Good Tuesday morning to Everyone out there. Wow, we are almost at the mid-point of September already, so Halloween will be here before you know it. Our talented team is doing our monthly blog hop today, so come on along for the fun! Our theme is ‘Halloween fun’, which I translated into spooky fun. I am not much into Halloween, so I don’t have a lot to work with to make a card. That said, I will do my best to go along with the theme.
Here is my card:
I began with a panel of Soft Suede card stock and ran it through my Big Shot in the Woodland embossing folder for the card front. Basic Black card stock made the trees using a die from Scrapbooking Made Simple, which is no longer available. These were adhered to the front using Liquid Glue.
The sentiment is from a retired Stampin’ Up set called Sweet Treats. I stamped it in Versamark ink, then used White Stampin’ Emboss powder and set it using my Heat Tool. I used an oval punch to punch it out, then, with Stampin’ dimensionals, adhered it to the card front. The card front was then liquid glued to the card base.
My card base is Cajun Craze. Though there are no jack-o-lanterns on this card, I thought it needed the orange color anyway. This sentiment is from the same Sweet Treats stamp set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.
The boy and girl, owl and bat are from the same die set as the trees on the card front and are cut from Basic Black card stock. The moon is cut with a 2-1/4″ circle punch. The tree branch on which the owl sits is die cut from Basic Black using the die from Seasonal Layers. All are adhered with liquid glue.
I did a dry layout of the elements and decided that some clouds or something was necessary. They are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black using the stamp from Sweet Treats. Later I thought perhaps I should have stamped some over the moon, but decided it was best to leave it plain, allowing the bat to show up better.
As you know, I seldom leave the envelope undecorated. As I prepared to do an envelope, I just didn’t like the stark whiteness of the Whisper White envelope, and the Very Vanilla one wasn’t working either. I did manage to find one last Crumb Cake envelope in my hoard of supplies, which is perfect for this card.
Using the bats stamp from Sweet Treats, I stamped them on the front, and several on the flap. Simple, but effective, I think.
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