Sunday, October 16, 2011

Beware - 2 Challenges

I don't usually make Halloween cards.  It's not a holiday that I really get into.  But, I thought I'd make a few cards to send to family.  Arrgghhh.  I think I should have paid attention to my instincts...and skipped Halloween.
Well, the card is finished, so I'll post it.
I'm playing along in 2 challenges with today's card.

Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C109) - The challenge is to create something for an upcoming holiday and incorporate heat embossing.

The Play Date Cafe #103
Rust, Storm & Deep Sea are the description of these colors on the PDCC blog.  Don't you love those names?
My card ~

I used Stampin' Up! colors...Basic Gray, Cajun Craze and Not Quite Navy to create a tri-fold card.  I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 11" x 4 1/4".  I scored it at 1 1/2" and 6 1/2" for my folds.  The finished card measures 5" x 4 1/4".  I stamped the haunted house in gray ink onto the gray cs, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  After cutting out the image I added some color to the windows with a yellow glaze pen.  I drew in a bat with a black marker.  Then added some stars to the sky with a stardust glitter pen.
On the narrow flap of the card, I cut fringe into several pieces of gray ribbon and layered those over the "fence" punched cs.  Oh, and added a fun little spiderweb sticker.
Well, I'm not sure I'll be making more Halloween cards.  I'll have to give it some thought.
Thanks for taking a look!

I used:
card stock: basic gray, cajun craze, not quite navy (SU)
ink: basic gray, basic black (SU), onyx black versafine (Tsukineko), yellow glaze pen (Sakura)
stamps: halloween clear stamps (MS)
other: picket fence edge punch (MS), clear embossing powder (SU), spiderweb sticker (Recollections from Michael's)


  1. Awesome card Susie!
    Love that little fringe trim and your hand drawn bat is amazing!

  2. Susie, I really like the scene you've created. Don't feel badly about not making more Halloween cards. I guess I say that 'cause I haven't made ANY this year! Only one, for my daughter who is born this month.

    THanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

  3. I think it turned out wonderfully and the colors are a perfect fit for how you laid out this card. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  4. I love this card! The scene is perfect!!


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