Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Just Be-gauze

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380.
Long time - no blog!

Once again, life has been getting in the way of my crafty time (don't ya just hate when that happens?). My fingers have been just itching to get upstairs in my studio and get all inky, so I put some other things on hold and gave myself a couple of hours to play.  Best decision I've made in a while ;)

The weather is still pretty warm here, but I can't wait to work on a few fall/Halloween projects. I pulled out my new, super cute "Mummy" stamp set from My Favorite Things and put together my first Halloween card of the season....

I started with a dark gray card base. Next, I cut strips of white cardstock, distressed the edges, inked them up with dark gray ink and adhered them to my base.  Using a die, I created a circle cut out in the base so that I could add my scene behind the "gauze".

After stamping and coloring my cute little Mummy, I masked her off and watercolored the background with Distress Inks. After the background was dry, I added some stars using the Star Celebration stencil by My Favorite Things and some Silver Metallic Texture Paste by Heidi Swapp.

To finish up my card I added a gray, circular border around my image using the Stitched Circle Frames die from MFT and added a few enamel dots.'s time for me to get back to "life"....{insert sigh here}.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon....


  1. wow!!! the "gauze" background couldn't be more perfect. love the image that you, of course, colored amazingly well. looooooooooove it!!!

  2. Gorgeous Tanya, I just thought of you the other day! Glad to see you and your gorgeous and fun card!

  3. Love it Tanya!!! The gauze for the bg is most fabulous!!!! Love the 'mummy' and the great sentiment!!!! :)

  4. This is so cute. I love that little guy, My favorite thing is your background strips. Perfect for a mummy card. (Genius!)

  5. I too, loved your "gauze" background. Cute lil mummy too. Welcome your craft room. I know as well life gets in the way. Just this past Sun and Mon I started on my Christmas cards with a plan of making 10 a day. Sun went well. Mon got stung in 3 places by a bee ( while I was driving car) so I was held captive by the damn bee, highly allergic went to walk in clinic for Meds and shot. Now I'm out for the count for next six days. Life does get in the way. Yup it sure does.

  6. I absolutely love the fun background!! Super cute mummy too!
    Super cute card my friend!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  7. Fabulous card Tanya!! Love everything about it. So clever how you created your gauze background. Love the texture paste stars too!!

  8. So Cool Tanya! Glad you found time to craft again! :) Love the background scene!! :)
    Have a Wonderful Weekend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  9. This is such an AWESOME card my friend! Love the background and that image is too fun!!!!
    AMAZING job! So glad you found some time to get crafty! Have a GREAT weekend!

  10. Tanya ~ OMG this is too PRECIOUS! LOVE the whole thing is AMAZING but the idea of the background ~ oh my I have to borrow it!!! DARLING card! Oh sweet friend ~ I can soooo relate to you about carving out time to craft! If our cleaning fairies would come back maybe we would have more time! HA!!!

  11. Totally Awesome Halloween card!!! I love PI girl!!!! Dibbs on this!!!!!! lol lol

  12. Hello my friend!! I'm back from vacation and trying to catch up on all of your gorgeous projects I've missed (I apologize in advance for inundating your inbox with emails as I check them out!!) :)

    This is so awesome!! I love the sweet image!! The colors and stars are awesome!! I just love everything about it!! The sentiment is too cute!! Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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