Drippy Framed Psycho House

How creepy cool is this Drippy Frame, I love the feel it gives to Halloween cards?! But it's also perfect for other types of cards...think honey for bumble bee and bear cards, or frosting for birthday cards, or snot for get well cards (lol), and many more ideas too.

I die cut the Drippy frame from some vanilla cardstock then sponged on some greens and browns to make the oozy icky colors. 

For the scene inside of the frame I water colored the Cute but Psycho house hand hand cut it out then added it to a section of 6x6 Haunted paper that was cut down to fit.

The bats on the moon are from the ATC Halloween Scene stamp set.

The scarecrow is from our Sleepy Hollow stamp set, I colored him and fussy cut him out.

The fencing and weeds are from the Slimline Fence die set which is one of my personal fav dies...there are countless ways to use it - so fun!

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Roar My Baby Saur

I don't have time to post much (except for Halloween of course) but how could I not post this adorable Whimsy Stamps Roar my Baby Saur die set especially on Mother's Day?

I started out using the slimline Meadow die (one of my die collection staples) and used it to cut out the frame and the bushes from a dark green cardstock. Then sponged around all the edges with a darker green ink.

I backed the opening with a piece of slimline Glorious Sky patterned paper...how quick and cool our papers make for awesome backgrounds.

The palm trees were easy peasy too using the Build-an-Island die set and just layered with different colors and tucked behind the opening. Oh for the tan trunk layer I stamped that using the Burlap rubber background stamp (another one of my stash staples).

The Roar My Baby Saur dino's were simply cut out of black card stock and tucked behind the bushes.

To make the Roarsome word I did a faux leather technique by spritzing a pieces of tan cardstock with water then crumpled it up, opened it and crumpled again a couple of times, then flattened it out and splattered some brown ink onto it. Once it was dry I die cut the words and sponged on some brown ink around the edges. The shadow was cut from a plain piece of cardstock and sponged with brown ink too and I backed the letter openings with dark brown cardstock. 

For the final touch I added the pterodactyl from the Roaring die set who looks like he's landing on one of the palm trees - tee hee. BTW, did you notice there's not one stamp on this card...I'll try and share another dinosaur card using dies only sometime soon. Happy Mother's Day...I miss you mom💔
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SurReally Cool Hourglass Shaker & Winners Announced

It's my favorite day of the year, so what better day to share with my fellow Halloweeners how I made one of my all-time favorite cards?!

 And if you haven't checked already, I have a link at the end of this post for you to find out all the winners from all our 31 Nights of Halloween festivities.

This card came together super easy using the slimline SurREALLY Cool Halloween papers, and the killer cool new slimline Hourglass die

I trimmed the (girl) SurReally Cool Halloween paper down to 2.75 x 8.25 and added it to a black card base. Prepping for my shaker card, I trimmed the sunburst paper down to 3.25 x 8.25 and used the slimline Hourglass die to cut out the hour glass shape from the center. Then added clear acetate to the back and then foam tape all the way around the hourglass shaped opening, making sure there were no gaps/openings that would allow any shaker pieces to escape.

I die cut the black spindles, the hourglass topper, and the hourglass base pieces twice each and glued the matching pieces together to make them each two layers thick. I like the stability and dimension of stacking dies and I typically do that with all my die cut pieces often even more than two layers.

 Once I had them stacked I added some foam tape to the back of all the pieces (except the two feet). For the two feet I just kept those a single piece each because I didn't need the dimension for those.  

(*I fully assembled the hourglass before adding it to the card front.)

On the card base I added the Sprinkletz shaker pieces that I wanted toward the bottom of the girl, then placed the foam backed sunburst hourglass piece on top. Then carefully placed the fully assembled black hourglass to the front. 

My final step was to add the black feet using tweezers to easily tuck them underneath the base. 

This is just one of the many ways to assemble/use the Slimline Hourglass die, there are so many cool options for this die, I hope you find it as fun and easy as I do. And I hope you have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Until next year my friends...Mwaaaahahahaaa!

And don't forget to check out the Whimsy Stamps blog to see all the winners from our annual super spooktacular 31 Nights of Halloween event, maybe it's you?!

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