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Monday, October 26, 2015

Glue Dots and Stampendous Blog Hop


Happy Monday friends. Today I'm sharing a project I created for the Glue Dots and Stampendous blog hop. For more info about this inspiration train, please check the Glue Dots blog here. There's a fun giveaway in store. 

If You’ve got it, Haunt it card
Designed by: Grace Tolman
Time: Approximately 25 minutes
Level: Beginner
Size: 4 ¼ x 5 ½ 
I used a few combinations of Glue Dots® adhesive to make this fun Halloween inspired card. 

Materials
Cardstock- (textured) Bazzill; (Black, Purple, White) Worldwin Papers
Stamp- Witch legs, Stampendous!
Glitter- Fall Micro Glitter, Stampendous!
Ink- Denim, American Crafts
Watercolor- Michael’s Craft store
Fun Foam- craft supply
Tools:
Advanced Strength, Glue Dots®
Stitch Glue Squares, Glue Dots®
1”, Glue Dots®
Paper Trimmer
Scissors
Ruler
Bone Folder
.

1. Cut out a white textured cardstock in half, cross wise. Fold the papers in half to create the cardstock base.
2. On a white plain cardstock, measuring 4 x 5”, adhere a 1”, Glue Dots® adhesive.  Pour some glitter over the adhesive. Tap or brush off the excess. Rub the glitter onto the adhesive to keep it from falling off later on. Clean up the excess glitter.
3. Repeat the process till you’ve created your background glittered paper using different glitters.
4. Stamp the witch legs, skirt and sentiment onto white cardstock pieces. Trim the pieces with the legs and sentiment into rectangular papers. Fussy cut the skirt image.
5. Color the witch legs and skirt using various watercolors. Set aside to dry.
6. Mat the witch legs and sentiment blocks with black cardstock using some Stitch Glue Squares, Glue Dots® adhesive.
7. Trim the glittered paper to 3 ½ x 4 7/8”. Mat the glittered pattern paper onto purple cardstock using some Stitch Glue Squares, Glue Dots® adhesive. Adhere to the card base with more Stitch Glue Squares, Glue Dots®.
8. Cut out a small piece of fun foam to fit the back side of the skirt image. Adhere to the paper using some Advanced Strength, Glue Dots®. Add some more Advanced Strength, Glue Dots® adhesive to adhere the skirt onto the card. *This technique allowed you to create dimension to the card.


Happy Birthday card
Designed by: Grace Tolman
Time: Approximately 25 minutes
Level: Beginner
Size: 4 ¼ x 5 ½
I used the same technique as my Halloween card but used a Mini, Glue Dots® adhesive instead.

Materials
Cardstock- (textured) White, Bazill
Vellum- WorldWin papers
Watercolor paper- Canson
Stamp- Witch legs, Stampendous!
Glitter- Fall Micro Glitter, Stampendous!
Ink- Denim and Mustard, American Crafts
Watercolor- Michael’s Craft store
Fun Foam- craft supply
Tools:
Advanced Strength, Glue Dots®
Stitch Glue Squares, Glue Dots®
Mini, Glue Dots®
Removable,  Glue Dots®
Black pen- Sharpie
Paper Trimmer
Scissors
Ruler
Bone Folder

Directions:
1. Make the card base using the textured white cardstock.
2. Cut a piece of watercolor paper measuring 3 ¾ x 5 ½
3. Stamp one cupcake design on a scrap paper. Fussy cut the design.
4. Stamp a cupcake design on the center of the watercolor paper. Adhere the cupcake design (stamped on scrap) right over the one you just created on the watercolor paper with Removable, Glue Dots®. Stamp two more cupcakes (one on the top and another on the bottom) of the center cupcake.
5. Color the design using some watercolors.
6. Add some Mini, Glue Dots® adhesive over the frosting side of the cupcakes. Add some glitter over it, tap and brush off excess. Rub the glitter onto the adhesive to make sure the glitter doesn’t come off in the future.
7. Add some mustard ink around the image using some sponge or blending tool.
8. Cut a 1” width vellum piece. Handwrite the sentiment using black marker. Add to the watercolor paper, fold the ends and adhere to the back of the paper using some Stitch Glue Squares, Glue Dots® adhesive.
9. Cut out fun foam measuring a little smaller than the water color paper. Adhere to the paper using some Advanced Strength, Glue Dots® adhesive. Add more Advanced Strength, Glue Dots® adhesive to the foam and adhere to the center of the card base.


Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time,
Grace

19 comments:

jcobb said...

Love the 'haunt it" card!! And the cupcake card is really pretty.

Stampendous said...

What a sweet set of cards! Your Witchy Legs are wickedly fun with those large glitter dots and popped up image and you can never have too many sparkly sprinkles on a cupcake! Fabulous job, thank you for playing along with us this week!

barbara macaskill said...

What a delicious duo of cards!!! I adore the fancy witches skirt and those cupcakes look good enough to eat!! TFS!

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your sparkly dots! The witches legs and skirt is so cute. I love the way you gave it added dimension.Viki in Kansas

Jean said...

So cute!

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like your glittery dots.
Sue in Ohio

cghundley said...

Your cards are so
cute and love all
that color!
Carla from Utah

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS cards Grace :)
LOVE the witches legs with the ruffled skirt and CUTE cupcakes, LOVE your SPARKLING dots too, such a COOL way to use glue dots => THANK YOU for sharing!!!
Tracy from Victoria, Australia

Sabrina said...

Oh my goodness.... I absolutely adore your cards and I really love your Halloween card!!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your cards are awesome. That cupcake looks yummy.

Amante del Papel said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I love your first card , is clean, simple, so beautiful and funny!
Katia from México!

Katie Plunk said...

Seeing all these awesome, creative projects are inspiring me to get busy making my own creations!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! Love the way you popped up the skirt for some fun dimension!

Mary Holshouser said...

the cupcakes look yummy.
Love the witch (or what you see of her)
Hadn't seen one with the skirt before but it looks good.
thanks for sharing.

karenajo said...

Cute cards - especially like the cupcakes and your pretty glitter dots !

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the Halloween stamp set and your fantastic idea.

L J Dogsmom said...

I say she's really GOT IT and I want that stamp set.
How clever to use the Glue Dots as sprinkles on the cupcakes.

vinita jain said...

Both of your creations are so sweet! Love the big Polka dots on first one with a beautiful image and love your cupcakes too!

Lesa said...

Love the cupcake card!