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Brewing Up A Scary Halloween!

>> Saturday, August 26, 2017

Good morning!

This first card I thought I'd make a sort of background with make October 31st Square 306F.  Each square is raised up with foam tape. The other stamps used: Trick or Treaters Last Stop 277L and Vertical Happy Halloween 538D. I made my sky and eerie green and there is fog rising up from the ground where the kids are walking and around the house on the hill.  My moon looks a bit Tim Burton'ish.
The rectangle dies with the fun stitching is new for me from Memory Box.  I also used square stitched dies and Rectangle stitched dies from MFTs.   The Web embossing folder is from Taylored Expressions.

PS. My daughter's birthday is Oct. 31st! Ha! I did not think that was very funny when it happened but I've grown used to it over the years!  You should have heard me pleading to her NOT to come out yet!!!  Wait till Nov. 1st PLEASE!
She did not listen to her mamma!  She will be 40 this year, yikes!

This next card is using the Bubbling Beaker 253F, Brewing Halloween Greeting 308F and Magic Potion Shelf 537H. I've used the Memory Box stitched dies again and MFTs dies.  I fussy cut the Beaker to sit on the purple raised frame.
I put some Crystal Stickles on the bubbles that have come up out of the "liquid" just to give them a bit of sparkle (because they are magic of course).
On the long turquoise rectangle I did a bit of re-sizing with my die because normally it is not long and narrow like this. This technique works best with rectangle and square dies that have only one stitch line as you have to move the die and match up cut and stitch lines but in this case I used the largest die making it so that I could cut off the ends (which could not match up because of the irregular stitch lines).

Adjusting the size is really easier to do than it may look.
Below is one I did as a tutorial on my blog, it is making a die longer here.
To elongate a rectangle, place the top plate of your cutting sandwich just to but not covering the bottom horizontal cut (the die will ONLY cut where the top plate is), then, after your first cut, take the die out and place it on the cut but further down and place the top plate so that it cuts only the extra length and not across the horizontal top. 

 You can see the top plate does NOT go over the end.  I use removable tape to hold my die in place.
This can be done to make it narrower as well, just use the same technique.

Thanks for visiting today!


nwilliams6 said...

Robin, great way to use old and new images. Love the 4 squares on the first along with the great sky. Super colors and potions/brews on the second. Fun!

Shelia said...

Great cards, Robin. I really like how you used the 4 squares on the first one.

Sue said...

You're cards are always so bright and cheerful Robin! Incredible coloring too! 2 very fun sketches today - and I love your tutorial on elongating the die - I always forget I can do that, so thanks for the reminder! Yours came out perfect!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Your bright Halloween card is just fabulous, Robin! Love the bright colors & festive look of this.

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