Technique Hop – “Back to the Basics!”

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on going back to the basics.   There are so many basic stamp techniques that we often forget about such as rock & roll technique, random stamping, masking, and second generation just to name a few. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I thought I would showcase Random Stamping. This is a great way to make your own pattern papers. The trick is to think about stamping in a triangle when stamp the images.

I used the moon, stars and clouds from the  Fa-Boo-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cuts. I used the new Tri Blend Spectum Noir markers to color the witch and make her striped leggings.

I used some Black shimmer trim behind the Lagoon stamped sentiment. I also used the Black Shimmer Brush to fill in the larger star. I also used Diamond Stickles to fill in the moons.

On the inside of the card I used the masking technique. To do this technique you use a Post-it note or tape to cover a portion of the stamped image. Then ink the stamp, remove the tape or Post-it and stamp on paper.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MAZ WOOD’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Halloween Card

I have a fun card I created using the new Fa-Boo-Lous Halloween Stamp & Thin Cuts.

I started by using our Stencil Sheets to cut a circle. Next I sponged the blues and purples on the background leaving the center for the moon. Then I reversed and covered the blues and purple and sponged the moon. I then added a few of the clouds which I hand cut. I stamped the sentiment in Black Pigment and then used Clear Embossing Powder.

I then sponged a second circle like the moon and cut it using the Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I then used the Loose Gold Sequins.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #116 ~ Frightfully Cute

Welcome to this weeks Color Challenge with Color Dare #116.  This week the color challenge is Thistle & Sunset which are two of the colors featured in the Scaredy Cat Paper pack.

Color Dare #116


I just love the Scaredy Cat paper pack and could not wait to create another card with it.  I have also been enjoying the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge   so I figure I would combine the two.  I am still blown away by how fast these cards come together for you.

Color Dare #116 ~ Frightfully Cute Witch ~

For the cover I could not resist using the adorable witch from the Halloween Greeting stamp set. I stamped her using Momento ink then using the Shin Han markers I colored her and the area around the little witch.   I also used the Shin Han marker to color the sequins black.

Color Dare #116 inside Happy Halloween ~

Here is the inside of the card.  Don’t you just love the pop-up Happy Halloween!!

Products used for this card:

  • Cricut Cartridge ~ Artfully Sent Z3017
  • Punches ~ 2″ Circle and 2 1/4″ Scalloped
  • Shin Han markers~ Marigold Z2457, Golden Yellow Z2452, Barely Beige Z2445, Mahogany Z2456, Black Z2446 and Warm Gray Z2467
  • Pattern Paper ~ Scaredy Cat X7185B
  • Cardstock ~ Thistle, Black & Sunset
  • Embellishments ~ Sequins Z2013
  • Glitter Paper ~ Purple Z1992
  • Stamp set ~ Halloween Greeting D1605

I hope you will play along with us this week with us at Color Dare.

Happy Crafting!




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