Monday, August 08, 2011

Is it too early for this? Haunted House Halloween Card - Instructions

Here's how I made this card:

To create the background, I crumpled my card slightly then flattened it out again and then applied Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink by rubbing the ink pad over the card. I then spritzed with a bit of water and used my heat gun to dry it - this allows the orange color to spread out randomly. I then went over this with Black Soot Distress Ink in the same manner - applying the ink pad to the paper lightly and a bit randomly. I did make sure I got the edges of the card because that gives it a bit of a finished look.
I stamped the Haunted House onto glossy white card stock using Black Onyx VersaFine Ink then I colored it in using markers - I think I used the Marvy Matchables Brush tip markers. I then cut out the haunted house and traced around it adding about 1/8" onto glossy black cardstock, cut that out, and set it aside with the haunted house.
Next, I stamped my Moon Solid image onto some orange holographic sticker paper using Jet Black Staz-On ink and cut that out, then applied it to the card (making sure the card was thoroughly dry).
Finally, I stamped the Scary Dead Tree onto vellum and cut it out; I also tore a random piece of vellum to make the fog and then stamped my Tiny Bat stamp in several spots using the Jet Black Staz-On ink. I adhered that to the card so it slightly overlapped the moon.
Next, I adhered the black haunted house outline directly to the card, and then using black foam dimensional tape, mounted the haunted house on top of the black outline. Finally, using a tiny bit of the black foam dimensional tape, I mounted the Scary Dead Tree in front of the house-overlapping slightly to give the card some depth.
Viola! A Haunted House Halloween Card for you!

What do you think? comments are welcome :)


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

New Gallery and cool pop-dot tutorial

New Gallery of Samples

I have added this card to my new gallery of stamped samples to my web site!

As I grow my gallery I am planning to link each card to instructions for completing it along with a supplies list.

If you have cards, tags, scrapbook pages or anything else where you have used Mother Rubber Art Stamps send them in and I'll add them to the gallery!

You can email your images to info "at" motherrubber dot com.

If you prefer to send me the actual card, tag or sample, mail them to P.O. Box 1526, Issaquah, WA 98029. Include a note, your address and return postage if you would like it returned to you.

Homemade Pop-Dots

Here's a great demo for making your own dimensional foam tape in any color for cheap:

Comments welcome!
Enjoy your day,