Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sweet Halloween

The Autumnal Equinox is this Friday and finally I feel it is ok to get out my autumn stamps. I'm thinking Halloween and pumpkins and of course, CANDY CORN! Oh I love candy corn. If there were such a thing as a candy corn tree I'd most certainly have one growing in my yard. And what fun to learn that this week's IMPRESSION OBSESSION weekly challenge is "Is it Fall Yet?" This Candy Corn tree stamp fit the challenge perfectly!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Impression Obsession Candy Corn Tree H2264 and the sentiment is Impression Obsession Sweeet Halloween A5473
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark and the image is colored with Copic Markers.
Designer Paper: K & Company
Embellishments: Stickles Yellow glitter glue, White gel pen for the candy corn tips, miscellaneous button from my stash, and polka dot ribbon from Offray and Scorepal for the scored edges of the image.
I am having fun making a lot of Halloween cards this year. Do you send Halloween greetings? Getting a sweet treat is the best at this time of year and what makes a better low calorie sweet treat than a handmade card!?

Until next time,


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Make a wish

What's more festive than balloons, confetti and birthday wishes? In honor of the HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS Monday Challenge Blog's 3rd anniversary of the site, House Mouse and Friends design team is throwing a blog hop party and the theme is birthday and flowers. Be sure to check out the site for all of the blog hop details which include loads of prizes. You'll not want to miss out on it!
I tried something a little different for this card and actually stamped the sentiment on a balloon. I used Stazon black and it worked quite well without smudges. The air going out of the balloon is from some left over bridal flower stems I had on hand. I really wanted to go all out on the glitz and sparkles for this party card, so in addition to the floral spray crystals I added Rhinestones to the flower centers and a lot of stickles glitter to the confetti. The balloon is covered in clear dimensional glaze.
I'm off to the blog hop party and to view the other entries and party prizes. Come on and join the fun.