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10/24/2012

Halloween

JHH's Card (WMSC120)
Good MORN-ing Bloggers! Welcome. What a gorgeous day it is outside. Sunny, cool, pretty blue sky. DH is feeling better today, so maybe some adventures out & about. (well, for one thing we need to visit the post office to mail some cards!!! LOL. Maybe some nice lunch somewhere -hmmm??? Take a ride in the country to see some fall color. Enough adventure for 2 old duffers like us!!!)OK, here's a card to share, made by my sometimes talented DH - as in, when he wants to be. Now I helped with the technical stuff, like cutting the paper to the proper size, doing the diecutting, fussy gluing...the HARD stuff, you know? But DH picked out the die he wanted to use for the design, the papers, told me how he wanted the card to look, etc. So for the arty stuff, he gets the credit.
The die is Enchanted Flight, by Cheery Lynn. Ran it through the Big Shot 4 passes - (front,back,front,back again). This is lightweight paper, and we had 2 sheets in the sandwich. It cut very well. Sometimes I have to do battle with the CL dies. Didn't realize the 2 sheets had stuck together until DH went to get the pokeys out (that was his assignment and he had no choice but to accept it). He said "Did you mean to cut 2 pieces of paper?" Well, no I didn't, but we were able to make 4 cards for him to send out to his specific addresses, when we had meant to just make 2. Of course he can come up with 2 more folks to send the extras. The orange paper was embossed with the dots C/Bug EF, and the yellow moon, punched with an SU circle punch - was out of some pearlized paper. He used a white gel pin for the Keep out sign. Inside, he punched a big black bat, glued to the insert, and stamped some appropriate Halloween sentiments. I thought it was a neat card, I'm proud of him for making it, and thought we'd share it with you. The liquid glue used for the fussy diecut was by Alene's and is called Tacky Easy Flow. I get this at Scrapbook Creations, and learned about it in a class held there. I would think your local stamping supplier would have or be able to get this, or possibly some of the online sites might sell it. This glue is stored laying down, not upright. You don't need a solid bead of it - just bits & dabs along where you need it. Dries clear and if stored as directed, I've never had to unclog it. I highly recommend it for this type of adhesion. Can you imagine trying to put tape on all these little bits? Not me!!! Have a Blessed day.

Edit: Just saw where Waltzing Mouse  is having a challenge and has opened it so that the entry doesn't HAVE to have Waltzing Mouse stamps used. So I think I'll enter this card...This is a great site, with lovely stamps. Check it out when you have time.

11 comments:

  1. Oh I love this card. The embossing is fab and I love how you did the background with the moon. The witch and pumpkin silouettes look fab! Nice that both of you joined in to make this great card for Halloween. Hugs xxx

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  2. Mary, your husband (and you) did a fabulous job with this!! Love the die and the orange background is just right for Halloween. Very creative and pretty. Tell him, he did a job well done!!
    I'll have to check out that glue now.
    Lynn

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  3. Oh Mary it is great to hear DH is well and what a fantastic card you have made between you. Love it! Better watch out or before you know it you will not be able to get to your stash!
    Hugs
    xx

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  4. WOW, you are one lucky lady to have a husband that will craft with you,LOL...I absolutely love this card! It's perfect for Halloween.
    I agree you better watch your stash.....I think you had better enter that card in the waltzing Mouse Challenge, it's Great!
    Tell DH he did a wonderful job with your help of course....

    Hugs
    Chris B

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  5. wow, you two make a pretty "spiffie" team. super exciting card, have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

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  6. How fabulous that your DH designed this card and even decorated the inside. That die is wonderful (and one I hadn't seen).

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  7. Lovely Halloween card!! Hubs is quite the artsy guy....mine runs the other way!!

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  8. You and your husband did a fantastic job on this card. Thanks for telling about the glue. I wondered how you adhered it; now I know.

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  9. What a fun card and I'm so glad you could play along with us at WMSC this week!

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  10. Wow Mary you and DH make an awesome team! I think you should make cards together more often!! When I went to the Stamp fair some from Spellbinders and Cuttlebug told us to use wax paper when cutting out dies, especially on the ones like you and DH used. It makes the die release the paper way easier. I was amazed at how well it work. They also said that after using it for a while will "wax" up your die and then you won't need it. Just a thought you might like to give a try. You place the wax paper against the die and then the paper. Then run through your Big Shot! Let me know if you try it!!

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  11. Brilliant team effort!! Hugs Mrs A.

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