Friday, October 26, 2007

Happy Halloween

I made this card for Caardvarks challenge - A Card to Die for, where they asked us to use Diecuts on our cards.
Well, I looked at the samples and all the beautiful cards that others had done and I became quite confused as to what a Diecut actually was. Was it a piece of chipboard?? a punched shape?? or a piece of an old Christmas card? You see, I had believed that a Diecut was an already cut shape of some sort.... does that make sense. Anyway, it seemed like what others were using as diecuts was much more liberal... which works for me!! Well, I looked through my stash of stuff and found a book of Alpha Blocks by Deja Views and right there on the cover it says "10 Die-Cut Cardstock letter and number sheets" so I guessed that I was good to use them!! Yeah!!
The card itself is quite simple. I decided I'd use a letter H and make a halloween card. I don't really like halloween all that much (I know, I'm a big scaredy cat!) so I don't have many stamps to use for such cards. I did find this cool ghost stamp (sorry no indication on it who makes or distributes it) in my stash that I bought about 6 years ago for a project I don't think I ever got around to doing (what else is new). I used a piece of Kraft cardstock and stamped the ghost image all over it. It is a self inking stamp and comes out in a light brown color - similar to close to cocoa. Next, I added "appy alloween" using some black funky letters called Alphabitties from Provo Craft. I tied a small bit of black organdy ribbon along the top of the diecut H and added that little web and spider in the corner (I just couldn't help myself *giggle*). To finish off the card, I inked the edges using my Close to Cocoa ink pad.
Feel free to leave a comment! Let me know if you are a scaredy cat too or leave a link to a halloween card you have made so I can check it out!
Thanks for visiting.


Andrea said...

Great card

lauren said...

i'm not HUGE on halloween m'self...but i do like that card! :) (ps: welcome to caardvarks!!!)