Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Halloween

This week's challenge in the Crafty Secrets Forum on Splitcoast Stampers (see links in sidebar)was to make your own designer paper. I love making my own paper and do it quite messily and often with paints, stamps, glitter, etc. This one however is a little more calm. The flourish is from Crafty Secrets "Mini Memories" set and I use it quite often - it works for any type of card and it looked perfect for Halloween with orange rhinestones scattered over it. I then overstamped with Crafty Secrets "Halloween Fun" small bat. I used the same set for the spider webs and the sentiment. These are wonderful sets - they are so versatile. If you are not familiar with them, please check them out. The small bat was punched from glittered paper with a punch from Martha Stewart, and the large bat is from an Inkadinkado set called "Creepy Crawly" - you can get that set from Jacksonbelle Embellishments or 7 Kids College Fund (both links are in the sidebar). I stamped it on the back of the glittered paper (from my LSS) and then cut it out, and folded with batwings up for a little dimension. I stumbled onto this ribbon treatment last week making anniversary cards and looking for something a little bit more moasculine - this is what I came up - now I am in danger of using it everywhere - I like it.

I'm going to be making another post soon - I want to show you my fall centerpiece for our dining room table.

Take Care and spend some time today doing something you love.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is a GREAT card ... I love how you made your background!!! AWESOME!!

Sara said...

Love, Love this card, and you

Genevieve said...

LOVE the background!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! This is really gorgeous. Wow! Something about the color orange makes us smile. P.S thanks for the comments on my blog...believe it or not, I do sleep-thank goodness.