Thursday, August 18, 2016

NEW Halloween Clear Sets! PLUS Challenge 191 Too Cute to Spook!

GOOD GOURD! Halloween is coming soon! We could not wait to release these new clear sets so you can get your scary on! We created three very different sets to offer some fun and wit for your fall creations! Our Old Bat Set is sure to crack a smile! Cat and dog lovers will enjoy the Howl-oween Set with costumed pets! Our Meow-lloween Set offers great traditional Halloween images with cats and versatile sentiments! See our new sets in action in our video by Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.
Halloween 2016
 Old BatHowl-oweenMeow-lloween 
Today the amazing Dana is here to share how she used her Howl-oween Set! Check it out!

Hello, AI friends!! Dana here with a little tutorial using the new Howl-oween Stamp Set!! Aren't these cute!! And the faces on the dogs and cat are just perfect!!! My tutorial features ink blending with two colors and a stencil!

I started my cards by stamping several of the images since I'm going to have my markers down I might as well color a bunch of images to have ready for future cards! I used my Spectrum Noir Markers: EB1, EB2, GB8, IG1, IG2, IG4, CR1. After coloring, I used sharp scissors and fussy cut them all out. I ended up make two cards one with the bunny and the girl baby!

For my background, I cut a panel of watercolor card stock and used washi tape to hold it down. I placed a Tim Holtz spider web stencil over the panel. I used Hero Art's Soft Granite and an ink applicator to add ink around the outer edge of the web. Then I went with Black Soot Distress Ink at the web centers. I went back in with the gray and black again to blend the overlap between the two colors. 

Here is how it looks with the stencil removed. 

I cut a strip of black card stock and pattern paper. On the black card stock, I heat embossed the sentiment in white.

I added foam tape to the back of both strips and then added them to my web panel. Then I trimmed off the overhang.

Then I added foam tape to my images and added them to my panel. 

Last I just adhered the panel to a white card base with double sided tape.

I decided to make another card with the same layout only using the cat in the pink baby outfit. I used the same steps above for the cat card. To color the cat I used BG4, BG6, BG7, CR1, CR2, CR3, CR6.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to grab these new Halloween sets and get started on your Halloween cards!!

So cute, Dana! Love how you made two cards with the dog and the cat! These cards are kicking off our new challenge, "Too Cute to Spook!" Join us, won't you? All you need to make is a sweet Halloween type card whose bark is worse than its bite! Lets see it!
Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, August 31st at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
And now, to announce the winners of last week's "Glimmer & Shimmer" Challenge!

Top spot is awarded to...

Patti Olson!

Congrats, Patti! We loved how you used sparkly paper and added shimmer to the lights around Santa and Mrs in our Twinkle in a Tangle set! Super cute, and great coloring! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable mentions go to...

Margo Smith!

Janet K!

Way to go, ladies! Margo, we loved your *fabulous* sparkle you added to our Beach Babe (from Michaels) using Glossy Accents and Stickles! So cute! And Janet, we loved how your video showed off the shimmer on your card with our Christmas Scene TF. Email with your address and the stamp set of your choice as a prize!

Thanks to everyone who joined our challenge! We'd love to see you join this week's "Too Cute to Spook" Challenge!


ionabunny said...

Love all these sets and your cards. Can't wait to get my spook on. Hugz

Louise said...

The "Booooos"y ladies are hilarious! Love them! Can't wait to make cards for my girlfriends with these! Thanks Ai!

Cynthia said...

Congrats to this week's winners! Lovely sparkle designs.

Sharon Caudle said...

Your cards are awesome, Dana!! Congrats to all the winners!!

Margo said...

So excited to be a winner this week - congrats to Janet and Patti as well!!
Love the new witchy set!

Janet said...

Yay thank you so much and congrats to the other winners!!!

Freddie Johnson said...
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Freddie Johnson said...

Wowww great sets! This is a nice blog, I have found one another similar blog which has all about classic Halloween activities that is really helpful in order to celebrate this year Halloween.

Unknown said...

good impresssion