Saturday, September 21, 2013

Card A Day Blog Post: Trick or Treat

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. It's time again for another Card A Day Blog post. This week's theme is Halloween. Here is the card that I conjured up for the occasion.

To make my card, I started with a 5.50" x 4.25" white card base. For my background paper, I chose the Halloween candy print paper from the K & Company 4.75" x 6.75" Halloween paper pad cut just slightly smaller than my card base. I then added a black piece of card stock cut to 3.75" x 5", that was embossed with the Cuttlebug swirl folder and my Cuttlebug. I then embossed the spider web corner stamp from the Inkadinkado clear stamps All Hallow's Eve stamps set with my versamark embossing pad, on black card stock using white embossing powder, cut it out, and adhered it to the corner of the black embossed piece using dimensional tape.

For my sentement, I used the Trick or Treat stamp from the same stamp set, and embossed it with black embossing powder, on a piece of purple card stock cut out with the Spellbinders Die set, labels eighteen, using the middle sized die. I inked the edges with black ink, then attacked it to my card using dimensional tape. 

To add a little more scary to my card, I added three little, more cute than spooky ghosts, from the Stickety-Doo-Da Halloween sticker set.

I hope you like my spooky little card, and would love to know what you think, so if you have the time, please leave me a comment. Also, be sure to stop by the Card A Day Blog every day for some great card making inspiration. If you love challenges, you might also want to check out our monthly challenge. You might just win a great prize!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Card A Day Blog Post: Autumn Greetings

Hi everyone, it's hard to believe fall is almost here. It seems like it wasn't that long ago that school got out, and we were looking forward to a relaxing summer break.

Today, for my post at the Card A Day Blog, I have a card that I made to send in my next shipment to Operation Write Home.

To make my card, I started off with a 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. For my background paper, I embossed a piece of medium brown card stock paper with the pumpkins Cuttlebug embossing folder that was cut to 5.25" x 4", rounded off the opposite corners with my corner rounder, and adhered it to the front of my card base.

For my image and greeting I used a medium brown ink pad, the pumpkin vine and the autumn greetings stamps from the Inkadinkado clear stamp set, Autumn Foliage, and stamped them on a piece of white card stock, cut at 3.75" x 3". I colored the pumpkin and blooms with different shades of orange and yellow. Then I inked the edges with orange ink. Sorry if I wasn't specific about some of the supplies I used, but I made this card a while back, and can't remember some of them.

Before I attacked my image to my card base, I cut three pieces of brown velvet ribbon that is edged with gold stitching, cut it at about 2", then cut a "V" at the ends, then adhered them to the right side of the image. I then added that piece to my embossed card front.

I hope you like my card, and that you will leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Make sure to stop by the Card A Day Blog every day for some wonderful card making ideas. Also, don't forget to check out our monthly challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize!