makes dying ribbon a bit less messy.  Put your ribbon in a plastic sandwich bag, spray a little water and colored mist into the bag, and then "mush it around" 'til he ribbon is dyed the color you want.  Add more mist for deeper color.
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box



The box is filled with my favorite chocolates!
Halloween in Wonderland Book Box



How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic Haunted Halloween project and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge any time between now and 
11:55 Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 23th, 2018.

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Frillie and Funkie challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at the Frillie and Funkie Blog.

Maggi



Supplies from the Funkie Junkie Boutique



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