Monday, September 7, 2015

Crafty Secrets September Challenge

Hello Everyone!
WOW!  Can you believe we are into the month of September?
These days/months/years are going by way-y-y too fast!!

Being the first Monday of a new month indicates a new
Challenge at Crafty Secrets.  
The Design Team's theme this month is Halloween or Back to School.  
I went with Halloween although we don't do much 
to celebrate other than hand out candy to about 200 kids!  LOL!

Here's my card and tutorial ... hope you like it!

Earlier this month I shared a couple of cards I created for another DT using the Bokeh technique.  Today I've used that same technique and will share with you how I did it.  I hope you'll give it a try.

The first thing I did was to print out the images/paper I wanted to use for my project using the Crafty Secrets 'Creating with Vintage Halloween' CD.  I brought my images into a Word10 document and sized them to my specifications.  The orange musical paper is 5x7 and I've superimposed the lacy tassel image across the top. 

 Next I created my own circle template by using the packaging from a die set and running it through my die cutting machine using a variety of circle dies.

 Now comes the fun!
I've secured my paper down using washi tape then position your 'stencil' over the top of your paper and sponge with your white CRAFT ink.  Let it dry a bit then move your stencil around and do some more.

While your background dries you can have fun cutting out your 'pieces and parts' that you want to use to create your card.  I used decorative scissors to cut around my focus image and a swivel craft knife to cut the pumpkin and cat.  I've also used a few die cuts to 'bring it all together'.

Challenges to share in:
Allsorts Challenge - Lots of Layers
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Inspiration Board

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!  For some fabulous tutorials, tips & tricks, please take a minute and check out what my team mates have created for you today.  Here's the hop list ...

Kathy Clement, DT Leader :

Ginny Nemchak:  https://pollyspaper.

Michele Kovack:

Sheila Rumney:

As always ...

Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Crafty Secrets digital paper from the 'Creating with Vintage Halloween' CD
Dies:  Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Finishing Touches 'MaidenHair Fern' #CED1433, XCut Dies - Leaves - XC503194, Spellbinder Shapeabilities 'Graveyard Scenes & Shapes' #S4-279


Diane said...

Spooky-awesome!! I LOVE how you have put this altogether! You need to teach how to do the layout to print when you come in Oct.....I need to know this!! Fabby project, once again!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Great tutorial, Dar! Nice to have you back!!

brenda said...

So many lovely layers here Darlene and great Autumnal colours as well, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

AnyOldCraft said...

Love the style and colours you have used.
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)

Jacee said...

Great design Darlene and a fab tutorial!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so fun! I love your card!

scrapally said...

Super cute card....thanks for the tutorial

Amber Milone said...

I just love the hokey effect on the Orange pape! Super cute layered card!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, this is so cool! I love the cat, especially. That's a really fun, easy way to do bokeh, too.

Mary said...

Very cute card, love how you incorporated many different elements into your design. Thank you for sharing your tutorial, this has inspired me to try my hand at this cool technique !!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

What a great tutorial and Halloween card you created Darlene. I love how you added the stencil and put it all together!
Great job, I'm so happy you came back to join in this Linky Party


Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts x

Planetsusie said...

Ooh I really am going to have to try this technique Darlene! Super card and your hand-made 'stencil' is amazing. You have inspired me to have a go with some of my packaging! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Jennifer Scull said...

not only did you use such a great vintage image, but I LOVE the technique you have shared with all of us! I had put a stencil similar to this on my wish list at an online store, but never even clued into the fact I could make one with dies and punches! you are genius! :)

love, love, love your card!
so nice have you drop by my blog, as always! have fun with your upcoming craft shows. maybe I could drop by one or two for a cup of coffee with a bloggy friend! grins!

Jo said...

Fab card & thanks for the tutorial on that super cool technique! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x