Tuesday, September 9, 2008

BOO to you, too!!

I guess I'm on a Halloween kick ~~ can't seem to stop making cards for this holiday for which I had never sent cards before I started stamping!! I got this adorable Penny Black stamp at my LSS a couple of weeks ago. They had a rummage sale, & I brought stuff to sell. Instead of cash, they give store credit. Works for me!! I bought this stamp & some paper & some ribbon & didn't have to pay a dime!! That's the kind of shopping I like!!


This card is roughly 5.5" X 5.5" ~~ I really do better with square cards ~~ more space to fill with "stuff". The orange designer paper is from Karen Foster, & the striped is from Reminisce which I had in my stash from last year. The "Boo" is from a 2/$1 set from Michael's from last year? The year before? Heck, I have so many of their cheapie stamps I forget! I used my little oval Nesties to cut & matte it, then hung it from the gobs of black ribbon. Yes, I probably should have mixed a little orange ribbon in with it, but I thought all black would look cool. Instead, it looks like a big black blob!

I colored the image with Prisma pencils & Gamsol. I stamped the image 3 times ~~ I cut the costume & hat out & mounted those, then cut the pumpkin yet again & mounted that on top. Lots of dimension!!


Here's the inside ~~ albeit a little blurry. I think my camera doesn't like all that white space. My camera is rather picky, isn't it?? I think next time I'll try adding some ribbon or brads on the table next to the card ~~ maybe it will help it focus a little better. I never claimed to be a good photographer!!!


I'm off to get my son from school & take him to the ortho ~~ he's getting his appliance out today! The bad news is that he gets braces in two weeks. He's really bummed about that, but he doesn't realize that kids have it good nowadays. Back in my day, we got full braces for at least a year, sometimes 2. He's getting braces just on the front, for 6 months. And can you believe they have *colored* braces now?? That's just crazy!! In my day kids tried to hide their braces by not smiling, lol. Now they show them off in all kinds of colors!!

Have a great Tuesday!!

16 comments:

Scrubbysue said...

what an adorable little card! LOVE the colors and your blog is so nice!

Amber said...

So cute... I love the dimension and I *LOVE* the polka dot ribbon!

Loretta Rodger said...

Michelle;

I love this card! Too cute!

Michelle said...

This is the cutest little card! I really love all the black ribbon you used. And that striped paper is fab!

Niki Estes said...

So cute, Michelle! I love the sketch of your card, too!

Tammi said...

This is so very cute!! Everything is so striking on it, love it! Funny I just did a scarecrow card and we did the ribbon similar, except mine is holding a sentiment. :) And your blog looks great, can read it fine.

Gina said...

Great card, love the way you layered the stamp for dimension.

Tori Wild said...

I happen to love your "black blob" I think it's perfect on there-- -super cute stamp and you can't beat not paying!! I always justify stamp purchases by selling some stuff on ebay! :)

Amy said...

What a cute mouse! Great card Michelle!

Heidi Fleetwood Designs said...

Hi Michelle! Your card is just wonderful! Love how the witches hat and pumpkin pop off the card, your layout is just perfect! I too love square cards, it's easier for me to "balance" stuff. You're a wonderful artist and card maker! Fantastic blog too!

Heidi

Heather said...

This is adorable! Love that stamp and the dimension is fab too! Soooo cute
Hugs

Valerie said...

HOW adorable!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is just the cutest Michelle and your colouring is beautiful, I love the decoupage and the beautiful spotty ribbon, Hugs, Nikki x

Lisettte said...

Adorable Halloween card! And my uncle would just flip about your blog banner!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Adorable Halloween card. Love the image and the great colors and DP! Awesome gamsol magic technique.

Anonymous said...

Great card Michelle. You know how much I love this creation. Great job.
Dawn B.

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