Saturday, October 22, 2011

Trick or Treat- if you dare....

Good morning! It's a nippy 38 degrees in Atlanta- a true taste of fall and I'm finally starting to get into the Halloween mood! The Stampin' Up Holiday Mini catalog is out and there are some fabulous papers and sets for all the upcoming holidays. This year there is a larger variety of digital kits/stamps/paper, which are really great if you're budget and space are tight. I have no room to store anything while we're in temporary housing, so digi works great for me:))

I challenged myself to make an "all SU" card this time and resisted the urge to use my Nestie dies, etc. I started with the digital kits "Pick Your Poison" and "Piece of Poison" to make the main image. These digi kits are great because they can be used in My Digital Studio or in other programs like Photoshop. I layered the elements together to make the gravestone, printed it out on Very Vanilla card stock and layered it onto some Basic Black.

I printed paper from the "Frightful Sight" collection, resized to 6x6 inches so the pattern would be a good size for a card, and added a punched border of Cajun Craze. I used the awesome "Simply Scored" to make the fan from paper in the "Wicked Fun" set, scoring every 1/4" of a 1-1/4"x12" strip. A thick glue dot holds the fan together at the back and another attaches the designer button to front. A little bakers twine and a few of the black rhinestones left from last year finish it off.

I repeated the theme on the inside, changing the size of the skeleton and adding a spooky greeting. Super fun to do and the images are "stamped" perfectly every time! Hybrid card making is definitely something to try!

I'm off to watch Emily swim a mile race- I can barely run a mile- can't imagine how this kid can swim one-lol!

Have a great day~


Stamps: Piece of Poison, Pick Your Poison
Paper: Frightful Sight, Wicked Fun, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink: None!
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Simply Scored, Baker's Twine, black rhinestones, Trim lace, dimensionals, 3D glue dots, sewing machine