Thursday, 30 October 2014

Haunted House

I love it when Simon goes to birthday parties at this time of year as it gives me an opportunity to make spooky cards.  This card was influenced by Male Room Challenge 22 to use wood and the current CASology Cue Card.  I was going to put ghosts inside the window but I got the idea of just using the eyes from Meghan - one of the designer team members at CASology.

The main panel was stamped with the WMS Woodgrain in Antique Linen and then scored to give the appearance of wooden panels.  The sentiment was computer generated using the Cracked font, and cut with a Spellbinders Labels 2 die, trimmed down to resemble a tombstone and then overstamped with the WMS Crackle Mini stamp in Memento London Fog.  The spider was cut with the Cuttlebug Spooky Cut and Emboss set and is suspended from a section of cobweb trimmed from a cobweb border from EK Success.  

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Wainscoted Sketch

When I first saw this Bedtime Story Sketch for this month's WMS Pyjama Party I was immediately reminded of Wainscoting, probably because the large rectangle reminded me of a window, so that is the direction in which the sketch inspired me.  

I've used the WMS Vintage Christmas Backgrounder for the wallpaper, and various stamps from the WMS 'Twas the Night Before Christmas set (including this dinky little Santa) to decorate the Memorybox Grand Madison Window.  

The Wainscoting was created using my Fiskars Trimmer as a guide and a bone folder.  I scored a line 1cm down from the top and then from this point to the bottom at 1 cm intervals.  I could have done more fancy scores but I thought this simple wainscoting had a more country cottage feel to it.

I'm not sure if I'll add a sentiment - perhaps on the inside.

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Christmas Blues

Made this quick Christmas card for the WMS Pyjama Party tonight using the older WMS Christmas sets Vintage Christmas Backgrounder and Compliments of the Season 2.  I cut the sentiment with one of the WMS Opera Tag dies - Becca Feeken did this and I loved the effect.  Unfortunately my attempt at 3:00 in the morning is not very straight and I will redo it, but I wanted to participate in the Old Pyjamas Challenge at the WMS Pyjama Party.

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Faux Embossed Snow

I haven't used this technique for years but when one of the challenges for this month's WMS Pyjama Party was Texturise it, I was reminded of it.  Basically you cut shapes from the same colour card stock and adhere them.  It's easier to line up the shapes and works when you want the same shape(s) repeated multiple times.  Here I've used the the beautiful new WMS SnowFlakes 1 and 2.  

The sentiment, from WMS Alpine Christmas was heat embossed with Persian Sea Aurora Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder and mounted on a WMS Stitched Tag.

I'm actually entering this in Challenge 2 of the WMS Pyjama Party - Snow is Falling.  

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Opalescent Snow Flake

Thought I'd try enamelling the gorgeous WMS Snow Flake 3 to make some super simple but super elegant Christmas tags.  First I embossed the snow flakes with Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder and then several coats of UTEE.  Fortunately, the sun was shining today so I managed to get an outside pic. 

I'm entering these in the Texturise It challenge over at this month's WMS Pyjama Party.  

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