Really, there is such a thing! And what a great excuse to think, oh, I can't do (insert tedious chore here), I should make a card! :P I had time for two; one was needed, and one I wanted to make.
We returned from a week away to read in our local paper that a friend had died while we were gone. I have known her since I was about eight years old, and she was a colleague of my husb's for several years. We were fortunate to attend her 80th birthday celebration earlier this year. Since we had already missed the visitation and funeral, I wanted a card for the family I could make quickly and easily. I went for a combination of two cards (see here and here). I wanted to incorporate a text component as our friend had been a newspaper columnist for our local paper for a number of years. (Aside: It's Dickens again! I went with A Tale of Two Cities for this card. Thanks, Project Gutenberg! The sentiment is also computer-generated.)
From that card, I went on to one that's been percolating in my head for a bit:
Is this not the least scary Hallowe'en card you've ever seen? How can you be afraid of Hello Vampire-Kitty? :[ (Fangs, doncha know...) And this may be the most decorated card-interior I've ever done:
I stamped this cute little kitty when I visited my stamping buddy, Emily, this summer. It was just waiting for the perfect chance to be used! I popped her on my first-ever paper rosette, wrapped with some mandarin twine for extra Hallowe'en orange. The cobwebs and sentiment are embossed in holographic embossing powder. I think it's really great that purple has become an official Hallowe'en colour alongside orange and black! :P
My Hello Vampire card is being added to this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge, anything goes. Because, really, a vampire kitty? If that's not anything goes, I'm not sure what is. ;)
Supplies: (sympathy card) white & Stampin' Up almost amethyst cardstock, watercolour paper, vellum, Stampin' Up Fifth Avenue Floral stamp, Brilliance moonlight white ink, white embossing powder, Stargazer Twinkling H2Os, dimensionals; (Hallowe'en card) black & white cardstock, Karen Foster patterned paper, Shery K Designs digital patterned paper, PSA Hello Kitty Trick or Treat stamp, Craft Smart cobweb stamp, Imaginisce Happy Hallowe'en stamp, Memories black ink, Dusty Concord distress ink, Colorbox orange ink, holographic embossing powder, Sharpies, Twinery mandarin twine, Fiskars glue dots
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