Sunday, September 11, 2011

Trick or Treat!

I was thinking of what I wanted to do with this week's sketch at CPS

when it suddenly hit me.  I didn't want the sketch to just be the front of the card, I wanted the sketch to be how the card functioned.

Once I had that epiphany, I decided to combine it with

and Lily Pad's Simon Says Stamps' Resist Challenge.  With all of that in mind, I came up with this Halloween card:

I stamped the scattered dots on some ivory card stock (I didn't actually have any ivory card stock, so I end up using the back of some patterend paper that I wasn't too fond of) using Versamark ink.  Then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I covered one piece in two shades of purple distress ink and the other was covered in two shades of orange.  I used ivory paper because I didn't want the emboss resist to be such a stark white color once the purple and orange were added.

I cut the purple into two circles with my Spellbinders dies and adhered them to two black scalloped circles also cut with my Spellbinders.  I scored the circles down the middle and adhered just the bottom half to the black card base so the top halves would be the card "doors."  Then I cut the orange down to be the base of the card inside, and matted it on the  black card stock covering the bottom of the scalloped circles.  I put a piece of ribbon around it all to keep the card closed.

On the inside, I die cut a scalloped oval and while the oval was still in the die, I sponged a little of the lighter purple distress ink around the edge for a little dimension.  I stamped two sentiments in the center(which I got out of the dollar bin at AC Moore or Michael's) and adhered it to the center of the base.

I cut a 2nd scalloped oval and inked it like I did the one for the inside.  I stamped Bella image in the center and colored her hair, skin, and boots in using my watercolor pencils.  I stamped the image again on some orange, lightly patterned paper and cut out her custome and bucket to paper piece those.  I added some black enamel accents to the customes face.  I adhered the image on the right sided circle scallop only and lined it up right over the inside sentiment panel.  To finish it all off, I tied a bow with the ribbon to keep it closed.

And because this song has been running through my head ever since I stamped that sentiment for the inside of the card, I thought I'd share it with you... Enjoy :-)



PAPER - 1/2 lb Halloween scrap pack that I got from AC Moore 
STAMPS - $1 stamps from AC Moore/Michael's
OTHER  - Ribbon from stash; watercolor pencils


  1. WOW! Now this is clever! What a great way to "open" the card! Your emboss resist looks fab, and the paper piecing looks great. SO glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. What a fun card! I love the layout! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. luv your coloring of this girl! luv background stamping too! what a cute card! :-)

  4. Darling work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!