Sunday, August 12, 2012

A little Halloween fun....

Hello,
Tonight I took some time to whip together a little card for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #40 - Shaped Cards HERE.  (NOTE:  I also updated the look of my blog this weekend in case you are wondering what seems different....)

I debated on what shape to make but since I was feeling in a fallish mood I opted to take out some Halloween stamps and use the XL-6 Circle-Inverted Scallop Large Stackers Nesting Dies.  Since I decided to go with a Halloween/Fall theme I also took out the new to me D133 dies:  Small Leaves #1.  This is a lovely set of 4 leaves plus the sweetest little acorn die you have ever seen!   I cut them with some kraft cardstock and added some ink distressing.  I am totally in love with that little acorn die (and the leaves too with all their sweet embossed dimension) and you will see that I used two of them on my card below.

Here are some pictures:
 Here is my card.  That stamp is one I got at Michael's several years back and is still one of my favorites.  After coloring it with copics I added an outline and background with my BG10 copic to help the image stand out from the background. 
I made a little bow with some leftover ribbon from some packaging, some hemp twine and the mini-roses die - which is not pictured in my "dies I used" photo below as I couldn't find it when I went to take my picture....hmm...messy craft room right now....YES!

 This is a close up photo of those adorable dimension filled acorns.  I almost wish I hadn't added the glitter glue so you could see the tops clearly - these are just sooooo cute!  I think I want to make a banner with them for a Thanksgiving card next!  I am in love...I would like to get them in all the sizes available but I am on a budget - LOL!!!!  Maybe someday.....
Cheery Lynn's newest flower dies have the coolest centers to be used for stamens.  Here I cut one of the stamen dies out with black cardstock and made a spider with it.  Of course it is a 12-legged spider but hopefully no one will care?!  I think he is cute!  Also do you see the dimension on the leaf die cut out of kraft cardstock behind it - LOVE IT!

I cut the rose leaf trio out of aqua felt and cut one leaf off.  It looked like a cute little aqua bat ( I am definitely going to make one again with black felt and add some googly eyes on a different card) until I added the flower and acorns...I needed the flower etc. on the card for balance - rules of three and all that!
 Here is a picture of most of the Cheery Lynn Dies that I used.  I used the spider web doily die on tons of my Halloween cards last year - it is also a favorite of mine!  This time I cut it out of vellum and added glitter glue as if there were morning dew on the web.

I also used a Papertrey Ink notebook paper die (not shown above) to stamp my focal point and to back my focal point with orange cardstock.  I don't know if you can see it in the pictures but the orange piece of "notebook" cardstock was embossed with the burlap impression plate shown in the photo.  This is one of my favorite impression plates from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I love the XL size!!!!  It is almost 6" by almost 8"!

Thanks so much for taking a look at my little halloween card!  Only 24 more days of summer here in Seattle....school starts during the first week of September!  Trying to make it last.  Hope you are enjoying yours!

: )  Jill

8 comments:

  1. Adorable card, Jill. Sorry you missed the deadline but thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. Love the dimension on the acorn & leave dies and the spider web doily looks great - sweet card!

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  3. WOW, Jill! There is so mcuh going on here and I LOVE it all! The mummy and the glittery acorns and flowers and all of the die cuts are so FAB!

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  4. Oh, it's adorable Jill!! Just too, too cute! School starts for my critters bright and early in the morning (Tue.)

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  5. Jill this is just the cutest!!!!!! I love every little part of it!

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  6. I love every detail of your gorgeous project. EVERYTHING! Congrats on your win at cloud 9 . I bet you spent a lot of time on this one. Heck I spend a lot of time on a card with way less on it. Great Job Jill!

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  7. So cute! That little stamped image is adorable and great dies! Love how detailed and delicate they are!

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  8. I love this.. Halloween is my favorite time of the year.. thank you for sharing!!

    Jessica Lynn
    http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

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: ) Jill