Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More Halloween Fun !

I'm back with another Halloween card...after all, it's the season, right?  Today's card was CASE'd from Dawn Olcshefske's blog   When I saw her card, I just knew I had to try this technique. It's called masking (and blending with sponges).  When I see a card I really like, I borrow some of the ideas, but usually put my own spin on it.   Not this time.  I loved Dawn's card so much, that we made it exactly like hers when the girls came over Saturday, for a stamp camp.  The only difference is, I didn't have the same die she used for her fence, so I just used my scallop border punch instead.  To view her video, go to her website and click on Free Library. Then click on Stamp Techniques. Then scroll down until you see Moonlighting Cat on Fence Video.

Dawn, thanks for a great card and your wonderful inspiriration.  !  I hope I did your creation proud!

The one above is my first attempt; it turned out a little more color intense.  But I like it.

The one below was what I did at the stamp camp; I made it just a little lighter but I think works out just as well.  I love this technique!  It's like counted cross start with a blank canvas and have no idea how it will turn out until you pull that sticky note away.  What a fun card to make! :-)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Trick or Treat ?

Hi my friends,
 It's that time of year again... first comes Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas!  Whew! I can't believe it's almost Christmas again, can you?  Where does the time go?  Mom always said time would fly by faster when I was older, and she was certainly right about that! There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day for all the things I want (or need) to accomplish.  One thing though, I have learned to try to take some "me time" at least for a couple hours each weekend.  That means, I get to hibernate in my craft room, and sigh over all my wonderful toys.  This card is a result of that time a few weeks ago.
  Using the new Stampin Up! Toxic Treats stamp set, I wanted a quick and easy card for a workshop. It was a huge hit, so I guess I did okay!  (wink wink)  The designer paper is the called Howlstooth and I love the colors; so many shades of card stock can be used with it.  To get the shading on the moon, I sponged the new In Color Summer Starfruit.  It gives it that eerie glow, don't you think?  Hope you like my card today. Have a great day and thanks for the visit!

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