I have to say that I have never made any Halloween cards before, but when presented with the stamps from Elusive Images celebrating this time of year, I was hooked! What fun - soooo creative - they allow your imagination to soar with the bats, grow with the pumpkins, candles light your way through the cobwebs to the spooky houses and much more..... you can check out the designs available from this Elusive Images link.
The Design Team has been busy making cards and today we have a blog hop for you. Why not join us and see our work and on the way you may find some candy ? Feeling interested; feeling lucky - pop over to the Elusive Team Blog (link on my side bar) you will see all the DT blogs listed for easy assess.
This is the card that I made for the Blog Hop - it's not my spookiest, but I thought this would look good in the Cupboard as although it's a halloween theme, the layout is adaptable to other occasions and the techniques useful to you.
A4 Black linen and Bronze pearlised cardstock
Stamps: Elusive Images
Nestabilities: Squares Classic Large and Big Scalloped Large
Marianne Creatables : Swirls
Inkpads: Black, Clear Perfect Medium
Bronze Embossing Powder
Fold A4 card in half to make a landscape card - emboss 2 score lines along the top edge
Die cut: 2 Black and 2 Bronze squares (I used the 2"die)
Emboss the edges with an embossing pen or tan mat. ( I like this finished, but it is not necessary )
Make a frame from the 2 Bronze squares using a scalloped die - save the cut-outs
Make the same frame from 1 on the Black squares - save the cut-out
Stamp the cut-outs black on bronze/bronze on black using clear Perfect Medium inkpad, cover with embossing powder and heat.
Fit the cut-outs into the appropriate squares. Decide where you would like to position the squares, and add another 2 scores lines underneath.
On a rectangle piece of card, stamp the sentiment with clear Perfect Medium inkpad, over with embossing powder and heat.
On the edges of the rectangle - with a prit stick glue (or similiar) run round the edges in a thick irregular pattern, cover with brozne embossing powder and heat.
Die cut swirls from the Bronze card and assemble on card with the sentiment tag.
Hope you have a go a this, it sounds lengthy when reading the instructions, but it's a design that all can use whether you are a beginner or an advance crafter. If you don't have the dies - you could use a punch. I'd love to see your work, if you leave me a comment I'll come over and visit.
NOW, my Design Teamies have some great cards to show you and I wonder where that candy will be?????To be in with a chance to win, here's what you will need to do:
1. Become a follower of The Elusive Images Design Team Blog and all the DTmember blogs
2. Leave a comment on my blog and all the teamies blogs.
The winners will be chosen by Random Org at the close of the Blog Hop on Friday September 17th and the winner will be announced after 5.00 p.m.
Come and enjoy some ghouly fun with us!