Monday, 27 October 2008

Halloween high jinks

I've been having a great time this weekend making a birthday card for my youngest daughter who's going to be 13! I bought some Halloween Cherry Pie Art stamps from Scrapz and have been dying to use them as I love all the ghoulish stuff and the swirly designs. She's off to Fright Night at Thorpe Park with her older brother and sister on Saturday so I thought I'd get her in the mood!I die cut the house and stuck some orange paper behind it and then really went town with the background. The swirls are Basic Grey Flourish Edges coloured in (just out of interest, does anyone else find these don't work very well with Stazon? they sort of 'stick'.) Then all the other stamps are Cherry Pie. The gravestones are great because they're quite a grey stamp and so appear to be in the background. there's also a cat and a mouse if you lok carefully. The blue and orange papers are from Kaisercraft Esperance collection - I've used this set of papers so much - and the sun comes from Cosmo Cricket Get Happy .Inside I went a bit mad:The tombstones are die cut again as is the web (that took about three goes!) Then I wanted the skeletons to hang so suspended them on some chain!I got so carried away I decorated the top layer as well:I'm not sure where we'll write our names, but never mind! Here's a flat view of the whole inside: Now I'm off to make some Stampbord Skeletons for bag charms!

Cheers!

Helen

9 comments:

Kaz Scrapz said...

WOW - this is amazing Helen - not only will your daughter love her card - she will want to frame it!
xx Karen

Linda Elbourne said...

A fabulous card Helen ... I have those stamps and boy have I had fun with them :0)

craftimamma said...

This is great. I think it would take me two weeks to do that - if I could have thought it up in the first place lol. Your daughter will love it I'm sure.

Lesley XX

Moira said...

This is fabulous, and what a grand idea to decorate so many parts of the card, there is such a lot of real estate that we just leave bare concentrating on the front, so this is a real treat and I am sure your daughter will love it.

Deby said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!

InkyArtitude said...

Ooooo, I love it Helen! Trust you to come up with something so brill. I'm sure it will be well treasured.

Hazel said...

What an amazing card! I didn't buy those stamps, but wish I had. Love the skeletons on chains- soooo spooky and cool!

ej said...

Card is fab Helen!I have the flourish stamps too and love them. I know what you mean about the 'stick' - I had same experience with my first clear stamps (stampington) with stazon a few years back so since then haven't used stazon on any clear stamps. I know some brands advise not to use solvent ink pads but not sure if this applies to all types so I don't risk it. My 'sticky stamps' still give a clear image but don't stay on acrylic block when lifting off after stamping so need to be extra careful.

Phree said...

Wow, what a fabulously spooky card.