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10/16/2013

Halloween

Welcome, and here I am with one more Halloween card. It didn't start out with the idea to make it a Halloween card, but as I worked on it, began to seem as though it _should be_ a Halloween theme.


- Memory Box Lamp Post Frame die cut using plain black paper, embossed with a Darice wood grain EF. I ran the EF part way through the Big Shot, just to emboss the tree trunk area.  I didn't want black grass, so fussy cut a green snippet to cover the ground. In retrospect, I should have used a grass punch at the top, ..oh well. Also hand cut the card base to fit the die shape as I wanted to take advantage of the shaping. I'm going to try die cutting the card base next time, and shimming over the tree & post, to see if I can just get the frame shape. As I said, this one sort of evolved as I worked on it.

- Pumpkins had been colored with copics while I was in Fla, so cut them out, adhered at tree base.

- leaves were also snippets -the branch was from my Dr.Pepper experimenting earlier (a Memory Box leaf stem die), and the loose leaves were die cut from a  thin copper sheet and then heating with a small hand torch. We used the same leaf branch to do the copper sheeting, and these leaves were leftovers from a little trimming.

- background was created with the Hero Arts S5634 stamping versamark, then burnishing with Pan Pastels using greens, blue & yellow. The lamp post has a snippet of some shiny gold paper for the light glow.

- Impression Obsession die cut ghosties,(white snippet) smudged with Copic C01, C02 and blended out with the colorless blender pen. This is when I decided it would be a Halloween, rather than fall card. It looked like the ghosts belonged in the scene. Some cotton was handy on a shelf above the desk, so I stretched out a bit of it, to put on the tree branches. The ghosts are adhered with glue dots, and the top ghost needs another couple dots applied, as he keeps flopping over. (Hmm...he _is_ a ghost...do you think...?is he trying to escape?)

Since I have some snippety things here, I believe I shall dash over to Pixie's Playground, and see what those folks are up to, while Miss is away. It's week #94, and we'd love to have you play along. I also heard rumors of a nice Memory Box die that is up for prizes.

In the meantime, thanks for your visit, any comment you'd care to leave, and have a wonderful day!

21 comments:

Benzi said...

You are so right....those ghosts belonged on this card. What an awesome Halloween card! Love the use of the cotton and the background is fabulous. Loving your leaves.
Have a great day......pouring rain here, but we needed it so I'm happy

Patti J said...

Very cool card, Mary! You are rockin' those dies! Thanks for sharing!!!

jimlynn said...

So fun and cute! Love all the little ghosts and those pumpkins. I loved reading about how this card came about! Fantastic.
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

Ohhhh, I love it...very spooky indeed!

I love the bit of mist in the tree for the ghosts to frolic in. I think I might have this die. May have to give this a go as I have not made a single Halloween card! Need to make 4 kids cards for sure!

I am just about half way through Little Miss C's Birthday Banner and then after I make her pony card I will be done all my "must do" list for her party. Thank goodness as I have several thank-you cards to make...all coloured up and ready to assemble...my English relatives will think I have no manners!

I have decided that it is a good thing I do have to work as a card maker as things come to a decided slowdown when |i have a brief to fill!!! My mojo deserts me...teehee

Let me know about the Embossing folders in my email!

Redanne said...

I LOVE your card Mary, the background is gorgeous and the fabric on the branches looks amazing! Hugs, Anne x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Mary, l always think that the ones that evolve and develop as you go along are always the best.Loving all your new dies. We don't really celebrate Halloween here in the UK as you do in the USA but l am going to Disneyland Paris for a short break 3rd Nov and they are having a Halloween Parade so lots of spooky goings on x Susan x

Brenda in IN said...

I think this came out well. I love that lamppost die. Really adds to the scene!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful Halloween design, I love the background it's great for the Halloween images & die cuts! Cheers, Shirleyx

Hettie said...

I really like this Mary. Isn't it great when things just evolve by chance?
Hugs
xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is brilliant Mary, i love the design the ghosts and the pumpkins.
Kevin xx

Di said...

Wow Mary, this is really terrific! Love those spooky ghosts against the super background - wonderful result!

Hugs, Di xx

Carol L said...

You put this together beautifully, and I just love those scary little ghosts flying around! Great idea to emboss just the tree trunk, and those autumn leaves are the perfect touch! Love this!!

Rose said...

love this beauty :)

Craftyhugs said...

Hi mary! This is a great Halloween card!
Very spooky Abd I love that ghost!
Great background
Hugs

Sandy said...

Fantastic Mary -- You are really in the groove now - wow, would you look at all the techniques your used. An absolutely wonderful card. Boo to you kid!
Sandy

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary!! This card is fabulous!! I love all the techniques you used and I love, love the shape of this card! Your ghosts look awesome and I love how you put "folds" in their "bodies". lol I think your snippet of grass looks fabulous even though you didn't use a grass punch. I am loving that background paper and that tree!! Love that lamp post too as well as those leaves-really love that technique on those leaves!! Hugs!

Debs Willis said...

What a great Halloween card! Those ghosties are amazing!

Bonnie said...

A perfect Halloween card! The scene is wonderful and the ghosts make it really spooky! What fun!

~ Jo ~ said...

Mary this is just amazing!! I so love that background and that tree and lamp post really set the theme for this spooky Halloween card. Love those ghosts too!!! Love it! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE this card Mary. Spooktacular!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Linby said...

Fantastic card, great use of that frame die too.
Linby x