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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Yet More Hallowe'en

Yes, I'm still on the Hallowe'en kick, and here's my latest card:




I decided to use the Marah Johnson set, "Moxie", that I won from the All Things Unity challenge. It's the most gothic stamp set I own by far! I also may not decide to stamp and cut out one of these frames any time in the near future. :P I purposely overheated my embossing powder (honest!) to make it a little bumpy to add to the goth factor. (I'm not sure it really does, but it seemed like a cool idea.) I came across the CPS card sketch for this week, and decided it was a perfect layout to use. I didn't have the appropriate bat stamp (I have a "cute" sort of one) so used my Martha Stewart bat punch and a post-it note as a mask to sponge the bats on the card base. The hardest part of the card (next to cutting out that ornate frame, at least) was making sure the inset inside was centred so the "Boo" showed perfectly through the vellum window. 
Besides the current CPS #240 challenge, I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Hallowe'en/Goth challenge, the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to make Hallowe'en cards without orange, and the Wee Memories challenge #72, Holiday Madness. And yes, I've started work on yet another Hallowe'en card! 





Supplies: white & Stampin' Up rich razzleberry cardstock, vellum, Unity Marah Johnson Moxie stamp, Brilliance graphite black & Memories black inks, clear embossing powder, Martha Stewart bat punch Pin It Now!

16 comments:

Mynnette said...

Fabulous Halloween card! Lovely CAS design! :)

Jen W. said...

This rocks! I love the Boo behind the vellum window and those bats are awesome! I suck at sponging things through masks. They always leak out o the edges.

Donelda said...

very cool!!! I love that deep reddish purple colour!! And how the Boo shows through the vellum! Spooky!!

Cathy Fong said...

Fabulous halloween card, Lindsey! this look elegant, i really love the boo behind vellum. very clever. So happy to see you joining us at wee memories this week. Thank you and i hope to see your creation on our next challenge

Laura Davis said...

Lovely!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Lindsey, I love the colours and the ornate frame looks fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a fabulous frame and I love the shade of red your chose...a good alternative to the traditional. Thank you so much for playing at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Julie Day said...

Your focal image looks fab on that rich razzleberry! Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen B. said...

Such a fabulous card, that color is perfect for Halloween! Love it with the black.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Great Halloween card! :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Fabby idea to over heat the embossing powder for a bubbly effect. Very cool!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

great Halloween card!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee memories!!!

Angela said...

Ooh, one of my favorite shades of purple. Yummy, especially with the goth-y frame and sponged bats (love that idea!).

Meg said...

Ooooh, love the vellum over the sentiment and the fussy cutting of that mat! I get your idea for the distressed embossing, too. Great classy Halloween (I mean "Hallowe'en") card!

kasia c. said...

gorgeous! I love the look of that vellum frame. :)

Karin said...

Amazing CAS take on the sketch!