Thursday, September 29, 2011

You Know Halloween Card

Hi All and welcome. It's Halloween week at the Card a Day Blog and if you have come here for the first time welcome. Now I am today's designer at the Card a Day blog and I did a card based around a stamp I purchased at Micheal's. Halloween is not my best subject when it comes to card making so I struggled for a while to come up with an idea for a card, when I walked by the $1.00 stamp bin at Micheal's. I came upon this stamp that look so cute that I had to get it and it gave me the inspiration for the card today:

When I saw the witch stamp, I thought that she looked a bit dazed and had to get her. I got the spider and web for an extra stamp so I have some Halloween stamps.

So that  stamp inspired this card. Here is the front of the card:

After I left the store I started to do a little play on words for the concept that was in my head. The bat and the moon was cut from the cricut cartridge Holiday Cakes and yes you can cut paper with the cricut cake cartridges. It was cut out at 2 1/2 inches. The "You Know" was cut at 1" from the Street sign cartridge and I inked it lightly with SU basic black and my finger as the dauber to get the float feeling of the letters. I also inked the orange moon. Black diamond stickles was used on the moon for some bling.

So when I saw that dazed witch, I thought Flying isn't as glamorous as one might think and that was how this card was inspired. I didn't have a cartridge that had a flying witch so I chose that bat and the moon to portray the flying part of the card and the stamp looks like she got back form flying, clever huh.
The inside of the card shows the above words as the sentiment for the inside printed on orange paper from Staples and cut with Spellbinders label thirteen die through the cuttlebug. happy halloween is from the Holiday Cakes cartridge to and was cut out using the Fit to length function (this may be a good way to cut those borders so they fit a card with out trying to figure out the size) on my cricut at 4" cause the plan at first was to have the card in portrait style not landscape style, but as you can see that was changed. All paper used other that the paper from staples was from Keepsake Essentials Reversible paper from the local General Dollar and it doesn't cut to bad on the cricut. You may want to consider the Holiday Cakes cartridge for your next card it has lots of images for various holidays, phrases and a font too.
Don't forget to get yo own cards in for the challenge at a Card a Day Blog for a chance for the prize. Check out the bold this weekend for World Card Making day. I will have some blog candy for the event with a Christmas feel to it to win you have to be a follower or leave comment during the 2 day period, details will be coming on Saturday Oct 1.
I hope you enjoyed the card today, I enjoyed making it. Chat later and I hope you all have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Tina, this card is absolutely adorable!!! Love the concept, love the cute little witch --- love just everything! TFS