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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Greetings!

Hi and good morning!

It's time to start making Halloween cards in earnest.  I confess that I've never made a Halloween card in my life, nor have I ever even sent one.  Halloween just wasn't a "card holiday" in my book, though I've enjoyed going to parties and handing out candy to kids, etc.  I just never thought to send a card.  But then I started making cards early this year and now Halloween of course seems like the PERFECT card holiday!  It's all about perspective.

Today's sketch over at Splitcoaststampers was a fun one - lots of layers, which is my favorite kind.

My mind was bigger than my CS and my original intention was to stamp the kitty and the broom directly onto the CS, but they didn't fit once I put everything else on, so I decided to fussy cut them instead and pop them up on dimensionals. The broom is an enchanted broom with stars in its "exhaust," so I added a few extra glittery sparks behind it.

The pumpkin was a hoot - I stamped it on Shrinky Dinks, colored it with watercolor pencils, then turned the heat gun on it. Makes the perfect little charm. I used some gold (brass?) wire I had on hand for "vines" and attached it to a rosette. The spider web was diecut from black glitter paper.

It occurred to me as I was making a huge mess in my craft room today that playing in glitter, glue, paints, and even Shrinky Dinks is ok again and NOT just reserved for school children.  And isn't that fun?

Enjoy your day, and Happy Crafting!!

Challenges entered:

SCS Sketch
Anything Goes #77 - Animals
Crazy4Challenges - Halloween
Charisma Cardz Challenge #39


Kimie said...

Good Morning Sweetie! I love everything about this card - that cute little pumpkin charm, that cat walking on the broom, the sparkly spider web and the sparkly "exhaust" on the broom. :) Too cute. I know you had fun making this one. You have more talent in your little finger than I have in my whole body!! Love you!

Mum of 4 said...

This is an awesome Halloween card, Shea!! The darling pumpkin on the rosette is too fun! Love that you fussy cut the cat and broom and popped them up on dimensionals, perfect touch. That spider web in the corner is just awesome too! Great job!

Shea said...

Thank you ladies!! MWAH!!

Spyder said...

Love the cat on the broom!!

Heather North said...

Your pumpkin is super cute, so is the "enchanted broom. I love the background you stamped and all your fussy cutting. How long did it take you to make this gem? Can you tell me about the spider web? Is it a die cut, or a stamp or part of the paper?

Shea said...

Hey Heather!! Thank you! Took me about four hours to make it, though there were a couple of interruptions here and there. I'm on a "scene" card kick lately. The spider web is a die from Memory Box, Item #98158, You should see what it looks like when made from a Shrinky Dink - it's adorable! Hope this helps!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Love the colors, elements and all the fussy cutting in your card - really spectacular! Such a delicate spider web, an great feature with the dies and background paper!

Annette said...

What a lovely Halloween card! Great design and love the details!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

Anonymous said...

Great card, Shea!