Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Trees!

Scarry trees have been used since Disney's "Snow White" and of course "the Wizzard of Oz" ... so I decided to use them for some of my Halloween cards.
The first card was made using a 3D tree in a graveyard sticker from WalMart on a piece of patterned paper from Basic Grey edged in black. The moon was punched from a piece of orange paper and also edged in black. The witch, angled tree and text are all rub-ons from an old package from Target.

The second card started with a white window card with an embossed frame from DCWV. I covered the embossed frame with strips of black. The inside of the frame/window highlights a patterned paper from DCWV. I added three laser cut tree stickers from Jolee's Boutique/E. K. Success around the framed window. Because the trees covered the opening of the window and I didn't want them to stick to the background I used an old trick ... I put talcum powder of the portions of the sticker I did not want to stick. The text is a rub-on from Heidi Grace.

The third card makes use of a patterned paper from DCWV mounted on a shimmering black card made using Bazzill Basics paper.The tag was made using a CuttleBug cut and emboss folder on white paper which was then colored with black and silver ink. The text is computer generated. The card was then embellished with glittering bats from Martha Stewart/E. K. Success.

OK, so they aren't that scary but they are still pretty cool!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Finally ... some themed Masculine Cards!

Yes, once again it took someone to remind me that I really hadn't made any masculine cards for a while. Having no special occasion in mind, I made three generic blank cards.
The first card is a pocket card. The pocket came in a package of four from K&Company/E.K. Success. the card background was made using Papyrus wrapping paper edged with brown ink from Ink It up!. I create a belt from a different piece of Papyrus wrapping paper and added a copper buckle from Making Memories to hold the pocket portion of the card in place. The top of the pocket had a scalloped detail that I simply cut off. Before adding the pocket to the card, I edged it with brown ink. The tag pulls out and using a Hero Art stamp I added the words "You make me smile" on it in brown ink. 
The second card was made using a texted paper (source unknown) panel on a brown card. I used matching brown paper and a Cuttle Bug die and embossing plate to create a tag, over which I added a 3B hard resin sticker of a pocket watch by Jolee's Boutique/E.K. Success. The chain for the watch is a gold border sticker from Starform.

The third card started with a brown card over which I laid a die cut frame from the new David Tuterro series at Jo Ann's Fabric. I started by coloring the white die-cut silver using a Deco Color pen and then added depth and texture in a gun metal grey finish by covering the entire piece with Perfect Pearl/PearlX powders. Before adding the colored die-cut to the card I cut out the center portion and added a patterned paper from 7 Gypsies. To finish the card I added a 3D hard resin sticker of a crest by Jolee's Boutique/E.K. Success and four burgundy colored pearls in the corners.

Each card as space to add any appropriate text or can actually be used as is.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Non traditional Halloween cards!

Sometimes non-traditional images work best. Last year I concentrated on "romantic" Halloween themed cards, this year I was into fanciful frames.
The first card was actually the inspiration for all the other. The fanciful frame with silhouette and banner is actually a piece of paper from Martha Stewart/E.K Success from last years. All I did was add the rub-on text from Heidi Grace and mounting them on alternate layers of black and ivory paper.

The second card uses a Spellbinder cut frame and some black flower stickers from Recollections with an infill paper from Martha Stewart/E.K. Success and a rub-on text from Heidi Grace. The card was made from orange paper edged and aged with black ink.

The Third card uses a black glittered frame cut using the Cricut Halloween cartridge. The ribbon was create using a punch from Martha Stewart/E.K. Success also cut from black glittered paper. Once again the black flower stickers are from Recollections and a rub-on text from Heidi Grace. The card was made from red paper edged and aged with black ink.

The fourth card was made using a Spellbinder scalloped oval pattern die-cut frame infilled with alternating black and white patterned paper, black and white insets. The 3D flower stickers are from Anna Griffin and colored lightly with pencils. The final touches are a computer generated text and an Offray black bow.