Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

German Phrase of the Day: Du siehst wie ein Gespenst aus. = You look like a ghost. Ghost in German is pronounced GEH-shpehnst. Another fun word!! :-)

This is the Halloween card I sent to my Diva Swap sister Yvette this month. I had seen a card somewhat similar in my blog travels and decided to create one of my own. I started with some Glossy White CS and wheeled Spooky Skyline with Black Craft ink. Next, I sprinkled on some black detail embossing powder and heat set.

Next step was to create the moon. I used the large circle from Big Pieces and stamped that with versamark, somewhat overlapping the trees. Next, I embossed it with clear ep. The next step was to add some color. I actually did two versions of this card, but the first turned out too dark (sorry got that one!) For this one I used Pumpkin Pie, Lovely Lilac and Night of Navy reinkers on an alcohol soaked cotton ball. I simply substituted Lovely Lilac for Elegant Eggplant on this version to lighten it up a little. I mounted the Glossy piece on Basic black, then onto a Pumpkin Pie card.

After I finished that it still didn't look done yet, so I added the Bat from Batty for You layered on Pumpkin Pie and a Black scalloped circle to finish the card off.

Don't forget to enter to win Blog Candy here!! And have a great Halloween everyone!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Batty for You, Spooky Skyline wheel, big pieces
CS: Glossy White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Basic Black craft and classic, Pumpkin Pie, Lovely Lilac and Night of Navy reinkers
Acc: circle punches, scallopwed punch, embossing powders



  1. I would have never thought to use the marbeling technique as a sky background. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. this is the coolest idea for a background on this card!!! I love love love it!


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