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Saturday, October 29, 2011

trick or treat

A brighter Halloween creation for today . . .
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Make My Monday has a black & orange autumnal challenge, with an optional halloween extra. Stampin' Royalty has spooky/creepy/halloween theme and Top Tip Tuesday says Trick or Treat.
So I'm linking up to all three with this


Tip #1 -  Don't limit yourself to one image. If two or more images can tell a story, then by all means use them!


Tip #2 - I've used gloss gel for the eyes, and let it dry. Then applied the crackle paint on the bat, including the eyes. Spooky, eh!


The fence is corrugated cardboard. It has been liberally inked, and then coated with crackle paint.


Tip #3 - I find that a lot of embossing folders are designed to American standards and do not match A4 size. So, instead of shortening the card, I ripped the embossed piece through the middle. That way, I can get even edges on all four sides (and more black!). To fill the gap, I drew spider webs with a marker, and ran gloss gel over the lines. I also added black glitter to give the embossed piece more definition.

Thanks for stopping by!
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11 comments:

Mynnette said...

Wow! What a fabulously spooky creation! LOVE all your wonderful details! :)

Samantha said...

Goodness my this is a real Spooky card, Great tip too! love that idea.. Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Trick or Treat challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Suzi B said...

A truly spookilicious card.. fabulous!
Thank you for joining Make My Monday
Suzi B :o)

Jacqueline said...

Great post and a wonderful Halloween card - thanks for joining us at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Great card and thanks for all the tips, particularly the one on embossing folders. I rarely make 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards, but on my embossing folders are geared to that size. Enjoy th weekend. Yvonne

Cath said...

A great card and a good tip about ripping your card. Thanks for joining in over on Make My Monday.

Cathx

Cazro said...

Fabulous card Hilda, all your work has paid off. Love the bats and especially the fence. Thanks for joining us again at MMM. Caz

Fliss said...

What a fun card Hilda! The way you've done the images is very clever and the fence looks amazing.
Thanks for joining in with the Make My Monday challenge this week and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x

Lisa M said...

Fantastic details on your card with the fence, bats, cobwebs and double images. Nicely done all 3 of your tips too!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

LaJanette said...

What an awesome card! I am loving that fence....very SPOOKY!

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and for sharing your tips this week; hope to see you back soon:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic top Tips too - all of them - Thanks!

Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Trick or Treat' Challenge :)

Carol x