Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Calorie-Free Treat!

A Calorie-Free Treat!

This is a great time of year! I love the new to me experience of the changing of the seasons. The Chill in the air and the feeling of anticipation for the things to come. So why not get in the Halloween spirit and move the good times along!

This is my contribution to the wonderful world of adult non-caloric treats!!!

This year I will be away from home and want to scare (in a fun way) my buds! So here is my fun card idea! I used recycled items again to build the foundation of my card.

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I love stenciling or masking as a way to achieve a focal point to my back ground. So here is my recipe!

  • Cereal Box
  • Chalkboard acrylic paint
  • Bat file from Miss Kate’s Cuttables
  • Card File from Miss Kate’s Cuttables
  • eCraft
  • eCraftshop Pro
  • Craftwell’s eBosser 
  • Color Spritzer Tool
  • Scraps of Cardstock
  • Assorted chalks and stamp pads
  • Teresa Collins’ Stardust embossing folder!
  • Gold and silver markers used with the Color Spritzer Tool
  • Foam dot adhesive and Xyron Megarunner

I first took the cereal box and cut my card out of it. I then coated it with the acrylic chalkboard paint.  I had cut out several bats and used the scraps left over to use as stencils or masks to decorate the background of the front of my card.  So I laid out the wing shape and used my Color Spritzer tool loaded with a metallic marker to “airbrush” the background.

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I also wanted to have maximum “Shock” value when the card is opened so I used Teresa Collins Embossing Folders to create a frightful Boo!

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I love the surprise door opening look. I wanted to have pulls to open the “door”, so I used larger bat wings to provide that effect. I have a so much fun designing this one!


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(Barbara they are coming for you….)

line from George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead”

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 And here is the frightful reveal!!! Happy Halloween and many more!


1 comment:

  1. That's Great! Very Creative and oh sooo Booootiful...