Hey All! Well, the time has come to stop production on the Halloween cards! I'm sad, because this is my favorite holiday, and it has been so much fun to make them! However, Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching, and I need to get on those! So, today's post has my last 2 Halloween cards and a new Thanksgiving card. I also have to thank a few folks too! So, on with the cards:
My first one is one I saw on SC. It's called a stair step card and I really think they are a cute idea. When I saw them, I knew I had to make one for Halloween. Here it is:
This was so much fun to make! I used a tag punch to create the tombstones which were punched out of cs from Daisy D's which had a great weathered stone look. Some I left in the original shape of the tag punch, others I rounded off. I decorated each with something different. The ghost and cat on the fence were pre-printed cutouts in a kit and the skull and witch were from the same set. The skeleton is an image from Inkadinkado. I stamped him with Versamark embossing ink, then embossed him with white detail ep and cut him out. The spider web and spider are from a bag of Halloween confetti. I hand made the Halloween sign and stamped the sentiment on orange cs. I used my Nesties to cut out the moon on sparkly yellow cs. I love the "3-D scene" look of these cards and have a ton of other ideas for them.
My second Halloween card was a quickie. Here it is:
I'm not too happy with how this one turned out. It is not what I had in my head and it took on a life of its own. I just wanted the owl, branch and moon for the card, but it didn't look very "Halloweenie". So I added the pumpkins, but that didn't help, so I drew the ghost and made him "hold" the sign with the sentiment. It turned out OK, but not what I intended. I drew and cut the branches out and colored them with a black marker. The pumpkins are from the new Magenta set that Karen sent me. The owl is a Martha Stewart stamp. I cut the moon out with my Nesites. I mounted it all on black cs and used a white pen to make the dotted stars for the background.
My last card for this post is one for Thanksgiving. Here it is:
I LOVE this stamp set! This is the stamp set that Karen sent me as a RAK last week. It is by Magenta and their stamps have such high quality. I stamped the images in jet black archival ink and colored them all with colored pencils and blended with oderless mineral spirits. I cut all of the images out and matted them with two different colors of cs. I then mounted those onto patterned paper (speckled). Some of the images are raised with foam tape.
Finally, this week I was given the same award by two different blogging buddies! Here it is:
It was given to me by Mada who is my blogging bud in Bucharest. She is so amazingly sweet, and leaves the most wonderful comments. I love visiting her blog. Hop over and take a look.
The second person that gave it to me is my newest blogging buddy Karen over at 6 Wacky Women. I highlighted her in my last blog for sending me the fabulous RAK! I hope you've had a chance to go see her work! I am proud to list her under my favorites. One thing though, I "altered" this award. Sorry, but I used to work with a group of editors at a publishing company years ago, and it is just a habit to correct things I see that are wrong. The original text said "I Love"You" blog instead of "Your". That would have driven me nuts if I posted it on my blog and had to read that every day! LOL I know anal, anal. . . . So, I took it on over to my Adobe Photoshop and did a little altering. If you guys would like to re-copy it from here, you are welcome to do so. Anyway, I love the fact that you both thought of me, and I will display it proudly on this blog! Thank you both very much! It was sweet of you!
Well, that is it for this post. I hope you know how much I appreciate you visiting! This blogging and card making can be so time consuming, and for you to take the time to come see me is so amazing to me. I so appreciate it! Don't forget the pic of the week below! I'll see you on your blogs!
"God help me be the person my dogs think I am"