Hey All! Hope your week is going well! As I've been visiting your blogs and other blogs near and far, I have noticed a lot of people starting to post Halloween cards and Christmas cards. While I'm not inclined at the moment to even think about Christmas, I am getting so excited about Fall and my favorite holiday of the year - Halloween! As a kid, I loved spooky things and always had a fascination with ghosts and scary things (I know, most of you are thinking "Hmmm that explains a lot!") HA! My fondest memories as a kid revolve around Halloween! So, today's post is a Halloween card. This was definitely a project for me. I wanted something 3-D. I love dioramas and 3-D cards. I found a stamp at a used stamp sale that I thought had so many possibilities. It is a giant stamp that is nothing but 9 squares on it. It became the basis of my idea for this card:
As you can see from the photo, I cut out all 9 squares with an Exacto knife to form the window panes! Behind it, I placed black card stock and sponged the moon with Colorbox yellow ink using a circle mask. I then stamped the tree branch, colored it with markers, and attached it to the window itself after punching out little leaves and gluing them to the branch. I then stamped my ghost. Onto the window I folded and taped card stock to form the "sill" for the cat to stand on. I then attached the whole window to the card with foam mounting squares to give it the 3-D effect from behind. You can see it better in the closeup photo below:
I love how it turned out, though it was a lot ow work and cutting again! The sentiment will go on the inside, because I didn't want to ruin the "window in the wall inside the house" effect by putting a sentiment on the front under the window.
I'm going to do another Halloween card using this same 9 square stamp in a totally different way to show its potential for some many uses.
So, there you go. I'll post the next one in a couple of days, and then I will have one more Halloween card not using this stamp.
One last thing. . .My blog was featured on "Card of the Week.Com" this week! I didn't even know it untill my bloggin buddy DeeDee sent me an email to let me know. So I got to post that cool icon up there to the right! Thanks DeeDee for letting me know!
Hope all is well with you! Thanks again for stopping by! I love it when you leave comments, because I truly value what you have to say! So please, as one visitor put it "I need to leave more comments instead of lurking around your blog!) LOL Lurking is a good word for this post, huh?
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