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March 17, 2009

Is it Halloween Already???


No, it's not Halloween - it's St. Patrick's Day!  Happy St. Patrick's day to you all.  This card is definitely not "in season" but it was one of the assignments in the Friend to Friend swap that I was in (I mentioned it yesterday) and the assignment was to make a card for our friend for their favorite holiday.  My pal Carmen said that Halloween was her favorite holiday so I got to dust this set off (mount it too - I hadn't used it yet!!!) and use it!  It was fun - the moon was made by masking the glossy white CS with a 1" circle I punched.  The cat and the bats are actually embossed with black embossing powder, and the Frightful Fence jumbo wheel is what I used to make the super cute, cobwebby fence.  The sentiment comes form the All Holidays stamp set.  The distressed edges that you see (mostly at the top of the Night of Navy sponged color in the sky) were actually just "there".  After I sponged the flaws in the paper where maybe it was scuffed in storage or something didn't absorb the ink.  I thought it added to the card so I left it there rather than trimming them off or trying to hide them somehow.  Hmmm...sometimes I wonder if I should admit my mistakes - maybe you would think I do all of these "cool" things on purpose? ;)  Usually I mention them though to let those of you out there who think you're the only ones that have flubbs now and then know that you're not the only ones!!! :)  Anyway, the rest of the card is pretty self explanatory...more paper piercing, of course ;)

All supplies used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Frightful Fence jumbo wheel, Halloween Frights, All Holidays
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black and Glossy White cs
Ink:  Black StazOn, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Pink Passion, Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy classic ink, VersaMark
Accessories:  Black embossing powder, heat tool, 1" circle punch, paper piercing tool and template, Scallop Oval Punch, stampin' sponges, stampin' dimensionals


  1. oh my, this card is super cute!! kinda makes me wish it was halloween, gotta wait awhile for it to come round now *lol*
    thanks for the bday wishes *hugs*

  2. I love Halloween, too! This card is so cute! I love the background and that wheel is perfect! All around great card!

  3. Great card! Love the colors. Hey penicillin was a mistake!

  4. Marie, I didn't notice any mistakes the card was perfect :)

  5. So how'd you get the background? I like the background a lot...

  6. No, but that's wonderful and so creative too!


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