Sunday, September 16, 2012
MC Sept/12 - 11th Day - Bats A Swooping
I was going to make a fall card... but when I was looking through my paper stash I came across a background I had done using the Quietfire Design Flourishes and thought to myself let's make a Halloween card - we're only 6 weeks away from it BIG GRIN. The background was a resist technique that I love, stamping with Perfect Medium, clear embossing, spraying and sponging Distress browns, drying and then ironing off the clear embossing.
The background already had a big oval cut out from it, which was too big for my card, so I sliced it in half and overlapped the two cuts to create a smaller sized oval which I cut with the smallest die from Spellbinders Grand Ovals. I then sliced it again, removing the overlap pieces and glued the two halves together. I even had a small piece left over for that bottom strip.
The card is side folded 5"w x 7"h. Stamped the bat image (Inkadinkado "Happy Haunting") with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Sponged Black Soot around the edges of the white card, then some Faded Jeans, bringing the blue into the oval section as well. Adhered my oval background, trimmed down the rectangle piece and adhered that.
Stamped the various word elements (Quietfire Design) on white cardstock, trimmed them down, cutting a picot edge on them and adhering them to the card, adding small and medium square black rhinestones.
I found the oval a bit bare, so stamped a portion of the bat image on the left side.
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And it fits for these challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #115 use gems
Fresh Brewed Designs #113 distressing
Digi Doodle Shops Best #125 Anything Goes
Shelly's Images Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #89 numbers
Old Back Porch #37 Card a week
Raise the Bar #111 something with wings
Simply Create Too #22 Anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers #125 use your favorite technique (embossing resist)
Quirky Crafts #19 numbers