Sunday, August 21, 2011

Challenge Entry: Skeleton Card

Well, dear followers, you will be seeing a lot from me in the coming week because I am now officially on "craftcation"!  One week of fun, sun, beach/lake (weather permitting), and creating! is good.  You may even see some collaborative projects between The Creative Pointe and me...hmm, what will we get ourselves into?  :-)

Today, I'm sharing a card I made last night for Gingersnap Creations' GC112: Color Challenge - Leather, Iron and Brass.  All the stamps on this card are from Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz "Mini Halloween".  Don't you just love playing with other people's stashes?  Although, it is seriously dangerous to the budget, because now, I really want this Tim Holtz stamp set for myself.

The Details:
  • The card is PTI kraft card stock with the spider web stamped in Old Paper DI and the bats in Tea Stain DI.
  • I covered a chipboard ticket in cream cardstock, then clear embossed the skeleton.  Once cool, I colored the ticket with Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain.  (Yes, I FINALLY purchased Distress Stains and am in love!)  I spattered some water on the ticket and dried it with a heat gun to give it a water damaged appearance.  The finishing touch was some faux stitching in black.
  • I recently purchased the 7 Gypsies border punch kit from Crafty Steals.  What a value!  You get 6 different exchangeable border punches.  I used it here to run ribbon through.
7 Gypsies Border Punch Kit

I'm working on a series of Halloween cards using this Mind's Eye paper collection and TH stamps, so look for those coming soon!

    : My Mind’s Eye ‘The Spider’s Web’; Papertrey Ink cardstock ‘Kraft’; Bo-Bunny Press ‘Dem Bones’; Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ‘Naturals Ivory’
    Stamps: Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz ‘Mini Halloween’
    Inks: Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’, ‘Tea Dye’; StazOn ‘Jet Black’; Versamark; Distress Stain ‘Brushed Corduroy’; Le Pen ‘Black’
    Embellishments: SU! black & white gingham ribbon; PTI rustic button twine; button; chipboard ticket; clear embossing ticket
    Tools: heat gun; 3M Super 77 spray adhesive; 3M foam tape; foam ink blending tool; glue dot; TH paper distresser; scallop decorative scissors; pinking decorative scissors; 7 Gypsies border punch kit; embossing powder tray


    1. Love the water spot effect on the skeleton piece. I still need to get Distress Stains myself.

    2. Cute card - love the skeleton!!!

    3. Great card! Thanks for playing the Gingersnaps challenge :)

    4. great card, Love Halloween
      Hugs Lynn

    5. Very cool card! I've that stamp set - guess I better get to using it! lol

    6. Sweet! I love the watermark on the skeleton - I'm so glad Halloween is coming!

    7. I love the card and all the TH stuff used!


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