Wednesday, October 21, 2015

VIDEO: Handmade Halloween: Day 2 ~ Spooky Card Set Using the MISTI & Unity Stamp Co.

Happy Hump Day!  I got super ambitious for Day 2 of my Handmade Halloween video series and busted out a set of SIX cards!  Now before you start thinking I spent an entire day on this video, I'll stop you by saying that I used my new MISTI tool and it made this project a total breeze! 

For those of you that aren't familiar with it, MISTI stands for Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented and it completely lives up to it's name!  It is a stamp positioning tool that allows you to place your stamps and then stamp over and over in the exact same location, perfect for creating multiples of the same card or making sure you get a nice crisp image on a really big, solid stamp - both of which I do in this project!

These cards feature some fabulous images from Unity Stamp Co. (they are the first company I ever bought stamps from and they have a very special place in my heart) and LOTS of distress inking!  By the end of this set I was inkier than the cards!  

These backgrounds were so much fun to create as I dug through all my vibrant colors to complete my technicolor, neon Halloween cards.  Overall, this card is a very simple layout and design and it would go pretty quickly if you only wanted to make one.  As it was, it only took me about an hour and half to create all six!  Thanks, MISTI!

I loved these cards so much I decided to enter them in a couple of challenges that are going on out there in the craft world. First, the Sparkle and Shine Challenge (because those Clear Droplets from the fabulous Pretty Pink Posh are sparkle perfection!) and also in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Monster Mash (cuz this spooky project was a monster undertaking for me!).  Go check those out and submit your entries to play along! 

I've listed all of the supplies used below as well as linked to the full video tutorial.  Don't forget to check out Day 1 of my Handmade Halloween series and stop back by in a few days for Day 3!  I hope you all enjoyed this set of six Halloween card featuring Unity Stamp Co.  I'll catch you next time!  Bye! 

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  1. I think your cards are absolutely faboulus!!!

  2. Beautiful Halloween cards! I love the way to use bright colors! Unusual for Halloween but so fun! Thanks for sharing with us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog! BArbarayaya

  3. Such a cute set of cards Tara, great job on them.

  4. These cards are so fantastic! I love how we were able to see them in so many different color combinations. I also really liked the checkerboard pattern on the ground. Your use of color is fabulous and I adore seeing Halloween projects in non-traditional color palettes. You did a remarkable job and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. All these Halloween cards are fantastic! Love the beautiful colors and images. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  6. These are so fun and colorful! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle & Shine!

  7. Fab cards - also, well done on being one of the five projects in the Designer Spotlight over on Simon Says Stamp x

  8. Wonderful Halloween cards ! Congrats on ya designer spotlight win at SSS x

  9. Cool Halloween cards. Love your videos.