Thursday, October 31, 2013

Moxie Fab Trick or Treat!

When I saw this Moxie Fab image that Cath Edvalson posted, I knew what I had to do.

I pulled out this Prima doll stamp which I had bought only last month...
and made this card for my niece:

Thanks for the inspiration Cath! Happy Halloweeen!

Cardstock: Spectrum Noir (white); Papertery Ink (black);
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (Witch Hazel);
Stamp: Prima (Julie Nutting); Making Memories (sentiment);
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Tim Holtz Distress (Weathered Wood); Spectrum Noir Markers (FS3; CT4; CR10; True Black); Wink of Stella (Clear);
Misc.: Recollections (cat embellishment).

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Too Cute to Spook

Last year, I was lucky enough to win the All Hallow's Eve collection from Carta Bella. These papers were unlike any in my Halloween bin since there were no bright oranges, purples or greens. Just rich browns and spooky blacks.  To make my pictures fit the mood of the papers, I took to Photo Shop and played around with some actions from Pioneer Woman. I was lucky enough to be able to tone down my pictures without losing the color.  Here's my layout:  

With just a few exceptions, all of the products are Carta Bella. The journaling card, titled "This Year's Costumes," made me think of these pictures from a few years ago. The journaling reads: What a coincidence! You and Sara had picked out your costumes long before making plans to trick-or-treat together. Imagine, 2 cute vampirettes! 

In addition to the new Carta Bella papers and stickers, I dug out the bat felt fusion from Queen & Co. I think I bought it the first year I was scrapbooking. In the past, I always had difficulty adhering it. Now, I use washi tape to get it down straight. I adhere the felt fusion with the back still on right side down to a piece of washi tape. I take off the backing, put it into place and then peel back the washi tape. This trick works for intricate gem designs too!

Cardstock: American Crafts (black);
Patterned Paper/Stickers: Carta Bella All Hallow'd Eve Collection;
Punches: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page (Spiderweb); EK Success (Extra Large Bat);
Misc.: Feckled Fawn washi (Telephone Wire); Queen & Co. Felt Fusion (bats); Making Memories brads; Glossy Accents