Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Spooky Halloween Card

In my mind Summer is over and I've moved on to fall. The kids here have been in school for 3 weeks already. So, I have decided to get a head start on Halloween projects. Since it is my weekend to make a design team project for Stamping Scrapping, I decided this was the perfect time.
I just got this adorable vampire Edwin stamp and I had to use him on something. I took my Cuttlebug embossing folder of the haunted house and inked up the raised side of the folder with black ink and a brayer, then I put my white cardstock on top of that with 2 shims and both the B plates. I did not fold the folder over, I left it open if that makes any sense at all. Then I colored in the uninked spots with my copic markers. Edwin is colored with copics as well. To decorate the side of the card, I used the Martha Stewart drippy goo punch. This punch is awesome for Halloween projects and so much more. If you want one, go here ASAP. Cindy has already sold out of this punch once, she now only has 8 left from this order so jump on it! I also used one of the new Cuttlebug border folders for the diamond embossed strip. This was done with the black magic core'dinations paper with a green core to add to the spooky feel of the card. I finished it off with the trick or treat sentiment from the Scent my Cards Best Witches set available on stampingscrapping.com and trimmed the mat with the drippy goo punch also. All that's left is to make it smell as much like Halloween as it looks, so I added some black licorice scent my cards and it is ready to go!

12 comments:

Sheri said...

Well...aren't you one smart cookie! Love the way you used that embossing folder!!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is so cute, and you are so clever to use the embossing folder that way. This is one terrific card...

Jennifer Hodge said...

Wow what a great job...very spooky...lol..I love what you did with the Embossing Folder!

cabio's craft corner said...

It's so cute. Wow, the yellow inside the house look pretty bright from the black out side and that's so neat!
Hugs,
Cabio

Suzanne J Dean said...

Spooky-Boo-Fabulous! Awesome Halloween card & Edwin looks super cute (er...scary), hee hee! Wonderful job!

hugz,
Suzanne

Sharon Caudle said...

Really cute card, Mindy!

Norma said...

Mindy, that's a real spooky card. Love the spooky colours. And that border punch,I think I am going to get one. Looks fab. Great job on the card.

Hugs.
Norma

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

How cute........uh I mean scary! LOL Nice job, Mindy!
Huggies ~
Sharron

Cami said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love this vampire Edwin and that spooky haunted house. Great job coloring, using the embossing folder, and the whole layout! Happy Halloween Mindy! Cami

Tracey said...

This is a fabulous card Mindy!

denise said...

That is AWESOME! Love it especially use of the embossing folder cause you know I have a ton of those!

Its so nice to see a boy stamp for a change, Edwin rocks!

Eulanda said...

WOW I LOVE this card!! The detail is fabulous! The castle & Edwin? Perfect! The goo punch is awesome too!