Monday, October 31, 2016

Mistletoe Monday #38-2016

Boo- it's Halloween!

Here is Kim with this adorable card.

This card starts with a very old Inky Antics stamp, Trick or Treat Buddies.  The image actually has a flat bottom, but I stamped it a second time and cut out the trim to create a full circle.  I colored the image with Stampin' Up markers and used a bit of Crystal Effects on the clown nose.  I built the card around it with traditional Halloween colors on a base of black.  I embossed the purple with the Spiderweb embossing folder.  The orange at the bottom was embossed with a really old Fiskars letter press.  Across the bottom I ran some adorable pumpkin ribbon over black satin ribbon. I got them both at A. C. Moore.  

Inside, I used a sentiment I thought paired well with the image.  

I love making Halloween cards.  What about you?  Kim from Katydid Cards

As a bonus here are four from Denise
I don’t typically do Halloween cards, but since both of my children live several states away and I have a brand-new daughter-in-law along with a brand-new 7 year-old granddaughter, I thought it would be fun to send them all a card. The all use papers from Authentique's Halloween Essentials paper pad and solid cardstock.

The first is a step card using items cut from the following Cricut cartridges – A Child’s Year, Monster Bash, Creativebug, and Ornamental Iron.  I used an image cut from one of the papers of the collection and wrote the sentiment. 

The next card was made using a witch from Theresa Collins Chic & Scary cartridge on the Explore.  I went over the black with Wink of Stella to give it a little glimmer.  I mounted it over paper from the Authentique pack.  The sentiment was printed on my printer and fits here perfectly because she does drive a standard transmission car I accented with a little raffia ribbon.  The stamp on the inside is from Studio G. 

I made this card using a great image from another page of the pack and put some Wink of Stella on just the orange of the outfit.  I get most of my ideas from Pinterest and thought this was perfect for my daughter-in-law since she really likes her coffee.  The inside stamp is from Club Scrap, a set called Coffee Break. 

The final card is made by cutting out a bottle shape in black cardstock and vellum on the Explore using the cartridge Country Fair.  I manipulated the size a little to make it a slightly wider proportion than the original.  I then stamped the velum with Versamark using a stamp set by Unity Stamp Company called Boo-leive and used a bright white fine embossing powder heat setting it from the back.  I had to do it a few times because even though I was using an embossing buddy the velum wanted to really hold on to stray powder, maybe because I stamped the Boo so many times. I backed the velum with black so that it would show up before mounting it on the card.  The inside was stamped with the same stamp set and embossed with the same white embossing powder.  Both sentiments were printed on my computer printer.  I love puns, but am not very good at coming up with them, so I love Pinterest and Google searches. - Denise