Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I combined the following challenges for this card: CAS-ual Fridays, Lawnscaping and For Your Inspiration (all graphics below).

I wanted it to look like the interior of a cave and used the sky colors from the FYI photo below. To make the colors look "sketchy" I used Q tips with my Distress Inks. I used my usual blending foam to ink the edges of the "cave" a misty white.

The Lawnscaping challenge is about embossing and the CAS-ual Friday challenge is paper-piecing a fall-themed card. All the white is heat embossing... I just love that spider! Sold me on the whole set.  ;) All the bats were paper-pieced into the cave scene. Googly eyes work irresistibly well with Lawn Fawn stamps!

The window (which works perfectly for this week's Wonderful Windows at Our Creative Corner) was created by cutting around the spiderwebs with a craft knife and slipping a Spellbinders die in. THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!! I had to curve the die in a scary manner to slip it in and again when slipping it out! It seems not to have affected the die... Phew! It was still a heart-stopping couple of moments in my history of paper-crafting.  ;)

Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, True Black (both Papertrey Ink)
  • Stamps: Heebie Jeebies (Lawn Fawn)
  • Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Ranger)
  • Dies: Labels 8 (Spellbinders)
  • Other Tools: white embossing powder (Filigree), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), googly eyes (dollar store)


Karen B. said...

Delightfully spooky cute card. Love how the black looks on this.

Kristin said...

Well, the stress was worth it. This is fantastic! I love the spiders and the 'sunset' type background is gorgeous. Great job on this week's Our Creative Corner challenge!

Laurel said...

Well, this is just awesome! Loving those embossed Halloween critters and the googly eyes is a perfect touch! Love your technique for the cave interior.... This is an amazing card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping.

kasia c. said...

Wow! That interior "cave" looks fabulous!
Also love those embossed bats. :)

dstandard said...

This is adorable - love the "cave". Thanks for playing at FYI!

Michelle said...

Your card is so cute! You've totally captured the sky from the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Michele Gross said...

super cute! Love the googlie eyes :)Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Laura Davis said...

What a fun card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sharon said...

what a fun and creative card. I love the little bats in the upper right corner. and those eyes! too cute!
thank you for playing along with us @ oCC

Holly Kean said...

Fantastic Halloween card! I love that you braved the Spellbinders die and came up with something unique. Great take on the challenge this week at Our Creative Corner. Thanks for playing along!

Shirley said...

What fun!!!

Sara Mac said...

What a cute Halloween card! Love the window with the bats hanging upside down. Great take on the photo too. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

Debby said...

Lovely use of the colours and who doesn't love bats with googly eyes! Thanks for joining us at FYI