Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop September 2017

Welcome everyone!  I am so excited to be a part of The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for September 2017. This month the theme is Halloween. How can we go wrong with some spooky fun, as Halloween is just around the bend.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – JENNIFER VAN WART or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you get see all the projects and creative inspiration.
At the moment you are visiting JENNIFER VAN WART. 

I created two special cards for your spooky pleasure. I have provided some basic instructions on how each of them came together. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

This card is what I like to call an "Easy Peesy" card, with a touch of Bling, of course! I first stamped the cute little beakers from the Spooky Cat stamp set in black ink. I then took Stampin' Up!'s watercolor pencils and colored them in with different line marks to give the affect of liquid in them.  After this was done, I used a blender pen to blend the colors to a smooth finish.

Once this step was all set, I stamped two Pick Your Potion images from the Festive Phrases stamp set.  One was in Fresh Fig and the other in Basic Black ink.  I cut down the words on the basic black image and saved the caldron for a later project (remember ya never know where you might use that extra cute image).  You can see each step in the picture below. 

I then added some dimensionals to the back of this image and put it aside.
Next I took my favorite adhesive, tear and tape, and our fun 7/8 black and white striped wire ribbon. I trimmed down just the perfect strip and added some tear and tape to the back.

Then I assembled the ribbon to the card front, added the Pick Your Potion phrase on top of the ribbon in the center, and added some fun Gold Enamel Shapes and Wink of Stella for some Bling!

The finished card shows whimsical fun, with a touch of bling.  I hope you think it is super cute like I do.

For my next card I was inspired from Disney's Haunted Mansion. I like to call this one my Haunted Chandelier. It's kind of ironic, I am totally anti-spider, but what is more scary then spider webs and a spider for this spooky chandelier??!! I think it gives it just the right spooky touch.
I can't lie, this is probably one of my most unique stamp sets I own and I truly see every occasion with this one.  First I stamped the chandelier in Fresh Fig.
Next I added a touch of basic black bling and a spider. (I do NOT like

For this next step I used some fun silver enamel shapes and one of my most loved embellishments from the Holiday catalog, our Black Rhinestone Jewels.  I absolutely LOVE these!!!
While this card has a spider, I just felt there needed to be a crow too.  I think it gives it an added spooky flair.  Taking some of our beautiful Black Crochet Trim and adding a cute sentiment, this card looks pretty good just as is....however, with a spider there is almost always some webs.....(did I mention I do NOT like spiders??!!!

So I added one more element that really pulls everything together...Spider webs!!!
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop. There are truly so many amazing ideas and so much inspiration, you definitely don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – JENNIFER VAN WART, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.