Good Monday Morning!
Hope all of you had a good weekend! Ours was jam packed with lots of birthday parties, picnics and potlucks. I also went to the store to get some paint and started painting a wall down in the basement. It was something that I just felt had to be done, something that I was thinking about for a while - and so when the kids were asleep - I taped off the walls and started painting away! I chose a really pretty color - in between a yellow and orange called daffodil. A friend of mine is coming over next weekend to help me paint a small mural as the border to the wall....Can't wait to show you guys the finished product later.
I wasn't able t craft till last night when all the wee ones were tucked away into bed - and then I was so psyched to pull out my new stamps from Taylored Expressions for Taylor's Cupcake Friday challenge!!! This week's sketch is found to the left. Taylor had encouraged us to get creative with the stitching aspect of the sketch and also the beauty of a card when it is decorated on the inside as well.
So here is what I came up with: my first Halloween card... ever! I just realized that I have never made one before (whaaaa?)!!! It was an awesome way to make my first one because these images of these cupcakes in their halloween costumes is just waaaay beyond cute! The stamps are a dream to stamp and clean and the images produced are very crisp. It was sooo much fun to make this card! Everything on this card is from Taylor's Halloween Key Ingredients Kit.
I stamped all the cupcake images and then cut them out. The bottoms were paper pieced with
gray metal paper. The rest of the images were colored with Prism pencils and the witches hair and part of her broom were painted with brown paint. I used Taylor's brads for the kitty's nose, the pirates green bow and the witches cape. The cupcakes were stacked onto a strip of green cardstock and then was faux stitched using purple paint. The strip that was to become the "folder" for the stacked cupcake tab - is a piece of cardstock from Taylor's Halloween pack (all paper is from TE). The top opening was punched out the a 2" circle punch and then outlined with the scallop rim from my scallop punch.
The folder was faux stitched with purple paint. The square mini card on card front has scalloped border (corner rounder) and is matted using the square punches from Creative Memories. The sentiment reads: Trick or Sweet. The ribbon slit was cut into the mini card (the purple ribbon was adhered onto the orange ribbon).
The inside pumpkin cupcake has the same paper piecing and has the pumpkin grooves outlined in stickles. I loved the sentiment which reads: " When mummies roam and pumpkins gleam, May sweets be yours this Halloween."
Can't wait to make more fun Halloween cards! Hope all of you are having a great Monday!
Thanks for visiting!
Ciao for now,
Paper: Taylored Expressions Halloween Key Ingredients Kit, Paper Company gray metal paper
Ink: Staz-On Black
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Stamp a Sweet Impressions: Trick or Sweet set
Accessories: corner rounder, square punches from Creative Memories, Scallop punch from SU!, 2 " circle punch from Fiskars, Prism color pencils, Stickles, orange Offray Ribbon and everything else is from TE key ingredients kit.
Shows watched: The Three Amigos!