Monthly Archives: October 2014

Trick or Treat dress-up

Hello

I have a fun card to share today using some old Sizzix Original Dies.

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I absolutely adore the Sizzix Body Collection of dies and wish I had more, however I thoroughly enjoy the ones I do have and enjoy getting the most out of them.

In this card, I started with 4 bodies and decided they were a group of girls all going Trick or Treating.  I then proceeded to create outfits for each.

Here is each girl individually and the dies used:

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Pumpkin girl

Spellbinder label for the Pumpkin body

Sizzix cowboy boots

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Spider girl

Spellbinder Octagon nestie for the body

Sizzix shoes

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Ghost girl

Spellbinder label – which I positioned back in the die once cut and repeated to create the shape

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Frankenstein girl

Spellbinder label cut twice for the mask

Sizzix overall die and shoes

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Lastly, I cut some letters using an XCut alphabet die.

Happy Trick or Treating!

Mezzy.

Halloween Haunted House

Hello

I have a project to share today which I thoroughly enjoyed making.

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I started with a Gelli Print onto waste cardboard for the background and a further print in a different colour for the base of the picture.

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I cut the Sizzix Haunted House die in 3 shades of card; black, brown and fawn. I cut sections of the paler die cut for the roof and used the black layer to create a shadow by offsetting it slightly.

I added some detail with a fine black pen to create some “brick” shapes.

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I used the Sizzix Tree die on cardboard box card and cut down to create more of a branch effect.

I cut a moon shape out of some white foam and positioned behind the house and branches.

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Using the XCut alphabet die, I cut Halloween and arranged and lastly, I added a collection of white ghosts using the Quickutz ghost die.

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I hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting

TTFN.

Mezzy

Lime Botanical

Hello

I have another card to share today, using the wonderful Spellbinder Botanical Swirl die.

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I started by cutting the fabulous Spellbinder Botanical Swirl die in white and wrapped a lovely piece of spotty lime ribbon around the border which I had left.

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A simple couple of matt layers of patterned and plain card stock highlight the die cut.

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Then as a finishing touch I used some complimentary die cut Spellbinder leaves and positioned them just behind the ribbon with a chipboard shape to finish.

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I hope you like it.

TTFN.

Mezzy

Pink and Blue Floral

Hello

I have a quick card to share today built around a simple floral stamp.

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I stamped my image and trimmed to a neat square.  I coloured using alcohol ink pens and watercolour paint.

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I cut a selection of Spellbinder flower dies and arranged around my stamped image, with some added jewels.

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Together with the additional co-ordinating card layers, I added a contrasting blue border cut down from a larger die to create a frame.

I hope you like it.

TTFN.

Mezzy.

Autumn Leaves are Falling Down

Hello

I have another autumnal card to share today.

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For my tile card, I started by cutting 12 pieces of card, each 2 inch square (twinchie size), from 4 different shades of green.  I then used some Spellbinder leaf dies on each square cutting theshape over the edge to leave the negative shape.

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I cut a further 12 tiles and painted with shades of green acrylic paint, leaving lots of paint strokes for added texture and interest.  I mounted my tiles together using 3D foam tape to add height and arranged them into a grid, then mounted all of them onto a piece of card and patterned paper.

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I painted the chipboard letters to co-ordinate and arranged them onto my grid with skeleton leaves.

Thanks for visiting.

See you again soon.

M.