Thursday, September 6, 2007

A Little Trick-or-Treater


I was in a Halloween mood today -- I think the promise of cooler temps this weekend has me thinking about fall! I have been playing around with this layout and thought it would be a good one for designer papers. I used Halloween Night papers (from last years SU! Holiday Mini Catalog) for the background and Basic Black cardstock for the image mat. For the card base and image panel I used Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White Cardstock. Lemme tell you -- I love that stuff! It's much sturdier than SU!'s Whisper White. I love SU!'s cardstock, but the white just isn't firm enough for a card base.

Anyway, back to the card... I cut a panel of paper just slightly smaller than the card base and adhered it to the front. I cut a 3" circle out of the other pattern , adhered it to the corner, and trimmed off the excess. I then sponged around the front of the card with Old Olive ink. For the image panel, I stamped the ghost from Booglie Eyes in Basic Black. I colored him with my Prisamacolor Pencils and sponged around the edge of the panel with Old Olive. I used my Photo Corners Punch to make a photo corner out of the paper, and I put a few faux stitches on the bottom. I glued on some wiggle eyes (Westrim Crafts) and put some Earth Elements brads on the photo corner. For the final touches, I added some Martha Stewart ribbon, more Earth Elements brads, and a black bat. The bat is an image from Papertrey Ink's Spooky Sweets set. I stamped it in Versamark on Basic Black cardstock, then I heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder. I mounted it on Stampin' Dimensionals. I didn't add a sentiment -- I let the ribbon do the talking! :)

I think this little guy is cute, but not scary. That's the way I like Halloween! Thanks for visiting -- have a great day!

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7 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Super cute Halloween card! Lovin' that 3-D bat!

Dawn Easton said...

Love this! Such a cute card!!! Wish I had some of that DP left...lucky girl you are!

Kirsten said...

He's too stinking adorable! Love the card! :)

Bethany Paull said...

Very cute! I love the few faux stitches.

Tracey said...

Love this card - too cute!

chelemom said...

This is an adorable card! Love the bat!

Melissa McCarthy said...

Greta use of the S.U. Halloween paper. I love that you've cut it in a circle. I'm SO stoked that I still have some of that paper...Wickedly great! :0) Mel