Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Wow, even more blog candy! And some yummy candy it is. Donna over at Serenity in Stamping is giving away a load of stamping goodies. Be sure to check it out and enter!

So today I got a sweet package in the mail: this blog candy from Michelle at Stamper's Dream. And as soon as I ripped open the envelope, I knew I had to make a card!

Of course I had to try the Cuttlebug smoosh technique on this funky Skulls Collage CB embossing folder. Then I used the paper crimper I found at the dollar store (yes, for only ONE dollar!) to add some texture to the black layer, which is popped up on the orange card base.

I created my scary little scene with a bit of masking, and added the pumpkin and cat on top. I just tapped the cats ears on my black ink pad.

Notice that I only cut out the cat body, and not the tail/legs? Much better than fighting with those tiny pieces. And I like the look.

I wrapped some of the ribbon around the black layer, and added my sentiment, which I rock 'n rolled, used the Word Window punch, and then the 1/2" circle punch on the ends.

A super quick card, but I like it!

Stamps: Owl-oween (Hero Arts)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie (SU)

Accessories: Old Olive marker, Word Window punch (SU), Skulls Collage CB embossing folder, CB (Provocraft), 1/2" circle punch (EK Success), ribbon, paper crimper (unknown)

Oh, and remember this card? I added Stickles to the star, and Glossy Accents to the holly berries. I like it much better now!

ps. Thanks to Chelle for the reminder about the blog candy! We've been preparing for Halloween, so I completely forgot. I'm just heading to bed, but I promise to do it tomorrow!

pps. Michelle Zindorf is giving away a beautiful stamp set!


Chelle said...

ooooh, I love that Halloween card! Must try smooshing...

Michelle said...

How adorable is that??? I'm so glad you got your package before Halloween and that you're enjoying the stamps. You did a GREAT job with the set!

carrie said...

I need to do more cardmaking and less scrapbooking!! I also need this "smooshing" techniqe demonstrated on Sunday at the SU workshop!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Cute cards! I love that skull cuttlebugged background.. cool technique with it, too.

Tami Wood said...

I love your Halloween card. Can you please tell me about smooshing at your convenience. I love the Cuttle Bug machine.

thanks in advance. Congrats on winning Taylor's blog candy to spread the love which is how I found out about your blog.