OMGoodness people. The amount of issues I had getting this video made/edited/uploaded is ridiculous - however it's DONE and now I can share it with all of you!
I bought Pretty Pink Posh's Halloween Friends set last year when it was released, and never got a chance to use it. THIS year I wanted to ink it up b/c it's too cute to sit unused LOL!
I also wanted to use the Smile Shaker wafer die from PPP as I've had that sitting here just begging to be used - and so I decided to combine them to create a fun Halloween "scene", as well as turn them into "flat" shaker cards (aka no layers of foam tape - which make this kind perfect for popping in the mail without worrying about padded envelopes and whatnot).
I used Prang watercolours to color in all the images, and to create the "night sky" background. If you're looking for a decent beginner set (or want to get some for your kids) I highly recommend these. They've got a decent color payoff and layer quite well and aren't "chalky" like some of the other cheaper sets I have.
I've linked to them on Amazon as well as to a Crayola set that's quite similar - even though I have a TON of different types of watercolour (I like to collect and try out as many kinds as possible - call it my "side" hobby to this one if you will) from cheap to high-end artist quality - I think these ones are a great option if you are just starting out or want to experiment with mixing and messing around and don't want to "waste" more expensive watercolours.
Anywho - back to the card. I die cut a window through the watercolored background and through the front of the card base itself - so you can see into the inside of the card. For my shaker element I used my Fuse tool (it's been soooooo long since I'd pulled it out - I had forgotten how fun it was to create shaker pouches with!) and made "flat" shaker pouches that I filled with PPP sequins.
I used my Xyron Creative Station Lite to apply adhesive to the back of the yellow card stock before I ran it through my Big Shot with the Smile Shaker die, and to apply adhesive to all the stamped characters. Doing that made the rest of these cards come together like a breeze.
I finished off the inside of the cards by stamping the sentiment, spider and bat from the set with black ink then adhered the remaining 2 stamped and coloured images and that was it!
To see how I made these cards check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <-----click!
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If you'd like to enter my giveaway to win one of these cards (I've been giving away my Halloween cards this year to you guys and I am just tickled at the response!) just follow the steps in the rafflecopter widget below and you're good to go!
Good luck! :) :) :)
ETA: Congrats to Kristi and Jackie!! :D