Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun!

I've had this card rolling around in my head for a few days, and when I saw Momo's Tuesday Challenge today and realized I could make the color scheme fit, I decided to go for it.  Her challenge rules this week were using the colors orange, green, and yellow, and you also had to do faux stitching or doodling somewhere on the card.   Most of the examples I saw were fall cards, but, lets be honest, I'm obsessed with Halloween right now, so I made a Halloween card!

On Momo's blog earlier this week, she featured an ADORABLE penguin easel card, and that is where I got the idea for this card.  If you want a super easy to follow easel card tutorial, go to her YouTube channel.  She's so easy to follow :)

DCWV Midnight Spell Paper and Cardstock
Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge
Crop a Dile and Eyelets
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Stamp Pad
Heat Gun
White Gel Pen

I started with a 4 1/4 x 11" piece of black cardstock, and I scored it at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.  This forms the base of the easel card.  I set eyelets in the corners of the spider paper using my Crop a Dile and then adhered it to the cardstock.  I cut Frankenstein and his bride at 4 1/2 inches (they were surprisingly easy to assemble) and then glued the bottom half of their bodies to the lower half of the card, below the score line.  That way they will pop up when you set up the easel. I also glued their hands together :) I used a little Startdust Stickles on Mrs. Frankys white hair streak, because let's face it, even monsters deserve a little bling, right?

The sentiment was from the Michaels $1 bin.  I can't stress enough the pure awesomeness of that bin.  I have found so many wonderful $1 cardmaking finds there!  I stamped with the Versamark pad, and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  This is another tip I picked up from Momo (are we sensing a pattern here?) from her Ustream class last night.  It is sooooo much easier to emboss in white then it is to stamp in white.  Stamping in white NEVER comes out right for me, no matter what ink I use.  Using the white embossing powder was the best idea, and the sentiment looks perfect!

I popped up the sentiment on Pop Dots, faux stitched around the card and VOILA!  There you have it.  When you fold the card back down, it is the perfect A2 size.

On an unrelated note, I was playing around with my new Distress Inks to get ready for a project I'm doing in a few days, and I made this tag.

Isn't that COOL???   The two colors on that tag are Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain (can you believe that tag used to be white?). I also used my Cuttlebug and a Sizzix embossing folder to emboss bats all over the tag.  I'm slowly becoming obsessed with Distress Inks...

Have a great day everyone!!


girlia said...

Wow looks like you have a good grasp of the technique. Awesome job.

Kayla Taylor said...

You did an awesome job on this project! I hope you can come over to my blog and see my projects as well! I can't wait to continue to follow you to see all the wonderful projects you make. myscrapbookinghideaway.blogspot.com

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

I love your Spooky pair! I haven't tried an Easel card yet. But I may have to scraplift a version of yours! Thanks for sharing.
Cindy A.

Jen said...

Awesome job...what a fun card!

Anonymous said...

This is super cute. Great job!


Debbie H said...

Super card, just love it!

Sheena said...

Spooky!..great card :)

DORCAS said...

Now this is a super neat card! Fun spooky! Thanks for sharing!

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

Great card - I have been using the Midnight Spell stack and just love it!

BrendaB said...

Oh my gosh, that card is awesome! I love the Mr & Mrs Frankenstein images! Thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut this week.

Minta's Creations said...

This is a really cool card! I Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Check out my project if you get time.

Anonymous said...

That is such a cute project, loveee the Frankenstein on the new happy hauntings cartridge and you did such a great card with this cut ;) Nice blog, by the way!
-Take care-

Ladybug Designs said...

The card is really cute, and the tag is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB.

Raven B said...

This turned out great. I love the tag.

KA said...

This is a cute project!!! Thanks for sharing
Karla Urea

Chris Wooten said...

wow really great project.


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Mari AKA Momo said...

SO CUTE!!! I love these cuts! Thanks for joining in! XOXO Momo

My Scrap Diary said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. This is a very cute way to showcase Mr & Mrs Frankie. They are the cutest. The card is very cute. I want to go back to play with my HH cart again.
Jess M

Val said...

This is such a cool card!! Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week:)

Angji said...

That's so stinking cute! Love everything about your card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

Alma said...

I absolutely LOVE your inking on your tag!! =)


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