haunted house - dollar stamp from Michael's (about three years ago)
The image scene was created with the masking (using rone edged paper) and sponging techniques on a full piece of cardstock which I had marked with pencil to know where the edge of each panel would be afte the cuts were made. Once completed the scene I made the cuts removing 1/8" sections in two places, this keeps you image from being distorted when splitting the panel.
The faux brads were cut with smaller circle in the Cuttlebug Asterisk die set of four. They are glued to the card with Aleene's tacky glue and Paper Glaze was applied to create a shiny finish, I did the same with the buckle cut from an EK Success punch.
The ribbon is wrapped completely around the card front, laced through the buckle and stitched with needle and thread to hold it in place. I also used Memory Zots/sticky goo dots to hold it to the card under the buckle and also on the inside.
The envelope and insert were also sponged using the masking technique.
Edit: sorry I forgot to list ink, the Ranger Distress Ink stay wet longer and if applied heavy enough they spread throughout the cardstock as they dry giving it a smooth blend, (this may depend on the cardstock, mine is smooth flat finish).
Colors: scattered straw, dried marigold, spiced marmalade, forest moss
Forest moss was applied to cover the complete ground area and then double applied on lower portion even darker.
The moon was masked off with a sticky note die cut when sponging and when the mask was removed I used an almost dry sponge to tone down the white.
Signo white gel pen was used to add highlights to the tree which are on the image but get covered with the sponging.
I think that's it but do feel free to ask if you have a question and thanks for looking!
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Tue, Sep 20, 2011 @ 8:33 PM
I LOVE how you created the Halloween scene...DELIGHTFUL!
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Tue, Sep 20, 2011 @ 8:37 PM
I hope all is well! Thanks for posting the sketch card - it looks great. :)
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Tue, Sep 20, 2011 @ 8:45 PM
Rox, I'm so very sorry to hear about your husband. I do hope that he will be alright. Seriously.. you still had the presence of mind to think about the sketch and get your card posted. You are amazing and so is this darling card. Hugs.