Monday, October 31, 2011

Day of the Dead

This is my last Halloween Card for 2011!  I tried Soot Stamping.  Very simple take glossy paper, and place above lit candle.  The soot from the candle will transfer onto the glossy paper.  If you want the burnt edges go ahead and let paper burn a bit.  Using Versamark, stamp your image onto the soot covered paper.  The versamark will pull the soot off leaving you with your image.  To add more texture wad up a paper towel and dap over areas.  Spray a sealant over the soot image to keep it from making a mess.  To finish the card I used grey cardstock with a distress background stamp, some black cardstock for another layer, and prima roses inked up a bit with black ink, a few resin black flowers complete the card.  Hope you have a Safe and Happy Halloween! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Spooky Tree

I am in love with trees, I think they have so much character to them.  So I used some distressed inks for the background and blended them a bit, cut out a spooky tree from my Cricut, used some foam tape to puff up the tree and attached a few pairs of wiggly eyes to complete the card!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Itsy Bitsy Spider

I love how this card turned out on the cute side.  Items that were used were coredinations paper, black cardstock, spider ribbon, black glitter brads, a spider web embossing folder, silver stickles, wiggle eyes, a spider sticker, and for the wording, just a simple Halloween saying that I cut out.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wiggly Bat

This card was quick to make.  Used the top note die cut from stampin up, a leftover halloween tag and using some wire, I attached a sparkly bat to finish it off.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Portraits

Whenever  I think of old spooky houses,  my mind is filled with dark rooms, portraits lining the wall of the creaky staircase and skulls popping up in unexpected places.  Here is my tribute to that dark spooky staircase!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I love Halloween and all the costumes that come with it.  For this card, I chose to do a cute and quick one.  Some bright green cardstock, left over black cardstock, a black marker, some wiggle eyes, and two half circles, circle punch and corner rounder was all I used on this card!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Haunted House & Mummy Bar

This is the sizzix die for the gingerbread house and since Halloween is just around the corner I just changed the color of paper to create a spooky house.  A few glittery bats, a silver doorknob and of course every haunted house needs some wiggle eyes peeking out of windows.

As a bonus I recreated yet another project to show you that is quick and easy.

All you need to create this is a chocolate bar, crepe paper, sctoch tape, glue dots, and wiggle eyes. Tape the crepe paper to the bar and wrap leaving some openings, tape the end with scotch tape.  Adhere wiggle eyes with glue dots and you are done.  Told you it was quick and easy!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Deadly Potion

Halloween is just around the corner and with that comes these fun spooky cards!  To create this one, I used the stampin up paper, an inkadinkadoo stamp, some black ribbon, black rhinestones and a touch of distress ink in peeled paint.  Very quick and easy card!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cards for Operation Write Home

I know its not my normal day to post, but I just had to share with you what I have been up to these past two days.  My sweet husband helped me create this video, and I want to apologize in advance, my camera does not take the best videos.  These cards will be shipped out today to the regional shipper so our troops will have them for holidays.  If you are interested in finding out more about this wonderful organization, check out their website. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Witches Brew

This was a fun and quick card to make.  The stamp is from Stampin Up!  I just colored it in with water colors and some stickles.  The witches brew is a rub on. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wicked Feet

This card has a little bit of everything going on!  The paper is from Stampin Up, along with the stamp set.  The flower is just tulle cut into circles and a shiny brad in the middle to hold all in place.  A black spider ribbon across the top and a gathered green ribbon along the bottom.  A few black buttons, clothespins for legs and a spooky tag complete the card.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Boo to You

This card was quick and easy to make.  Decorative paper for the layer, some ghost punched out a bit of sheer polka dotted ribbon in the corners and as the center, wooden letters covered in black glitter.  I love how the middle "o" has a bit of glitter string hanging down.  I think it adds to the card.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

magic Pumpkin Slider

I made a magic slider card and I could not do it justice with just a picture so I am trying my hand at video!  After figuring out all the measurements, this is my favorite type of card!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Greetings

Its October!  For me that means time to get out the Halloween Decorations and transform our home.  As I looked out around our neighborhood, I saw all the colorful pumpkins sitting on porches and knew that was the type of card I wanted to create for the beginning of the season.  I used cordinations paper for the green and purple layers and some scrap ivory paper for the rest.  Just a bit of blending with Tim Holtz spiced marmalade and rusty hinge distress inks, a stamped image in peeled paint distress ink and a left over ribbon to complete this card.