Sunday, October 2, 2011

Haunted Happenings!!!

It's HERE!!! I was kind of delayed in throwing this together but it's here. I have so much fun stuff planned this month with quite a few give-a-ways so be sure to check back daily. I also have some guests coming by to share their creativity with you. They are some of my favorite card makers and I am sure we won't be disappointed.

I live in Salem, MA. Halloween is HUGE here to say the least. We are considered the Halloween Capitol of the world. Thousands (and I mean thousands) come here every October to join in the month long festivities. I get frustrated. The traffic is horrendous, the people can be rude, there is no parking anywhere and forget about Halloween night...we get lots of drunks parked on our street. I usually just try to suck it up. Past years have robbed me of my "spirit". My kids get frustrated with me for my lack of Halloween spirit...BUT...this year is going to be different. I'm going to embrace the holiday, join in the festivities and enjoy every thing my city has to offer on it's month long celebration. Hence Haunted Happenings Month on my blog! :) So put on your best costume, make your scariest face and then sit down and enjoy the eye-candy...there will plenty!!!

Happy Halloween 1

Here's a close-up of that embossed envelope pattern. It works so well to give it that extra oomph!

To kick off today I have a very simple card. While it looks complicated, it's not. Here are the directions:

1. Take a 3x3 piece of black cardstock and stamp Hero Arts envelope pattern on it with Versamark and heat emboss.
2. Use Silhouette to cut out haunted house and graveyard (my graveyard is a die cut by a local company)
3. Tear a piece of scrap paper in a wave pattern and then ink the background of the note card with Dusty Concord and Pumice Stone Distress inks.
4. Find an old book and tear some pages out and ink them with Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed and Dusty Concord Distress inks.
5. Cut into scallop shape (I used an old pair of shaped scissors)
6. Die cut clouds, ink with Dusty concord Distress ink
7. Use a 1.5 in punch and punch a circle, ink with Mustard Seed Distress ink
8. Add a yellow piece of scrap paper behind haunted house to give more depth.
9 Attach it all to the card face, put the clouds on pop dots for added dimension
10. Stamp title ( I used a Studio G stamp from 2 years ago)

That's it. I'll be back tomorrow with a really fun, sparkly project! :)


Barb said...

Oh, this is going to be so fun, Michelle! Fabulous, spooky card today! Love it! I'll have to try and follow your lead this year - I've never been one to love Halloween. Looking forward to all that you have in store for us! :)

Jingle said...

Well you aren't far from me at all! Your card looks fantastic!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Oh, how cute is this!!! :) Love it!