Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Halloween Card

Here's a card that had me thinking outside my usual comfort zone, thanks to the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.  It's a technique challenge, to use inked embossing folders.  Here's what I ended up with:

I've never done this before and my first few attempts were not hitting the mark, so I switched gears completely and used a brand new (to me at least!) cuttlebug folder called "Spider Stew" which was a gift from my best friend.  Thanks Krista!  I'm so glad she gave this to me because it's not one I would probably pick out for myself, but I really like it!   I inked it lightly with a black ink pad and it came out grey with white spider webs.  What a cool technique.

 The images are all cut files from the Silhouette Studio cut with my Cameo.  I sprayed the fence with gray mist and inked all the edges of the other cuts to give it an aged feel. I made my own sentiment with an alphabet stamp set (I guess it's truly a hand-stamped sentiment since I was winging it, so it's fitting for this challenge :)

Thanks for looking!


  1. LOVE it! The crow on the fence is perfect. Loving all of your fun creativity :)

  2. Very Cute!!! Love the color combo!!! Great technique on the fence- perfect!! Background color is perfect!!! The banner is a perfect touch!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  3. WOW!!! Your card is totally amazing. Do you like this technique? With this card you have been super successful as it gives such perfect dimension and interest. I am so glad you added your card to our challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hope to see you again. Smiles, Elizabeth

    1. I really do like this technique, it gives you endless possibilities using the supplies you already have! I was hesitant at first because I'd never done it, but I'm so glad I gave it shot. Thanks for getting me out of my comfort zone with your awesome challenge. :)

  4. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this card! You did such a great job with the embossing challenge. The fence with the crow is awesome! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Your ink embossed spider web looks great! And your "Hand Stamped Sentiment" throws it right over the top into Fabulous Land!LOL! Thanks for joining us at HSS! Erika

  6. It did come out super cool looking! That's a neat folder and a spooky card, I love it! Thanks for playing at HSS!

  7. This is super spooky in a cute kinda way! The technique is fabulous on this card. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

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