Saturday, September 28, 2013

Die Cuts and Drunken Stampers

Happy Saturday! This week at Drunken Stampers we're challenging you to pull out some die cuts and use them on your project:

Even if you don't have a die-cutting machine of some type, you likely have some die cut elements in your stash. With October practically upon us, I decided to make a Halloween card:

Check out that spooky inked background! It's actually a little darker in real life, but I always find dark cards tricky to photograph. The haunted house and tree were both die-cut with my Cuttlebug. Punches are kind of related to die-cutting machines, don't you think? Just smaller and restricted to one shape. So maybe half-points (not that we're keeping score) for the treed horizon layer and the little bat. The BOO! is stamped and embossed to finish the card. After I took the photo, I realized that one little piece of pop-dot tape under the tree was peeking out a bit, so swiped it with a brown Sharpie for camouflage. 
I'm going to add this card to Simon Says Stamp's current Anything Goes and Moxie Fab World's Color Media challenges.  
Use one, use a lot... put your die cuts to work and join our cocktail party! 

Supplies: black, yellow & textured brown Bazzill cardstock, Canson 140 lb watercolour paper, Basic Grey plumeria patterned paper, Unity stamp, Memento elderberry, Paris dusk & London fog & Versafine onyx black inks, QuicKutz house & tree dies, EK Success & Martha Stewart punches, pop-dot tape

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Chris D. said...

I. Love. This. Card! Love it, I tell ya! Lindsey, that background is soooo cool (and spooky!) Love the haunted house and that creepy tree! Fabulous job!

Donna said...

Great card Lindsey!!! Glad I am not the only one making Halloween projects in September :)

fairyrocks said...

Fun stuff, Love that haunted house. Keep smiling and creating

Barbara Godden said...

I was wondering if the house was a diecut, fabulous job. great idea colouring the popdot. sometimes they like to slide.

Jessi Fogan said...

Half points to Gryffindor! :D
LOVE that tree & house - and the inked sky is awesome! I have to remember that Sharpie trick because that happens to me all the time. I usually use my xacto to try & shove it back underneath.

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous halloween card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


Emily Leiphart said...

So very cool! I love those dies and your background!

Barb said...

fabulous! i love the wonky house!

Cath said...

Hey Lindsey! Thanks for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)