Thursday, 30 October 2014

Lawn Fawn Halloween


Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Home Sweet Home


Lizzy's Halloween card on the Lawn Fawn blog inspired me to try some partial die cutting and Pamela Ho has a great video for partial die cutting of masked/joined images. I stamped the bats and then my hat, cat and pumpkin using some masking and then partially die cut the images in succession before using a craft knife to create a circular aperture. More partial die cutting to extend the large stitched rectangle die, lots of distress inking and a spritz of glimmer mist for the night sky and hey presto a cute CAS Halloween card!

Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Home Sweet Home


I've been planning this card for ages but went away for the mid-term break without any craft supplies, hence my nearly missing the Lawnscaping deadline and the poor quickly taken photos. Thankfully my local craft club allowed me to make the time to get inky and sparkly! This card came together quite quickly and I love the CAS look.

In Ireland, Halloween is the biggest celebration in autumn and I've co-opted some American staples, such as pumpkins not turnips will be carved in this house. My Mum carved turnips for Jack-o-Lanterns before pumpkins were readily available and I don't recommend it, as turnips are very tough and lots of upper body strength is required! Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh!

Challenges:

Lawnscaping Challenge #92: Halloween Theme or Use The Colour Combo
Passion for ProMarkers Week #271: Add Some Sparkle
The Card Concept Challenge #22: Thank "Fall" for Halloween [Clean & Simple ]

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.se/2014/10/lawnscaping-challenge-halloween-or.htmlhttp://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2014/10/challenge-22-thank-fall.html
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.ie/2014/10/week-271add-some-sparkle.html


Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Home Sweet Home
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Stormy Sky, Seedless Preserve, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
Dies & Punches etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts, Home Sweet Home Lawn Cuts, Simon Says Stamp Happy die
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: silver gel pen, Wink of Stella, star gems, glimmer mist, Tim Holtz brushed pewter spray stain 
Colouring: ProMarker/FlexMarkers


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!




22 comments:

  1. Love your sweet, not-so-spooky scene! The night sky is fabulous! I have been seeing so many beautiful skies lately, must give this a whirl. Fun technique, too!

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  2. Wow oh Wow! I love this card, the coloring and detail is perfect! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

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  3. Lovely card! I like your technique ! :)

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  4. Such a cute card! The background looks awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping! :)

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  5. such a lovely card! i LOVE that partial die cutting! and the background is beautiful!! i especially love the way you colored the cat!! amazing! thanks so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge!! :D

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  6. WOW!! That partial die cutting looks amazing!! And that background... I'm in love!! Great card!!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)

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  7. Very pretty card! Love the colouring and technique ! :)

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  8. Well done on your win , awesome card :)
    Kate xx

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  9. This card is amazing! I saw on the Lawnfawn challenge and had to come over and tell you! :)

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  10. A really great Halloween card. Great images, love the background you have created and the little stars are the perfect finishing touch.Thanks for joining in with our 'Add Some Sparkle' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

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  11. This is just too cute. i LOVE that inked sky. So pretty! Thanks for playing at The Card Concept!

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  12. Your card is fabulous! I love the night sky, and the touch of shimmer is perfect. Your little kitten and bats are so sweet too. Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  13. Woooow what a marvellous card! Congratulations for your award!!!

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  14. This card is amazing! Congratulations for your award!! :)

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  15. so stunning gra.fabulous sparkle and i love your design and cute spooky images.
    Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

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  16. this is fantastic! Love the partial diecutting technique and you created a fantastic scene here!

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  17. Cute halloween card.Thanks for joining us at the Cad Concept!

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  18. This card ROCKS!! I LOVE the partial die cutting. I have not tried it yet because it SCARES me. I just know I would screw it up!! I really like the way you created the sky behind the halloween images and your Copic coloring is just beautiful. Stunning card!

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  19. This is sooooooo cute! I love cute h'ween cards! You've got a keen eye for color too - I see that you noticed the gorgeous deep shades of purple and orange in the wee assortment of dried flowers atop the wheel! Great close-up photo that captures the lovely depth & dimension that you created! Thanks for choosing to share you card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

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  20. Oooh Gra, this is fabulous! Great shading and colours x

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  21. Awesome card, love the design and the effect of the partial die cutting

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