Hands UP!! How many of you have unfinished projects? Or in this case, un-started projects. Haha. I bought this Tim Holtz Idea-ology Flip Frame a while back, fully intending to do a scene for each month. I’m not sure I will be able to get twelve cards on there, or come up with 12 themes. Haha. Today we are going for October, though. I got the new Crackling Campfire and just knew I needed to start with October. Yes, it’s September, but work with me here. I’m still waiting on my new fall stamps to come in, so today’s make is using the Stampers Anonymous Halloween Blueprint 2 (CMS167) set by Tim Holtz and some candy corn minis. I did however use the new Halloween paper dolls from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology line. I found this cute little trick or treater and the project took place from there. Here’s how it went.
First, of course, was the background. I have to say, I am loving this new Crackling Campfire. For my background, I used Distress Oxide Crackling Campfire, and Vintage Photo. As with most of my projects, I just smudged some ink onto my nonstick mat and spritzed it with water, dabbing the paper into the ink mix until I was happy with the coverage. I just love this effect that it gives. I repeat this same technique for all colors that I choose. I then distressed the edges with a little Distress Oxide Ground Espresso with my blending tool.
I then took my Stampers Anonymous wood grain layering stencil (THS023) and the Ground Espresso with my blending brush and added the woodgrain look to the background. I also took the wheat stamp in the set and my Distress Archival Ground Espresso and added a little wheat to the background. You can’t really see it once the project was finished. But I know it’s there. Haha
Next, I used my Crackling Campfire in the Distress Oxide to color a piece of mixed media paper for stamping my Pumpkin. I used the Distress Archival Black Soot for stamping the pumpkin. Once I stamped the pumpkin, I used my Big Brush Markers to color the stem and the vine and of course, fussy cut it out. The candy corn pieces were an after thought. I already had them colored and left over from another project. I adhered these items to my card with my Distress Collage Medium. Once this was all good and dry, I used my white Uniball pen to highlight the stamped image a little.
I took my little gypsy, trick or treater and highlighted a few spots with the Distress Embossing Glaze in, you guessed it, Crackling Campfire. Added her some fairy wings, and pop-dotted her to the card.
I added a sticker from the Idea-ology Curiosities Sticker Book that says “The Jack-o-lantern. I then took my Hug Snug, white seam binding, and spritzed it with some water. I then, spritzed it with Distress Spray in the Crackling Campfire. Mixed it around a little till I was happy with the color, and dried it with my Ranger Heat It tool. I adhered it to my card and tied a little bow. I added a few enamel hearts, and that was that.
For the first card of the Flip Frame project, I think it turned out pretty cute. I am really loving this new Crackling Campfire, but I think I already said that. Haha. I think it was definitely the perfect color for Tim Holtz to release during this season. LOVE it! Well, I hope this was helpful and maybe inspired you just a little.
Until next time,
Here is a list of the supplies:
Ranger Distress Mixed Media Paper
Products used :
Distress Spray Stain Crackling Campfire
Distress Oxide Crackling Campfire
Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Ground Espresso
Distress Archival Ink Ground Espresso
Distress Archival Ink Black Soot
Distress Collage Medium
Distress Embossing Glaze Crackling Campfire
Uniball White Gel Pen
Stampers Anonymous Halloween Blueprint 2
Stampers Anonymous THS023
Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Hug Snug Seam Binding white
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Flip Frame
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Halloween Paperdolls
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Transparent Wings