Sep 24, 2017

Trick or Treat

Hi, everyone! Halloween is on the way and I am creating like crazy!  It was only in the low 50's today, dreary and rainy, so it was a perfect day to hang out and create; after the football game, of course!  I paired one of those crazy birds with a brand new die. I hope this inspires you to get started on your Halloween crafts! And I do hope you are having better weather.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Square Card Base (5 1/2" x 5 1/2")
White, Black, Purple and Orange Card Stock
Tutti Designs Spiderweb Window, #TUTTI-376
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps, #CMS212
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bird Crazy Dies, #660954
Tim Holtz Crazy Talk Stamps, #CMS236
Googly Eyes
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Embossing Powder, White, #WhiteEP2
Embossing Ink
Distress Ink in Carved Pumpkin
Derwent Inktense Pencils

I began this card thinking my window would be orange, but changed my mind.  Instead, I die cut the window out of black card and inserted it into the negative space left from the orange cut.  I then used carved pumpkin to edge the design.  I then cut a piece of white card with the intention of layering it behind the window, but I set that aside. I needed to choose a character to peek out of the window first!

I have quite a stash of images I've already colored in and I chose this crazy bird out of that pile.  I did use Inktense Pencils to color him; I'm getting smarter, I wrote it on the back of the image what medium I used to color it.  After that, I added the googly eyes (mostly because this is what I look like when I see a spider!) and positioned the bird where I wanted him to be.  I glued him in place and trimmed the rest of the image.  Then I added the white card to the back of the window.  

Lastly, I chose a pretty purple card out of my card stock, stamped the phrase with embossing ink and heat embossed the sentiment with fine detail white embossing powder.  I assembled the entire card and there you go! I am thrilled that I got this die. Even though it is geared toward Halloween, I can see no reason why I can't cut the webs out of it and use it all year round! Thanks for reading and please visit some of the Dies R Us blogs (enabler alert - the store is having some awesome sales!) and don't forget to enter the challenge, there is a new one on the first and the fifteenth of every month! ~ Fondly, Christi


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