Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shatter Halloween Card

Layering stencils.
Can't seem to get enough of them. 
I was lucky enough to be sent one of the new "Shatter" Layering Stencils that was released today.  Super fine lines of webbing make up the stencil pattern...is it shattered glass? or a web? or a kaleidoscope?  I think it could be all of them depending on color and technique used.  Today, I decided to go the shattered glass Halloween route.  Follow along with me!
Gather some supplies:
Non Stick Craft Mat
Layering Stencil - Shatter
Black Soot Distress paint
Blending tool with foam pad
Distress Glitter - Spiced Marmalade and Pumice Stone
Mirrored
Lay the Shatter Stencil over a small piece of Mirrored, on the Non Stick Craft Mat.  Pounce the blending tool into the Black Soot paint.
Holding tightly onto the stencil, pounce the blending tool over the stencil until the Mirrored becomes black.
Lift the stencil and clean immediately with wet wipe or water and a dry towel.
While the paint is still wet, pinch a very small amount Distress Glitter and sprinkle over the wet paint.   Notice I didn't say "pour" the glitter on.  For this technique a pinch or two will do!
You can let it air dry or if you are impatient like me, get out the Heat Tool.
Once dry and cool, rub off any excess Distress Glitter with your fingers.
The surface has a lot of visual texture, but it's amazing how smooth the surface is when you run your fingers across it.  Kinda weird, but very cool.
I covered a piece of chipboard with black cardstock then cut it out with the new Sizzix Ornate Frame Bigz die.  Don't you love this die?  One of my all time favorites.
I made a pattern of the center oval with a little border.  Now you might be saying, "why don't you just use the center that came out the die?"  The answer...the center is somewhere on my desk and I can't find it.  It's just that simple.
Use the pattern to cut the Mirrored.  Adhere to the frame.
I pulled out my pad of Laboratorie paper to make the card front.
I chose one of my favorites with old prescriptions on it.
Before adding the frame to the card front I decided I needed some black flowers.  I had these left over from another project but they were really puffy and had a hard center.
Not any more.
I first painted the flowers with Black Distress Paint and let them dry.  Once dry, I pounced a bit of Distress Paint in Brushed Pewter over the black.  Creepy overkill on the paint I know.
I cut two feathers using the Sizzix Mini Feather and Inkwell set and Grunge paper.  Then painted each feather with Crushed Olive and Dusty Concord Distress Paint.  While the paint was till wet I dipped them into Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy.
Next step is adding the beautifully creepy flowers.  I scrunched them up before I glued them to the frame.  I also had a large vintage silver leaf that I cut into three pieces and tucked under the feathers and flowers.
A few Remnant Rubs from the Apothecary sheet...
Just for some added detail, I cut two small pieces of Linen Ribbon, then stretched it till it was more like webbing. 
I colored the two pieces of Linen Ribbon with Peeled Paint Distress stain, then just folded it in half and tucked it up under the flowers for a cool effect.
A little Dusty Concord Distress Ink around the edges and we're done!  Love it!
Oh, I did add this guy from the Remnant Rubs to the inside of the card!.

Hope this inspires you to get going on your Halloween card making!
Head over to Tim and Richele's blogs for more ideas using the Shatter Stencil!
Have a great week everyone!
carry on,
paula




55 comments:

  1. I love this. I've seen many current offerings but not really connected with any but this really inspired. Thank you for sharing x

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    1. thanks Deborah! Glad you liked the card!
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  2. WOW! I love anything with the mirrored sheets and Halloween,so this has made my day. Fantastic-I will be giving this a try.

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  3. I love what you did with the mirror sheet - very creative!

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  4. Wow!! So cool!! that stencil is a must!

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    1. thanks Kaz!! Loved your card on CC102 today!

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  5. Wow! Totally fabulous card. I love the way you used the new stencil. I also love the flowers and don't think they were overkill at all.

    This made me guffaw, "the center is somewhere on my desk and I can't find it. It's just that simple.", and also made me glad that I'm not the only one to do that!

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    1. oh Kathi, When I am working on something I always start organized but them all the paints and inks come out and a 100 other things! I am a messy when I am working on something!
      I did look in the garbage but it wasn't there either!

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  6. Love the wonderful black flowers and how you used the shattered glass stencil!!

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  7. Great Card! Love the stencil and the way you used it! Also love the card you did for class today (CC102) LOVED IT!

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    1. thanks Donna! Been on a card making frenzy over here!
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  8. wow. I'm just blown away. This is simply gorgeous.

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  9. OMG HOW COOL IS THAT... Oh I NEED SHATTER, and the linen ribbon and pumice stone glitter and mirror ...OMG I just spent over one-hundred last week for some MUST HAVES NOW THERE'S MORE ... okay I'm so EXCITED can't wait till my stuff come so I can play... thanks for inspiration ! Can't wait to see you cards from class (gonna take it when I get out of this cast... can't get around to get to my supplies)... SO EXCITED !!!

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    1. Rea, that is the perfect time to write down all the ideas of things you want to try. I love having time to sit and think!!

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  10. You've outdone yourself once again Miss Paula! I still don't have all of the stencils (The Doodle's been O.U.T!) and now I gotta have THIS one too!!

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    1. hey Sue, you made some amazing tags for cc102!

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  11. Love the idea using the linen tape like you did. Your card was great...now to get inky!

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  12. I know I should not be doing this but I am ROFLOL I love the picture of the roses and the hammer not any more just cracked me up . . . I think it sounds like a great thing today smooch roses! I love your card that is a great new stencil and see lots of use for it. Love the way you did the glitter and just looks like so much fun use!

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  13. Glad you "get" my sense of humor Michelle!

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  14. Great how-to's for this cool project! Totally cracked up at your "Why didn't I use the center that came w/ the die? Because it's somewhere on my desk and I can't find it." haha! Story of my life on almost a daily basis. Thanks for the chuckle and for keeping it real :)

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  15. Spooktacular card! Fab stencil, going on the wish list!
    Oh I so know about the... " it's somewhere on my desk" dilemma!
    Thanks for being real, and sharing your wonderful creativity.

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  16. Ack! I love it! Now I need that stencil too! :) Beautiful card!

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  17. Wonderful card! My wish list is growing and growing. Thanks for the super inspiration.

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  18. WOW!! Awesome new stencil and absolute great teachings!Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Fabulous card. Love that stencil on the mirror.

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  20. Wow! This is fabulous! Love that shattered stencil. Your card is amazing.

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  21. Love how you used the mirror with the web stencil. Not sure I would have thought of that. Nope. I don't think so. That's what's so great about your blog. Thanks!

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  22. Paula, you are amazing. I really love your projects and your style. You are the best!!! Thank you.

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  23. Oh, Paula, this is fantabulous! First, Tim's project got me wishing, then Richele's got me coveting, and now yours is making me drool with envy. I must get this stencil toute suite!

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  24. WOW!!! I love everything about this. Wonderful details, even on the inside. So pretty.

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  25. This post just left me grinning! First because the card is so clever and stunning. Second, your descriptions are priceless. Puffy flowers. Not any more. The center of the die cut is somewhere on your desk. Smile. Laugh. Giggle. Thanks for your down to earth tutorial and wicked sense of humor.

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  26. A WOW card and details, Paula! Inside, is great w/the skeleton. :)

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  27. Congratulations Paula, your work is really amazing! I can't stop reading you for inspiring me.
    Greetings from Spain!!

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  28. Beautiful!!!! Love that shattered mirror!

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  29. Paula i have no words! This is the most beautiful card for Halloween! I love it!!!!!!! Barbarayaya

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    1. thanks Miss yaya! Love what you are doing in CC 102! wish I had time to create more!

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  30. After losing the center oval, I'll bet that hammer in hand felt good! I like it that the flowers are smooshed. Nice card all around.

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  31. Great card! Understand completely about the missing center of the die. Sometimes it's not worth the search, or in my case it might cause a major avalanche to look for it.

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  32. fun! perfect timing!
    Sandra ltb

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  33. Paula, can I just say that Tim is breaking me! I keep ordering every time I see you create something else! I am so in trouble! ; ) Well I say I am too fat so forget spending money on food lets get Tim stuff! Yay! ; )

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  34. You crack me up! Love this card. I've got some of that linen ribbon coming, and I never would've thought to color it! Thanks!

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    1. you are going to love it Stephanie! Natural or colored it's good.

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  35. How cool is that. I love the web on the mirror. Great card.

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  36. How cool is that. I love the web on the mirror. Great card.

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  37. As ever, you are fearless with Mirrored. Always pushing it... I'm always excited to see what you will do with it next.

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  38. what a fabulours blog you have here..love the card

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  39. I haven't seen the Linen Ribbon before...I have to get some. You are the Queen of Details.

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