Sunday, August 11, 2013

Guest Stamper on Stampin' Pretty

I am so pleased to be the guest stamper on Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty blog.  It is such an honor and wonderful exposure.  If you are visiting, please let me know what you think of my project.  I really appreciate your comments.

This was my first year to attend the Stampin' Up Convention in Salt Lake City.  It was wonderful and I can't wait to go again next year.  I do regret not attending the training session with Carrie Cudney.  It got rave reviews from all who attended and a few have shared photos of her multi-media projects online.  They are so cute!  It really got me thinking about making a few of my own.  

Tips and Tricks
  • I used Modge Podge to adhere the Witches' Brew DSP to the 6" X 6" canvas.  
  • When using the Positively Chevron or any large background stamp, you can ink it randomly.  The results give the impression of something which is worn or old.  
  • Bits and pieces of washi tape were added randomly to the canvas.  I particularly like the Pumpkin Pie chevron and the Basic Black skulls.  Try tearing the tape for more interest.
  • Pumpkins are easy to make by using 3 oval shapes.  You can use any of our oval punches or framelits to make different sizes of pumpkins.  I used the Extra-Large Oval punch for the pumpkin on this project. 
  • The Halloween Hello stamp set was perfect for this project.  The witch flying by, the candy corn, wrapped candy, and the cute little sign were all done using stamps from this set.
  • The ghost was made by using one of the Oval framelits. The top of the Very Vanilla was made with the framelit and the bottom was cut with my paper snips.
  • Gorgeous Grunge is my new favorite because I seem to be using it on every card.  The "skid marks" and random dots were added to the friendly little ghost.

Project Details
Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Halloween Hello, Positively Chevron
Paper:  Witches' Brew, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Black Staz'On, Smoky Slate
Cool Tools:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Extra Large Oval, Oval Framelits, Artisan Punch, Bitty Punch Pack, White Signo Pen, Sponge Daubers.
Non-Stampin' Up products:  Modge Podge and Wrought Iron Acrylic Paint

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  1. So cute! I love all of the wonderful details in this! I think this is a great way to use our stamping supplies for holiday home decor. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sherrie- this is a really fun and different way to use the Stampin' Up products! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Every detail hits the adorable factor! I'm so proud to share your work. Thanks, Sherrie!

  4. Fantastic job, Sherrie! I want to try this also...

  5. Sherrie ..... Love, Love your card!! It is the best Halloween card I've seen this season!! Keep up the great work!!


  6. Great job my friend! You inspire me to do so much more with my SU products.

  7. It would also be adorable framed!! Love it!

  8. This canvas just speaks "spooky! It is adorable and inspires my creativity side to start thinking about Halloween decorating! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sherrie, your Halloween project is fabulous! I did go to Carrie's session at convention but left thinking it was just too creative for me to do. Your tips and tricks section make is seem very doable! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  10. Very cute take on Carrie Cudney's original convention project.

  11. Super duper cute Sherrie! I wish that I had attended the class by Carrie too. Maybe next year!

  12. This is so the canvas SU? I only see it in the catalog as 12x12?

  13. Congrats on being a guest stamper.

    Your project is super cute. Love all the details. I just may have to make one of these now.