Hello and welcome! We are quickly approaching a most haunting time of year, Halloween! Spellbinders is on top of it with their September Small Die of the Month Club. This month’s kit includes 11 dies and retails for only $12.50. It is available through September 30th. The Small Die of the Month Club is a great way to build your stash of dies at a very reasonable price point.
How do you craft? Do you like silence? Background noise? Do you craft for long lengths of time or in short bursts?
For me, I craft in both short bursts and marathon sessions. Generally, I like to listen to an audiobook. I’d say historical fiction is my top genre, but I enjoy much more beyond that. Currently, I am listening to The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. I will say that it has taken a bit for me to get into, but it is just beginning to get interesting. I won’t give a book review – and prefer not to receive them either. I love to dive into recommended books knowing nothing more than a friend enjoyed it, the cover, title and author.
Leave a comment if you’ve got a title I should read! If ever you’re interested in what I am currently reading, or recent reads, you can find a GoodReads widget in my sidebar on the right hand side from blog posts on my website.
Begin by ink blending a bristol smooth panel in Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet and Black Soot Distress Oxides. Splatter on water and lift with a paper towel. Allow panel to dry. Trim panel to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and then liberally coat entire surface with Versamark. Heat emboss with Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder. Remember to have a hot heat tool before bringing it to the paper to reduce warping.
Die cut cat, bats and sentiment strip from black cardstock (a great place to use scraps!). Die cut ghost from vellum. Die cut eyes into inked sparkly panel just below where sentiment strip will be adhered.
Adhere all die cut elements. I used vellum adhesive for ghost behind his arms only. The adhesive is only slightly visible. I think it works for this card, but normally I would hide the adhesive behind a solid element.
Line up inked panel on folded card base and trace eyes with a sharp pencil. Add 2 beads of Red Berry Nuvo Drops to card base to cover traced eyes. Add liquid glue to remainder of card base and adhere inked panel in place pushing up eyeballs through die cut area. Set aside is a safe place to dry overnight. I prefer to use Nuvo Drops last because they are easy to smudge otherwise!
Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today. Happy crafting!
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