Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pleased to Meet You...Hope You Guessed My Name

Happy World Card Making Day!!
In honor of this cardmaking holiday, the Design Team at Bombshell Stamps has brought you a very special blog hop! Don't know what World Card Making Day is? Well,straight from the WCMD website, " It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making. Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family."

The Bombshell Hotties have chosen to bring you holiday/travel themed cards to kick off the holiday card making season, so join in on the fun! Once you've viewed my card, use the links at the bottom of this post to hop over to the other participating Bombshell Stamps DT members and take a look at theirs.

In keeping with my 31 Days of Halloween here on Smeared and Smudged, I've opted to share with you a Halloween themed card. It features a stamp from the Bombshell "Cherry Bomb" set which, in my opinion, is PERFECT for Halloween! Have you guessed his name?

*click pic for larger view*

To make my red devil come to life, I made a toilet paper mold. I know, it sounds kinda funny, but if you've never done it you have to try it! It's really simple and produces a very neat embellishment. Lay your stamp face up and tear off about 10 squares of white toilet paper. Spray your first sheet with water and lay it over your stamp. Wet it some more, and then use a paintbrush to gently push the paper down into the grooves of the stamp image.

Repeat with each sheet of paper and be sure to press out all the air bubbles as you go. When you're done, take a paper towel and press it over the top with all your might! This will ensure that you have a good solid image mold, and take away some of the excess water. Let it sit a few minutes before you gently peel the mold off your stamp. Use watercolors or reinkers to add color to the front of your mold, or leave it white. You can also tear the edges away, but be very careful. Then just let it sit and dry (or if you're impatient like me, set in a 200 degree oven on a cookie sheet until it dries out, be careful not to burn it!).

The spider web stamp I used is from the Bombshell set "Tattoo Backgrounds", and I embossed this in black onto a transparency sheet. The creepy word was printed from my computer. I used acrylic paint on my black card base, and then I just pieced my card together with the embellishments!

I hope you enjoy making your toilet paper molds as much as I did, and I'd be thrilled to see them if you want to share in a comment.

Now I have a very special giveaway to tell you about. I know that even with the best intentions, not everyone gets to make their own cards. So I'd like to offer an assortment of cards that one person can use to connect with their loved ones. Receiving a handmade card can be a wonderful experience, and I'd be honored to help one of you share the love! Here are the cards in the assortment:

To enter into the drawing, leave a comment on this post with your name and email(or website, some way I can contact you!) and you could be the big winner! I'll be drawing tomorrow morning. Now, visit the other Bombshell ladies! If you're really looking for a treat, visit the Bombshell Stamps website for awesome stamps, a super cool forum, and a rockin' gallery. And happy card making!


Glittery Katie




Sarah K



  1. Thats awesome... I have to call you today to tell you what steven and I were talking about last night!!!! Your gonna likey!!!!!

    you know my info

  2. Oh my goodness!

    That is just about the coolest technique I've ever seen. I can't wait to try it out.

    Have I told you lately how inspiring I find all your work - you really step outside the box and it's always wicked cool.

    Great job. Expect to see me following you around like a puppy in the future :-)

  3. Wow this is a very cool technique!! You are a very creative chick! Great work!

  4. Very cool and creep card, thanks for sharing how to with us!

  5. I've seen this technique before but never tried it because I thought it would be difficult. Thanks for the tutotial! Now I'm gonna have to try it! Great project!

  6. What a cool technique! I can't wait to try it.

  7. Great card. Awesome technique and really well explained. You made it sound so easy!

    Not only can I guess his name, I can guess the nature of his game.

  8. Wau! thats powerful!
    Have to try this :)

  9. oh, maybe you need my link?
    Theres not anything intresting or what should be here, cause I dont have any cool or bombsell stams :(
    I don´t know how to buy these, I dont have visa or anything....

  10. Love this technique, my daughter just got a baby card done this same way with the toliet paper, but I love your instructions. Thanks!

  11. Creepy and cool!! Fantastic card!

  12. I love this technique!
    Fantastic card...

  13. Great card and a fab idea. I can see me using this technique with my daughter

  14. That is so clever, I have to try that. Love learnng new tecniques, thanks...

  15. wow! love the toilet paper and the excellent instructions! Happy card day

  16. You know Terra, I thoroughly enjoy your site every time I'm here, and leave feeling blown away! You've done it again... this is magnificent!

  17. Hi Terra,
    What a great technique and a devilishly fun card!! Thanks for sharing and happy WCD!

  18. Thanks for the info on this technique
    I think its amazing, I've never seen or heard of this technique before, I need to try it. Did you just paint it with re inker with a paintbrush?
    Thanks for sharing, Michelle

  19. This card is FANTASTIC! Great job, love how you did it!

  20. Thanks for all the comments everyone! Glad you all enjoyed the card and technique.

    Michelle, if you use watercolors or reinkers, you can either just drip it on or use a paintbrush (carefully). The color will spread since the paper is already wet :)

    AnnaManna, I'm positive Shannon at Bombshell accepts paypal payments, so if you have one of those you can make a purchase without having to use a credit card :)

  21. I will be trying out this toilet paper mold idea with my haunted house embossing folder. Cool idea for your card. Great touch with the eyes.