Monday, October 10, 2011

Spooky Halloween

Perusing some other people's card blogs recently I came across an old sketch challenge.  I don't usually have much luck with card sketch challenges, maybe I'm trying to force things too much, but this particular one really inspired me.  I had been wanting to create a Halloween card now that it is October so that is the direction I went with. I really like how this one turned out!


Here is what the original sketch looked like, you can read more about it here.

I used Carved and Candlelit for the focal image, along with a punched out bat.  I don't own this particular SU! bat punch, but my mom does and she gave me a stack of punched out bats last time I visited. Thanks, Mom! :)  The background paper is a page from an old book I picked up at a used book store.  I used the spider and web images from Creepy Crawly to help it recede into the background.  All of the edges were antiqued with my PTI Tea Dye cubes.

And here is the inside, stamped with the sentiment from Creepy Crawly.  This card is now up in my shop so be sure to take a look!

Stamps: Carved and Candlelit (SU!), Creepy Crawly (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Basic Black (SU!), Bella Rose dp (SU!), Orange Small Dots dp (Recollections), vintage book print
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive (SU!), Versa Fine Onyx Black, Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Embellishments: black satin ribbon, black embroidery thread, button
Tools: stamp-a-ma-jig, corner rounder punch, bat punch (SU!)


Chris and Paige Evans said...

Oh how I LOVE this card!

Cheryl said...

Love this. Can you please tell me what the name of the prong-thing is that holds your card? I'm trying to find one to purchase and can't seem to find the right wording in google to bring up what I'm looking for. :) Thanks!

The Apple Crate said...

Hi Cheryl, the prong thing is called a florist's frog. Its original purpose is to hold flower stems in vases, but works just as well holding cards! I got mine at Michael's (with a coupon of course!) and so it was just a few bucks. Hope that helps. :)

Tricia said...

Beautiful and spooky card! LOVE it!

Liz said...

What a pleasantly spooky card. I love how the various elements all fit together. Congrats on having it posted on the Cards Magazine blog!