Friday, 24 October 2014

Krafty Halloween...

Hi everyone,

Today, I'm sharing a card I have made for a couple of fun and exciting challenges...

And you can find all the deets for each one here -

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

And here's my card...

I started with a piece of watercolour card, and 'washed' it using Distress Inks, (Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserve), misted with water,  I then used a star mask and a black/purple texture paste by Creative Expressions to add interest to my background.  I created my aperture by die-cutting a circle from the centre of my card base (Neenah desert storm kraft card), and my background, and framed it using a thin kraft frame over a Spellbinders, 'Eyelet Circle' die-cut.  I also added  a dusting of glitter to my kraft frame.  My little monster is from Lawn Fawn's 'Monster Mash' set.  I stamped him out twice so I could have two different colours going on either side, so when he spins in his little window, it flicks between two colours, and coloured him using promarkers.  This was a new technique to me, colouring on kraft, and I've gotta say, I can't believe how vivid the colours remained on the kraft card!  I then fussy cut my monsters, and sandwiched some invisible thread between them when adhereing together, and sandwiched the same thread through my layers on my card as I constructed it, so that he hangs there.  My sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn's 'Monster Mash' set, and heat embossed on black card, in white powder.  I added a few little ribbons and a sprinkle of gems, and there you have it.  This is the first time I've done one of these 'invisible floaty' (yeah sure Jill, that's what they're called :/) cards, and I've gotta say, I'm chuffed with how it came out.  I think it's really cute :)

Hope you like it.


  1. I just love your background! The star mask was the perfect addition to that watercolor washed background! Awesome! Thanks for playing along at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

  2. Wow! I love that background and stars, it goes perfectly with the monsters! Thanks for the playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  3. Fabulous Halloween card Jean, love the spinning monster.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. wow - i love everything about this!! that spinning monster....GET OUT!! so COOL!!!!! and the background is just - YES! love love love this perfect card!! thanks so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :D

  5. Love this card!! I also love everything about this card!! A winner!

  6. WOW! awesome card! I love the spinner- i havent tried that yet :) and your watercolored looking background is beautiful :) thank you for playing a long with us at lawnscaping challenges and simon says stamp!!

  7. Love all the colors, great card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
    xx Tamara