Spooky! – The Nifty Pixel

Happy Friday!!! I am so much looking forward to this weekend and hoping that I can squeeze in lots of creative free time in my studio. My hands are itching for some creative time!!!

I have not been creating that much the past months – I mean, I never quit creating, but daily life just got in between and I didn´t have the energy to create as much as I used to. Slowly, but surely I again feel the need to create more. And it feels good!

So without further ado, here is an overload of spooky,  hybrid cards!! Created with the lovely Halloween digi kit by The Nifty Pixel called Cadaverous Charm.

Be warned, some of the cards are, well, kinda different… Here goes:

I´ve used only one A3 sized piece of background paper (the star paper from the kit) on the background of almost every single card. Everything else is pretty much from the Elements Pack. I´ve just again printed those images onto a piece of A3 sized paper with my Epson color printer and fussy cut them. Some Glimmer Glaze, glitter glue, stencils & paste and white pen to go with it and these cards were ready in just no time!

And something I came up with while working on these cards – now this might not be anything that special for you, but I just never thought of the possibilities before… I printed the patterned papers from the kit into A3 size (that means FULL A3 paper size of patterned paper!!!). Now that opens up totally new possibilities. Why print only the regular scrapbooking paper size on the A3 sized sheet when it´s much more clever to use the whole sheet surface for printing. That way I can create a layout from the sheet and have enough „leftovers“ for cards and other stuff too!!! See here:

…and after realizing the obvious, I was like: „Why on earth didn´t I think of this in the first place!!!“ 🙂 🙂 🙂

Happy hybrid times, lovelies!!!
xxx, Sanna

Used products:
Cadaverous Charm Collection by The Nifty Pixel

Trick or Treat Halloween Tag – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello and Happy Halloween! Today I´d like to share with you a fun Halloween tag. I´ve used a selection of various Canvas Corp Brands products on this one – 7gypsies, Tattered Angels and Cancas Corp.

Here is how I created the card:

I first fussy cut a frame from a 7gypsies tissue paper sheet. I also chose to use two tags of various sizes in combination.

Next I used Ranger´s Matte Medium for adhering the tissue frame onto the bigger tag. You could also use plain tissue paper and create your own frame onto it with a frame stamp.

Next I grabbed a 7gypsies stamp and added random stamping onto both tags with a waterproof ink (Archival by Ranger).

After that I used both Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Mist to color the tags in purple and orange tones and let them dry. You can naturally choose another color combination of your choice, but in my opinion purple and orange make a nice Halloween combo.

When the first layer of spray ink was dry, I added some color splatters in the opposite tone onto each one and used a heat gun to dry them.

Next I added a piece of gaffer tape (but you could also use self adhesive ribbon or washi tape or twine for this purpose too) for decoration onto the smaller tag and glued the number 31 onto it. I also outlined the tag with a black Sharpie and added some stapled details for additional interest.

Following the same idea I also outlined the bigger tag using a black Sharpie. Then I added a black skull sticker into the middle of the tissue frame and glued a chipboard skull over it that I had first misted with orange spray ink.

Then I went over to the last fun part of finishing the tag with various details. I used 7gypsies rubbings, black twine, orange and black Glimmer Glaze, a metal pin, some cork stars and other little bits and pieces from my stash to add even more interest to the tags.

I glued the tags together with a strong paper glue, but you could also just staple them together.

Finally I also added a dymo sentiment on top of it all.

And if you are not that keen on using skulls, you can replace them with any other halloween themed motive of your choice. The fun part about creating tags is that you can add layers and layers of color, mediums, stamping, rub-ons and embellishments of your choice and you will always end up with a different kind of tag. There are no limits in how you choose to create your tag – don´t overthink it, just have fun!!

And when finished, you can add the tag to go with a Halloween present basket or use it as part of your Halloween table decoration – whatever you prefer, there are so many possibilities. You can even add the tag to a card or on a scrapbook layout.

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween weekend!!! Have fun!!
xxxx, Sanna

Used materials: for more information read the detailed blog post HERE on the Canvas Corp Blog – you will find direct links to the used products there too.