10 September 2011

September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Studio Stampers September Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from: Krystie Hersch's blog: Clean and Simple Cards 

My first card is one I'm planning to teach at my next Stamp Camp.  Don't you just LOVE Halloween stamps???  I've used a Nestabilities circle die to cut out a template - then sponged the moon in A Muse Studio papaya ink with a sponge dauber.  Next, I used the circle die cut itself to mask the moon and sponged slate ink for the sky.  I then created a "hill" using slate card stock (freehand), stamped the tree in Memento black and the jack-o-lantern in orange from the "Spooky Boo Day" stamp set , die cut the bats and glued them on along with the hill, and the finishing touch was the sentiment (also from "Spooky Boo Day" set) in pebble ink

My second card for this hop is for my sister-in-law.  She is wonderful about making specific requests when she orders a card (or bunch of cards) from me...so this is what I came up with for her when she asked for "elegant" and "classy."  

Like most of my cards, it's simple, but I loved the finished look.  All stamps are A Muse Studio (see p. 29 in the catalog: friend to friend stamp set).  The celery satin ribbon is something I've had in my collection for awhile, but it matches PERFECTLY to the A Muse Studio "lichen" ink pad.  I used "slate" ink for the sentiment.  

Copics (RV19, RV14, R43 and #02) were used in the flower (stamped in Memento black die ink), and of course Nestabilities Labels 8 were used to die cut the slate-framed flower.  

Next on the hop: Kathy's blog - enjoy!

Studio Stampers Blog http://www.studiostampers.com
Kristen Watson http://branchandsky.blogspot.com <----- you are here
 Karen Crisp     http://www.papernstamps.blogspot.com/  
 Angie Schellenberg www.gypsypaperie.blogspot.com


  1. Both cards are wonderful. I really like the little bats on the Halloween card and you did a great job coloring the flower on the birthday card!

  2. great cards, love them both! i bet your s-i-law does too.

  3. Both are super cute. Friend to Friend has been on my wish list since I got my hands on the catty and this card makes me really want it in my hot little hands.

  4. Love the cute and love the pretty! Great job on both cards.

  5. Love both cards. The Halloween card has a nice spooky feel to it--like your moon.

  6. Great cards--I like how you did the moon on the first.
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  7. This is the perfect Halloween card! The masking really shows off these stamps beautifully! Love your elegant card too!

  8. great cards, especially love the bats!


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