Hi Guys! I’m thrilled to welcome you to an exciting collaboration hop with two fantastic craft brands – Picket Fence Studios and Pear Blossom Press.
Together, we’ve curated an enchanting series of videos to inspire your creativity and fill your heart with joy. Throughout this hop, you’ll discover delightful cards featuring your favorite stamps and dies from Picket Fence Studios, complemented by the magical touch of lights from Pear Blossom Press. Get ready for a journey filled with bright ideas and endless crafting possibilities! Oh, and don’t forget to leave comments as you hop along, because you could win a fabulous $25 store credit! Now, let’s dive into the charming world of Franken-Cute!
Our creative adventure begins with the adorable “Franken-Cute” Stamp Set from Picket Fence Studios. Trust me; this set is just friggin’ cute! But before we delve into the stamping magic, I have a fun idea to create rustic wood panels that will add a touch of whimsy to our card.
I pulled out the Texture Fades Lumber embossing folder from Sizzix Alterations to create these delightful wood panels. A touch of Simon Hurley’s weeping willow ink gave them a lifelike wood grain texture that’s simply fabulous!
Adding Character to Frank
Now, let’s bring our lovable Frankenstein monster to life! Using Simon Hurley’s later gator ink, I stamped Frank in multiple layers, adding some shady for a deep, dark green shade. He’s turning out to be a true masterpiece!
To make Frank’s details pop, I used WOW! clear embossing ink and WOW! clear embossing powder to keep those lines crisp and sharp, even after adding some color.
The Magic of Lights
Now, the real magic begins as we add lights to our card! I carefully created a vellum layer to form Frank’s eyes and used a craft knife to cut them out with precision. With lights peeking out behind his eyes, Frank comes to life with an enchanting glow!
Creating the Haunting Atmosphere
To set the eerie scene, we designed a window frame using the same wood panels we crafted earlier. Frank appears to be peeking out into the unknown, adding a touch of mystery to the card.
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Did I forget to mention this? There is a Hop Giveaway!
Isn’t this card just too cute and spooktacular at the same time?
But wait, there’s more!
Every good hop has prizes, right? So Picket Fence Studios and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $25 store credit! Comment on this post by August 12, 2023 to be entered to win. Winners will be posted on the Pear Blossom Press Blog on August 14th. (Visit Pear Blossom Press for complete contest rules.)
Here is the rest of the lineup!
As we wrap up this thrilling video hop, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Picket Fence Studios and Pear Blossom Press for this incredible collaboration. Their stamps and lights have added an enchanting touch to these cards, inspiring us all to embark on our crafting journeys.
So, unleash your creativity, and create your very own Franken-Cute cards! Don’t forget to join the hop, share your thoughts, and enter for a chance to win those amazing store credits.
Thank you for hopping along with me! Until next time, happy crafting!
And remember, If I can make it, You Can Too