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

13 comments:

Pat Garvin said...

Very cool looking. Love the design. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

crafty-stamper said...

Fantastic card love the bat imaage and love how you have made the background and put the details too thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week
Carol DT x

Kim said...

I love what you did with this Halloween card. I love the colors and layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Davi said...

Love the swirly paper with the bats! Very nice look. thanks for sharing with us at TT.

Berni Cuttino said...

Wonderfully design and fun card. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look foward to seeing you next week. Hugs
Berni,DT

Quietfire said...

Whoa ho ho! I *love* this!!!

Min said...

What a spooky fun card!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week at Shelly's Images. We hope you'll join us again this week and play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

having a {me} day said...

What a fabulous numbers card Yogi. Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love that background
thanks for jooning us at DDS and good luck
tracey x

VanessaB said...

this is sooo awesome! thank you for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Caro said...

What a fabulous card. It came together so well. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

~*Joni said...

Thank you so much for joining in on our I Believe I can Fly challenge over at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT