Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Witch"-ful Thinking

Took another homework break for some stamp therapy.  This is the first of six Halloween cards commissioned by a friend of mine.  She asked me to re-create the card in the top left corner of the Holiday Mini but asked if I could include the kitty somewhere on the card.  I thought it would be fun to perch her up on the top of the scallop trim :)

These little boogers are TIME-consuming but SOOOOO cute!!  Each piece was hand-stamped with Basic Black using the darling Out on a Limb set from the mini, the little witch and broom are hand-colored using Stampin' Write markers, then I hand cut all the images using our Paper Snips (LOVE these - just got 'em and don't know why on earth I didn't buy them sooner!!).  Punched out the moon from More Mustard using the 1 3/4 inch punch, hand inked the message (from the Wicked Cool set in the IB&C) on Whisper White textured cardstock using Stampin' Write markers for the two-color effect, and then punched it out with the scallop oval punch.  Used the scallop edge punch for the Rich Razzleberry trim above the Old Olive patterned paper from the Brights paper stack, added a little faux stitching with my white gel pen, and finally, I used the sweet ruffled ribbon in Lucky Limeade (from the IB&C).  I'm normally not much for using ribbon, but it makes this card even more adorable.  The card base itself is Old Olive smooth cardstock.  Since the images are so intricate, I used the fine point end of Tombow Multi glue to adhere them.  I always forget about good old Tombow, but it's great for when SNAIL or Sticky Strip is too big for the job.

Whew!  Only five more to go, but I need to get back to my homework for now.  If you'd like to learn how to make these cards or need supplies to come up with your own cute little Halloween or holiday cards, call me or hop on over to my Stampin' Up! demonstrator website to shop!

Happy stampin'!

Jeni

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