Thursday, October 29, 2009

HAUNTED HOUSE, Countdown to Halloween Project #20...

A very simple card...  Still working on my braying skills.  They are sorely lacking despite many years of practice!  So, I ended up using lots of sponging, too.  But, I have another one I've been working on that I will post tomorrow.  For some reason I can't get the camera to pick up all the color graduation - the pumpkin pie color looks as dark as the chocolate chip in the picture. Looks better in person. Sorry!

  • Stamps – House of Haunts (#111574) $22.95, Grateful Greetings (#116511) $36.95 
  • Card stock –Basic Black 4.25" x 11", scored @ 5.5
      • Pumpkin Pie, 4" x 4 3/8"  and one to size to mat sentiment
      • Barely Banana, 3.74" x 4 1/8" and one to size for sentiment 
    • Ink – Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip Classic, White Signo Gel Pen
    • Ribbon – Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon (with 2 of the white striped colored with Summer Sun)
    • Tools – Brayer, sponges, black embossing powder, heat tool, Stampin' Dimensionals
    For the main piece, this is what I did:
    1. Stamped the image in Basic Black craft ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.
    2. Use a 1 3/8" circle to mask the moon over the house and brayed the whole piece with Summer Sun.
    3. Then I sponged Pumpkin Pie around the image followed by Chocolate Chip close to the edges.  


    1. Love the look of this card! Great job sponging...tfs!

    2. Love it! It is so spooky! I love the sponged background too!

    3. You don't give yourself enough credit. This card is awesome. Love the blending, it's perfect!

    4. OMG this card is AWESOME! I love it!! WOW! It looks perfect to me, you are too hard on yourself!

    5. "Sorely lacking"? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Awesome job - and it may be simple to you, but it looks difficult and stunning to me!!

    6. Gorgeous card and love the colors! tfs!!!


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