Tuesday, October 17, 2017

My New Halloween Stamps And A "Batty" Halloween Card



Hello everyone!  It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I am very excited to announce that I have come out with a small line of Halloween stamps here in Brasil.  Long story short....I was asked to give a charity class next weekend and they asked me for Halloween projects.  I knew I could never get stamps here in time so I finally took one of those ideas in my head and made it a reality.  My friend Francine here has a rubber stamp company called Scraplooving and I have always loved her images.  So I tossed the idea out to her of me designing some Halloween images that she could make for the class (and to sell).  She said let's run with this and before I knew it, I was sketching ideas, which is really not that easy for someone who is not an artist, and the next thing I knew....I had rubber stamps in my hands that I made!  Crazy!  

Here are the designs I have come out with - 


I wanted to share a card I made yesterday using some of the stamps.  If you wanted to recreate the card I am sure you have a bat image (or two) in your stash.  LOL

I started by stamping the two bat images (from HERE and HERE) with Onyx Black Versafine ink onto white cardstock.  Then had the Scan N Cut cut the images for me.


Next, I went through my stash of papers and adhered this paper to my A2 card front.


Next, I cut a piece of black cardstock using the largest die from the Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle set and I also cut a piece of designer paper with the largest die from the Rectangle Frame set - both from Cottage Cutz.  Then I stamped the phrase "Halloween Wishes" from THIS set using Onyx Black Versafine ink and adhered the designer paper to the black cardstock, which I then adhered to the card front.


Next I adhered the bats around the front of the card, above the phrase.  


And the last thing I did...just to add a splash of color, was to adhere 3 purple sequins to the card front.  Done!!


I hope you enjoyed this card.  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.  And please stop back tomorrow when I will have another "bat" themed Halloween card for you!  Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

9 comments:

  1. WOW! How exciting is this...you and your own stamps. This is really great Michael as well as the beautiful card you created. I'm so impressed. What is the shipping rate from Brazil to the USA?

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    1. Thanks so much Lois for all your comments. This idea came out of nowhere but it's been fun! I have to check into the shipping rates.

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  2. Hello! Hope your summer was good..or I mean winter for you:) your card is cute with all the bats and love the background. You are quite talented! Do you celebrate Halloween in Your neck of the woods? I am assuming no but am interested what you do celebrate...All Saints Day? Marni Gras..?

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    1. Hi Birgit!! Yes, we are the opposite. In spring now but it feels like summer, which I have no problems with. LOL . Glad you like the card!! I love doing Halloween. It's not a Brasilian holiday but all the English schools have some sort of party and lots here do embrace the idea. But no trick or treating...just parties. We also do All Saints Day when everyone goes to the local cemetery to pay respects.

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  3. How fabulous for you AND lucky for those in your class ! Love the card 🖤🖤🖤

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    1. Thanks so much Debra! Love doing these classes...always for a different charity, which makes it feel extra special. Glad you love the card!!

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