Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September SOTM Blog Hop

This is the first month I am participating in the SOTM Bog Hop!!  I am SO Excited to do this!!!  If you found me you have successfully made it from Lori Brown's Blog.  Here is my take on our newest stamp.... it is PeRfEcT for HaLlOwEeN!!!  You could use this for so much... I am thinking wrappers for treats - watch my blog they will be posted next ;}  So here is my card take....

Now if you do not want to see my directions for this hop on over to Mary Eisen's Blog.  Wow! Hers is GREAT!!! 
Materials used:
September SOTM: Thriller D1442 (set of 9 used 3)
Holiday Red Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad Z2127
Smokey Plum Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad Z2147
VersaMark Ink Pad Z891
Black Embossing Powder Z670
Black X5671, Desert Sand X5671 and Smokey Plum 1291Card Stock
Black Bitty Brads Z1218
TomBow Mono Adhesive 1514
Craft Heater Z555
Craft Tray 1764
Micro-Tipped Scissors Z534
Sponge Z697
My Acrylic Spritz Cleaner 1778
3-D Foam Tape Z1151
Piercing Tool Kit Z1114
Wishes Card Confidence Program Book 9003 (page 78)

How To: 
I used a 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" card of Smokey Plum with a fold at the side as my base. Using Smokey Plum ink and a wedge from the sponge I distressed the edges of the card base.  (Okay, I got a great idea ... thanks Tresa Black.... use a paper binder clip to hold your sponge and you will not get ink all over your hands :) - gotta love it!! Questions contact me and I will send a picture of all of mine.) I cut out and randomly stamped the heart from "Thriller" with Holiday Read and Smokey Plum on the Desert Sand Card Stock and distressed the edges with Smokey Plum.  I used the Versa Mark and 2 of the stamps from "Thriller" stamp set to stamp the black background piece, I covered it with the black embossing powder over the craft tray - tapped the excess embossing powder off.  I then used the craft heater to emboss the background. Then I stamped the same skull stamp from the "Thriller" set on Smokey Plum paper, used the black embossing powder over the craft tray, tapped off the excess and returned the leftover embossing powder to the jar.  I then embossed the skull and cut it out of the plum paper.  I used the Holiday Red and stamped the skull on Desert Sand paper cutting out only the heart.  I placed the Bitty Brads on the corners of the Desert Sand paper with the random hearts and attached it to the Smokey Plum base using the TomBow.  Then I placed the bitty brads in the Black embossed paper and attached it using the TomBow.  Using small pieces from the foam tape I attached the Smokey Plum skull and the Holiday Red stamped heart.  Tada!!  Finished in less than 15 minutes!!!  Great card to send to my niece and nephew :) 
Now hop on over to Mary Eisen's Blog.