Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Scaredy cat

Oh, how I love Fluffles!! I about died when I saw the new Halloween & Christmas images ~~ but I just couldn't afford to buy them all. Tammi to the rescue!!! She sent me all kinds of images recently, & this was one of them.

This card is a 5.5" square ~~ my favorite size lately. It's so much easier for me to balance everything with a square card. I recently invested in the Enveloper, so I'm finally able to make envelo-boxes to go with my cards. I use a lot of layers & embellishments, & the boxes are 1/4" thick so nothing gets mooshed.

Anyway ~~ I colored the image with my Prismas & gamsol, making a purplish "glow" around him. Because he's trick-or-treating. At night. Of course. I did a lot of distressing to the papers, which really stresses me out. I hate the feel of using that tool, & I hate the sound it makes. But I do it, usually because I can't cut straight so everything comes out crooked, lol. The bat paper behind the image is from the Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday pack, the striped paper.....ummm.....I've used almost my whole sheet so I don't know who made it. All that's left is the name of the paper, Cat Stripes, but that probably won't do you much good. I used my Martha bat punch for the 3 bats in the corner ~~ punched out of Bazzill Bling cardstock. They still needed a little something, though, so I outlined them with my Sakura glitter pen for a subtle shimmer. I added Stickles to the pumpkin, clear glaze to the candy, added some brads & some ribbon......& I love how it turned out!!


I also decorated the inside with some of the same paper, a spider web (also a Martha punch) & some faux stitching. Because I have yet to break down & purchase a machine. I'm very afraid of sewing machines. I guess *I'm* the scaredy cat!!!!

9 comments:

Kathy ~~~ said...

I love how it turned out too! Great job!

Kelly Schelske said...

It turned out super!! Great job Michelle!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Love the card...too cute! I just made a tutorial on sewing on cards yesterday. It's a lot easier than it seems. I was a scaredy cat myself until I just tried it.
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love this Michelle and the ribbons look fab, Hugs, Nikki x

Tammi said...

Your faux stitching looks so real, and I can't believe your afraid of sewing machines, you can do it! :) And I never thought of the sound a distresser makes, lol, but I probably will now. Cute card, love the sparkly pumpkin and your ribbons and all the little details!

Dianne said...

Michelle Michelle you NEED a sewing machine :) In the meantime, your faux sewing is really GOOD!
Enveloper????? What would this be??? I haven't heard of it and I can't believe I don't have one whatever it is :)
The card is totally the cutest! Who could not love Fluffles esp at halloween! Agree with you about the distresser.. thought it was just me... it's creepy!
Dianne
P.S. Heading to Wisconsin this weekend!!! Going to Cheese Days in Monroe!! Yea cheese!!! yea beer!!! yea deep fried cheese curds!!! yea polka!!!

Sherri said...

Your cards are beautiful. Your work inspires me which is why I left you an award. Please go check out my page.

Blessings

Anonymous said...

MICHELLE... get yourself one of those little itty bitty sewing jobbies. They are awesome and inexpensive. Now that you have some silence take a sewing class. LOL. All the blue haired ladies will help you. Although your faux stitching is da best. Why bother with sewing. Have an iced coffee and think about it. Hehehehe.. Could you also please post a card everyday. I am going through withdrawal...
Hugs,
Dawn

Amy Sheffer said...

Michelle, this is so darn adorable!! You're amazing!!! Now, what is an enveloper? Do tell, I think I need one, LOL!

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