Friday, September 7, 2012

Bwah ha ha ha ha

     Oh my word, there are so many cards I SHOULD be working on but when I saw this tree stamp, as I ran through the craft shop, the idea for this card seemed so obvious I HAD to play.  And no, I didn't really run through the craft shop, if I did I might miss something....but I did stay focused and head to a few certain aisles to see if anything new had arrived.  My son is one of my biggest fans and supporters and making cards for him is always a pleasure.  So when I saw this stamp I decided to get a head start and make his Halloween card.  He is in his mid twenty's but has always been easy to spook - when I saw this tree I just knew it needed lots of spooky eyes peeking out from the night.
     This is a Step Card. To create the background for the tree I took cut a circle from some removable paper and placed it over my Brilliance CS.  Then I used my Color Duster brushes to repeatedly stipple over the page in Night of Navy, More Mustard, and some Summer Sun until I got it as dark and spooky as I wanted. Then I removed my circle, and with my Copic's, colored in the moon.  I cut a stencil for a cloud pattern and laid it down, using my sponge with Night of Navy, I dabbed the sponge over the edges while I  continually moved the stencil around to created a layered look in the background.  I then stamped several of my headstones, colored, and fussy cut them.  My fence die is pretty large so after running it through my Grand Calibur I cut the bottom and messy cut the tops.  My headstones in the background are popped up over the skeletons, and the headstones on the front are flat on the step, with the fence popped up over them.  Inside is the sentiment "BOO'.  I'm pretty sure he is going to like this ...  until it gets sent it will adorn my stamp room.

Materials:  Brilliance CS, Recollections Tree Stamp, Hampton Art Headstones, Memory Box Fence Die, Crafts Mart Skeleton Stamp, Embellishments, Copics

Challenges:  Dream Valley Something Old, Something New


  1. OMG.....What a SPOOKtacular card!!! I LOVE the googlie eyes on the tree!!! TOO FUN!!!! Love this creation!!!!

  2. Oh!! That is just so fantastic! Love all the details. Fab!! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Eva xx


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