Monday, September 7, 2020

Pirate Hot Air Balloon Halloween card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Use Your Favorite Stamp".

We are showcasing the latest STAMPtember® products and although you probably don’t have these supplies yet we would like you to use Simon’s Exclusive Products if you have them. This isn’t necessary to join in with the challenge but we would appreciate it.

For this STAMPtember release I got the Etched Laurel Leaves die and no stamps, so I used my favorite Halloween Stamp set from Tim Holtz, the Mini Halloween # 3 set. Since this set came out I have used it every year! My other favorite stamp is the Hot Air Balloon from the Remnant stamp set, but unfortunately Simon Says Stamp no longer has it in the assortment. But they have plenty of other nice Hot Air Balloon items.


I started with stamping the hot air balloon and stamped it again on masking paper to mask it off, but I should have stamped the skull of the Mini Halloween # 3 set first, to make it a pirate balloon. But now I stamped  it on a loose piece, colored it with Distress Reinkers Antique Linen and Pumice Stone, cut it out and adhered it with double sided tape. The skull is actually a bit too big for the balloon, but I don't have a smaller stamp, and I love it anyway. I masked the balloon and built the background colors with Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Persimmon and Distress Oxide Black Soot. And later also with Nuvo Shimmer Powder Storm Cloud.


On top of the STAMPtember Etched Laurel Leaves I applied texture with Grit-Paste and painted it black with Distress Paint Black Soot and gave it a metallic shine with Bronze Age and Firebird Metallique wax. On top I placed a Creepy Eye, I distressed it a bit with Alcohol Ink Mushroom.



To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $25 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

How spooky is this!!! I love the skull balloon coming straight from the depths of hell!! I can almost feel the heat of the flames!! Very clever and absolutely fabulous!! :-)

Hope you have a great STAMPtember®
Lols x x x