August 8, 2010


Hi All!! I know, very unusual for me to post on a Sunday but I did not have time to get it up yesterday, lol! I actually had time to complete the SFYTT this week, whoohoooo!!! I decided on a Halloween theme because for some reason, I am in a Halloween mood!  So, I used one of my fave sets called House of Haunts, which is in the main catalog and tons of fun to stamp with!  I used the new In-Color Concord Crush for the base and then embossed Basic Black card stock with my new web embossing folder that will available to order on September 1st from the new Holiday Mini!  I distressed the edges of all my card stock as well as my designer paper, which is actually from the Hostess Level I pattern pack, and has great choices of paper in it! For the main image, I took some Whisper White card stock, and sponged it with Tangerine Tango classic ink, making it progressively heavier as I went down the paper so it looks like the sun is setting in the background. Then, I stamped my image in Black Stazon right over the sponged area.  I pleated my ribbon and then added one of our new yummy buttons with some twine in the middle, then stamped my sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals! I had fun making this card, and playing around with lots of different products! If you are interested in purchasing anything you see here, you can go to my online store and place an order - all the item numbers are listed below in the recipe (with the exception of the embossing folder).  Thanks soooo much for stopping by - I love reading your comments, they make my day! Now, I am off to do some planting and some painting of my outdoor furniture so lots to get done today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will be back tomorrow with the weekly sketch from Stampin' Connection - it is my week to host, so I really hope you will all play along :-)
Card Recipe:
Paper - Concord Crush(119792), Basic Black(121045), Tangerine Tango(111349) card stock, Hostess Level I paper patterns pack(can only be earned by hosting a workshop)
Inks - Black Stazon(101406), Tangerine Tango classic stamp pad(111834)
Stamps - House of Haunts(111574)
Accessories - Pumpkin Pie 5/8" grosgrain ribbon(119760), Large Oval Punch(119855), Large Scallop Circle Punch(119854), Extra-Large Scallop Circle Punch(118874) Brights Assorted Designer Buttons(119747)


Crystal said...

Fantastic Halloween creation Alex, I LOVE your spooky image......LOVE LOVE the ribbon treatment!!!

Nanci - Craft Haven Retreats said...

Great Halloween card! I'm going to have to get this Embossing Folder!
I'm following you from SC. I hope you'll join me too!

kathleenh said...

Ooh, I love me some Halloween! Your card is wonderfully spooky! I love seeing the new products on your card!

*Vicki* said...

Ack!! I love this and can't wait to get my set now!! Beautiful ribbon job!! :)

Rose Ann said...

What an awesome image...and I love your ribbon treatment too!!

Chris said...

very spooky!! love the ribbon accent.