Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I'm back! ...not done with all my house projects yet, but I took a break long enough to wish all of you a Happy Halloween with this card:

This is a new set for me, called Autumn Harvest, and I just LOVE it! I wanted to squeeze in a quick Halloween card with it since it has the adorable Jack-O-Lantern face, but I guarantee you'll see more of it as we head into Thanksgiving!

I did a lot of cutting on this one, so it's not a good one to duplicate for a lot of people... unless, of course, you're "giving" it to hundreds of loyal blog readers, in which case one nicely photographed card will do! *giggle* My Coluzzle hasn't been used in awhile, and I immediately envisioned this Jack-O-Lantern sitting next to an oval cut-out. It would've been better if I could've stamped the sentiment straight. :)

One thing you can't see really well in the photo above is how I embossed the leaves onto the Basic Black background. I used Old Olive ink and clear powder, but it doesn't really matter because the black cardstock all but takes away any "color" you use. Here's another shot in the glare so you can see it better:

Now, before I get back to my household chores... don't forget - Tomorrow (October 31st) is the LAST DAY that you can take advantage of the Birthday promotion where several birthday stamp sets are 20% off! It is also the last day that you can order this cool Decor Elements Spider. Remember that you can place an order any time, day or night, through my Stampin' Up! Website. Just click on Shop Now in the upper right-hand corner.

I hope you all have a wonderfully safe Halloween!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Autumn Harvest, All Holidays
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive Craft
Cardstock: Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Really Rust
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Coluzzle


Cheryl said...

Hi Michele,
Love the card. I like the idea of using the colored ink on the black. It gives it a hint of color and not overwhelming for the card background. I will have to remember that idea!
I got that set last year. I love the pumpkin face. I made little bag toppers with it last year. This year I used it on the envelope of my Halloween cards. You can see the envelope peeking under my card here.

Thanks for the ideas.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Welcome back Michele!!! We sure did miss you and your awesome ideas!!! This is a great card as always!!!wink!!

Congrats on being on Stamper's Showcase on 10-29-08. I love seeing people's names I recongize!!! I had a card on there on the 28th of this month too. Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Could you explain a little about how you take your photos of your cards/ Your pictures are so great and I am having so many problems with glare and no detailing showing up....any help would be so appreciated!!! Thanks...Deidre

The Garage Sale Diva said...

Hi, Michele!
This is my first visit to your blog and I absolutely love it! Your cards are clean and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. I hope it's okay that I add a link to you blog on mine. Happy Halloween.