It was such a gloriously sunny day today (a nice change from all that rain)--but very very cold. While I was burning up the rubber in my stamp room, the heater was burning up the gas keeping me nice and toasty. But I LOVE it...I can't wait until we start getting snow. When it's cooler like this, I feel like I have boundless energy, I sleep better and I can just accomplish the world.
So I made THREE Halloween cards today! WOW...the only reason I stopped was because my back was starting to hurt (and well, I was down there for about 5 hours and I was getting dizzy from lack of food!) I've pretty much almost decimated my Doodlebug Halloween paper pad--I've loved this paper so much! I was tempted to get another pad yesterday at the store but then I figured, next year they will have something even better. Best of all, I'm so jazzed to be using my abundant Halloween stash.
The card I'm posting today is a Northwoods stamp I got last year. I will be honest in that I was a bit daunted about using it because it is so detailed. But I challenged myself. Northwoods stamps always look so nice once they're done up. Then I had this idea to pop it out and make the crystal ball look shiny.
I found the perfect sketch..Pals Paper Arts (PPA173) to inspire me. ALthough my image is just a tad too big for the sketch, I think it still works. I cut out the crystal ball, and laquered it (see closeup) and then cut out the hand holding it. I put some liquid pearly on the warts to make them pop up. And of course it wouldn't be a Margaret card if it wasn't slathered with stickles (on her nails) and swirls and ring. I must say, this took a really long time to make, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Inside I stamped a Northwoods sentiment "I've got my eye on you". So cute! I was going to give it to my daughter Julia for her Halloween card this year, but decided to send it to a little girl who is turning 10 soon...she will think it's really spooky and will get a total kick out of it.
Thanks for stopping by today--you will Kathy tomorrow and then I'll post my other two cards on Monday and Tuesday. More Halloweenie stuff. :) Have a great day tomorrow. Margaret
Other: Liquid Pearls, Sitckles, Embellishments from Hobby Lobby, liquid glaze