30 October 2009

One More Day and Counting!

Every morning Victoria wakes up and tells me how many more days until Halloween! I don't think she has ever been this excited to go Trick or Treating before.

This is one of the cards we did at my Halloween class a little while back. When I was doing my blog browsing I came across a card similar to this. Thanks for the inspiration Michelle Zindorf. I loved the way the sponging was done so thought I just had to try it.

I created the moon first by punching a 1 3/4" circle out of a post-it note. I placed it down on my whisper white card stock and then the sponging began. I started with going gray, then added basic gray and finished off with basic black on the top half of the card stock. Below the Moon I sponged sahara sand and then soft suede. I stamped the tree from the Branch Out stamp set in basic black and sponged around the edges in basic black also.

When you remove the post-it note, it looks like you have created magic. The moon is so crisp and clear and is screaming for the bats to fly through the shadows. I stamped Happy Halloween and punched it out using the Wide Oval Punch and then I stamped the tree again on the punched oval but in stamped off Basic Black ink.

I used Elegant Eggplant as my main card base and sponged eggplant around all the sides. Of course I love ribbon, so needed to add a bit of that as well. And there you have it! I hope you have a great Friday and find some time to create!! I will be... considering I have a calendar class in a week!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: From the Crypt, Branch Out, House of Haunts
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Going Gray, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Old Olive
Accessories: Stamping Sponges, Post-It Notes, Wide Oval Punch, Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

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