- It's Thursday and time to reveal this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge. This week it's a theme challenge..."Halloween"! And what could be spookier than this card! In retrospect, these spiders ended up a bit too realistic for me. Where's the spider spray? Pearls and glitter...distressing and twine! This card is a mixed bag of styles! And to show you how to achieve this vintage look through distressing, I have prepared a video tutorial!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- Beauty and the Beast! Are the "Spiders" from the Dark and Dreary stamp set creeping you out? Bring on the bling with Basic Pearls!
- What a tangled web we weave! This Cajun Craze embossed Spider Web was transformed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. A few little snips, which remove excess card stock, allow parts of the web to float over the surface of the Nite Owl Designer Series Paper.
- Prim and Primitive! Hemp Twine wraps around the card and also forms a spray under the Always Artichoke Big Designer Button. Basic Pearls dress up the 3/8" Twill Tape which has been aged with Early Espresso.
- Distressed over distressing? Watch the tutorial below, and learn how to achieve this vintage look through distressing! But please, read my apologies first!
Before you view this tutorial, I have to share this with you! I wanted this tutorial to be classier than my first one from THIS post. In anticipation, I got out my Flipcam, set everything up, and proceeded to film, when all of a sudden my Flipcam...flipped. "No problem", I thought to myself. I, with my newly found editing skills, would just edit that part. So with the innocence of a child, I set the camera back into position, and wouldn't you know it, my batteries were dead! I changed the batteries and finished filming with no further flipping. The editing was non-eventful. I had a cool title page and credits, and a few little bells and whistles. I cut out the part where the camera flipped. And then I uploaded my edited video to You Tube...and it would not upload! So what you see is once again an unedited version with no fancy titles or credits...and unfortunately the entire camera flipping episode is there in all its glory! Will you promise me that you will skip that part? And I am still learning...there are places where I was not within the camera's range. I vow that one day, I will get it right.
Remember, your comments are important to me! And never forget that that I am just an email away should you have questions about any of the cards that I make or the techniques that I use. I can hardly wait to see what you create for this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge. Until next time...
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Stamp Set: Dark and Dreary (W 120837; C 121151---Holiday Mini), Midnight Raven(116529---Holiday Mini), French Foliage (W 120845; C 121166 Holiday Mini); Ink: Basic Black (101179), Early Espresso (119670), Soft Suede (115657), Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker (119680), Tea Stain and Mahogony (118762 Distressing Essentials), Always Artichoke (105219), VersaMarker (100901); Designer Series Paper: Nite Owl (123012---Holiday Mini); Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Crumb Cake (120953); Tools: Color Spritzer Tool (107066), Distressing Essentials (118762), Stamping Sponges (101610), Sponge Daubers (102892), Big Shot (113439), Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120889), Heat Tool (100005), Cutter Kit (106958); Glitz and Glam: 3/8" Twill Tape (119970), Hemp Twine (100982), Basic Pearls (119247), Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons (121002---Holiday Mini), Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (101930)