Hi there Hollowers! Happy October! I’m here today to share my first projects using the October Subscription Box . This month’s box is full of exciting new products from Maker Forte.

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For all three cards I will be using the same color palette along with the Mandala stencil that was included in the subscription box.

To start, I grabbed my distress inks in the colors tea dye, shabby shutters, wilted violet and festive berries. These colors are so pretty together! Do you know what else is so pretty together? The inks along with the Perfect Blend cardstock from Maker Forte. I’m telling you, this stuff is some kind of magic! I blended the inks through the stencil onto the cardstock and it was just too easy!

For Card #1 I sprayed the stencil with some Pixie Spray and placed onto the cardstock. I then blended all of the distress colors starting from the center of the stencil moving outward. Once those colors were blended, I then picked up the stencil and moved it to the bottom left hand corner of the cardstock and then repeated blending my colors. I also did this on the upper right hand side of the cardstock. This created a layered look to the background. I add some Dina Wakley white gloss spray (of course)! I then gold heat embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment from the stamp set included in the subscription box along with a poinsettia stamp from another stamp set.

For Card #2, I ran the stencil and my cardstock through my Big Shot die cutting machine to create a dry emboss of the paper. Next, starting at the bottom of the cardstock, I blended each color moving up towards the top of the cardstock. I assembled the card by using a tree die, Pinkfresh Studios Braided Tag die along with some enamel dots and the sentiment Joyous Noel from the subscription box.

Last, but not least, I placed the stencil on cardstock and used some opaque Liquitex modeling paste along with a palette knife to spread the material over the stencil. I removed the stencil and then used my heat gun to dry which left some cool texture bubbles in the paste. I placed the stencil back over the dried paste and used my inks again to color through the stencil. To finish the card, I used a Pinkfresh Studio Ornate Banner die, and the sentiment silver embossed onto a piece of die cut vellum.

I’d love to see your projects using this Subscription Box. You can post them on The Hedgehog Hollow Box Facebook group as well as Stamping at the Hedgehog Hollow Facebook group.

Until next week, take care!

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