Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Just for You

Hello!  Happy Hallowe'en!  We had a nice time out trick-or-treating with the girls.  There weren't a lot of kids out in our neighbourhood, so people were quite generous and gave out handfuls of stuff and were quite pleased to see some cute little girls at the door. Hubby even did a quick jack o'lantern for the front porch.  Some people had some good decorations out, and one house had a ghouly-skeleton with glowing red eyes that waved its arms and moved its mouth and talked about the haunted house.  My five-year-old's eyes were like saucers.  I hope it doesn't give her nightmares!  After the kids were in bed, I wound down with my stamps, and thought I'd do a couple of cards in the same vein to save design time.  I'd seen a card like this at Heather's Stamping Haven, with the various diamonds cut out and popped up, but I couldn't remember exactly how it went.   I started by stamping the image (Stampers Anonymous) on some cream linen card stock using India Ink (Stewart Superior), once on the card itself, and a second and third time on a scrap of the same paper.  Then, I cut out the scrap piece, the full image, and then a couple of diamonds.  I also cut away a couple of diamonds to look through to the base layer.  To add colour, I used a moist paintbrush and lifted colour from Distress Ink pads.  For the top one I used: Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw, Forest Moss and Stormy Sky.  For the bottom one I used:  Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves and Gathered Twigs.  I really like those last two special issue colours.  I coloured each layer the same, then assembled usinging dimensional foam tape between the layers.  To finish it off, I highlighted some diamonds with Rock Candy stickles for some non-glittery sparkle.  The sentiment is a stamp from Quietfire Designs.  I wanted to make these cards all-purpose so that seemed like a good choice. 

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