Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trick or Treat - Card

Hi there, it's Suzanne today!

Well, I didn't really plan to start Halloween yet, but the days are flying by and I've been wanting to use these new Spellbinder's Tombstones!  So here they are.

 I decided to use the black cardblanks.  (They come with black envelopes, too!)

I stamped Trick or Treat on the paper using Versafine Onyx Black, then stamped the bat using Archival Vermillion, let dry, then die cut the tombstone.  I really wanted to use the new paper and chose the skelton page to accompany the tombstone.  The Fleur de Lis Rectangles seemed like the most "gothic" die I had (I'm sure I'll think of something else tomorrow....), so that was cut from black cardstock.  I really couldn't decide which paper to use for the background. I used them both, with each decorated paper covering half the card.  It all just looked too nice and neat, so it was time to grunge it up.  Time to tear some paper!

I didn't think you could ever have too much black.  But this was looking pretty plain. I used a white Gel Extreme to outline the tombstone.  (I resisted making it look like a little birdie had been sitting on it....) And a little blood red garden foliage seemed to perk it right up!

All the decorated papers where shaded at the edge with Distress Black Soot using the Foam Blending Tool.  And the skeleton got a waxed linen thread bow....  And a leaf.  ;-)

Thanks for looking!  Suzanne

The Halloween Wicked Collection may be found here!


  1. cute Suzanne. Love the use of all the papers...

  2. Love that little heart bat. Cute card.

  3. "Bats. Spiders. Bats. Spiders. So I used them both. " I love that!
    Nice mix with elegant colours, florals, fleur-de-lis and grunge.

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  5. Spooky! That bat is a winner ! Love the patterned papers and the touch of red.

  6. Wow. I really love this spooky card. Well done.

  7. Excellent design with this one, Suzanne! Love the little touches, esp. the leaf "loincloth" & bow tie.


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