4 posts categorized "Color Block"

Zig Zag Spellcaster Witch
By Jeanne Jachna


It's finally here!  It's HALLOWEEN!  I hope you have some spooky fun planned even if you're not allowed to trick or treat!  I've got a little eye candy for you today with this Halloween color block card.


I think details make your card creations come to life and this one is sure to catch your eye with the blingy steam coming from the cauldron and the silver bow on the witch's waist.


This card starts with the Zig Zag Border background.  It was easy to assemble.  Just cut strips of colorful card stock, tape them together nice and tight on their revers side and then trim the edges so the panel fits your card base.  Easy peasy! 


I topped the panel with a Pointed Oval Frame cut from black card stock.  It contains the scene and keeps the figure grounded so it doesn't look like it's floating. 

I wanted to add some details to the witch.  The die has some cut lines on her skirt.  I cut the witch twice... once in black and once in grey.  I cut the skirt to remove the cut panels and adhered them with adhesive foam tape to add dimension.  To hide the edges that looked a little rough I added a bitty bow.


The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is from the Halloween Ingredients stamp set.  The coordinating die set includes the little tag shape.


Wishing you a fun Halloween!  Don't eat too much candy!  :P 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy



SPooKy Boo!
by Jeanne Jachna


Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm getting excited as Halloween is getting closer!  We spent last weekend dressing up the house with bales of hay, corn stalks, indian corn, pumpkins and colorful gourds.  A trip to the local farm stand is always a feast for the eyes!  It's been hard for all of us staying home in an effort to beat COVID.  It's been even harder trying to find places to go where you won't be around too many people.  Here's a peek from our escape..


There are some benefits to living in rural Indiana!    How could I not come home with a trunk full? I hardly knew where to begin!! 


Today I'm mixing a little old with the new.  Maybe you see an old favorite on my design?   It's the Diamond Background die.  Yes!  It's still available and as beautiful as ever.  It's one of the very first dies I purchased from Poppystamps!  I inlaid the entire panel with shades of yellow and orange for a fun harlequin pattern.


I topped the clean smooth panel with the new Boo Outline die cut from grey and black card stock.  


All that was left was to tuck little skeletons cut from the Surprise Skeleton die behind the words.  The die features the Surprise Skeleton inside an open circle.  A few snips free's it from the circle so you're left with the top half of a complete skeleton. 


I love the contrast of the bright colorful background with the dark boo word cuts.  The skeletons are glued loosely so they look like they might pop from the design! 


I hope you're making the most of the season and encourage you to take a ride in the car if you're feeling cooped up.  The crisp air and colorful leaves will brighten you're mood!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

Creep It Real
By Jeanne Jachna


Can you believe it's October already?  My neighborhood always goes all out for Halloween.  I think there are as many decked out homes for Halloween here as you will find dressed up for Christmas.  I'm adding a little at a time.. I've already got pumpkins and home grown gourds on the front porch.  I'm hoping the weather holds up so we can take a trip to the farm stand soon for hay bales and corn stalks. 


My favorite type of card uses a color block technique.  This is usually just a panel made of strips of colorful card stock.   This card starts with the background panel of aqua and green card stock.   I cut the Twisted Oval tree from black card stock and then adhered it to a purple card stock oval.  I trimmed the bottom portion of the purple oval before adhering it to the card base so the green "grass" strips show through the scene.  


I stamped the sentiment from Halloween Fun along the bottom edge of the card and added a Pointed Oval Frame around the Twisted Tree Oval. 


Now for the fun part.. EMBELLISHING!  I  added a Whittle Monster Mummy and Kitty, a Pile of Pumpkins and some Whittle Ghosts to finish the scene.   So spooky right?   You can customize your scene with any of the cute characters available in the Poppystamps Halloween Collection! 


I don't know if there will be trick or treating this year.  I'm making sure to send some cards with a little "green" tucked inside to my favorite little haunts!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x  5.5"


Rainbow Flora Bloom
By Jeanne Jachna


Hi Friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm loving all the flowers in the garden and it's easy to be inspired by the burst of colors!  Today I'm playing with the new Flora Blooms Solids craft set. 

I was inspired the minute I opened the package and saw the dies nested inside each other on the magnetic sheet.  Like how pretty would it be to cut these in a rainbow?


I wanted to add a little more interest to the design so I layered the flower on an ombre color blocked background in shades of blue. 

Rainbow-Flower-Five .

I tucked some simple berry sprigs in bright yellow around the layered flora and then added a sprinkle of yellow enamel dots for a pop of color. 


I added a bitty hello sentiment to one of the leaves using the Simple Hello sentiment! 


I hope these bold rainbow colors brighten your day!  Hugs! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"