Monday, August 25, 2008

Ghosts, Goblins, and Jack-O-Lanterns

Well maybe. When I saw the image below on the Impression-Obsession site it reminded me of a field of flowers with pumpkins, or jack-o-lanterns, as some people call them flying around at Halloween time. You tell me. They don't show up as well in the photo, but the little orange circles have yellow glitter where the eyes would be and then a little black nose. They are meant to be fire flies and I/O even has them in a jar for you. Now for the details. :-)


The stamp is called Summer Fields and was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock, heat embossed, and then painted with Twinkling H2O's Orange Peel, Fern, Icicles, and Lemon Yell0w. I went over the daisies, jack-o-lanterns, stars, and moon with my Ranger Bullet Perfect Pen, added Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed. I got this tip from Zindorf's site. She uses a Versamark pen to protect her images. This was done to protect these images when the sky was added.

The sky was created with a sponge and SU Ballet Blue and Brilliant Blue Classic inks. I tried the Zindorf brayer way and it just didn't work for me on this project. I will try it again, but later. :-)

Last Stickles Yellow glitter glue was added to the eyes of the jack-o-lanterns, and the moon. Stickles Diamonds was added to the little flowers below the daisies in the grass, and Stickles Orange Peel was added to the centers of the daisies. The jack-o-lanterns (alias fire flies) were cut around with an X-acto knife and then mounted with a pop-dot to give them the appearance of floating. Eeeeeeeeeerrrrrrie! ;-) Glossy Accents was added to the jack-0-lanterns and the daisies to give them a little lift.

Martha Stewart's Embossed Zig-Zag Border Punch was used for the bottom of a 5X3.75 piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock. One of the borders from the new Cuttlebug folder Border Frills was used on the top. The holes were punched with a 1/8" Fiskars Circle Punch. Then the image was mounted on it. The Cuttlebug border was also done on the blue cardstock and then also punched with the Fiskars circle punch. The image was mounted on that. The ribbon on the white cardstock is from Michaels $1 bin. The cardfront was then mounted on a card of white so the punched circles would show. We all know its a "dotty" world lately, right? If you have any questions I can promise my Email Me on the right side bar does work.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to visit.

 

 Shirley

 

11 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow, great card.
xAndrea

Gwen said...

Wow Shirley! you did a fabulous job on this!!!!! & TFS the kink to the tutorial....nice of you :)

Lyn S said...

You're attention to detail is just amazing Shirley! Your card is absolutely stunning!!!

Shelly said...

What a fun card Shirley. Can you believe that I forgot I bought that MS punch? Yep, you probably can believe that.......

Etha said...

Oh I love your flying pumpkins :) I would have never thought of that, I think I have this stamp! hmmmm, where could it be!
Great glitz and shimmer on this card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh to cool, love this.

Deborah said...

BEAUTIFULLY done! Just love that Impression Obsession coffee cup stamp on your blog banner too!

Maria Matter said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Love the field stamp and what you did with the daisies and pumpkins...too cool!
Blessings, Maria

Julia Aston said...

Very fun kind of 'fantasy' card! all the techniques you used on this make me dizzy! but how lovely is the result! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

The Country Rose said...

Hi Shirley! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today :)! I love your card- it's so pretty!

~Barb

Mel M. M. M. said...

Absolutely amazing! Your colouring is a work of art! It really shows off that stamp. You are making me wanna shop! :o)

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