Glue Dots & CardMaker Blog Hop
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Card makers know that the right adhesives can make or break a project which is why we’re happy to be joining the team at Glue Dots today to bring to you a Halloween-themed blog hop! We hope the spooky and ghoulish projects along the way will inspire you to get creative. As a bonus, the lovely people at Glue Dots are hosting a giveaway! Make sure to visit their blog for all the details.

Happy Halloween
When I think of Halloween, my mind immediately goes to purple, orange and black so that’s the color palette I decided to use for this design. Before starting, I gathered up a stash of supplies in those colors and got to experimenting!

I knew I wanted a fun background so when I spied a watermark pen and orange glitter embossing powder, I decided to try creating a hand-lettered background. This is a wonderful way to add a personalized touch to your cards. Simply hand-write a sentiment or words onto cardstock with a watermark pen, one line at a time, and sprinkle on embossing powder; once you’re done, use an embossing tool to heat-emboss the letters.

To secure the hand-lettered background to my card base, I used Glue Lines from Glue Dots. This was my first time using them and I was pleasantly surprised at how well just a few of the lines held the layers together. I also used Pop Up Dots on this card to secure the pumpkin circle to the card. I love dimension on cards so I’m always reaching for pop up dots; those dots make it so easy to add a little pop of interest to your cards!

Glitter Close-Up

Tip: Glitter embossing powder adds a sparkly and shimmering touch! The shine is hard to see in photographs, but here’s a close-up of the fun glitter.

Supplies used: Glue Lines, Pop Up Dots and Ultra Thin Dots from Glue Dots; Rainbow Brights patterned paper from Taylored Expressions; Peek a Boo stamp set from The Greeting Farm; Memento tuxedo black ink pad from IMAGINE Crafts.

Next up on the hop is the lovely Amanda Tibbitts!

Blog Hop List

CardMaker (You are here.)

Amanda Tibbitts

Danielle Hunter

Kelly Gettelfinger

Dawn Barrett

Donna Budzynski

Grace Tolman

Janet Van Lone Trieschman

Kelly Hedgespeth

Kim Rippere

Catherine Scanlon

Melanie East

Robyn Power

Samantha Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Shannon Morgan

Tammy Santana

Glue Dots

14 Responses to Glue Dots & CardMaker Blog Hop

  1. Very creative. And I’m always amazed at your talented hand written ideas and how awesome they turn out. Great card. Love it.

  2. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love the card. Your hand written background is awesome.

  3. Love the simplicity of the card and your handwriting is awesome! I think I’m going to have to invest in a watermark pen. Thank you for hosting the blog hop.

  4. Carla Hundley says:

    How fun and a great
    way to do the background.
    Love the colors.
    Carla from Utah

  5. Dawn Barrett says:

    I love how Glue Lines keep your layers secure. They are GREAT on pocket cards!!

  6. Laurie Black says:

    Fun technique for the background. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Melanie says:

    I love the handwritten aspect of this card! So lovely!

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    Love your hand-letterd background and that cute pumpkin! I agree about the Pop Up Dots… they add a fun bit of dimension, and I use them a lot!

  9. Donna says:

    That background is to die for! Love it!

  10. Love the background you hand-lettered. Beautiful hand writing! I’ll give it a try too. I’ve not used glue lines, but I’ve got them on my shopping list!

  11. Mary Holshouser says:

    You paired with a great company.
    My greeting cards are so much
    easier to make and I don’t have
    to worry about them falling
    apart when I’m using Glue

  12. Sue LD says:

    Very cute. I like the background.

  13. Linsey says:

    What a super fabulous card! So inspiring! I love glue dots too! Thanks!!

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