Friday 13 October 2017

Hello Halloween Series | Stamping Mashup

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Typically when I create a card - as well as many other card makers out there - we tend to stay within a brand. Not to say we don't own many brands, but I see very few cards that are a mashup of various companies all in the same card.

It makes sense for design teams or people working for a particular company, but for the solitary card maker in his or her own craft room? Not so much. And yet, I find myself doing just that; all the time.

Today, I wanted to share my stamping mashup. This card includes images from Close To My Heart, Simon Says Stamp, My Favorite Things and Recollections.

To begin, I stamped the cloth jar lid from Recollections using CTMH Goldrush ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock, then masked that off; I stamped the larger jar using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and masked that, then stamped the smaller jar. Both the jars have a ring at the bottom of them (like under the frog) but I had done some stamp surgery long ago to take those out.

In the smaller jar, I stamped the toad from MFT's "Witch Way is the Candy?" set and used a 0.3 Staedtler pigment liner to draw the ring back in and some glass highlights.

I stamped the skulls in the larger jar from CTMH's "Frightfully Fun" set, and used the same pigment liner to draw twine around the top of the fabric lid.

I stamped the green ooze at the top from Simon Says Stamp's "Trick or Treat" set with CTMH Pear ink.

After all the stamping was done, I added the masks back to all the images and sponged on Hickory Smoke, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord Distress inks to the background.

Once that was dry, I removed all the masks and coloured the images with Copic marker. The greeting is from the CTMH set as well, stamped in Archival ink.

Finally I adhered the panel to a piece of black cardstock, then mounted the entire lot to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss out on any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.


  1. OMGosh this is so cute. Love the mash up. You are right, I do tend to stick within the same company, (mostly because I am OCD about things being put back away within the same set) but you're right, mixing it up is fun. I'm going to start doing that too. I love the "stamp surgery" lol.

  2. Awesome card, Trina! You make your Aunt Shirley proud as well! Where are you purchasing your Simon Says sat,ps. I've not been able to find any locally here in Edmonton. Don't really want to go State side if possible. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Suzanne Cole

    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I get the majority of my stamps from they are by far the best online stamp shop I've found. They are state side, but the best I've seen. :)


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