September 19, 2009

Ghosts and Ghouls

I love Paper Dolls! I made this adorable card from it. For the background I used distress inks in spiced marmalade, dusty concord, and black soot. I cut the castle, ghost, mummy and
trick-or-treat bag from Paper Dolls. I shaded them with the distress inks and markers. The bats are from an EK Success punch. for the moon I covered the adhesive side of a page pebble with Perfect Pearls and then ran it through my Xyron to make it stick again. I am having so much fun with these cards and hopefully they are inspiring you to make your own!

September 17, 2009

Fright Night

I have been having so much fun with these Halloween cards and projects. Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays. For this wonderfully creepy card I started with a white 5x7 card and used Tim Holtz distress inks (spiced marmalade and black soot) to color and distress it. I cut the tree and the fence from Paper Doll Dress Up and inked them as well. The bats are a Studio G stamp that I embossed with distress embossing powder. Finally I drew in the spider webs and added the spiders and cat which are Jolee's accents.

September 15, 2009

Spooky Little Monsters

So for the past week or so I have been on a major Halloween kick. It might be all the cute projects I've been seeing on other blogs or the fact that we got a ton of new stuff at Scrapper's Edge, but here are the first 2 projects I completed tonight. Both cards feature a cute little monster cut from Paper Dolls and paper by K & Co. The first is a mini card made for a gift bag.

The second also features K & Co. paper Inkadinkadoo Stamp and the scalloped circle from Storybook. I also shaded the monsters with pen and added Stickles to make them pop. Check back tomorrow for project 2!

September 13, 2009

Wild & Crazy

My dear best friend has a thing for piercings. I don't even think I can count how many holes are in her ears. LOL Anyway, the shop where she has all her piercings done told her that if she brought in a scrapbook page of her piercings they would give her a free one. So of course she came to me to put something together for her. Her style is always bold and bright so I knew I had to come up with something a little wild and funky to match it. I used the Blackletter for the letters, shadowed in silver bling. The flowers were cut from Wedding Solutions on glossy black paper then stamped and embossed in silver. After putting it all together I still felt like the top half was too plain so I stamped the flourishes and added the pearls. It totally fits her and she loves it. Definitely different than anything else I've ever done, but lots of fun.