Simple Brush stroke card

Happy New Year! Welcome to a brand new year and playing with Halloween cards for the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog! I have to say I love how this card came along. This is a super duper old wood stam (the brush stroke one) by Art Impressions. Stamped it 3 times (flipping the image once in the middle) with 3 bright Halloween colors of dye ink. Added my black embossed matte guys with some foam and “boop”ed some bling with my new Bearly Art glue.

Here is a little close-up so you can see the embossing powder is matte. I stamped in black and the powder is clear.

This card is for the following challenges:

Thanks SNOW much Tag

One more tag for Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas: December 4 – Let it Snow with Lisa Spangler + Caryn Davies. This set is from a company no longer in business, unfortunately, but I love their little cupcakes so much! I created a snowy background by splattering some white paint into a blue tag and created a snowy hill with a Concord & 9th die cut.

Poinsettias = Home Tag


This cute little tag is for the December 5 – I’ll Be Home for Christmas with Elena Roussakis + Becky Roberts at Elle Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas!
This sweet tag has a cute mouse from Avery Elle and some poinsettias from an old set in my room that no longer has a manufacturer name. I watercolored the mouse w/ markers and added details with Prismacolor Pencils. For the flowers I stamped with a water-based ink that I knew it would bleed to use as a watercolor look. Here is a little close-up look at the mouse.

Fleece Navidad! – Day 3

This little “bread” tag is for the 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 Challenge at Ellen Hutson’s blog! As the title for the challenge says it’s 12 days with inspiration on tags w/ Caroles. December 3 – Feliz Navidad with Therese Calvird + Tiffany Pryce Russom. Believe it or not, I couldn’t find not one single FELIZ NAVIDAD stamp! I feel somehow that I have failed my fellow latinos. I must fix this problem really soon! LOL!!!! The llama stamp is by Sunny Studio, isn’t she cute! The scene was watercolored by me. The little tag is a super-duper old HUGE die from Sizzix called bread tags. Enjoy!

Santa Claus is Coming to town….. so be ready!

This little “bread” tag is for the 12 Tags of Christmas 2021 Challenge at Ellen Hutson’s blog! As the title for the challenge says it’s 12 days with inspiration on tags w/ Caroles. December 7 – Santa Claus is Coming to Town with Amy Tsuruta + Jill D Hawkins. I thought what better way to be ready for Santa than “baking” some cookies for the jolly guy! These tiny cookies are from Christmas Mice set by Avery Elle. I colored the cookies with Arteeza markers which I blended with a brush and water onto Bristol Smooth paper. Blended Twisted Citron Distressed Oxide ink onto the background and added some hand watercolor hearts and a sentiment (which I can’t find the set it belongs to, oops!) The little tag is a super duper old HUGE die from Sizzix called bread tags.

I am back with more Halloween!!!

Between computer problems (no computer at all) and the computer being slow it was painful to post or do anything online. You should see new and old cards that I created, but haven’t posted here.

I am going to start today with this adorable Catrina by Stamp Anniething. She was stamped in Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored with Arteeza brush markers and water. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. This cute card is for the Two Old Bats Design Team.

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge runs from the 2nd to the 28th of the month and the theme is always Halloween… ANYTHING related to Halloween! So have some fun with it and take a break from Holiday cards. LOL!!!

This sweet Catrina can be changed to be an obvious Halloween card or anything card by just changing the sentiment. Do not let a Halloween-looking image only be used during Halloween! This is for a friend of mine that loves Halloween, dark, skulls, and anything on that theme. The only thing I changed on this card was the sentiment.

btw. did you see the doodling on the pattern paper? Such a simple addition made the paper pop! I doodled both in white and in black.

Challenges: Two Old Bats, CraftySentiments, 4 Season Challenge, The Cutie Pie.