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Friday, 23 October 2015

Spooky!

I've always loved trick or treating and all things Hallowe'en.  It was fun when I was growing up, fun when I took my own daughter out and now it's fun joining the group and taking out my grandsons.  We've always kept it fun with no mean tricks.  Decorations, costumes, treats---that's what it's all about.  Of course I love creating Hallowe'en cards!

For the Tic Tac Toe challenge at this week's Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge, therefore, I happily chose the third line vertically:  orange, cat, and patterned paper.

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What I created was a modified easel card.  It looks completely different closed than it does open.  Let me begin with the inside and build outwards.  I layered a partially embossed piece of Smoky Slate on my Basic Black base and then added a stamped piece of Whisper White in the shape of a gravestone.  A bit of Basic Gray sponging, a couple of cobwebs and my sentiment completed it.


Being a type of easel card, there is an upper section and a lower section.  The upper section of this card has the required patterned paper.  You can see that I've also added a window through which one can see a gnarled old tree with an owl sitting in it and, of course, there is the requisite full moon shining behind.


The lower part of the front is embossed with the same Boho Chic embossing folder as the bottom of the inside.  There is also a window frame attached which extends upwards.  Through this particular window, which is vellum, one can see the silhouette of a witch flying across that full moon.


Finally, with the card closed, you can see the whole scene together.  I love the way one can see through the vellum to the gnarled tree and owl, don't you?


And that's my bit of Hallowe'en fantasy for today.  I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed creating it.  For more Hallowe'en fun, check out the cards at the Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge.

I've also entered this card into the Retro Rubber challenge.

And, since their theme is Hallowe'en, I've also entered the card into the Male Room challenge.

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Lots of work but what a cool card that will be great home decor for Halloween. I love all of your attention to detail and I absolutely adore the little kitty, of course! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you get to join us again soon.

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie. Yes, there are a lot of details but I really enjoyed helping this card come together.

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  2. Heidi, I love the versatility of those Window framelits and all the scenes you can create with them. Your Halloween card is no exception and added to an Easel card, I love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. I really love using some of the older, retired sets with the window framelit. The sizing is perfect.

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  3. Heidi, this fantastic! I have definitely pinned this for a future CASE. Lots of vignette scenes that come together so perfectly. Well Done! Thanks for sharing this with Retro Rubber this week! Hope to see you in the gallery often!

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    1. Thank you, Katy. I have lots of retro rubber so, now that I've found your challenge, I will be popping up frequently.

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  4. Wow. Just wow. Awesome card!! Thank you for joining us a t Stamp, Ink, Paper.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. You're good for my ego.

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  5. Fantastic job with all the cards. You have great talent and I just love them all. Thank you for joining us this week for Stamp Ink Paper challenge.

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    1. Thank you so very much, Maggie. You just made my day.

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  6. I love how the picture changes with the easel, clever idea. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rocky. I enjoyed the challenge of creating this easel.

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