This one was done with my new set. I love all of the possibilities that this set offers. You can check it out here. I stamped the tree, cat, and pumpkin from the set with black Colorbox ink, then embossed them with clear ep. I colored the pumpkin with markers, and added the hill with colored pencil. All of the leaves were made with a punch and glued on individually. I then mounted it on black cs then mounted that onto paper from Doodlebug. Tied shimmery orange ribbon on to that, then mounted all of that on to white cs, added the 3-D sentiment square from a sticker set and that was that!
The next two are traditional "spooky" cards. One actually gives me the creeps every time I look at it, so I'm saving it 'til last. Here's card #2:
I have always loved this stamp, and as I was looking through my Halloween papers, I found the perfect one to go with it. I stamped the skeleton (Inkadinkado) with Versamark embossing ink, then used white ep. I triple matted the image using black, white, and orange cs. I then used a stencil to create the faux stitching around the card using my silver glitter pen (you can see it better in the photo below). I had two of the 3-D sentiment thingys and I thought it went well with this card too. So, I slapped that on, tied the ribbon, and then mounted it onto white cs.
OK, prepare yourself to be creeped out by the third card! Here it is:
How creepy is that skull??? I made it even worse by putting in the two "eye balls". They are black "dew drops". However, I LOVE the flourishes on his forehead. That is why I stamped all of the flourishes as the background. I don't know who makes that stamp set, but I used black and orange Colorbox ink and then embossed them with clear ep. I triple matted the skull figure, which by the way is mounted with 3-d foam squares which makes it look like it is floating, then mounted it on white cs. The sentiment was stamped in black and embossed as well. I made the "tag" thingy myself. I just kept cutting down a rectangle until I got this. I then embellished it with with two black brads. Look at the close up below for really creepy feelings. . .
So, there are the last of the Halloween cards for awhile. I may come up with some more closer to Halloween, but I hope these put you in the "spirit"!
Now onto a couple of other things. . .First, I want to say thank you to Jodi for the cutest shaker card that she sent to me. Her blog (see it here) had a tutorial on how to make shaker cards. Well, I loved them (being new to this) and left a comment on how much I loved them. She sent me the one below:
How cute is that!?! She is a dog lover like me, so this was so perfect. Nice to see a cute puppy after that skull, huh? Thanks again so much Jodi. It made my day!
Lastly, Jodi's sweet RAK got me to thinking. . .There are so many of you who are regulars to my blog (I love ya for that!) that there are times when I wish I could send you all a RAK every now and then. Sometimes some of you leave a comment on my blog that really makes me smile or makes my day, and I think "I wish I could send them a card." So, I thought why not ask! Here is what I would like to do. If you would like to receive a little something from me every once in awhile, please email me your address. I'm going to then have my "blog" address book so that I can send you a card or something every once in awhile. Don't worry, I won't publish your address anywhere! It will be for my own personal use only! I won't give it out to anyone! Promise! So, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your address (don't post your address in the comments section!). Don't know if that sounds dumb, but I just feel that I have made some really great buddies doing this blogging thing, and I'm used to sending out cards to friends and to people who do nice things for me! OK, that's it. Sorry this is so long. . .
Don't forget the pic of the week below! Also, I'm going to try a new challenge over at Y.ou K.now Y.ou R.ock. It is hosted by my good blogging buds Julie Koerber and Deb Neerman. It really is a new and creative challenge blog. This month's challenge is like none I've seen, so I'm going to give it a shot and that will be my next post. You should go give it a try!
Take care all! As always, thanks so much for your time to come visit me, and I'll see you on your blogs!
"God help me be the person my dog thinks I am."