Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle Autumn Inspirations Blog Hop

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I have 3 cards for you today:
The 1st card is: Spooky Face -  
Stamps used: 
Glitter used: 
I used Spellbinders Stacked Pumpkins to make these great orange pumpkins. Also using the 1/4 inch Tear-ific tape on the edges gives me the ability to add a glitter border to my layers. Click here for the complete instructions to make this card.
My 2nd card is:
The Pumpkin Stack-
Stamps used:
I applied alcohol ink using fall colors on glossy paper and used a leaf punch to punch the leaf shapes. Add the leaves to a trellis border made from a die to make the interesiting border on the card. Click here for the complete instructions to make the card.
My 3rd card is:
The Haunted House-
Stamps used:
Glitter used: Embossing Powder used:
That Tear-ific tape allows you to apply straight lines of adhesive and it makes it super easy to add glitter.
Here is how I applied the colors to the black CS.
Use a sponge and apply PearlEx in a circular motion on black CS, sponge a circle of Yellow/Gold PearlEx to the top center of the Black panel. Next sponge the rest of the Black panel with Purple PearlEx. (Note:Stamping with VersaMark over the PearlEx will cause the PearlEx to be removed from the CS and will cling to your stamp, make sure you clean your stamp even if you are stamping the same image again.) Using Versamark, stamp images over areas of the black CS. Cover the stamped images with Clear EP and heat set.This is a cool coloring technique. Click here for the complete instructions to make this card
Next stop in the blog hop is Linda Loew
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41 comments:

Donna said...

Autumn has certainly found its way to your house! Your blog is scaring me with all that leaf raking! LOL Cards are wonderful! Each so uniquely done with different styles and techniques. Your trellis card is a great addition to the 2 Halloweenie cards! Thanks for sensational cards!

Karin said...

Such fun fall cards! I love them all, but I choose the third as my favorite. I love the purple and green color combo and the embossed haunted house is fantastic!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Those glittered backgrounds are wonderful!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a unique idea with the trellis and leaves. Way to think outside the box!!

pjw said...

love the Haunted House card and all the dark, spooky effects. Perfect for Halloween.

Linda M Loew said...

Barbra I am fascinated by all of your cards.The first one is really scary. I love the colors in the second one.The third one is very cool!

creativearts said...

Love all three cards but I think my fav is the trellis with leaves. Great job!

Sharon from FL said...

Love your use of color on all three cards. Keep up the nice work.

NWFlamingo said...

That first card is so funny. What a good way to use an Easter stamp.

Donna said...

Fantastic Cards as always! Does this show up with what we discussed?

Anonymous said...

The haunted house is my favorite!!! Great job as always. Brenda S

Beth T said...

love all the glitter and embossing. Can't decide whether I like the haunted house or the pumpkins best.

Anonymous said...

Very awesome cards Barb! I love the 3rd one with the haunted house.

Denise B

NanaConnie said...

Barbara, I love all three of the cards, but the sentiment on the first one, paired up with that spooky face, is just too funny! Love all the glitter!

NanaConnie said...

BTW, I forgot to say how great your blog background is for this hop!

Joni said...

Very cute cards.

Anonymous said...

What a nice variety. My favourite colour combination is the haunted house, but the pumpkin stack is my favourite card. Barb P.

Anita Braddock said...

soooospooky I love your cards they are spooooky and cool love the glitter the stamps are great. you have done a great job. gosh the fall is on the way. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some cool prizes
abbraddock@msn.com

Kristin said...

Love the mean pumpkin with the jellybean comment!

simplysandylee said...

All I can say is: Awesome, Barbara! So many ideas to try out. That first pumpkin is scary and I'd hand over any candy I had. lol The second card is a really neat way to use the trellis idea. And the last card is really super. I've done some similar to that with chalks, but never added the ep at the end. I think I'll be trying this out for the grandkiddies halloweenie cards this year. Thanks!
Cheesy

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the mad-looking pumpkin.

Karalee Ingram said...

Really like the lattice and your use of colors. Very nice.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Three magnificient cards but I must say that spooky face one sure had me chuckling. Great humor with that one.

Dianne Potter said...

Your cards are terrific and there is nothing better than purple glitter for Halloween. Thank you!

April said...

Great cards! I love the colorful leaves on the second one. Cute saying on the first. I love the "spooky" coloring on the last.

Linda said...

I really liked the use of the trellis and leaves on your 2nd card. I also liked the use of pearl-ex and the haunted house on the 3rd card.

Dawn said...

what wonderful uses of color. I also love the leaves background!

Aileen Freeman said...

I really liked your cards. I loved the glitter borders. The third card is probably my favorite, possibly because I loved all the shadings. I am very interested in trellis and lattice background, although I do not have a machine. Great cards.

Lisa said...

All three of your cards are truly lovely, but the first one made me laugh! What a grump, but love those jelly beans, ha ha!

carrie said...

Wow! All three cards are amazing. I like all the different techniques and materials you used. The trellis and alcohol leaves on the second card are wonderful. I think the haunted house is my favorite.

slbela59 said...

Each of your three cards are unique and beautiful! I am now ready to give the techniques you used a try! thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to win!

slbela59 said...

Each of your three cards are unique and beautiful! I am now ready to give the techniques you used a try! thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

What great cards! I really like the combination of the dark colors and glitter on the third one. Great job!

Anonymous said...

All your cards are great. I am partial to the jelly bean one.
Pat

Kathy Vogel said...

Your first card is an absolute riot. It really had me laughing. On your second card I loved the trellis with pretty cut out leaves. The spirited green & impulsive purple glitter on your third card really stand out.

Kelly said...

All 3 cards are fantastic and I would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite. I love the pumpkin layering in this 1st, the trellis and leaves in the second and that great coloring in the third. Beautiful all around!

shersl84bed said...

Fun cards, I am so ready for Halloween now.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Julie Z said...

Great group of cards Barbara. Can't decide which I like best - they're all completely different and all really great! And love your cute little "witchy" signature for this post - really cute!!

E. Marie said...

Barbara, great cards. I especially like the trellis look with the leaves.

Denise said...

3 cards?! I'm impressed! You are so creative :) I've got a blog award for you on my blog...

Frann said...

What a great variety of cards! I love the way you glittered them.