Hello Friends. Today I would like to share with you the samples for my classes this weekend. Saturday is Halloween so what could be more appropriate than to stamp Halloween and Day of the Dead cards! Three of my four Halloween cards all use a new Impression Obsession clear stamp set called "Which Witch?" The set is loaded with cute images including two witches, a spooky eyeball border, a bat, a spider, a swirly background stamp plus two sentiments: Trick or treat and Happy Halloween! It's a great value!
How cute is this flying witch? She is off to wreak havoc on "All Hallow's Nigh!" The only thing cuter is the card at right which is a shaker card using the new shaker "pouches" from Impression Obsession. To me the term pouch" implies a soft container. These are actually hard plastic and come with a self adhesive border. Couple them with the pre-die-cut overlays and you have got a quick, easy yet very fun and impressive card to share with friends! My last card for this "spooky" class is this colorful ghost. Look at the detail in this stamp -- I love it! I embossed the background cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Divine Swirls); stamped the ghost and colored it with Copic markers; and added the sentiment (I-O too) and a moon brad from Making Memories.
If you are not familiar with the Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, celebration, it is a Mexican holiday celebrated on Nov 1 and 2. The holiday is dedicated to remembering and honoring the dead, and it is believed that the spirits of our loved ones return on these special days to be with family and friends. Day of the Dead celebrations often include building shrines to loved ones and placing favorite objects and foods around the shrine. Dancing friendly skeletons, most notably one known as Catarina, and bright colorful flowers are common images. My shrine (above) is dedicated to my Mom who loved to dance.
My other Day of the Dead card is a shutter card inspired by Mark Jetton from Deadbeat Designs. All the stamps are his. I hope you will join me for these classes this weekend!
News from The Stamp Act
Last week it was all about deliveries! Here's what arrived:
Impression-Obsession -- new stamps, shaker pouches and the new Rock the Block acrylic mount!
Cat's Pajamas -- new stamps
The Paper Cut-- Unique scalloped cards and layers; pop-up cards; new cardstocks; lots and lots of new cards and envelopes sets.
Heart of Texas Studio -- acrylic Christmas bulbs -- cute tags for packages; an acrylic house album perfect for Christmas memories!
Stop in soon and see what's new!