Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My final Halloween card

Well, for this year anyway!! It's time to move on to Christmas cards. Apparently I'm way behind ~ the Christmas displays have been in the stores for a while now! Can't they at least wait until after Halloween??


I got this Penny Black stamp at a rummage sale at my LSS this past spring. They always have this rummage sale twice a year & I'm always thrilled when I find Penny Black!! I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using Colorbox pigment ink, then embossed it with clear EP. I colored it with my SU markers & a waterbrush, one of my favorite ways to color. I think this was my first method of coloring when I started stamping because it was all I had! It took me a while to discover the joy of Prismas & gamsol, lol. Anyway, I matted the image with black Bazzill Bling paper, using my rectangular Nesties on both. I had this one little scrap of designer paper left & it was the ONLY paper in my stash that would work for this card. I kid you not!! I have lots of Halloween paper but nothing worked but this. Which is why I chose to FAUX SEW. Yes, I am supposed to be practicing my REAL sewing, & using that on my cards. But when you only have one little scrap of paper left, Murphy's Law says you absolutely will screw it up, rendering it completely unusable. So safe FAUX SEWING was the way to go. I finished it off with my pseudo Dew Drops (clear accents from Michael's, with black Bling paper underneath) & some ribbon.



I'm not sure I like how the inside turned out. I stamped that square with the spider web crooked & had to do something to cover it up, lol. So I just took a scrap of the paper that was left & used my Martha Stewart Cornice border punch ~~ kinda makes it look like a window?? I don't know ~~ all I know is I already had the paper glued together so I couldn't flip it over & I had to fix it somehow, lol!!

It is dark & dreary here today (which is why my pictures look like doody). It's supposed to rain. Oh wait, now it IS raining. But that's ok. I don't have to go anywhere until after dinner when I take my son to school for his Lego League meeting. I'm am getting lots done today if it kills me, no more procrastinating for me!! Working 3 full days straight last week taught me not only to get things done when I have the time, but also to savor every single "free" moment!! Have a good one!!

9 comments:

Jackie said...

I love everything about your card, the ribbon, the dew drops,the colors. Please don't let that be your last Halloween card.

Niki Estes said...

That is so cute, Michelle!

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love everything about it!
Clairex

Anonymous said...

Great job Michelle. I love this little image. I have not seen it before. Your coloring is fantastic as always. It is sunny and 86 here. I will send some your way.
Hugs,
Dawn B.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, The image is adorable and I love how you have coloured in his little cheeks, the inside looks great too! Go on tell me.. how do you do the faux stitching.. it looks fabulous! I'm not very good at the real deal and am always worried I will mess it up. Hugs, Nikki x

Tammi said...

Super cute Michelle, love the polka dot ribbon!

Ila said...

What???!! this is your last Halloween card??...I haven't even made one yet...and I just bought some Halloween Magnolia's!!...I hope I get at least one up...lol..

Ila said...

Hey...I forgot to tell you how Gorgeous you Halloween card is!!! I love it...it is so Fabulous...that I now want to make one...lol

Amy said...

I love your Halloween cards Michelle, they are just TOOO good! I can't wait to see what you come up with for Christmas!

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