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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Who says black is only for Halloween and C4C9 Challenge

heehee...Happy belated Halloween. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday so I just wanted to wish everyone a belated one. I hope it was a spooky day for you and your families. We had a great time here. We got our first "dog" trick or treater....and I loved it... she was just the cutest little thing you've ever seen. She was dressed up in a little t-shirt for her costume...Come back tomorrow and I'll post some photos from our little one, our little grandbaby and even our poochie in their costumes. And I have to tell you a story of our poochie...it's just too cute...
The card below I made for a challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges. It was to just create a Halloween card of your choice. I have to say that I really like how this one turned out. Simple and easy. If you get a chance hop on over and play along this week.
This card below is one I just made this morning using Tim Holtz' somewhat idea...you know how it goes. You get inspired by someone else and make it your own. This is my season's postage stamp...at which I cut that from my cricut using the wedding cartridge at 4.5" and the square at 4". Seasons greeting was cut at 1.5" from the Winter Woodland cartridge.
There is so much going on and so many techniques that I used that this really took me all day long to make. I tried to make it so it looked like Mr. Snowman was coming out of a blizzard. He kind of gets lost with all of the embossing and such. I cut everything out of a file folder and used distress inks with a water bottle to color all of it in. The stamp frame I used black fine glitter with just some cheap liquid white glue. The snow flake was colored in with black soot ink then used white ink on top of that then embossed with white puff embossing powder. I did the same thing to the Holtz' sprocket brad and clock hand in the center of the flake. The inside I kept simple using the Martha Stewert icecicle punch with the inking technique. I haven't added the inside greeting yet. Haven't decided what I want....oh, I also used some Magic Scraps shaved ice to make the snow at the bottom. I first put a layer of that snow stuff then added the shaved ice, and hit it with the heat gun. I loved how the heat gun kind of melted the shaved ice. It keeps it on the card instead of it flaking off like it normally does.
here you can see the shaved ice....
here you can see that I changed the color of the sprocket brad clock hand and snowflakes using the white puffy embossing powder. I covered the hand with black glitter glue also..
this is what the inside looks like. Just a super simple one...
I thought I would post a photo of the products that I used in case you were interested.
Well have a happy Sunday and I'll post more tomorrow...hugs from Charm City

4 comments:

StampOwl said...

gorgeous cards

DonnaMundinger said...

Hey Nanc! Love your little Halloween monster! And your Christmas card is way cool! Love how you experiment with texture. That's something I'd love to do more but I find it a bit intimidating. Really great cards! xxD

Scrappy Witch said...

More fabulous cards! Thanks for the encouragement on my tooth...I am sooo scared. Like I said I don't even know how I got through labor pains... oh wait... DRUGS! LOL!

Betty

scrap_in_time said...

I absolutely love the snowman card! Too cute!