Thursday, September 24, 2009

HSE Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hope Stamps Eternal Halloween Blog Hop! There is a TON of fabulous Halloween stuff available in the HSE store, and the HSE Sweeties wanted to showcase these goodies for you today, giving you plenty of time to plan your own Halloween cards and gifts!

Now, if you didn't arrive here through Tammy's blog, go back to the beginning and start on Rachel's post so you don't miss out on a thing! As you travel through the blogs, be sure to comment on each one by Sunday at 11pm EST, because one of us is the Secret Sweet Stop. One of the commenters on the Secret Sweet Stop blog will be randomly selected to win some amazing blog candy (shown on Rachel's post), but you don't know which one of us has it!

And, as you travel through the blogs, take note of a special letter highLighted in each blog post. Put those letters together in order and you'll get a Promo Code for 25% off EVERYTHING in the store from now through this Sunday, September 27! This includes all new and clearance items (though does not include pre-orders). Once you have put together the Promo Code, just enter it at checkout (use ALL CAPS when you enter it) to automatically receive the 25% discount.

Ok, now on to my cards! The first one uses lots of fun stuff from the HSE store! The main image is from the Inkadinkado mini clear set called Witches Brew and is heat embossed to really make her pop. The sentiment is from another Inka mini clear set called Scary Words. I first stamped it in Plum Pudding ink and then stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black ink to create a shadowed look. I then traced over it with a black Spica glitter pen for some sparkle. The scalloped mat for the main image is punched out of the back of the Imaginisce Bestitched paper and all of the other fabulous patterned papers featured are from the Basic Grey Eerie pad. On each of the scallops is a small black stone from the Zva Creative Mixed Rhinestones Wheel and along the side and top of the card you'll see larger black stones from the Zva Creative Jet Crystal Lines. The last thing I want to mention about this one is that the main image panel is popped up with foam adhesive dots.

Now for the second card, I started with a 4.25" square base and really wanted to showcase some of the same Basic Grey Eerie paper that I used above. I then added a little topper using Happy Halloween, yet another fabulous Inka mini clear set. This sentiment fit perfectly inside the pink Marvy circle punch, and then I matted it onto a larger black scalloped circle. On each of the scallops here, I adhered a yellowish teardrop shaped gemstone, also from the Zva Creative Mixed Rhinestones Wheel. Sorry for the glare on the embellishment toward the bottom - that's an orange button with a big clear Zva Creative Crystal Dot.

I hope you like what you've seen! To continue on your Blog Hop journey, please visit Carolina at her Creative Pad!

Supplies
Card 1
Stamps: Witches Brew, Scary Words
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Plum Pudding
Paper: Imaginisce Bestitched, Basic Grey Eerie, PTI Plum Pudding
Other: Zva Creative Mixed Rhinestones Wheel, Zva Creative Jet Crystal Lines, adhesive dots, Marvy mega oval and giga scalloped oval punches

Card 2
Stamps: Happy Halloween
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Grey Eerie, PTI Ripe Avocado and Lavendar Moon
Other: Zva Creative Mixed Rhinestones Wheel, Zva Creative Crystal Dot, PTI Orange Zest button, Marvy mega circle and giga scalloped circle punches

33 comments:

  1. Fabulous projects! I love the embossing on the first card, it really makes this witch pop! The sentiment looks great in the circle! Love the rhinestones you added!

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  2. OK..I've got to break out these stamps. Love that witch!!

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  3. These are terrific! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. great cards, love the papers, thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Love your cards Jess! You really know how to rock those Zva crystals!

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  6. Great cards, Jess! Great showcase of the Eerie papers, and the bling is fantastic!

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  7. So cute....This blog is really getting me motivated....don't want to be at work. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hey girl! These are fantastic! Man, I can't get enough of the Eerie paper!!

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  9. Spooootacular cards!!! Love the original design on each and such perfect color combos!!!

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  10. Wow, great cards. I love the paper on the Happy Halloween card.

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  11. Just travelin' along singing a song and getting along. Bye, bye, bye...

    Thanks for sharing,

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  12. Great cards. Love that paper and the witch is just wonderful.

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  13. Awesome Halloween cards. I love that oval with the witch!

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  14. I love Halloween and I love the 'Eerie' paper you used on your cards. tfs

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  15. Very cool background paper!

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  16. Great silhouette! It's nice to showcase the designer paper.
    Sharon L

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  17. Great cards ~Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. I think Witches are so important to Halloween. Cute cards.

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  19. Great cards! Love the colors you used.

    ~Mary

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  20. cool cards!! cool witch stamp!

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  21. Great cards! love the yellow gemstone.Awesome cards!

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  22. Fabulous cards! Love the purple backgroud with the papers; it makes them pop.

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  23. Love your cards - beautiful work!

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  24. Your cards are fantastic. I would never have used the stripe paper like that for a halloween card! I know - I am slow.

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  25. Awesome paper and colors. Very spooky! Love your projects.

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  26. Both cards are just awesome! I love the DP. Thanks for sharing!

    Susan H.
    tomsue@charter.net

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