August 31, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration #35, Roundup

Hey everyone!  This is the last Inspiration post for August over at STAMPlorations!  We have a great bunch of projects to share with you and if you want you can play along too.  You can CASE my card, or any of the other DT's cards, or CASE Tenia's Card from the CASEplorations post.  You can even CASE any of our cards from Inspiration Posts #31#32, #33, or #34.  As usual, there's prizes!  So, let me show you my card for today.

(All stamps are by STAMPlorations)

You ever have an idea for a card that suddenly pops into your head and just won't go away until you sit down and make it?  Well, that's what happened with this card.  I was thinking about ideas for cards and suddenly thought that I could make one of Shirley's funky houses into a haunted house!  First, I needed to create my cool, spooky sky and the hills.  I made a circle mask for my moon and began sponging on the following colours: Tangelo, Teal Zeal, Elderberry, and Nautical Navy (all by Memento).  I tried to make it seem kind of cloudy.  Then using a mask I made I sponged black for the hills.  I removed my moon mask and stamped my house (Houses set, The Bee's Knees) in black and coloured it all in except the windows with a black marker.  Then I stamped the iron fence colouring the tips in black as well.  I stamped the tree (Houses Extra set, The Bee's Knees) in black and stamped it again to give it a bit more movement.  I did some freehand drawing with the bats, pathway and tombstones.  I decided against a sentiment and matted it simply on the white card base.  Love how this turned out.  Especially my sky.  :-)

I hope you come on over to the STAMPlorations blog and check out all the other fabulous projects and maybe add your own!  Join us in September for a new round of Inspiration posts too!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes


  1. This is absolutely inspired, Kim! I've never seen a nicer haunted house ;)

  2. Kim, my jaw dropped when I first saw your card! What a fabulous idea, so imaginative, absolutely love it. ☺ xxx

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. What a card. What a show of inking technique. Such an inspired use of the various stamps. Fabulous creation, Kim.

  4. THIS. IS. GENIUS! I can't believe how cool your idea is. Wow! And all the techniques you showcased - wow! You're a maskermind!

  5. Fabulous card the night sky

  6. The sky is so spooky and coool! Love the way you have created the stunning! :)
    Suchi xx

  7. Kim, Holy C.... this is awesome! And the house do indeed look spooky and haunted. Fantastic that your idea turned out so perfect :)

  8. I love this idea and will be CASEing it!


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