7 Days of Halloween Day 2 – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween 2018 Ephemera “Palm Reader” Halloween Card

7 Days of Halloween Day 2 – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween 2018 Ephemera “Palm Reader” Halloween Card

Hello Again,

Welcome to Day 2 of my 7 Days of Halloween. Today I am featuring a super simple Halloween card. This card took me under ten minutes to make and is an easy way to use up bits of Halloween scrapbook paper, ephemera and toss in a bit of your favorite Halloween stencil too.

This project started with a standard black card ( 5″ x 6 1/2″ Landscape). I took a piece of Halloween scrapbook paper from a packet I had bought at Hobby Lobby and trimmed a 1/4″ off each side with my paper cutter so when I taped it to the card it would leave a black border. I used double sided tape to place the scrapbook paper onto the background. Now prior to taping the background down I did edge it with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Carved Pumpkin. I also added to the background using black archival ink thru a “spirit board” stencil from StrumpetStencils on etsy (links below). I then picked out my pieces of ephemera I wanted from my Idea-ology Halloween 2018 Ephemera pack and edged those with Distress Oxide in Black Soot and Carved Pumpkin. I then used sticky thumb adhesive dots to attach them to the page, with some dimension. Voila!  A super quick and super easy Halloween card.

You can see the process video here: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween 2018 Ephemera “Palm Reader” Halloween Card

Here are some photos to stir those creative juices:

I know we love to save them but it’s time, break out those ephemera bits and get to making! Happy Halloween. I see a lot of fun in your future!

Here are all the supplies I used to make this card.




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Under the Sea- Alcohol Lift Ink Mermaid Background

Under the Sea- Alcohol Lift Ink Mermaid Background

Hello, Lovelies,

Happy Saturday! I am back again with yes more Alcohol Lift-Ink because I am obsessed right now with seeing all the fabulous ways I can use this new supply. Today I bring you a fun summer themed background. I used the  5″ x 7″ Alcohol Ink Yupo paper and my new mermaid stamp to create a luscious, cool under the sea background. I’m not sure what she will bloom into yet, whether it’s a card or a tag, but at least I have the background for my stash.

This one was very easy:

  1. I used the Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper
  2. I applied several blue and purple colors of Alcohol Ink
  3. I used the Alcohol Blending Solution on a felt applicator to add more movement
  4. I used the Alcohol Iift-Ink and my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the mermaid image
  5. I then used the stamp on a distress tag to transfer the alcohol ink that lifted.

Voila! Instant card background.

You can watch my process video here: Alcohol Lift-Ink Mermaid Background

Here are some stills of the vibrant colors. Makes me want to go swimming!

Are you ready for summer! I sure am! I hope this brought you some summertime inspiration. Time to break out those alcohol inks and put then to new uses! Happy Crafting!

Below is my supply list.
Some items are affiliate links and any purchases
made thru these links help to fund my youtube videos and websites.

Affiliate Links:

Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad
http://bit.ly/2N3onty (Ranger)

Alcohol Lift-Ink Reinker
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Alcohol Ink (Pool, Patina, Turquoise,
Purple Twilight, Aqua)
http://bit.ly/2NHJhzC (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2L5klDS (Blitsy)

Yupo Paper 5″ x 7″
http://bit.ly/2Ld6lrK (Ranger)

Alcohol Ink Blending Solution:
http://bit.ly/2KYnuFj (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2m7AIl9 (Blitsy)

Felt Applicators:
http://bit.ly/2um5t9L (Ranger)

Tim Holtz Distress Tags (Mulit-pack)
http://bit.ly/2m9vtl1 (Ranger)

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Non-Affiliate Link:
Stampendous- Mermaid Stamp


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