Tuesday, October 26, 2010

House Of Haunts


Hi everyone!  I actually mailed some Halloween cards off today and am surprised that I have enough cards leftover for next year already!  I still have a couple more images I really want to play with so I'll be adding a few more cards to my stash yet, LOL!!!  Today's card was created with a old but favorite stamp set from Stampin' Up called House Of Haunts.

My card base is Black Bazzill layered with a slightly smaller piece of Pumpkin Pie then distressed Haunted Decor patterned paper from Karen Foster Design.  The shadow layers are distressed Summer Sun and Black Bazzill finished on both sides using the Martha Stewart Spider Web Edge Punch.

The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on distressed Whisper White using the House Of Haunts stamp set and colored in using copic markers.  I actually tried coloring with watercolor crayons first but didn't like the look and colored over it with copic markers.  The image was layered on to a slightly larger piece of Black Bazzill then Pumpkin Pie before attaching to the card base with mounting tape.

The sentment is from the Gina K. Designs Spooky Silhouettes stamp set and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White then punched out using the Word Window Punch.  I folded it and wrapped the end around on the backside of the Black Bazzill.  To embellish the card I added two black buttons threaded with DMC White and an orange gem next to the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by... I hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: House Of Haunts (Stampin' Up) and Spooky Silhouettes (Gina K. Designs)
  • Paper: Black (Bazzill), Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun and Whisper White (Stampin' Up), Haunted Decor Patterned Paper (Karen Foster Design)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Y08, YR14, T2
  • Other: Edge Distresser, Spider Web Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Word Window Punch (Stampin' Up), Buttons, DMC White, Kaiser Rhinestones, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
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15 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This is great Karen, I like the border punch you used, cute!

Shelley said...

Karen, I love your card. That stamp is great!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Another great Halloween card! Great colors and coloring! Thanks for joining in the Nightmare/spooky challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Jan said...

LOVE THIS!! The haunted house and the spider web border are perfect! Thanks for joining in the CI, nightmares challenge :)

Creative Inspirations said...

Very cool card. Love the little boo. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Love your card! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspiration Paints!

Kendra

jimlynn said...

This is just wonderful. Love everything about it. Really like how you used the punch - and oh, the distressing. So cute.
Lynn

Alissa said...

This is the most perfect Halloween card! I love all the attention to detail and the colors you used. Feel free to drop off that border punch when you're done! :)

Carrie said...

oh i love the spider web border, its perfect. great color combo too on this card

Vanja said...

Stunning card! Wonderful image and colours.
Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges! :)
Hugs, Vanja

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Loving the haunted house & the colours, very striking. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic Challenges this week hugs x

BarbaraW said...

Spooky house. Very cool. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Sandy Ang said...

Lovely details on your spooky card !
Hope to see you at my challenge - http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/11/sandys-challenge-1.html

Jenn K said...

Love this!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations

Anette said...

Love the house! thanks for joining us at DDCC.