Friday, October 26, 2018

Happy Halloween with Louise!

Happy Friday, Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a couple of Halloween cards I made using the new Halloween color scheme of orange and teal.

Have you heard about the Teal Pumpkins? Houses that are offering allergy-friendly treats are supposed to put them in the window so kids with food allergies know they can trick-or-treat safely at those houses. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but it seemed like a good theme for my first card.

  • I used a pre-cut piece of patterned paper that was leftover from the August Club Q kit. I thought the subtle orange print was perfect for my theme.
  • I only have the one pumpkin stamp and I wanted 2 pumpkins on my card so I used a scrap of paper to mask part of the stamp when I stamped the first pumpkin. 
  • Since I can see through the acrylic stamp, it was easy to line up the stamp for the second pumpkin.
  • I colored the pumpkins using a water brush and PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Island Orange and Key Largo. I used the top of each ink case as a pallet for the ink.
  • The leaves are colored with the PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Cactus. 

I like the idea of a black card base for Halloween so I made my own from cardstock. I made the rest of the card using papers from the Spring Showers Paper Pack, inking all the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Island Orange or Key Largo.

For my second card, I used some leftover papers from my August Club Q kit. I thought this orange and blue print was just perfect for Halloween.  The images are stamped with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confession and the edges are inked with PowderPuff Chalk ink in Bermuda and Island Orange. The orange brad was also a leftover from my August Club Q. 

I hope I have inspired you to try this new Halloween color scheme.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
August 2018 Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Bermuda, Cactus, Key Largo, Midnight Confession, Island Orange

Other Products:
Acrylic stamps from Hero Arts
Generic black yardstick
Waterbrush from CTMH
Dye ink from YNS

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Halloween Treat Bags with Louise!

Hello  Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a little Halloween treat bag that I made using the Spring Showers Paper Pack, acrylic stamps, and PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

I don't have a cutting die for a little bag so I just made my own. I used generic white cardstock and added the patterned papers to the sides that show. 
  • Since I didn't need a specific size, I decided it was faster to approximate than to measure. 
  • I scored the shape of the bottom onto my cardstock: 2 horizontal scores and 2 vertical scores. 
  • I then hand-cut the around the scored lines to make the shape in the photo below with flaps for the adhesive.  
  • Since all the pieces that stick out are the same length (about 3"), this will fold perfectly into a little bag.

  • Next I measured the four rectangular faces and cut patterned papers to fit.
  • I used Spring Showers 101 edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Island Orange for the small faces and Spring Showers 102 edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confession for the larger faces. 

  • I used acrylic stamps with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confession to create these designs for the larger faces:

  • I adhered the patterned paper to the cardstock bag and added extra adhesive to the flaps.

Finally I closed up the bag, punched a whole in each of the small sides and added a twine handle.

 Halloween is 2 weeks away! I hope I have inspired you to create some quick and easy treat bags.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Island Orange, Midnight Confession

Other products:
Acrylic stamps from Hero Arts
Twine from The Twinery
Generic white cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 5, 2018

October Challenge: Geometric Design

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Louise here. Today is the first Friday of October which means it's time to reveal our new challenge...

Use Triangles or Create a Geometric Design

Today happens to be my son's 17th birthday which means that by the time you read this, he either will or won't have passed his driving test. I made him this card which has nothing to do with cars in case he doesn't pass. I used masculine colors and a geometric design based on triangles.

Before making the geometric design on the background, I started with a piece of Spring Showers 102 which I cut to the size of my card base. To add the design:

  • I used removable tape to hold the stencil in place while I applied PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Navy using my ink blending tool.
  • Next I rotated the stencil, taped it to other side and applied the ink in the same manner.

Here you can see the background of the card with the geometric triangle pattern:

I added the red triangles cut from the Secret Garden 103 paper and the sentiments from the Earth Wind Fire 500 paper. 

To make the arrow, I used my ink blending tool to apply PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Navy to a scrap of white cardstick. I cut the arrow using a metal die and then cut it in half. I applied more Navy ink directly to the edges and adhered the arrow as you can see above, 

All edges were inked with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Navy. 

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Navy

Other Products:
Ink blending tool from Ranger
Stencil from Heidi Swapp
Metal Die (arrow) from WRMK
Generic card base
Generic White cardstick

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!